The smart intercom
What is it?
It is an intercom with online functions that are not available to analog devices: door intercom systems, cell phone calling, video surveillance.
How does it work?
The smart intercom is equipped with a camera with a microphone, which allows you to see (and hear) the delivery person who brought you a pizza through the app. Through the same app you can open the door without getting up from the couch. True, you still have to go to open the apartment door.
Also smart intercom must be able to make decisions, and there are few options here so far: it is customizable scenarios, the basic of which can be called "master of the house" and "no one. In different scenarios, such an intercom reacts to the arrival of visitors in different ways, for example by sending a call to a smartphone if the owner is not at home.
For yourself, you can open the door with a key and through the same app, and some intercoms even have facial recognition.
What it is.
A smart key looks like an ordinary intercom key, but with unusual functions. Key identification technology allows for interesting designs and integrations with third-party services. The tag in the key can be used not only for identification, but also as a means of payment, for example.
How does it work?
✅ The amount available for payment is recorded on the key;
✅ the amount is read with each time the key is brought to the payment terminal;
✅ the amount of payment for the service is subtracted from the recorded amount;
✅ the balance is recorded on the key.
This may not be so relevant for you, since many people pay with telephones nowadays. But if your child has smart keys, you don't have to worry about him forgetting his lunch money at home. He always has the keys with him, the main thing is not to forget to refill the balance :)