Two-way audio devices provide tangible benefits for both security and communications, making this multi-faceted technology pivotal for deployments across a variety of vertical markets.
Law enforcement departments respond to at least 36 million alarm activations per year. Of those alarms, between 94 and 98 percent are false, costing police departments $1.8 billion annually. By adding audio to video surveillance systems, operators can verify alarms by listening to live or recorded audio from the event. Solutions with two-way audio functionality enable first responders to disseminate important information in an emergency or communicate directly to suspects during a security event.
Audio can play an important role in healthcare security, resolving verbal conflicts, and alerting security personnel to potential threats. Additionally, two-way audio enables safe contactless patient-nurse communications when dealing with highly infectious diseases, can help to validate test results, and provide an aural record for doctors to refer to.
Schools & Universities
In the event of an on-campus threat, audio adds critical information about perpetrators that video can’t. Security personnel can use live or recorded audio to review what an aggressor may have said before a security event, providing first responders with crucial details about a suspect or scene prior to their arrival. Similarly, two-way audio solutions aid in mass notification efforts and can allow operators to speak directly to suspects during a security event.