2N IP Verso intercom review, very powerful and quality communication and access ecosystem
HomeHouseGreenSmartWhen you find the 2N symbol on the intercom of a condominium, of a group of offices, of a prestigious residence, you are not facing a simple communication and door opening system but a real ecosystem that can manage both the basic functions of the intercom that a complex system that can involve every aspect of automation, security, intercom management of several offices or access control with an infinite series of options.
Some time ago we showed you in a video the composition of a basic system that can be used for controlled access to a single user with camera, Bluetooth and RFID module on one side and internal video responder.
Apparently it was an evolved smart intercom as we have tried several in recent years but it was enough to connect to the web server that is contained in the small unit to discover the power of the 2N solution which allows on the one hand a very simple basic configuration and another an infinite capacity for expansion and interaction with all smart and IP technologies on the market.
The Ethernet PPOE connection allows us to power the intercom and configure it The Bluetooth module RFID The back We insert it in the double base module Here is the intercom connected to Ethernet PPOE: camera, microphone and call already working: in the foreground the additional module for Bluetooth and NFCTo start the configuration without wanting to add a dedicated external power supply (available among the 2N options) we have equipped ourselves with a very simple switch with PPOE power supply (costing about € 39) able to act as a bridge during the configuration phase and later installation, between our LTE-Wi-Fi router, the intercom and the internal video response system.
The “local” configuration system of 2N IP Verso that we used to access the potential of the system before installation.The choice of an LTE router like that of AVM allowed us to perform the test in a pleasant place, outside the traditional telephone network in order to manage the intercom in “mixed” mode between the local ethernet network through an unconventional connection but remember that they exist 2N IP Verso versions with LTE completely independent from a local router to be positioned perhaps on the border of a property where an ethernet connection is not available and the autonomy of power supply and connections are essential.
The 2N indoor view indoor unit can also be customized directly from the touch screen and reports information such as the local weather as well as managing the individual aspects of communication Access to the web interface of the intercom obviously requires the IP address of the same, username and password and once entered with the indications of the basic instructions, a world of 2N IP intercom opens up which is really fun to explore. at least for those with technological knowledge. Not only is it possible to access any control of the basic devices with which it is possible to equip the intercom such as the internal camera, the bluetooth module, the fingerprint recognition, the RFID one but also to ONVIF accessory cameras, video servers, IP connections with switchboards company interiors, multiple openings and all with access time limitations, specific codes that can be operational forever or for pre-established periods, access to home automation and hear, hear, a real object-oriented programming language that relates functions and devices .
Typical scheme of an evolved 2N ecosystem To let you know the level of detail, we publish a large series of screenshots that will take you to the 2N IP Verso interface rigorously coded with colors that allow you to understand on the fly the scope of preferences in which you are working.
for a world … Let's start with the Hardware The switches that can be connected to the openings can be gates, doors etc. with wide compatibility It is also possible to manage the detection of the door opening time to report anomalies Management of alarms with noise detection Management of the call and acoustic feedback. It is also possible to activate the noise detection Management of the intercom camera Here is a preview of the cameras being configured: in this case it framed the installation point in the distance The camera image is fully adjustable as well as the motion detection threshold and the affected area Key management Remote backlight adjustable It is possible to lock the switches remotely The card reader The card reader with allowed card options and linked accesses Management of the Bluetooth module, of the associated openings and above the RFID module Management deo Axis relay modules The programming of the lift and access to the floors Network access data License management allows us to activate all functions. including those for controlling lifts Configuration and maintenance management Management of the network interface and SIP1 and SIP2 phones The functions activated with the test license This is the access log with code and card type Logs can be accessed by creating filters … here is simply pressing and releasing the bell Time profiles can be defined day by day Users and accesses to create a Log of use of the structure where the intercom is installed The management of the holiday calendar 2 programmable SIP connections in detail L' network identity of the intercom RTSP, H.264 and MPEG4 video services with related resolutions and framerates Call and bell sounds can be customized Management of ONVIF cameras The configuration of the email to also manage the alerts for diagnostics The PIN setting for the mobile access key Here you generate the access pin with Bluetooth The pairing pin can be valid for intervals ranging from 10 minutes to multiple days It is possible to write automation rules and authorize them individually as needed All APIs can be configured by connection type and authentication It is possible to choose the Italian interface for the web server It is possible to carry out audio tests with a programmed frequency Network monitoring can be performed via SNMP The g audio extraction with intensity and non-disturbance mode —- They are managed also internal touch units with screen lock pin and backlight intensity Management of digital inputs Object-oriented programming with which we can connect events such as pressing a key, entering an area, or any internal or external trigger Object-oriented programming with which we can connect actions such as opening doors, playing sounds, selecting cameras, sending multicast etc. L The firmware obviously updates Over The Air: in our case there were important news on Bluetooth. This is the basic activation license which lasts 800 hours to experience all the capabilities of IP Verso The system updated to the latest firmware versionOnce the intercom was configured with the equipment we received, we went to the discovery not only of the petty operation of the object but of the options for which an advanced object is purchased: in our case the possibility of providing access keys for a structure of temporary hospitality, such as a Bread and Breakfast or a residence to rent for short periods in addition to the ability to communicate with visitors of the connected home.
