The recently introduced Aiphone WL-11 wireless video doorbell has been equipped with an impressive list of user-friendly features which, together with the communication brand’s enviable reputation for reliability, should enable it to achieve a significant share of the fast-growing home security market. The Aiphone WL-11, which requires no wiring and runs off six AA-size batteries, is designed to be installed by homeowners with no technical expertise. As a replacement for an existing doorbell, it simply needs to be located on an external wall and it will automatically connect to a portable hand-held monitor to enable users to see and communicate with any visitors. We decided to equip the WL-11 with DECT to ensure users will experience high quality sound and vision over longer distances"High-quality sound and vision “Our new wireless doorbell solution stands out from the crowd in a number ways, but in particular because it utilizes Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephone (DECT) technology which is the digital transmission standard for telephone systems,” said Wyatt Taylor, Managing Director of Aiphone UK Ltd. “We decided to equip the WL-11 with DECT to ensure users will experience high quality sound and vision over longer distances than you would normally expect from Wi-Fi. Depending on the number and type of walls in between, we would typically expect the WL-11 to perform well at distances of up to 100 metres, which is a considerable increase on the 35 metres you would, on average, achieve from Wi-Fi. By utilising DECT technology, we also offer a choice of channels to avoid the risk of interference from other devices.” Built-in camera with a 110° viewing angle The camera built into the Aiphone WL-11 video doorbell has a 110° viewing angle and can be manually adjusted for heightThe camera built into the Aiphone WL-11 video doorbell has a 110° viewing angle and can be manually adjusted for height, so that all visitors are seen. A choice of four different ring tones alert home owners to the arrival of visitors, with 3 images of every caller automatically recorded on the portable monitor, with up to a maximum of 100 images stored before they are overwritten. During a call, users have the option to manually capture an image of the caller, adjust the viewing angle of the camera or rotate the monitor for full screen viewing. They can also at any other time review the images associated with previous calls and access the Aiphone WL-11 menu with the help of the monitor’s 2.4” colour LCD screen. A warning message appears on the screen if and when the video doorbell’s batteries need replacing, whilst the monitor is supplied with a wall mounted or desktop charging base. As is the case with all Aiphone intercom and video door entry security solutions, the reliability of the WL-11 is backed up by the company’s ‘no fuss’ three-year warranty policy.
Aiphone has announced significant improvements to its full IP IX intercom and security solution. The new and upgraded features built into the new IX2 series include improved audio and camera functionality, large touch screen monitors and communication with up to 9,999 door stations. IX2 IP intercom and security solution “With no server or licence fees, the IX2 system offers highly affordable P2P full IP video entry security, internal communication and multicast paging,” said Wyatt Taylor, Managing Director of Aiphone UK Ltd. “Utilising its ability to connect directly to a network, all these functions can be implemented between remote locations over large areas.” “However, what elevates IX2 above other traditional and IP intercom systems currently available for large scale installations, is the ease at which it can be integrated with third-party systems. As a result, we are able to provide a totally integrated intercom and security solution, including access control, IP network cameras and video management software (VMS), such as Avigilon, ExacqVision and Milestone, as well as Lenel Onguard access control management software out of the box and without the need to buy any licenses.” Scalable solution offering video entry security IX2 has the capacity to provide communication with a practically infinite number of intercom stations IX2 has the capacity to provide communication with a practically infinite number of intercom stations. Video entry security, internal communication, emergency stations and multicast paging are all able to be implemented between remote locations over large areas and distances, making the IX2 system an ideal solution for education campuses, as well as any other type of application involving multiple locations such as airports, railway stations and parking facilities. Key features of IX2 include: No wiring-distance limitations: LAN and VPN connections enable implementation over extensive areas and between remote locations. Peer-to-peer configuration results in space savings, reduced installation time and lower cost. Simply connect the units to Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches. No need for a dedicated server, with the additional benefit of eliminating the risk of system downtime due to server malfunction. 7-inch handset with a touchscreen which can be used in domestic and commercial environments. Hands free touch screen monitors. Picture in picture video can show the door station camera and an overhead camera simultaneously. Video intercom between master monitors. Newly designed IX panels which comply with DDA regulations, e.g. offer clear visual guidance and a blue halo button. Audio and video SIP Integration with Cisco IP phone systems. ONVIF compatibility provides the option for images captured by call panel cameras to be integrated with a video surveillance system. SD card slots on panels and monitors enable video and audio data to be recorded and backed-up. Call log facility on each handset provides data trails. IX2 is also equipped with some advanced functionality rarely found in other IP Intercom POE systems. These include: Call queuing Up to 20 calls can be queued and prioritised on an IX-MV7 master station When multiple calls are made to the same monitor station, the IX2 system places the calls in a queue which is displayed on the LCD screen. On the calling end, users are given notification that their calls are in the queue. Up to 20 calls can be queued and prioritised on an IX-MV7 master station. The importance of each call, e.g. normal, priority or urgent, can be indicated by the display of respective red, amber or green colours on the master station. Higher priority calls are moved automatically to the top of the list. Call transfers Calls and conversations within the IX2 system can be transferred to up to 10 other IX-MV7 monitor stations. The transfers can be done manually or through a variety of system settings. With Delay Transfer, for example, the system automatically transfers calls which are not answered within a pre-set time. An Absent Transfer feature immediately calls another IX-MV7 master station when someone is away from their desk, whilst Scheduled Transfer automatically transfers calls to another IX-MV7 master station during pre-determined times, e.g. out of hours.
