2N’s Indoor View receives firmware update for surveillance & home control

Recognising the changing requirements of people living in high-end residences, 2N has updated the firmware on its 2N Indoor View, turning it into a surveillance device as well as a control panel for complex home automation systems.

Home security and convenience have always been priorities for people living in luxury properties and recent technological progress has increased calls from homeowners to integrate smart devices that can deliver both.

Responding to this demand, the firmware update has enhanced the 2N Indoor View in three ways. Up to four IP cameras can now be connected to the answering unit. These IP cameras do not need to be connected to the intercom, they just need to be in the same local network as the answering unit. The resident can then use the 2N Indoor View’s 7” colour touchscreen display inside their home to see what is going on in other parts of the property.

Secondly, the 2N Indoor View will now automatically take photos from each call, including missed calls, and add them to the call log. It will take more that one photo in case the person at the door has turned away or had their hand in front of the camera, for example. This is to help prevent burglaries and give homeowners more security.

Finally, the unit can also act as the home automation panel. HTTP commands can now be sent from the 2N Indoor View, making it possible to control home automation features such as switching the lights on, opening and closing the blinds, and calling the lift, directly from the answering unit.

“We know from residents in luxury properties that they want their smart devices to give them enhanced security and convenience, and that they have no patience with products that don’t work well together,” said Michal Kratochvíl, CEO of 2N Telekomunikace. “This upgrade has met those needs both by turning the 2N Indoor View into a surveillance device and by putting at the heart of the smart home ecosystem.”