Control4 Releases Intercom Anywhere Smart Doorbell Solution with Smart Home Integration

August 1 2018, 01:10
Smart home solutions provider Control4 announced the availability of its new Control4 Intercom Anywhere solution, including a new app for iOS and Android mobile devices. With Intercom Anywhere, Control4 homeowners can receive video intercom calls from a Control4 Door Station, enabling them to see and communicate with visitors at the front door or gate, whether they’re home or anywhere in the world. The solution offers peace-of-mind to homeowners, allowing them to talk with anyone at the front door and activate a home automation scene.

Intercom Anywhere allows homeowners to see who’s at the door prior to answering the call, and can simultaneously activate a home scene such as turning on lights, opening the gate, or unlocking the door or garage in response to who has arrived. Homeowners can also quickly activate alerts such as sounding an alarm, locking all doors, or turning on all interior and exterior lighting for additional safety measures.

“Intercom Anywhere adds compelling everyday utility and capability to Control4 smart homes — elevating the “smart doorbell” through a comprehensive in-the-home/away-from-the-home peace-of-mind solution that unifies access control, video surveillance, security, and interactive communication,” says Control4 Chairman and CEO Martin Plaehn.

Control4’s Intercom Anywhere places homeowners in control with an app that’s designed to launch and connect quickly. By providing video previews from the Control4 Door Station, like caller-id for the front door, homeowners can simply ignore unwanted calls, answer calls from a welcomed guest, or accept a delivery even when they’re miles away.

Modern video doorbell products allow the use of mobile phones to see and talk to visitors at the door, but Control4 Intercom Anywhere supports additional customizable programming, triggering any control action enabled by the Control4 automation system.

Control4 Intercom Anywhere also provides new ways to communicate among family members. Family members can make calls from Control4 Touch Screens within the home to a family member’s mobile phone or vice versa. The babysitter or child not answering the landline phone at the house? Intercom Anywhere is able to dial directly to any or all Control4 Touch Screens for a video-call to get connected, fast. When users want to call the family to dinner, they can just tap and broadcast the call to dinner throughout the house.

Control4 solutions encompass automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. The Control4 platform interoperates with over 12,000 third-party consumer electronics products, and is now available in 100 countries. 

To complement the Intercom Anywhere solution, Control4 offers a complete audio/video intercom system with video door stations and dedicated interactive video touch screens with premium audio and video quality. 

The Intercom Anywhere app can be downloaded from the Apple store or the Google Play store. To activate and use Intercom Anywhere, a home must have Control4 installed, running the latest Control4 OS (v 2.10.3), and also have an active 4Sight subscription ($100 USD Annual MSRP).
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