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Analogue intercoms: the end of the line

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By the end of 2025, BT will have switched entirely to VoIP technology – migrating your customer’s intercom system from old analogue lines to a new IP infrastructure should be your number one priority.

We all know the switch-off doesn’t need to be feared – IP technology will open up a whole world of convenience and security for your customers. The first step in changing? Choose the right access control provider!

2N invented the world’s first IP intercom in 2008 – and they’ve kept setting industry standards for IP technology ever since: developing a range of versatile, premium IP devices such as luxury display intercoms, robust anti-vandal intercoms, and sleek single-button intercoms for residential homes.

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Why choose 2N’s IP intercom systems?

Fully VoIP Compatible
Forget proprietary solutions. All 2N intercoms and answering units support VoIP communication via the standardised SIP protocol. This makes the devices easy to register as an extension to any IP PBX or IP service provider – just like an IP phone.
Flexible and Integrated
Create a fully integrated access solution – 2N products are built on open protocols, so they’re easily integrated with all leading cloud/IP PBX platforms and can also be connected to VMS and other security platforms.
Modern and Convenient
2N’s VoIP-based door entry solutions offer advanced features that improve security and convenience – including HD video calling, remote access control, integration with mobile apps, and remote site management via a cloud platform – that last one will save you time and money!
If you want to expand your new 2N IP intercom system in the future – it couldn’t be easier! Adding new devices, upgrading existing ones to add new features – all of this is made possible thanks to the power of 2N’s IP technology.
Retrofit Ready
Working with listed buildings? 2N’s solutions are adaptable and ready to retrofit with listed buildings and those hard-to-reach areas where installing cat5 cabling could be troublesome. With 2N’s 2-Wire Converter, you can simply connect 2N’s IP products to the existing analogue cabling, allowing you to provide your customers with high-quality video, crystal-clear audio and many more advanced features.

Three ways to convert to IP

Whether your customers are looking to:

1. Install new cabling
2. Convert products to work alongside existing analogue cabling
3. Remotely manage and connect systems with 2N’s Cloud-based service, the My2N Management Platform

2N offers a range of possibilities for integrating IP access control with your customer’s equipment.

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2N IP Verso 2.0 – Dubbed the Unicorn of intercoms, this powerful upgrade to a best-selling modular intercom really shows off the best of what IP technology can offer your projects.

  • A wide-angle full HD camera supporting WDR
  • Multi-access technology support (RFID, PIN, Fingerprint, Mobile access powered by WaveKey, and QR codes)
  • Modular design: build the exact intercom you need using up to 20 modules

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2N Clip – Perfect for midrange projects, this 4’’ answering unit puts the power of IP in every home. Offering the same quality as you’d expect from all 2N devices – including reliable IP video communication – at an affordable price point.

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Switch Off With 2N

Save Your Spot!

Get in touch today to discuss how you can maximise the opportunities the switch off can bring with 2N and ProVu. With a range of services designed to ease the installation and support of these devices, we can help ensure a smooth transition for you and your partners.

Your Switch Off Checklist

It’s estimated that around 33%* of businesses are still using ISDN as their underlying communications infrastructure. Collectively, the Channel has a big job to do. With our range of products and services, we’re here to ensure a smooth transition with minimal disruption for your customers, enabling you to maximise the opportunities that are available.

We’ve put together a switch off checklist to cover all bases when it comes to helping customers navigate the switch off.

Customer Types:

Budget Conscious/Committed to existing systems: Eager to Upgrade:
Whether there’s a reluctance to upgrade, complex cabling or budget constraints, the following product lines could be the key to these customers:

The switch off poses the perfect opportunity to upgrade outdated systems. We offer a range of solutions for those looking to explore different options:

The Cross-Sell

But that’s not all! For all types of customers, there are some crucial considerations that they may not have thought about when deciding how to proceed with the switch-off:

Routers and APs

Do they have the necessary hardware to support the new VoIP devices and ensure comprehensive coverage?

UPS Devices

Are their critical systems adequately protected and capable of functioning during power outages or emergencies?

IP Alerting

Have they considered the need for an IP alerting system to replace their existing one? Many overlook the connection between their phone lines and alerting systems.

