I love it when our engineers come up to me and say “want to see something interesting?”. Today one of our top VoIP engineers showed me the ProTalk IP (SIP) antivandal door entry unit. This is a rock solid door entry system controlled by SIP video phone.
Pressing the button initiates a sip call to the number / call group of your choice, sets up a video call upon being answered and allows the operator to open the door remotely by keying in a prearranged number. The system will in theory work with any SIP video phone – we have tested it with the SNOM 8xx series and a number of soft clients.
It should even work on mobile SIP clients – any SIP phone that can generate a DTMF tone. At Timico it is being tested as part of the security for the new data centre but it is easy to imagine it being used in many application areas.
I could even envisage using it at home – kids forget their key and you not in the house? They push the button and you answer on your smart phone and let them in.
Isn’t technology marvelous!