Hikvision All-in-one Indoor Station is a finalist in the Visitor Management Innovation category at this year’s Benchmark Innovation Awards. The All-in-one Indoor Station, which comes in two flavours: a 7-in and a 10-in touch-screen tablet, is not an ordinary intercom.
Lee Howard, Product Pre-Sales Specialist at Hikvision, explains, “This new, improved version of the All-in-one Indoor Station was launched only a couple of months ago. At its core is the built-in Hik-Connect App, which controls and manages all Hikvision access control, video security, NVRs, intrusion alarm, video intercom, and alarm devices. The App, suitable for Android and Apple devices, provides simple control and flexible linkage among various Hikvision devices.
Features and Benefits
As an indoor video intercom station, the tablet enables two-way audio and video verification for entry control with the door station and mobile App.
To avoid ‘sticky fingers’ messing about with the Indoor Station, it comes with a gesture lock, which is child safe.
Users can quickly check device and network status, battery, and environmental temperature, with everything on one screen.
“The station also features easy integration with third-party Android applications, adding new levels of convenience for users. Apps such as Spotify or Alexa, can also be loaded on the tablet,” said Lee.
Although there is a tablet version, the indoor station is usually fixed in place at an entrance hall or other convenient location, putting the system within easy reach without requiring one to carry one’s mobile phone at home. The tablet has soft edges and a built-in comfort light to find it in the dark.
Suitable for residential and commercial applications, the All-in-one Indoor Station has a one-way video intercom to identify who is at the door. It can also serve as a home or office hub for all security devices.
Lee says, “The All-in-one Indoor Station also has a built-in SIP Server, which allows intercom within a building. A good application of it would be on Student accommodation.”
“If the building uses an IP system, the unit can be powered over the ethernet (PoE),” Lee points out.
“In case of requiring a solution for special needs, additional alarm outputs, such as flashing light for people who are hard of hearing, can be added.”
Some of the daily operations that can be performed with a simple tap when entering or exiting a building include:
- Camera live view and playback
- Locking/unlocking doors remotely
- Arming/disarming the alarm system
- Checking monitoring status
- Receiving intercom calls
The Indoor Station does what it says on the tin; it offers an all-in-one solution.