Access Control & Intercoms

If they haven’t updated these systems recently, they may soon find them becoming obsolete with the switch-off.

With our range of technical services and support, these items can become a simple cross-sell – we can even arrange the installation for you. Or why not let us train your team or provide remote installation support. We’ve got everything you need to seize the opportunities that the switch-off will bring, ensuring a smooth transition for both you and your customers.

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Register Today for our upcoming Partner Day

Register today for your free place at our upcoming partner day on 29th November when we will be sharing more details of how we can support you in making the switch off a success for your business.Claim your free ticket today to enjoy a jam-packed day with:

  • Insightful Presentations
  • Vendor representatives on hand to answer your questions
  • A showcase of our sponsor’s latest devices
  • ProVu colleagues on hand to take you through our full range of services
  • Drinks reception and virtual clay pigeon shooting

All expertly crafted to prepare you for the biggest shake-up in the public phone network.

Claim your free place today!

Whatever your requirements are, we’ve got your back. Call us on 01484 840048 or email to discuss how we can support you in maximising your opportunities in the lead up to the switch off and beyond.

*Data source taken from Computer Weekly.

Unleash the Power of Mobile Access Control

Unleash the power of mobile access control with 2N WaveKey! Rigorously tested, WaveKey stands as 2N’s groundbreaking Bluetooth technology, redefining the landscape of mobile access control for buildings. Seamlessly blending user-friendliness and high-end security, 2N WaveKey completely transforms the management of access to doors and entrances. By seamlessly pairing with users’ mobile devices, it offers an array of four access modes, granting convenience and flexibility in gaining access to designated areas. Experience the future of access control with 2N WaveKey!

Discover the Key Benefits of 2N WaveKey:

1. Reliable
Tested rigorously with over 15,000 door openings and 100 different phone models from 20 brands, 2N WaveKey consistently delivers excellent performance, ensuring seamless access control for your premises.
2. Fast
With an impressive door opening time of 0.3 seconds, WaveKey thrives in busy environments. Its unique pre-authentication system enables up to 8 mobile phones within the reader’s range, ensuring lightning-fast access.
3. Secure
No more worries about unauthorised door openings. WaveKey’s adaptive algorithms and RSSi signal trend analysis distinguish approaching users from those moving away. Bluetooth communication is fully protected with AES-128 and RSA-1024 encryption keys.
4. Cost-effective
Say goodbye to needless costs! Enjoy free mobile credentials for access control with our 2N® Mobile Key app. Assigning credentials is a breeze through the web interface, saving time and money.

Explore Four Distinct Modes of Use:

Card Mode
A convenient replacement for NFC technology, simply present your phone to the Bluetooth reader like a traditional card for quick access.
Tap-in-App Mode
Securely open doors by tapping a button in the 2N® Mobile Key app. Enable two-factor authentication for added security in high-sensitive areas.
Touch Mode
Effortlessly open doors without taking your phone out. Slightly touch the Bluetooth reader to gain access in less than 0.3 seconds.
Motion Mode
Enjoy a contactless experience by integrating with a 2N intercom with a camera. The door opens based on motion detection for a seamless passage.

How does WaveKey work?

To get started with 2N WaveKey, users can easily install the 2N® Mobile Key app on their iOS or Android phones at no cost. Before use, it’s essential to pair these devices via a web browser with 2N WaveKey-enabled access readers and/or intercoms, offering multiple access methods within a single unit. For efficient access control management or when dealing with multiple intercoms, the user-friendly 2N® Access Commander software comes to the rescue, providing centralised and effortless control over permissions. With this powerful combination, 2N WaveKey empowers businesses to streamline access management and enhance security with unparalleled ease.

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White Label Survey and Installation available for 2N IP Access Control & IP Audio
Difficult installation or don’t have the technical skill? We have you covered! We can arrange for 2N specialists to survey your site, recommend the best products and oversee the installation, all while providing onsite training. Speak to a member of our Sales Team to discuss your requirements.

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Embrace the future of access control with 2N WaveKey! Upgrade your premises with the latest in mobile access technology. To learn more or get started, visit our website or reach out to us at 01484 840048 or email Elevate your access control experience with 2N WaveKey today!

Are You Switch Off Ready?

