for Home and Business
A good quality intercom system is a must-have for every home or business. There are lots of choices when it comes to intercoms. You can choose a basic voice-only intercom, a video intercom or an intercom that calls your mobile phone.
We have solutions to cover most situations including upgrading older intercoms to newer, smartphone compatible systems
Check out the Dahua video intercom below which is suitable for multi-level or larger buildings:
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Several cables need to be run for a hardwired intercom security system.
Installing concealed wiring in an existing two storey home can be difficult but not impossible. It depends on a number of things including:
Intercoms need cabling. (Except the new Aiphone Cordless Video Intercom is completely wire free)
The Room Station needs to be connected to power. It also needs a cable run between it and the door station.
If you want to view the intercom while you’re away from home or use it as a security device to deter intruders the room station will also need to be connected to your internet router (some intercom systems need a cable for this some models use wi-fi).
If your intercom is for a single story home with ceiling access, any of the intercoms shown here can be used.
If you’re building a new multi-level home, ask the electrician to run cables during the frame stage for your intercom. We can advise on type and locations of cabling.
If you need a video intercom for a multi storey home or apartment AND you have an existing hardwired doorbell or older voice or video intercom any of the intercoms shown SHOULD be ok to use. (subject to site inspection)
The door station should be located so the visitor can press the call button while standing directly in front of your entry door. If the door station is a step or two away from your door, the visitor won’t be visible when you check your room station monitor – after he presses the button he will walk back to the door ready for you to open it!
The best way to achieve this is to mount the intercom at right angles to your door.
If your home does not have a wall at right angles to your front door the door station can be mounted on a right-angle bracket. Another option is to consider a voice-only intercom.
In the photo below, the camera doorbell unit is about waist-high. The impracticalities are obvious for both the visitor and the home owner. A better solution would be to mount the door station on a pole just behind the fence. A mounting height of around 150-160 centimetres is ideal.
The intercom requires a permanent connection to power to operate.
The smartphone intercoms are also connected to your internet router/modem – it also requires power so your internet works.
Therefore if the power fails your intercom won’t work. A relatively low-cost Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) can be added to the system to provide continuous operation even during a total power fail.
Speak to the office for more details.
Yes. the Dahua app is called DMSS and is available for Android and Apple.
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