Dundee University is installing highly visible emergency call point pedestals throughout its campus as part of a comprehensive range of measures to ensure a rapid response to any Emergency Incidents. The bespoke designed pedestals have been manufactured specifically for Dundee University by Aiphone, one of world’s most respected and reliable communication solution brands. They incorporate Aiphone IX IP intercom stations which enable students and staff to instantly communicate with security personnel within the University’s control room if they see any suspicious activity or feel unsafe. IP intercom stations The Aiphone’s IX intercom system features PoE (Power over Ethernet) which has minimised installation time and costs as there is no need to provide separate power supplies for each pedestal. Scottish Communication, one of the UK’s leading independent communication equipment specialists who were awarded the contract to install the emergency call points, were instead able to commission the intercom stations by connecting them to the University’s network infrastructure. Each of the 1600mm x 200mm x 200mm custom built pedestals incorporate a flush mounted IX intercom station equipped with a large red call button. This has two outputs to simultaneously trigger an emergency call and to switch an external video surveillance camera. Emergency call point pedestals The first phase of the project will see five emergency call point pedestals deployed at carefully selected central and remote campus locations, whilst the University is currently evaluating the benefits of utilising the emergency call points at additional locations, such as car parks. The bespoke designed pedestals were created specifically for Dundee University by Aiphone Stuart Leslie, Scottish Communication’s Group’s System Design Manager, commented: “We have worked with the University of Dundee for a number of years on various Security and Communication projects. We were delighted to continue this relationship and introduce Aiphone as a trusted manufacturer, partnering us on delivering this exciting project. By integrating a one-touch emergency help button into our existing CCTV system, we are providing the students an incredibly comprehensive safety experience.” Scalable security communication solution The Aiphone IX intercom system has the capacity to provide communication with an infinite number of intercom stations and is also able to interact with other IP devices and security systems. It offers the option of video entry security, internal communication, emergency stations and multicast paging. All of these are able to be implemented between remote locations over large areas and distances, making the IX system an ideal solution for education campuses, as well as any other type of application involving multiple locations such as airports, railway stations and parking facilities. “Creating a safe and secure environment for students and staff is of paramount importance and the Aiphone design and engineering team is very pleased to have been able to play a role in helping the University achieve this,” said Wyatt Taylor, Sales Manager of Aiphone UK Ltd. “We have welcomed the opportunity to work in partnership with Scottish Communications to deliver this custom built emergency call point solution. It is an excellent example of how Aiphone has the flexibility and resources to meet the needs of individual clients.”
The GT system offers handset and hands-free communication with up to 4 security guard stations and 16 entry panels Aiphone has updated its GT video intercom system with the introduction of a new high resolution camera and a 7” LCD monitor screen. GT video intercom system The GT system was introduced by Aiphone as a flexible and easy to use video intercom system for small multi-tenant buildings to large private housing developments. Over the years it has also proved to be popular with installers looking for a cost-effective and aesthetically attractive solution for commercial buildings, education campuses and healthcare environments. Supporting up to 500 video intercom stations, the GT system offers handset and hands-free communication with up to 4 security guard stations and 16 entry panels, which are equipped with 170-degree PTZ cameras to enable tenants to have clear visibility of visitors. IP expansion plans “We intend to continually improve the GT system in response to evolving market requirements,” said Wyatt Taylor, Sales Manager of Aiphone UK Ltd. “We have just released an upgraded camera unit and new monitor stations that take advantage of the clearer picture. We are also planning to introduce an IP expansion and redesigned entrance station panels during the summer of 2017. The good news is that existing as well new users will be able to take advantage of these incremental improvements in the GT system.”
