Brooklyn Apartments - Akuvox Smart IP Intercoms

8 buildings with 60+ Apartments in Brooklyn, New York use Akuvox Smart IP Intercoms for security solution.

Location:    Brooklyn, New York, USA
Client:         Owner of Brighton Beach Avenue Apartments


New York apartments feature Akuvox SmartPlus Cloud Intercom serviceThe owner of a residential community located in Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn, New York has a total of 8 buildings with more than 60 apartments in each building. The company focuses on the delivery of operating efficiencies and improved tenant relationships in order to maximise value for their clients.

System Requirements

The 8 buildings with more than 60 apartments in each building had an existing analog intercom system coupled with RFID access control system, however it was aging and presented a few problem, such as data loss in the long-distance transmission in such a big community, audio-only communication and poor expandability.

The Solution - Akuvox Smart IP Intercom System

Akuvox R29C IP Intercom with QR code scanningThe owner decided to go with Akuvox SmartPlus smart cloud-based intercom solution. The Akuvox R29C IP Intercom 7'' Android doorphone was installed in the main entrance of each building. The Akuvox IT83A 10" Android indoor monitor was installed in the living room of each apartment. The best part for the tenants is the Akuvox SmartPlus App, which offers rich intercom features on-the-go, such as two-way communication with the doorphone and remote buzz-in of visitors.

The solution provides an excellent user experience. Property access management was made easy and efficient for such a big community. From a web portal, property managers can manage access permissions, audit door release logs and update tenant profiles of all buildings remotely.

For tenants, they can choose one of the multiple access control methods of the doorphone to get door entry apartment from the app, such as facial recognition, NFC and PIN code. Visitors can search tenants to visit on the 7" touch screen of the doorphone, which is as easy as using the phone book on a smartphone. Or they can simply present the time-limited QR code key created by the tenants to get door access.

Door Intercom & Access via smartphones for residents

Brooklyn apartmentsVia the Akuvox SmartPlus App, this Smart IP Intercom system also allows residents to use their smartphones to receive calls, remotely open gates & doors, create virtual temporary PIN or QR entry codes for visitors or deliveries and check door release logs - all fully remotely from anywhere in the world.

The Results

Akuvox SmartPlus greatly satisfied the owner and the residents. Less building wiring lowered the installation costs over a traditional intercom system. Remote and centralised management of multi-site property access helps the company achieve the goal of enhancing management efficiency. And smartphone-enabled intercom not only improved tenant satisfaction, but also now sets their property as tech-forward buildings in a crowded marketplace.


- Akuvox R29C Smart IP Intercom
Akuvox IT83A 10" Android indoor monitor



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CIE is the leading UK supply partner of the Akuvox IP Intercom product range. Our expert team of system designers and specifiers would be happy to assist and advise with any door intercom or access control projects; please call the team on T. 0115 9770075 or email [email protected]


Products used in this project

Akuvox R29C - Smart IP Intercom with face recognition & QR Code reader - silver
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Akuvox R29CBLK - Smart IP Intercom with face recognition & QR Code reader - black
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Akuvox - IT83A 10" SIP Indoor Touchscreen Intercom Panel with Camera, WiFi & Bluetooth - SIP PBX
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Akuvox SmartPlus App for intercom smartphone Cloud integration
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