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2N reveals new smart access control unit

2N, the global front-runner in IP intercom systems, has launched a smart access control unit and readers that set a new benchmark in speed, reliability and security, for mobile access control for UK offices and buildings. Research already indicates that more than four in ten office workers' preferred method for storing access credentials is their smartphone. Harnessing next-generation Bluetooth-based mobile access technology, the new 2N Access Unit M multi-technology access control and its read...

2N to host a live webinar to help system integrators understand their patented mobile access technology

Mobile credentials are set to become the mainstream choice for access control in office buildings as a new generation of workers are forcing employers and landlords to prioritise fast, secure and convenient access via their smartphones. Omdia predicts annual downloads of mobile credentials worldwide rising from 20 million in 2020 to 120 million by 2023 and 150 million in 2024. It is particularly bullish about Bluetooth, which it predicts to grow by more than three times the speed of the next hi...

2N suggests people to do research on their video intercom devices to meet high standards of security

User friendly video intercom devices are quickly becoming a must-have product for homes and office buildings across the UK. However, some devices could be at risk of remote hacking attacks, leaving consumers vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches. Today’s intercom devices can easily be connected through a home internet connection, communicating with smartphones and managed simply through a computer, delivering many user benefits including flexibility and convenience. IP access control syst...

2N announces the launch of the stylish 7″ HD touchscreen answering unit for luxury apartments called 2N Indoor View

2N, a global provider of IP access control systems, introduces its new 2N Indoor View answering unit for accepting video calls from 2N IP intercoms, making the whole intercom experience more stylish in the luxury apartments. The 2N Indoor View answering unit is equipped with a 7” colour touchscreen display, providing a detailed view of incoming people from its scratch resistant 4-mm tempered glass panel. Users can easily and quickly display live video from the intercom and see who is at t...

Axis to showcase smart city solutions at Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

Axis Communications will be using its presence at Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 to showcase solutions in public safety, mobility and environmental monitoring. Alongside key partners, Axis will demonstrate several real-world examples in the three areas, regarded as key pillars in city liveability and desirability. Axis will be exhibiting in Pabellón 2, Stand B215 at the event, which takes place at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, November 19-21 2019. Real-world examples Andrea Sorri, Dire...

Dispatches from GSX 2018: a smaller but successful show for visitors

The last day of Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas proved to be the calm after the storm. But a slower third day could not undermine a largely successful 2018 show for exhibitors and attendees. Sometimes the success of a trade show isn’t measured by numbers of attendees (which were reportedly down again this year). Sometimes it’s the individual successes that make an impression. “Just learning about this made the whole trip worthwhile,” said one GSX attendee at...

Axis’ North American operations to integrate 2N’s US and Canadian operations in 2018

Axis Communications, a provider of network video, has announced that the integration of 2N’s North American operations with Axis North America will be completed as of January 1, 2018. Axis 2N acquisition In 2016, Axis acquired 2N, a provider of IP-intercom, and this integration will help further expand 2N’s position in the U.S. and Canadian intercom market. Additionally, aligning with 2N will help Axis accelerate growth in the quickly converging IP-Intercom market. 2N employees in...

Arteco integrates video event management software with 2N Helios IP Intercoms

Arteco, a provider of video event management solutions, announces the integration of its flagship video event management software platform with 2N Helios IP Intercoms. Arteco - 2N integration Arteco Video Event Management Software (VEMS) is now integrated with the 2N Helios platform. Events are presented within the Arteco VEMS interface, allowing customers to gain greater insight to make more informed decisions regarding their security postures. Operators can manage door alerts and triggers, a...

Leveraging IP network technology in the security intercom market

The transition from analogue to IP technologies has had a large impact on the ways intercoms are used in the security industry. The analogue-to-IP transition has generated a lot of attention in the camera market, and the transition is also taking place for intercoms. Twenty years ago, Axis Communications (2N’s parent company) led the industry in converting from analogue cameras and video to IP. Integrated IP system The conversion took 15 years to achieve, but the same conversion in inter...

How are open standards driving the security intercom market?

Part 4 in our Intercoms in Security Series The ONVIF standard makes it simple to integrate the intercom with other ONVIF-compliant video management systems, access control solutions, and cameras Open standards are enabling new capabilities in the intercom market, some of it driven by the transition to systems based on Internet protocol (IP). Today’s most-used phrase in the intercom business is interoperability, given that the intercom is integrated with solutions s...

Innovation in the intercom market drives more access control capabilities

Part 3 of our Intercoms in Security Series: Zenitel’s Call Access Panel manages intelligible critical communications through a security operations centre or control room Greater connectivity, security software enhancements, more customisation, and better sound quality are some of the enhancements driving the intercom market.An advantage now offered on Code Blue’s emergency speakerphones include self-diagnosing software that monitors the status of the phones an...

Intercoms increasingly popular in education, campuses and multi-tenant housing markets

Part 1 in our Intercoms in Security Series Lambert-St. Louis International Airport uses Code Blue intercoms Organisations are demanding a new level of interoperability among mission-critical security systems. Intelligible audio, the ability to hear, be heard and be understood, is critical to communication, which is essential to the core security processes within an organisation, as well as to emergency situations. Intelligible audio provides a platform to optimise various...