Aiphone’s IX system offers video entry security, internal communication, emergency stations and multicast paging Users of the Aiphone IX IP network PoE based intercom and security system are now able to remotely utilise many of its key features via their Android and Apple smartphones and tablets, thanks to the launch of a new mobile app. Enhanced flexibility Designed to enhance the flexibility and ease of use of the IX system, Aiphone’s new free mobile app, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, enables users to receive calls from any IX Series intercom unit, including the IX-MV master station, and activate release contacts such as door strikes. The mobile app is equipped with four buttons for users to programme commonly used functions, whilst also included in a long list of practical features, is the ability to view any door or emergency station. Multi-functional intercom system Recently shortlisted as a Finalist in the Communication Product of the Year category of the 2016 Security & Fire Excellence Awards, the IX system has been designed to provide communication with an infinite number of doors and to interact with other IP devices and security systems. It offers video entry security, internal communication, emergency stations and multicast paging. Diverse applications “All the IX system’s functions can be implemented between remote locations over large areas and distances,” said Wyatt Taylor, Sales Manager of Aiphone UK Ltd. “The introduction of our mobile app further enhances its ability to provide an ideal intercom and security solution for any type of application involving multiple locations, such as airports, education campuses, railway stations and parking facilities.” Save
Aiphone has combined its office and warehouse facilities under one roof in White City, London Aiphone, the communication solutions brand, has moved to larger premises in White City, London. Aiphone UK expansion “Having earlier this year underscored our commitment to the UK by opening a local office, we very quickly outgrew our previous offices,” said Wyatt Taylor, Sales Manager of Aiphone UK Ltd. “Our new premises in White City, which enables us to combine our office and warehouse facilities under one roof, will allow us to continue to expand our operations in the UK. “We have seen a significant increase in sales over recent months which we have achieved in partnership with our recently established nationwide network of distributors. Our new facilities in White City will provide our administration, sales and technical support teams with an excellent environment to provide all our customers with the highest levels of pre- and post-sales support. Equally important, the move to larger premises has given us the opportunity to build a state-of-the-art demonstration room and first class training facilities.” Aiphone UK Ltd’s new address is Unit 25, Mitre Bridge Industrial Estate, Mitre Way, White City, London W10 6AU. All telephone numbers remain unchanged. Save
Aiphone’s integration with the Intercom module of Lenel OnGuard allows users to place calls to door stations via the OnGuard Map View or Status Tree Aiphone’s IX network intercom system has been successfully integrated with the Lenel OnGuard security management software platform. The Aiphone IX system provides users with a scalable communication and security system which offers the opportunity to mix and match a large number of door intercom and master stations, to match specific project requirements. Offering video entry security, internal communication, emergency stations and paging, the IX system is elevated above other intercom systems currently available for large scale installations, by the ease at which it can be integrated with ONVIF compliant IP network cameras and third-party Access Control systems. Seamless integration Integration with the Intercom module of Lenel OnGuard means that users can place calls to door stations via the OnGuard Map View or Status Tree. They can also access a wide range of other features and functions of the IX system via the OnGuard graphical user interface. These include visibilty of calls made, ended and unanswered, paging, door release, status reports and system health checks. “As a stand-alone system, the IX system offers a powerful, feature-rich intercom and security system which is an ideal solution for any type of application involving multiple locations such as airports, education campuses, railway stations and parking facilities,” said Wyatt Taylor, Sales Manager of Aiphone UK Ltd. “We appreciate that users are looking to achieve maximum advantage from their security systems and this needs to be achieved via an integrated approach. By working closely with Lenel, we have therefore made it possible for our mutual customers to utilise our IX system within the context of a full suite of security management technologies tailored to their specific requirements.”
Door Entry Direct will be supplying Aiphone’s one-to-one door entry kits, IP network based systems and video entry security systems Door Entry Direct has been appointed a UK distributor for the Aiphone video door entry range. Door Entry Direct will be supplying Aiphone’s entire range of communication products to the UK trade sector. These include simple one-to-one door entry kits, as well as microprocessor-based commercial IP network based systems and sophisticated video entry security systems, designed for large or luxury apartment buildings. Founded in 2003 by Steve Stuart, a professional security installations expert with 30 years’ experience within the security sector, Door Entry Direct is a distributor for all major door entry brands and lists over 16,000 products on its website. “We are very pleased to have the support of Door Entry Direct in our endeavours to raise awareness of the capabilities of our products in the UK,” said Wyatt Taylor, Sales Director of Aiphone UK Ltd. “Aiphone is one of world’s most trusted communication solutions brands. Door Entry Direct’s reputation for providing its customers with high levels of pre and post sales support is therefore very important to us. “It is reassuring to know that its highly professional sales and technical team have the knowledge and expertise to offer guidance to potential Aiphone customers to ensure they achieve maximum ROI from their investment in a door entry system.”