As we approach the UK end of sale date for new ISDN lines it’s a good time to ensure you have the right products available to your customers. In light of the switch off, it’s reported that BT will need to transition more than 14 million lines across the UK to accommodate for this digital transformation. With approximately a third* of UK businesses still utilising traditional telephone systems, the business opportunity is huge! Here’s a reminder of how we can help you to maximise your leads.

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Desk & Cordless Phones

We partner with the world’s leading manufacturers to offer an extensive range of deskphones and cordless handsets. Whatever budget or requirements you’re working with, we have a handset for you.

Door Entry Solutions

IP Door Entry & Alerting

It’s not just phones! Many people are still utilising analogue door entry systems and alerting devices. We offer a range of IP alternatives making it simple to upgrade these devices.

What’s more, we can even support you with the installation of these devices, helping you to maximise the opportunities available, speak with us to find out more.

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Gateways, SBCs and ATAs

With the ongoing price increases not everyone will be in a position to, or want to completely update their entire systems. We offer a host of VoIP gateways, SBCs (Session Border Controllers) and ATAs (Analogue Telephony Adaptors) to enable the use of legacy hardware, helping to minimise costs and disruption.

UPS Devices - Supporting the Switch Off

UPS Devices

As per Ofcom’s guidelines, any VoIP Service must be supplied with a battery back-up or mobile device to enable vulnerable people to contact the emergency services in the event of a power outage. Discover our range of UPS devices; with options to suit business and residential use, we’ll help you meet the recommended requirements.

Cloud-Based Telephony

Telephone Systems, Cloud-Based Solutions & Headsets

Ideal for hybrid working and hot desk environments, softphone clients and cloud-based telephony systems offer a great option for those looking for a web or mobile-based solution.

Headsets and cloud-based solutions often go hand in hand, we can also help you source the right headset for your solution.

Routers - Preparing for the Switch Off


Without a reliable internet connection, VoIP is redundant. Discover our range of routers, designed to ensure a reliable connectivity. From robust business-grade devices to budget friendly, end user options, our router offering will help your customers to keep connected.

What the PSTN Switch Off means to the Telco World

We also offer a range of flexible payment options so your customers can spread the associated costs over an agreed fixed term. Speak with us to discuss the options available.

Whatever your requirements are, we’ve got your back. Call us on 01484 840048 or email *Data source taken from Computer Weekly.

2N – What’s New 2023

The 2N team have had a busy start to 2023, with some big announcements. They’ve recently been approved by the UK Police Initiative as a member of the Secured by Design (SBD) and have released a new eBook about Access Control 3.0 which offers a unique look at the coming years and how you can capitalise on it. Read on to find out more.

2N products officially ‘Secured by Design’

2N prides itself on its product’s physical and cyber security. Their two key values which they strive to achieve in every device they produce. Having already achieved ISO27001 international certification, they have gone one step further and become a member of Secured by Design (SBD), part of the official UK police security initiative.

This is across all 2N IP intercoms, Access Unit 2.0, and Access Unit M readers installed with 2N Security Relay. This means that these devices are inherently secure, from high-quality hardware to the state of the art software.

Now you can be confident that you will always meet the highest security standards for access control systems.

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Access Control 3.0 eBook

Access 3.0 represents a fundamental shift in technology that signifies the end of the lock and key and moves to the new age of Internet-based access control. Whether that be IoT or Bluetooth, you will want a modern access control system to combine several recent technology trends to get the most out of your access control.

2N’s new eBook explores this idea and gives you the 7 pillars of Access Control 3.0 to make you an industry pioneer.

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Design your own interface with 2N’s IP Style

Display what you want, how you want. From custom colours to personalised layouts, additional information, and animation. The new 2N OS version 2.37 allows you to customise the display API for whatever your customer desires.

2N Mobile Video app is changing

The 2N Mobile video app will be changing to the My2N app. What does this means for you and your customers? It means a easier to navigate user interface, landscape mode for full-screen video calling, and new features to make access control smoother.

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Looking to get started with IP door entry & access control? We offer a range of services to help support you. Get in touch today to discuss how we can help you to support your partner’s in upgrading their systems with minimal effort.

Counting Down to Channel Live: What to Expect from 2N

Counting down to Channel Live 2023

We’re delighted to have 2N joining us at Channel Live this year. Find out more about what to expect from them at this year’s show and what’s to come from them in 2023.

