Cutting edge video entry for classical-style apartments

Written by 
Published in Industry News
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print
  • Email

An IP video door entry and access system has been fitted at an exclusive residential development in Berkshire.

The Comelit ViP system was installed by Evolution Fire & Safety at Englemere, a luxury development by Millgate Homes in Ascot. The installation features digital Ikall panels and Simplekey fob readers at the main gates and front entrance, keypad/fob access to the underground car park and stair cores, and Icona ViP monitors inside each apartment, which are connected to antique-style doorbells.

The 17 apartments are set in a classical-style building, which is designed to be sympathetic with the site’s original Italianate Regency villa. It is set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens and is just a short distance from Ascot high street and racecourse.

The system was selected in part because of the long distance between the front gates and apartment building, and also because of the equipment’s functionality, such as the video answerphone feature, intercommunication between apartments and the option of utilising Comelit’s Intercall video entry APP for local and remote interaction with the system. The client required a high-­performance and reliable system that would offer years of low-maintenance use.

Benefits of an IP door entry system                                                                                                                                              
ViP increases the performance of video intercoms and comprises a complete system that is versatile and easy to install. It can be integrated into existing LAN systems or created from scratch with dedicated cabling. The system is able to accommodate a theoretically unlimited number of users, with simultaneous audio and video conversations and no distance limitations. It also provides for remote connection and diagnostics. What’s more, residents can see and hear who’s at the door from anywhere, using an appropriate smart device and open the gates/door if they so wish.

The Ikall panels allow audio-video communication with visitors via a built-in wide angle colour camera and a two-way speaker unit, this allows entry panels to be located at low level but still capture a clear image of visitors. They feature versatile technology and clean, attractive lines, and are available in both digital and analogue versions. The modular elements deliver optimum results and offer simple configuration, style and reliability. The panels, from Comelit’s ViP range, provide audio communication for door control with LED backlighting and screen characters, offering optimum visibility for users. Touch-sensitive keypads and a large colour LCD display provide for easy use. The panels can include options such as numerical pushbuttons, digital name directory and proximity readers as part of a bespoke configuration to suit the needs of the installation.

The Icona ViP monitors inside each apartment feature clean and elegant styling, with a gloss surface in transparent, scratch-resistant polycarbonate and brushed metal edges. The monitors are available in flush-mounted, surface-mounted and desk base versions and provide capacitive touchscreen technology.

Dan Wood, Southern Sales Manager at Comelit, said: “The ViP system was chosen for its flexibility and ease of installation, which makes it attractive to installers and end-users. The Ikall panels and Icona monitors provide a clean, stylish look that complements the contemporary and luxurious styling of the apartments at Englemere, and provide a flexible and modular approach. The site may be expanded in the future, which will be seamless due to the flexible topology of ViP”

The ViP system is connected using standard Cat5 wiring, which ensures fast, reliable and easy installation with limited additional control equipment needed. Using the same IP network, ViP also allows other security devices and video surveillance methods to be integrated into the entry phone system. Comelit’s wide range of compatible IP monitors and external panels provides a flexible and reliable access control solution for any size of residential development, as well as for large-scale industrial applications.

About Comelit

For more than half a century Comelit has been a leading global manufacturer of video and audio door entry products. The company offers the most up-to-date systems in the industry and these continue to evolve as technology moves forward. Comelit designs and manufactures class-leading video door entry panels and monitors, IP and analogue high-definition surveillance solutions and domestic Home Automation systems. 

Comelit products are sold in over 70 countries worldwide through an extensive technical and sales network. Their quality is guaranteed by cutting-edge technological research, ongoing optimisation of functional and application processes and purebred Italian design.

http://www.comelitgroup.com/en-gb/

Full Name


Email Address


Bosch Corner

Extremely intelligent cameras for extremely testing conditions

Extremely intelligent cameras for extremely testing conditions

Nature is incredibly unpredictable. It only takes minutes for a wind to double in strength...

Full control

Full control

From evacuation to conferencing: Bosch supplies full security and communications solution to Krakow event center.

Bosch is bringing more intelligent viewing to your screens

Bosch is bringing more intelligent viewing to your screens

But for the latest Bosch AUTODOME IP moving cameras, a few seconds is all it...

Event News

Next Events

BSIA Spotlight

Achieving efficiency through integration

Achieving efficiency through integration

As an important method of securing a site by controlling, monitoring and restricting the movement...

Full stop

Full stop

Renewed focus on Hostile Vehicle Mitigation following vehicular attacks in London.

Industry experts elected to BSIA Section Chair positions

Industry experts elected to BSIA Section Chair positions

At the British Security Industry Association’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 12th July 2017, 24 industry...

IPSA Features

The Challenges with security in university accommodation

The Challenges with security in university accommodation

By Jane Farrell, FM Development Manager, Sodexo and Chairman International Professional Security association (IPSA)

Recognising the contribution of contract security

Recognising the contribution of contract security

Following on from recent terror attacks in the UK, there has been a lot of...

Debunking Cyber Security

Debunking Cyber Security

Over the last few years companies have started to realise that cyber security is a...

MEB Media Limited

13 Princess Street,

Maidstone,Kent

ME14 1UR

United Kingdom

http://www.mebmedia.co.uk/

 

Site Map

Monthly Newsletter Signup

Full Name


Email Address