Connecting a doorbell with Microsoft Teams
Find out how we did it
Connecting a smart door intercom to Microsoft Teams. That sounds interesting! We at Safe-Connect agreed. We found a way to operate the door and process calls through Microsoft Teams. After a successful implementation for our customer, we were convinced that this is an added value when physically welcoming customers.
From request to solution
One of our customers wondered if it was possible to answer incoming doorbell calls from within Microsoft Teams. Interesting. At Safe-Connect, we love a challenge, so we set out to find a solution.
We quickly found out that Robin’s smart intercom came with a powerful web interface. By connecting this to a WebRelay, we could ensure that the doorbell could be controlled remotely. This connection was set up over Power over Ethernet (PoE). The only remaining hurdle we had to take was to find a way to connect this doorbell to Microsoft Teams.
Cybergate offered the solution. It is an application in Microsoft Azure and serves as a gateway between the doorbell and Teams. With Cybergate’s interface, you easily add Teams users. All you will need beyond that is the connection between Teams and Voice over IP (VoIP). The connection allows you to answer calls, receive incoming video and operate the door both in the office and at home.
A convenient solution with little effort
With a good configuration, you’re in for a long time. You then only need to adjust who on your team receives the calls. This is done via Cybergate’s simple interface.
Connecting IP cameras to Microsoft Teams
New feature: with this configuration, you can now integrate IP cameras into Microsoft Teams. This gives you a convenient solution for keeping an eye on things from within your familiar Teams environment. All this in a secure way through the integration of Microsoft Azure. With a growing number of supported brands, chances are you can already use it.
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