Always at home

May 2011 News

New technology is enabling residents to see who is at their apartment complex or front door from anywhere in the world. Video door phones that can be connected to a network are allowing end users who have a smartphone or Internet access to remotely view visitors and grant access to either communal or residential areas.

“The core functionality of a video door phone has remained largely unchanged for some time,” comments report author and IMS Research analyst, Emma Chapman. “As the market has matured, an increase in competition based on cost has resulted in significant price pressure.”

To avoid commoditisation, savvy video door phone manufacturers have innovated new functionalities to refresh and expand the video door phone product. In addition to remote viewing through a smartphone, visitors can use an embedded SD card to record a video message if the occupier does not answer. Furthermore, recording can be triggered by a motion detector in the video door phone, allowing the building owner to monitor any undue interest in the entrance, turning the system into a security product.

This additional functionality aligns itself with the lifestyle appeal of the video door phone, enhancing end-user experience and widening the appeal from being only a method of entry. However, this additional functionality is not widely communicated to end users, with the majority of manufacturers’ marketing effort directed towards the building architect or electrical installer. This disconnect between end-users and manufacturers is hindering the uptake of these new features, as without significant product marketing end-users are simply unaware of the choice available.

For more information contact IMS Research, +44 1933 402255, [email protected], www.imsresearch.com





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Industrial control systems under attack
News Cyber Security
According to Kaspersky ICS CERT statistics, from January to September 2022, 38% of computers in the industrial control systems (ICS) environment in the META region were attacked using multiple means.

Read more...
The future of AIoT
Hikvision South Africa News CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
Hikvision hosted its 2022 Shaping Intelligence Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on 29-30 November, where the company, its customers, and technology and solution partners, looked into the future of AIoT and explored paths to shared success.

Read more...
Top fraud trends to watch in 2023
News Security Services & Risk Management
Even though financial concerns remain a significant obstacle for companies in implementing new anti-fraud technologies, 60% of businesses expect an increase in their anti-fraud technology budgets in the next two years.

Read more...
Be cautious when receiving deliveries at home
News Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection Security Services & Risk Management
Community reports of residents being held up at their gate when collecting fast food deliveries at home are once again surfacing.

Read more...
Securiton and Dallmeier announce partnership
Dallmeier Electronic Southern Africa News
Securiton AG Switzerland is now integrating the Panomera and Domera camera systems from Dallmeier to ensure its customers benefit from the highest standards of privacy and security.

Read more...
KPMG 2022 CEO Outlook, South African edition
Editor's Choice News
Mid-November saw the release of the latest KPMG 2022 CEO Outlook, South African edition, aptly sub-titled ‘Potential Growth in Uncertain Times’.

Read more...
Mending Africa’s digital infrastructure gaps
News
inq. Fabric is the first African-developed cloud connectivity, network-as-a-service software for automated provisioning and routing.

Read more...
Suprema renews international privacy and security standard certifications
Suprema News Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema has simultaneously renewed two important international standard certifications regarding information security management (ISO/IEC 27001) and privacy information management (ISO/IEC 27701).

Read more...
Technoswitch partners with Ciqurix for video fire detection
Technoswitch Fire Detection & Suppression News Fire & Safety
Technoswitch is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with Ciqurix (UK), a leading supplier of video fire detection products.

Read more...
From the editor's desk: No fond goodbye
Technews Publishing News
      Welcome to the final issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions for 2022. Personally, I have absolutely no regrets seeing this year ride off into the sunset, or preferably be set on fire. However, it is the ...

Read more...