IP Intercoms Can Improve your Security, Communications


Intercoms in general and IP intercoms in particular have moved far beyond their initial roles – solutions used for basic entry control and intra-office communication systems. In fact, modern IP intercoms have become highly-versatile devices that can easily integrate with a variety of other systems, such as access control, CCTV or facial recognition, to name just a few, improving performance, convenience and security for end-users.

Integrating IP intercoms with facial recognition solutions to create a hands-free solution for employee access control is becoming an increasingly popular trend – as the cost of biometric software applications continues to drop, this type of solutions go beyond the remit of high-security installations and into schools and/or small businesses.

This type of integration requires entering employee photos into the network database. The software compares faces captured by the intercom as employees approach the entry. If there’s a match, the intercom sends a signal to unlock the door without the need for cards, readers or office staff intervention. Organizations employing traditional access control can choose intercoms with embedded readers that enable card-carrying employees’ access to authorized areas.

The live video feeds transmitted by IP intercoms will also help enhance entry security by helping identify potential tailgaters and those attempting to smuggle weapons or other contraband into a facility. Intercoms can also integrate with video management systems (VMS) to record entry activity.

Last, but certainly not least, IP intercom units can potentially eliminate the need for staff to be placed at secured remote locations, with visitor calls being forwarded to command centres located a few to hundreds of miles away.

Helios IP Force – The perfect door guard for extreme conditions

The Helios IP Force – IP intercom offers a smart and effective solution for the secure access control and monitoring of a building entrance. Voice and video transmission is provided by standard SIP/RTP/RTSP protocols, which guarantee the best compatibility and integration with third-party IP systems.

The Helios IP Force is designed for operation in the most demanding conditions. The robust mechanical construction offers the highest protective coverage rating against dust and water and protection against mechanical damage (vandal resistant). Numerous deluxe features of the Helios IP Force provide high user comfort and guarantee secure access control for any extreme environment.

The intercom targets organizations from a variety of sectors and verticals, including business (offices, shopping areas), education (universities, campuses, schools, sports areas), healthcare (hospitals, laboratories), logistics & transportation (airports, parking lots or garages), government (prisons), industries (manufacturing & production, energy, metal & mining, chemicals).


  • Full integration with Tensor Facial Recognition Access Control
  • Maximal resistivity against dust, water, and mechanical damage
  • High clarity and volume in noisy environments
  • Wide-angle colour camera with night vision
  • Illuminated buttons and backlit keyboard
  • Integrated RFID card reader
  • Wide-angle colour camera with night vision
  • Illuminated buttons and backlit keyboard
  • Integrated RFID card reader
  • Secure admission to the building of authorised people at selected times
  • Entrance monitoring and following the movement of people
  • Interconnecting with other security systems in the building
  • Easy installation and integration into the existing LAN
  • Visual & Voice navigation – suitable for disabled people

If you’d like to get further details on the very comprehensive solutions supplied by Tensor plc and just how they can help your company become more efficient and save money, just contact us or Book a Demo, our team of dedicated representatives will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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