What will 2N be showcasing at Channel Live 2023?

Discover the world’s first LTE intercom on stand 508. The 2N® LTE Verso combines minimum installation costs with a full feature set. Using LTE technology means no other cable apart from a power supply is needed. Enjoy all the same functionalities such as video communication with little disruption. What’s more, the main unit with HD camera can be customised to feature an RFID, Bluetooth or fingerprint reader by using the supported modules. Intercoms have never been this flexible!

Products Coming in 2023

2N® IP Verso 2.0 (Coming in June 2023)

The next generation of 2N’s best-seller: the world’s most modular IP intercom! But what’s new?

  • A full FD wide-angle camera
  • Powerful Axis ARTPEC-7 Processor which provides improved image quality & processing along with better security and functionalities
  • New advanced features such as QR code access
  • One thing 2N won’t be changing: the intercom’s genius modularity. Suitable for any project (residential and commercial alike), you can tailor the 2N® Verso 2.0 exactly to your customer’s needs by choosing from 16 different modules and combining them however you want.

    2N® IP One (Coming in November 2023)

    Something perfect for family homes: a one-button intercom in a compact, stylish design that boasts a full HD camera. Thanks to the powerful ARTPEC-7 processor developed by Axis, the 2N® IP One intercom provides excellent image quality, efficient compression, and enough power for new features such as QR code access or advanced motion detection.

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    Come and see for yourself, the 2N team look forward to speaking with you at Channel Live!

Unlock your opportunities with 2N

As we edge closer to the ISDN switch off, it is now more important than ever to maximise the opportunities available to you. Access Control offers huge potential for your business to expand its offering. Gone are the days when people need to be present to answer the door. With 2N you can create a solution that works for your partners, enabling access from anywhere, anytime with an all-IP solution.

Grow Your Opportunities with 2N

  • Expanding access control – Access control doesn’t stop at the front door. More and more partners are working on solutions which can restrict access to specific areas within a business such as server rooms and areas where high value goods are stored. There’s a lot of features that can be added and easily managed through one easy to use, centralised system.
  • Accessing additional features/enriching the experience – Think outside the box. 2N’s devices can be used to maintain employee working hours through an intuitive clocking in/out system or even to create a smart building solution with reporting.
  • Managed services – All of this, of course can bring additional revenue to your business by increasing you offering and tying in a more integrated, future-proof solution which can be remotely managed.

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Microsoft Teams Integration

Did you know 2N Intercoms are certified to call with Microsoft Teams? With the purchase of a third-party license*, we can help you to create a solution which works just how your customers need it to. What’s more, with a range of Teams certified devices available, we can provide the complete solution in a one stop shop package.

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Unable to install? Think again!

Don’t have the resources to install yourself? Maximise your opportunities with our range of bespoke services.

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*Third party app available to purchase separately through CyberTwice.

Explore what 2N WaveKey can do for you!

Liberate your customers from unnecessary costs with 2N’s WaveKey mobile access control. This simple to deploy method could prove invaluable to your partners with the ability to remotely distribute mobile credentials in just a few clicks.

What’s more, it’s also a more secure option for office environments – people are less likely to share their mobile devices with others to gain access to secure areas, not to mention the unique range of secure algorithms which are able to identify whether a device is being used to gain access or if it’s at rest, or simply passing by.

The 2N Wavekey is quicker and easier to set up than fobs and can be done remotely through the 2N Access Commander*. Once created, simply pair the users’ mobile devices and any 2N Bluetooth Intercom module. With support for 4 different access modes:

  • Card mode
  • Tap in app mode
  • Touch mode
  • Motion mode

We’ve broken down the key features & benefits of this ground-breaking solution for you.

What is it?

Rigorously tested, 2N WaveKey is a unique technology that pairs users personal mobiles to the access control system of a building via a unique pairing PIN and the 2N Mobile Key app. Users can then walk to any access controlled door that they have permission to, which is set by the admin with 2N Access Commander, and enter into the door with one of 4 access modes.

