At ISE 2019, Crestron announced a partnership with 2N, a global provider of IP intercoms and ekey biometric systems GmbH, a provider of fingerprint access solutions. The latest firmware update to 2N IP-based video intercom door stations makes them Crestron Rava SIP intercom and phone technology compliant. As a result, they integrate with Crestron TSW-x60 Series touch screens to provide a video intercom solution that also integrates with third-party electronic door locks. The wall-mounted ekey finger scanners integrate with Crestron 3-Series control systems for one-touch door entry and security.
For Crestron touch screens deployed with Crestron Pyng OS 2, the latest 2N firmware update will instantly recognize 2N video intercom door stations, so they can be deployed without the need for programming. A custom programming option is also available for deployment of more advanced functionality.
Key features of the Crestron and 2N solution include: support for all 2N IP models; Quick Actions to unlock third-party electronic door locks, turn on porch lights, open gates and more; intercom-integrated access control; video monitoring on up to 16 touch screens in the home; two-way intercom call; mute while on call option; intelligibility, even in noisy environments; a color camera with CCTV link; and access via mobile utilizing the 2N mobile application.
ekey products provide an alternative to conventional entry access. They leverage biometric processes to provide reliable added security, and make stolen keys, cards, and forgotten passwords or codes a thing of the past. It’s impossible to lock yourself out of your home, as your finger is always, literally, on hand. Intelligent software even detects the growth of childrens’ fingers, minor injuries, and habit changes. They provide the additional benefit of enabling building control systems to track who’s coming in. Fingerprint door entry also enhances security by eliminating hackable four-digit codes and the possibility of key or access card forgery.
ekey products are currently compatible with Crestron 3-Series control systems with a RS485 COM port and SIMPL Windows software.
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