We remind you that to activate all the functions it is necessary to purchase user licenses.
The image of the camera is fully adjustable as well as the motion detection threshold and the affected area Audio and video quality
Before being “smart”, the video door entry unit must do its main job and offer good quality of audio and video recordings on the access point and good viewing and listening in the internal unit: in the case of 2N IP Verso we are also at levels of excellence if the standard camera inserted in the base module has a standard resolution, it is possible to comfortably manage every parameter from brightness to sensitivity with setup for internal and external, saturation, etc. with the possibility of managing automatic activation when a subject passes through predetermined areas. The audio is also of excellent quality and certainly not “intercom” and the internal unit allows excellent reception of incoming calls.
Too complex? Remote help
If the configuration is simple and does not require any advanced knowledge of the network infrastructure when you want to manage the installation in a more complex environment, 2N provides a free cloud service that allows you to remotely configure 2N IP and LTE intercoms and units. access via the My2N portal: just connect the intercom and internal units as we did to a router and it will be possible
Remote configuration of 2N products through the service 2N Remote Configuration is completely secure thanks to VPN communications with double encryption: you register intercom or access units on the portal www.my2n.com and also the ag joining of devices for pre-configuration is simple via the service: you only need to know the serial number and the My2N security code.
The Apps for iPhone and Android: communication and access
Management via the web is certainly a testimony to the power of the system and the interface can also be accessed from smartphones and tablets, but it would be useless if it was not possible to manage the connection to the intercom with an App for the general public. 2N offers 2 distinct applications.
2N Mobile video
It is the app that you would expect from a smart intercom and which allows you to access direct communication with whoever rings your intercom, to preview what is displayed by the camera or cameras that your system is equipped with or to the call list. of those who “played” on 2N IP Verso. Obviously it is excellent for interacting with couriers, visitors and strangers to whom you can access directly from your smartphone.
2N Mobile Key
It is the other app that offers a significant plus and that can be used by the owner of the property or by authorized persons and allows access to the access technologies that you have installed on your intercom: in our case Bluetooth. 2N Mobile Key is now at version 3 and allows you to manage the sensitivity of the recognition system, feedback with vibration and obviously an access that can be limited in time.
The app is compatible with Android smartphones version 6.0 and later and with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with iOS version 12 later.
The technology used is called 2N Wavekey and is the fastest on the market and allows door opening with a mobile phone in 0.3 seconds and thanks to the analysis of the RSSi signal avoids the accidental opening of the doors.
Wavekey technology: just smartphone to log in. How does the pairing work with the smartphone? It is necessary to download the App on the smartphone, enter a code at the first pairing with the BT reader on the 2N IP Verso The code is generated using the configuration web interface of the 2N device. The administrator will have to provide this code to the user, for example, by sending it to him via email. It is also possible to generate temporary codes to be provided, for example, to couriers, visitors or tenants for short periods.
What are the operating modes? Here is the description directly from the 2N website. The available modes are 4 called “Touch”, “Tap in APP”, “Motion” and “Card” and can also be activated all at the same time for each single user.
The cost to be faced for the owner of the intercom is that relating to the Enanced Video license with code 9137906 for using the Motion mode.
It goes without saying that with our smartphone and the web interface configuration we saw above, we were able to make guests, maintenance workers and visitors interact with the commanded opening (in our case the main access gate to the isolated house) with simple sharing. of a code and all equipped with a simple phone with Bluetooth and the 2N Mobile Key application: it was enough to give them the download link of the app to enable them to access the property in many cases only temporarily.
The 2N IP Verso system with two modules that we have been able to test in recent months has proved to be very powerful and above all easily expandable both thanks to the design with which it was conceived (which allows the reuse of the basic modules in more capable systems with the addition of screens touch, multiple access points) and the power and “granularity” of the software solution with which it is possible to organize every aspect of access and connection.
There are several quality intercom systems on the market at a lower price but none have this level of expandability and control and interaction capabilities. Access management with smartphones in its various modes and compatibility with external ONVIF cameras are the first notable pluses for which 2N IP can make the difference even if its enormous potential is not exploited. Given the ease of use and the universality of Bluetooth access and the savings that can be obtained by purchasing the module without RFID, we would like to recommend this option practically even to those with a basic configuration.
Excellent design, level finishes, very powerful control software, the possibility of infinite interactions with different standards. Excellent video audio quality. Remote control of all parameters by the installer or advanced user.
The interface is so powerful that for complex systems it requires specific preparation and non-occasional installation. Remote support allows remote configuration.
Retail price The configuration we tested has a retail price of around 1,600 euros + VAT: a purchase that must be considered and above all exploited for its enormous potential and its reliability.
Below the prices including VAT of the single units as proposed by the E-Price website but 2N IP Verso can be found at many electro-supply points of sale and online shops.
For more information, please refer to the 2N su 2N IP Verso page where you will find information on distributors and installers.