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The manufacturer Urmet has begun offering a training course to installers for its latest 2Voice two-wire video door entry and access control products.
The 2Voice Pro Installer programme is aimed at companies involved on large or complex digital systems for multi-dwelling residential applications.
Despite the growth of IP, Urmet says that its recent projects have continued to show demand for two-wire systems for door security, including call forwarding to CallMe app. As part of this trend, the manufacturer says that installers are using 2Voice at sites that require fully featured audio-video intercom systems, often from existing two-wire cable on retrofit upgrades.
Urmet is now inviting companies whose business profile, working standards and corporate responsibility are a good fit for its products to become a certified installer, working on small-to-medium-sized systems, such as stand-alone blocks of apartments, as well as more complex sites. To qualify for the 2Voice Pro training course, the companies selected will need to demonstrate that they have secured a suitable digital system.
The product company says that the training course offers price incentives and permission to use the 2Voice Pro installer logo. Tuition has minimal impact on engineering time, it’s claimed, as attendees will learn how to install and configure systems using the programming app.
On completing the course, companies will receive up to two complimentary Android tablet devices, with the 2Voice Pro app and programming software pre-installed. The app is not available through the Google Play Store and can only be obtained by attending the 2Voice Pro course. The installer partners will also get video intercom installation and configuration techniques that are designed to avoid the need for new wiring and associated disruption or potential connection errors in cases where building security is being updated on a retrofit basis. A two-wire non-polarised (as opposed to IP) solution is the firm says suited to projects where existing structures are undergoing refurbishment or change of purpose. These solutions are also it’s claimed suitable for heritage buildings, where structural disturbance has to be minimised. Taking a two-wire approach enables the installer to make use of legacy cabling, with logistical and carbon footprint benefits, the company adds.
Mark Hagger, Urmet’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “The 2Voice Pro Installer programme shows Urmet collaborating with leading integrators to better serve end-users and stakeholders, including property developers, consultants and architects. Urmet has a reputation as a best-of-breed developer of IP solutions through our IPervoice IP system; but a commitment to two-wire technology also underlines our breadth of offering and responsiveness to market demand.”
Paul Wilson, Managing Director of Prologic Systems is pictured receiving his Urmet 2Voice Pro-approved installer certificate from Lee Kjelstrup of Urmet, the 2Voice project engineer and trainer.