1. Card Mode
Working on both Android and iOS devices, users can present their phone to the Bluetooth reader to gain access. Just like they would with a traditional card with no need to open the phone. The Card mode is best used in installations with a high flow of people passing by such as busy office locations and turnstiles.
2. Tap in the App Mode
Users are able to open doors by tapping a virtual button in the 2N mobile Key app. With users having to open their phone to access the app, this mode is considered to be more secure. Two-factor authentication can be added to include an additional level of security. Ideal for entrances to office buildings and secured areas as well as garages & parking barriers. Anywhere you want to keep secure.
3. Touch Mode
Users are able to simply touch the Bluetooth reader with their hand or elbow, if they are carrying something, without the need to take their phone out of their pocket or purse. If they have authorisation to enter, the door will open. This mode is best for apartment and office buildings but less suitable if there will be lots of people constantly moving or congregating nearby the door.
4. Motion Mode
A fully contactless way to open door. Requiring a camera based intercom which will trigger the authentication process when it detects movement. Camera behaviour setup will be required to make use of this mode – When, how and what you want it to react to. Making passage through doors smooth and effortless. While the convenience of this mode is fantastic, it is not advisable to deploy this mode in busy areas as there is a risk of the door being opened unintentionally by a third party.

Who can set permissions?

The 2N Access Commander Admin can set up accounts so that receptionists, security guards or administrators can generate the unique pairing PIN for staff and guests, as well as set the appropriate permissions for the users. All of which can be done in under 30 seconds.

How does WaveKey work?

Making use of the users’ mobile phone Bluetooth functionality, 2N WaveKey allows users to link to a buildings access control. Once the connected device is in range of a listening 2N intercom that has a Bluetooth module, users can make use of 4 different modes to enter a door, with varying levels of convenience of use and the associated level of security. Users are free to choose the best mode for each door as well as multiple modes for the same door for users to choose their preferred method. Users can rest assured that the smart algorithms used for the 2N WaveKey identify when the pair device that is being used for access is at rest, moving to, past or away from the area they are wanting to access to ensure full security of their restricted areas.

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Creating Seamless Solutions with 2N & ProVu

Seamless 2N Solutions with ProVu

There’s been a lot of talk about upgrading phone systems in preparation of the ISDN switch off, but what about your customers’ access control systems? With many door entry solutions utilising analogue lines, there’s a huge opportunity out there to upgrade these devices.

Compatible with some of the world’s leading platforms including Broadsoft, Cisco Webex, 3CX, Asterisk and Skype for Business. 2N devices can be integrated with existing systems, helping to create a seamless solution.

Discover 2N’s BT Approved Devices

What’s more, we have a range of services available to help simplify your 2N fulfilments. Whether you’re looking for assistance in designing an access control solution, white labelled installation or simply finding our more about where to start get in touch with our team today.

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2N Case Study: Ensuring Security in Schools

2N Case Study\: Ensuring Safety in Schools

We recently worked with 2N® to develop a secure solution for Eastern Voice and Data. Find out more about our recommended 2N® product selection and how we worked alongside 2N® to deliver a solution which helped Eastern Voice and Data to ensure security in schools.

Key Challenges Included:
– Ensuring the security of both employees and pupils
– Support for third-party devices
– Creating a solution which could be centrally managed

The Customer

Eastern Voice and Data are specialists in the supply, support and installation of IP products. Their portfolio covers a range of IP devices including Access Control Systems.

Eastern Voice and Data supply to a range of businesses including those in the public sector, hospitality and private sectors. Always striving to provide the very best experience to their customers, Eastern Voice and Data work with carefully selected manufacturers and suppliers to ensure an optimal level of service.

Business Challenges

Eastern Voice and Data set out to create a secure, easily manageable solution for its client, a specialist academy providing 24-hour curriculum for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. With a high turnover of staff, the academy found that they were spending a lot of time visiting sites to update their systems and ensure access rights were removed from former employees.

The key factors Eastern Voice & Data were faced with include:

  • Security – Security is key in edicational institutions, the site needed to be secure whilst also allowing staff to access areas at a push of a button or swipe of a key fob.
  • Integration – The solution needed to integrate with the existing systems and be easily managed by the central IT team.

The Solution

Security in schools is key and was the utmost priority when creating this solution. ProVu worked alongside 2N and Eastern Voice and Data to develop the ideal solution to address their application. The recommended solution consisted of:

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