Indoor SIP enabled VoIP Intercoms Features & Benefits

Indoor VoIP intercoms systems are high in demand. Think about it ? The End user has just had his IP-PBX installed, maybe he/she opted for a cloud solution. They are utilizing the many benefits of SIP based Telephony. They are protecting the building with IP Video technology. Hey, they may even be using some smart video analytic software. (If you want to jump direct to the Indoor intercom page, click here). 

The above is not a high tech building we are discussing here. All new builds will deploy Voice Over IP systems. They will use IP based video security.

sip and voip intercoms for indoor buildings

It then comes to research the market for door entry phones. Do you really want to be offering/installing analogue secure entry systems ? Is this not kind of contradicting the IP and convergence message ?

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We get it though, most people don’t have the experience surrounding indoor VoIP Intercom systems and IP door phones. Its a natural reaction, when we don’t know about something, we have a lack of knowledge. Lack of knowledge, equals a lack of confidence.

In this page, we want to outline some popular reasons why people deploy VoIP Intercoms and SIP Door Phones. In particular a focus on CyberData’s range of indoor devices.

Where’s is the demand for Indoor SIP Door Phones ?  

New builds: Our outdoor Intercom system is still the most popular within the range. This is because its very successful as an automated gate or barrier phone. However, lets look at indoor applications for new builds.

Buildings with a reception area: Usually any internal door entry point, near a reception area would have a door lock. The public are usually allowed to enter the building, and liaise with reception. Buildings then need doors with secure entry devices to protect the inner rooms and staff.

Shared buildings: You have one main building with a central IP phone system. This could be shared between 3 different companies. Or even one company with 3 different sections. Again, you would use door locks and door phones between rooms.

In fact, do we really need to explain the demand ? If you have ever been in any office building or school, you would most certainly of seen door locks, door phones, coded entry and paging speakers. We will cover the latter below (all cyberdata sip intercoms double as an IP speaker).

One product ? How about Four !

  • Access control
  • Door entry phone
  • Emergency phone
  • Mass notification
image of a red emergency phone

Let’s cover those 4 in a little more detail.

1, Access Control: All indoor VoIP intercoms and door phones, feature an integrated dry relay contact. The relay, which is like an I/O board is DTMF triggered. You can learn more about DTMF here. Briefly though, Dual Tone Multi Frequency is the signals our phones send when we press a button.

With the keypad version, you can enter pre programmed PIN codes to trigger the door.

2, Door Entry Phone: Use the intercom to call one or many IP Phones within the enterprise.

3, Emergency Phone: Set the call button to reach a pre set extension. The call button could be hit if and when there is an emergency. This page shows the Emergency VoIP Intercom.

4, Mass Notification: All cyberData indoor V3 VoIP intercoms double as a paging IP speaker. Each device has 2 SIP lines. 1 x for your secure entry and 1 x for a paging speaker.

As a sip extension on the IP phone system, you could even call the door phone. Set it to auto answer, then make an announcement. Cool hey !

How do we set the Indoor VoIP Door Phone up ?

The good news ? It’s an absolute piece of cake. One cat5e Ethernet (or cat6) cable completes the hadrware installation. Where as other indoor intercoms, like commend, need several parts and an additional server. The Cyberdata indoor SIP door phone doesn’t !

Then, just mount it to the wall. In fact, maybe try that the other way round. Mount the intercom to the internal wall, then plug in the cat5e data cable 🙂

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Plasterboard wall or a wall mount ? we got that covered !

We have covered why your customer may require an internal secure entry phone/intercom. Let’s now cover the options in some more details.

image of the keypad indoor intercom

  1. The Cyberdata 011209. This is the emergency VoIP Intercom. All intercoms can be used as an emergency phone. Pair the call button to an IP Phone or mobile. This specific option, is if its primary function is an emergency device. Its bright red in colour.
  2. The CyberData 011211. This is the standard indoor VoIP intercom. Call button only, no keypad option. This is for wall mounting. You can see that option here. 
  3. The CyberData 011272. This is the same as the above. Its made for flush mounting. Its designed for dry walls (plasterboard walls).
  4. The CyberData 011123. This is the flush mount keypad version.
  5. The CyberData 011113. This is the wall mount keypad version. You can see that option here.

To recap, we have 1 x indoor emergency Intercom, 2 x Indoor VoIP Intercoms, 2 x indoor VoIP door phones ( that can dial and speed dial).

The configuration parameters are quickly accessed through the intercoms IP address. The device will play its IP address over its speaker. This is a great way to test the audio and get to the setup page. Write down the intercoms IP address. Type it into a web-browser on the same network, firefox for example.

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For full duplex two way communications only, you don’t need to worry about the on-board relay. If you are though, planning on opening a door, you need to wire the dry relay contact to an external relay.

The relay code can be up to 25 digits long. For example, 54321. The call button can dial an ip phone within the building, the operator at the other end would press 54321, then the door would open. Alternatively, with the keypad intercom/door phone you could dial multiple extension numbers.

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