Most security systems include IP video cameras, and as mentioned in a previous article, radar detection are also becoming present in many modern systems. However, at the recent Axis event, they announced the release of network audio systems.
They are intelligent devices, that offer many of the same types of benefits as IP video cameras.
Firstly, network audio speakers are extremely scalable. It’s both easy and cost-effective to update and add units to your solutions as your needs change, regardless of whether you want to increase
the size, add sites or simply take advantage of new features.
It is also remarkably flexible. It is able to play and schedule different content in different zones – and easily change both the zones and the content anytime.
As for installation, it does not come easier. You need only a single standard network cable for connectivity power and communications and connection to your existing infrastructure – and there’s no need for tuning.
What situations are they beneficial in?
Security – Stop unwanted activity in its track
A network audio system is the perfect addition to a video-base security installation. Perimeter protection is a great example of this. Imagine if a potential intruder climbs a fence. The camera alerts a security guard to give a warning to the intruder using the audio system, “We can see you, you’re trespassing.” More often that not, this type of warning is sufficient, preventing the need for additional security measures.
Public address – Broadcast to single or multiple zones
A network audio system answers the need for different kinds of informative messages and updates in environments such as schools, retail stores, hotels and public buildings. For example, you can use it make a live announcement calling someone to a specific area, such as a colleague to the clothing department. To make a scheduled announcement about the start of the school day. Or to issue a live or triggered announcement during an emergency.
Background music – Play music how and where you want to
A network audio system can support retail stores and hotels, for example, in creating the perfect
ambiance background music. You benefit from pre-set volume and music choices as well as both central and remote control for easy management. And you can choose to combine background music with schedules and live announcement for the best possible customer experience.
Network audio systems, such as C3003-E Network Horn Speaker, C1004-E All-in-One Speaker System or C2005 Network Ceiling Speaker, are ready to use right out of the box and feature Power over Ethernet (PoE) for fast and simple installations. If you are interested in integrating network audio into your existing system, contact iMotion Security, a premier leader in innovative solutions in the security field, as they will be able to assist you with any pricing and installation questions.
Still not convinced?
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