DoorBird, the IP video door intercoms from Berlin, Germany-based Bird Home Automation Group, and Control4, manufacturer of smart home automation systems, have partnered. Control4 has certified the DoorBird driver, allowing for the company’s IP door stations to be integrated into Control4 systems.
With this capability, users can use Control4 interfaces to access their IP intercom, eliminating the need for a third-party driver. The new certified driver can communicate over a shared network via hardwired PoE (Power over Ethernet) or Wi-Fi. It can recognize features, such as the motion sensor, video camera and doorbell immediately after installation.
Users can access audio and video from the door station via the touch panels or Control4 OS 3 app. The DoorBird camera also will display a live view of the entrance area.
There are various options available, including the ability play a ringtone through the audio system when the call button is rung. Also, electronic door locks and garage doors can be opened via the DoorBird icon or the DoorBird app.
This free driver is available in the Control4 Composer online database. The third-party driver from Cinegration, which had previously enabled the integration of DoorBird into Control4, continues to function.