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Elan Intelligent Video Doorbell Features Tamper Resistant Tech

Nortek Security & Control's Elan Intelligent Video Doorbell helps homeowners secure the main access point of their homes via remote answering technology.

Elan Intelligent Video Doorbell Features Tamper Resistant Tech
Designed to setup quickly through its auto-discovery features, the new Elan Intelligent Doorbell can be controlled through the company's control system interface.
Robert Archer · September 10, 2018

Bringing advanced analytic technologies into the residential security market, the new Elan Intelligent Video Doorbell made its market debut during the just completed CEDIA Expo 2018 show in San Diego.

Nortek Security & Control featured product in its booth during the annual trade event and says the product can be used by integrators to help homeowners add a high level of security to their homes' front doors. 

"The new Elan Intelligent Video Doorbell provides homeowners with an added level of safety and security for the main access point of their home," states Jeff Shaw, product manager, Elan. 

"Allowing users to answer the door from anywhere either in the home or remotely is just the start. As a doorbell camera, it integrates advanced motion analytics to accurately identify between people and moving objects such as a passing car and swaying trees, [and it was] developed [by] NSC's IntelliVision [brand]."

Elan Video Doorbell Integrates Easily 

The Intelligent Video Doorbell can seamlessly integrate into Elan's Surveillance systems for video recording and monitoring, and Elan states the product was developed to set up easily through the company's Elan Discover technology.

With this technology, Elan's home systems are able to auto-discover the door station, and once it is discovered it utilizes an auto-configuration function that facilitates its integration into Elan systems. 

Once the door station is integrated into an Elan system, the product acts like a surveillance camera to capture video for the security system's network video recorder (NVR). 

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In addition, the Elan Intelligent Video Doorbell "camera tamper feature" sends users a notice if the camera is covered by a hand, tape, a cloth, and more. 

"We developed the Intelligent Door Station to deliver both convenience and peace of mind," adds Shaw. 

The Intelligent Door Station is available in a choice of satin nickel, anodized black, and oil-rubbed bronze finishes.  

The door station's metal faceplate and small footprint enable integrators to retrofit the product into older legacy systems, which Elan says can deliver an easy security upgrade to customers. 

The product will start shipping later this fall.

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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