Control4 Intercom Anywhere is the Natural Evolution to Smart Doorbells
It is no secret that one of the fastest growing verticals in home automation is the smart doorbell, making Control4's Intercom Anywhere a welcome response for the otherwise crowded market.
New reports note that the amount of products entering the ecosystem is growing exponentially as stalwarts such as August Home and Ring are finding new competitors in Dbell, SkyBell Tech, and Vivint. It continues to explain that home automation is the driving force, as having several devices connected to each other and mobile computing devices is important in the deciding factor of the consumer.
And like those prominent products in the game, Control4 has introduced their Intercom Anywhere with a handful of expected functions as well as a few new tricks. The home automation company notes that a client can be notified who is at the door, see who it is, and then enable a scene to turn on the lights or unlock the door in real time - all from within the app. It also allows safety measures such as sounding the alarm, locking all the doors, and turning on all exterior lighting.
“Intercom Anywhere adds compelling everyday utility and capability to Control4 smart homes — elevating the 'smart doorbell' through a comprehensive in-the-home/away-from-the-home peace-of-mind solution that unifies access control, video surveillance, security, and interactive communication,” said Control4 Chairman and CEO Martin Plaehn.
Intercom Anywhere is anchored by Control4's DS2 video solutions, allowing clients to use indoor touchscreens or their own smartphone from anywhere in the world. By providing video previews from the Control4 Door Station, like caller-id for the front door, homeowners can simply ignore unwanted calls, answer calls from a welcomed guest, or accept a delivery even when they’re miles away.
Modern video doorbell products allow the use of mobile phones to see and talk to visitors at the door, but only Control4 Intercom Anywhere supports additional customizable programming. For example, while in an Intercom Anywhere call, the user can turn on lights, unlock the door, open the gate or garage, disarm or trigger the alarm, or any other action uniquely enabled by the Control4 automation system.
Control4 Intercom Anywhere also provides new ways to communicate with family members. Family members can make calls from Control4 Touch Screens within the home to a family member’s mobile phone or vice versa. The babysitter or child not answering the landline phone at the house? Use Intercom Anywhere to dial directly to any or all Control4 Touch Screens for a video-call to get connected, fast. Want to call the family to dinner? One tap and you can broadcast the call to dinner throughout the house.
Control4 offers a complete audio/video intercom system with sleek video door stations and dedicated interactive video touch screens with premium audio and video quality. Whether at home or away, homeowners can now receive incoming audio and video intercom calls on their mobile devices or call from their mobile phones to Control4 Touch Screens installed throughout the home.