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Intercoms Increasingly Popular In Education, Campuses And Multi-tenant Housing Markets » About 80 percent of public and private K-12 and higher education campuses are using at least one audio or video intercom, says Aiphone’s Bruce Czerwinski. More »
Innovations in Intercom Market » IP-based systems have impacted the intercom market, making it possible to share information and control units from a few yards to thousands of miles away, says Aiphone’s Bruce Czerwinski. More »
Aiphone’s GT Series Video Intercom Wins Prestigious ‘Govies’ Award » Security Today, April 2017 – Aiphone Corp., the leading international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announced its GT Series video intercom for multi-tenant facilities has won a 2017 Government Security Award – “Govies” – from Security Today magazine.   The annual awards program honors outstanding government security products in a variety of categories. The GT Series was a winner in the Access Control Devices/Peripherals gr... More »
Military Recruitment Centers Protected with Video Intercoms » Aiphone’s JP Series and GT Series video intercoms have been chosen by the Army Corps of Engineers to protect military recruitment centers across the United States. More »
Protecting the Faithful » A leading integrator explains how he helps secure houses of worship, starting with locked doors and video intercoms to identify visitors. More »
911 Emergency Center Updates Security » The 911 Communications Center in Spartanburg County, S.C. counts on Aiphone IX Series video intercoms to control visitors entering the secure facility.  More »
Why Multi-Tenant Structures Are Gold Mines for Integrators » More multi-building complexes have gated entries, says Aiphone’s Bruce Czerwinski. A new Aiphone adapter will connect a video intercom at the gate to all buildings using the common network. More »
Mass Notification Has More Choices Than Ever Before » SDM, December 2016 - Bruce Czerwinski, U.S. general sales manager, Aiphone Corp., Redmond, Wash., says Power over Ethernet has also helped revolutionize emergency communications. “This allows for mass communications networks and cables to be run to the closest building instead of running POTS lines back to a telco closet. It also allows the network to integrate with other campus-based apps such as those using geo-locating technology. If a call fo... More »
Protecting Our Water Supply » Environmental Protection, December 2016 - Lake said Knight Security typically starts with video intercoms at each vehicular or pedestrian gate. Each unit is connected to the utility's security command center. Without putting himself at risk, a guard can have a two-way conversation and clearly see the visitor before remotely opening a gate to allow access. More »
Announcing the Era of IP-based PA and Intercom » A&S International, November 2016 - “IP-based intercom systems are clearly the future of the technology. By using PoE, networks and cables can be run to the closest building instead of running expensive POTS lines back to a telco closet,” said Bruce Czerwinski, General Sales Manager of Aiphone. More »
Entry Control’s Expanding Role in the Connected Environment » SDM, October 2016 - Czerwinski says that installers should keep scalability in mind. “You need to always consider the possibility of system expansion,” he says. “Some lower-end, budget systems have tight limits on the number of doors or interior stations that can be connected. If an end user later wants to add devices, you may have no choice but to remove the existing system and replace it with a new one.” More »
Aiphone Touts Emergency Stations as Strategic Focus » Security Sales and Installation, September 2016 - Aiphone is a familiar brand in the security marketplace, of course, most widely known for its large selection of door entry systems and products. The company arrived in Orlando with its cornerstone offerings in tow, as well as a recent entry of a different kind to its portfolio: emergency stations More »
Safety in Numbers » American School & University, September 2016 - Stations equipped with built-in video intercoms provide police with real-time video. The units also can be integrated with existing campus surveillance cameras for a broader view. Intercom cameras activate when a call is placed from a station or when called by the master station, which is typically housed in police headquarters.  More »
Halifax Parking Structure Security Equals Customer Service » Security Info Watch, August 2016 - The parkade’s latest security tools – six emergency call stations – have made the parkade more secure while helping the security department increase its customer service prowess. The units are located mostly near vehicle entries and feature bright blue lights, making them easy for patrons to spot. Each station has a built-in video intercom with both “emergency” and “information” buttons to directly contact secur... More »
Tame the Hot Spots » Security Today, August 2016 - Installing audio intercoms into all ticket dispensing and revenue control systems provides an instant two-way link with the security department. Emergency stations, either towers or wall-mounted boxes, offer immediate audio assistance and help security assess emergencies. These units should be placed near pedestrian entries/exits, stairwells and pay stations More »
Creating a ‘Home Invasion' Kit for Clients » CE Pro, August 2016 - Home invaders may wait until a door is unlocked before pushing their way into a home. This is why it’s important to know who’s knocking before opening the door. An intercom providing clear audio and/or up-close video helps. More »
What Role Can Social Media Play in Security » Source Security, July 2016 - As a security manufacturer, one of the platforms we find very valuable is our YouTube channel. On YouTube you can find how-to videos on everything from tying a bowtie to baking a wedding cake. Translate that into our industry, and we can provide our customers and partners with videos showing them features of our products as pre-sales tools.   More »
Mission Critical Security Practices for K-12 » Commercial Integrator, July 2016 - Video Intercoms, mounted outside the locked door can serve as a campus doorbell. Once a visitor pushed the intercom button requesting entry, built-in cameras provide live video on a master station located inside the office. Instant two-way audio communication is also established.  More »
Brooklyn Housing Co-Op Upgrades Security with Video Intercom System » Security Sales and Installation, June 2016 - Brooklyn Housing Co-Op Upgrades Security With Video Intercom System Two video intercoms from Aiphone Corp. were placed near entries at each end of the long first-floor building lobby. A third unit was installed at the service entrance. Each recessed stainless-steel panel includes a color camera with a 170° view, a microphone and a digital keypad to page individual apartments.   More »
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Intercoms Increasingly Popular In Education, Campuses And Multi-tenant Housing Markets Innovations in Intercom Market Aiphone’s GT Series Video Intercom Wins Prestigious ‘Govies’ Award Military Recruitment Centers Protected with Video Intercoms Protecting the Faithful 911 Emergency Center Updates Security Why Multi-Tenant Structures Are Gold Mines for Integrators Mass Notification Has More Choices Than Ever Before Protecting Our Water Supply Announcing the Era of IP-based PA and Intercom Entry Control’s Expanding Role in the Connected Environment Aiphone Touts Emergency Stations as Strategic Focus Safety in Numbers Halifax Parking Structure Security Equals Customer Service Tame the Hot Spots Creating a ‘Home Invasion' Kit for Clients What Role Can Social Media Play in Security Mission Critical Security Practices for K-12 Brooklyn Housing Co-Op Upgrades Security With Video Intercom System