Cobalt Place, a luxury eco-friendly project in the heart of Battersea Village, will use the Urmet IPervoice solution which requires only one virtual LAN for the whole location. IPervoice meets Lend Lease’s aim of single platform control by operating from the site’s main managed fibre network.
Resident and visitor access is via communal entrances serving each block of apartments. The buildings will feature an Elekta Steel IP PoE vandal resistant video entry panel with a 3.5 inch colour display. Entrance for residents and pre-approved visitors can be by proximity device or use of an alpha-numeric keypad. A wide angle colour camera (activated by a passive infrared sensor) allows residents to view their visitors, who can also leave video messages if required. IPervoice’s additional features include audio message recording, absence function, duress alerts and assistance for elderly or frail residents.
When inside the apartments, residents receive or play back video and audio calls on the Urmet iModo touchscreen, which is integrated with a camera and double speaker stereo.
Additional controlled doors at Cobalt Place are being fitted with Urmet’s P60 readers, which sit within the site’s IPervoice platform and therefore use the same single virtual LAN. The Urmet interface for the apartment lifts communicates with the LAN in a similar manner to the access control procedure, enabling integrated installation within the common managed network and the ability to restrict visitors to certain floors.
Urmet is giving Lend Lease and its partners an array of functions that will make the concierge office a genuine service centre for residents and visitors. Lend Lease’s contractors are providing an IP address range for video door entry and related functions that allows Urmet engineers to install IPervoice with the system’s DHCP server controlling IP addresses to avoid conflicts.
Cobalt Place is more than just a ‘blue to green’ development; it will also move beyond sustainability to make a positive contribution to the environment, with CO2 emissions 25 per cent less than in homes built to current building regulation standards.