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Ed Nelson
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  12:29:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking for a way to remotely -- from a different location talk on a intercom or speaker. I have a security system and this would in hanse it greatly. Any ideas ??

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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  12:36:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have you considered using an IP camera that supports two-way audio? That gives you a simple plug-n-play installation without the need to hack into your existing intercoms.

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stusviews
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  12:47:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've enhanced our security using a DoorBell Fon. It allows us to answer the doorbell from any phone and buzz someone in from the phone, as well, or not.

I camera is facing the entry, too.

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Ed Nelson
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Posted - 04/30/2012 :  1:48:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks I'll check into that.
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alice mathew
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Posted - 07/19/2012 :  03:57:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DoorBell Fon is a nice option but it has one limitation that you can not mark the difference between a regular phone call and someone ringing a doorbell. For both, same message is "incoming call" is displayed.Beside this, it is a complicated system to install.
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stusviews
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Posted - 07/19/2012 :  11:32:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The DoorBell Fon has a different ring pattern, three quick rings. The door unit simply replaces the push button, two wires - that's it. No indoor unit is required as every phone in the home can communicate with the door unit.

Wiring consists of 1) connecting the other end of the push button wires to the door box controller and 2) running a phone cord between the phone line point-of-entry and the controller and 3) plugging in the controller.

In addition, a door strike controller is available allowing you to buzz someone in using the phone (or not).


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Tommy Varro
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Posted - 08/13/2013 :  12:46:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ed Nelson

Looking for a way to remotely -- from a different location talk on a intercom or speaker. I have a security system and this would in hanse it greatly. Any ideas ??


Tell more about your security system, What is it used for? Also anyone got that from detectorall?

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OmarClark
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Posted - 04/04/2014 :  02:48:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How intercom security camera system works? Recently I have bought the security camera system from [ restricted ]. I want to know how exactly it works.
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stusviews
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Posted - 04/04/2014 :  10:48:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Which specific camera?

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clittle30680
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Posted - 09/28/2014 :  11:25:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I can ask a question about this topic please answer if you can.

I have recently purchased an older home and started the upgrades. The one of the previous owner was in the security business however
all of the equipment was gone and most of the wiring. I elected to update the system with HD 16 camera system that works great. We had
and Oracle intercom in our last home which we brought with up. Works ok but is no longer available and not supported. The front door unit that worked off of batteries was great however time and rust go to it.

We are looking for a front door intercom system that will work through our 2.4 and 5.8 wireless phones or maybe wifi or through our our cell phones. Wiring to the front door is not easy with all brick construction.

Lastly we used X10 in the other house and now moving to the new home are moving to LED lights. What is the suggestion for that replacement. we still have the x10 system 20 or so modules but they dont shut down the LED LIGHTS.


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stusviews
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Posted - 09/28/2014 :  1:21:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you have two wires to a doorbell button at the front door, then you have adequate wiring for a DoorBell Fon.

You'll be able to respond using any corded or cordless telco phone and, with the outbound relay, buzz someone in (or not) if your front door has that wiring. An inbound relay can integrate the doorbell with your home automation network.

As you would expect, I suggest replacing the dated X10 modules with INSTEON devices. Many INSTEON device are X10 capable, so you can upgrade in stages. You can review each device's Owner's Manual on-line.

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