2-way audio
  • I know I'm on the far end of an edge case scenario here, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

    I don't have anything setup yet, I'm waiting for cameras to arrive (Hopefully worth the wait). The cameras I've selected don't do audio, which in general I'm OK with, but I also don't like any of the doorbell options out there, so I was considering either getting one camera with 2 way audio, or possibly getting a device that's 2 way audio only? I have no idea what that would look like or how/if it could be pulled into SS, but I figured I'd ask here first. Anyone have a 2 way audio solution that they'd endorse, either via a camera or some other cool solution that they've integrated into SS?
  • SecuritySpy currently supports two-way audio for Axis, Dahua, Hikvision and Amcrest cameras. We're also working on ONVIF two-way audio support, which should be added in the near future.

    So the best solution at the moment would be to get a camera from one of the above manufacturers that offers two-way audio. A few models have a built-in microphone and speaker (e.g. AXIS M1065-L, Hikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IW); others require you to add your own external microphone and speaker.

    SecuritySpy doesn't support any non-camera audio devices (I have never seen a non-camera two-way audio device - the closest would be an Axis network speaker, but this doesn't have a microphone and SecuritySpy doesn't support this, at least yet).
  • Thanks @ben. In the short term, I grabbed one of the Hikvision doorbells. It looks like the models you linked to were both indoor units and I need something that can handle the weather. Hopefully a better option will present itself in the future.
  • Yes, the Hikvision doorbell should be a good solution, and as you say it's designed to be outside. Let me know how you get on with it.

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