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Nortek Security & Control LLC announced the new GoControl smart doorbell camera available exclusively to professional security dealers and smart-home installers looking to provide their customers with the ability to see and talk to anyone at their door from anywhere via their smartphone.
The new GoControl smart doorbell camera is a Wi-Fi enabled video doorbell with two-way audio to allow homeowners to see who is at the door and converse with the caller as well. Equipped with a 720p HD camera and a 180-deg. wide-angle lens, the camera captures video even when mounted off to the side of the door. This doorbell decouples audio/video information and uses low latency SIP technology for near real-time two-way audio performance.
It is IP65 weather rated with hermetically-sealed wire connections to protect against dust, rain, sleet and snow. The hard-wired installation coupled with the hermetically-sealed IP65 rating offers superior performance over other battery-powered units resulting in longer Wi-Fi range and advanced night-time illumination while the sealed design protects the sensitive internal electronics and safeguards the unit.
As a retrofit solution designed to replace existing or outdated doorbell systems, the GoControl is a simple, two-wire installation for dealers and integrators that draws power from same transformer as the previous doorbell, and fits cleanly over an old doorbell to cover pre-existing holes or discoloration footprints.
Once installed, homeowners can receive notifications from the device on their iOS or Android smartphone or tablet when someone rings the bell, with the added benefit of communicating with them via clear, two-way audio. Homeowners can also access their doorbell camera video feed on demand from their app and in doing so, record video directly to their phone or take a snapshot. Six powerful IR LEDS provide superior night vision for high-quality video up to 15 feet away even in low-light applications. The companion “MyDoorbell” app can support up to two doorbells and up to four user accounts so the whole family can monitor who is at the front or back door at any time.
The GoControl Doorbell Camera will be on display at CEDIA 2016 in the Z-Wave Pavilion (Booth 1910). For more information about Nortek Security & Control’s GoControl product line, please visit www.nortekcontrol.com/gocontrol.
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