Virtual Doorman (TM of Virtual Service) is the 21st century equivalent of the standard doorman. The system integrates all the responsibilites of a standard doorman into one, state-of-the-art system. The technology provides access control systems to regulate who can come in and out of your Center City Condo, video security so building activities can be monitored, fire and burlgar alarm monitoring so emergencies can be reported immediately, and interactive video monitoring. Residents and other individuals wishing to enter the building do so by using a card reader at any of the access doors. This interface is intuitive to anyone who as used an ATM. A neat feature about this is that individual doors can be set with different access privileges and cards can be allowed into the building dooring specified time intervals. This is great if, for example, a cleaning crew should only be allowed through the back door from 1pm to 3pm on a given day.
Video monitoring is accomplished through the use of reliable, high-resolution cameras. Integrating mini, aesthetically placed indoor cameras and durable, all-weather outdoor cameras provides full building video monitoring. All captured video can easily be recorded on to a DVD in the event of a crime or other emergency. The intercom system allows a visitor to connect with a tenant from the supplied list of tenants. If, for any reason, the tenant is not home or unavailable, the visitor may interact with the Virtual Doorman (TM of Virtual Service) system. Once the tenant allows the visitor into the building via a button on their intercom in their room, they are able to follow the visitors progress to the room using the in-building cameras. The cameras are integrated into the intercom system.
This service can be used in place of the traditional doorman service to eleiminate the operating cost of a 24-hour doorman, which could in turn lower your condo fees, while providing equivalent, or in many areas, improved levels or service and reliability. Leave a comment or drop me an email at Mark@CenterCityCondos.com and let me know your thoughts on this groovy new technology!
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