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jmhc
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  06:50:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greetings:

Does anyone knows an intercom system that when somebody push the button it rings a phone inside my condo but also rings my smartphone allowing to answer the ring and open the gate from the phone for people inside the apartment but also allows me to answer and open the gate when Im not a home.

Thank you.

stusviews
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  11:23:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We use a Doorbell Fon which allows us to speak to and, optionally, buzz in anyone who rings the doorbell using our landline.

An accessory outbound relay triggers an I/O Linc when someone presses the doorbell. It is also used in conjunction with an inbound relay operated by a KeypadLinc button to control the gate lock/buzzer.

From there, all that is needed is internet access to our Insteon network to both receive a text and operate the lock. We also have a camera facing the gate.


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jmhc
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  5:57:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stusviews

We use a Doorbell Fon which allows us to speak to and, optionally, buzz in anyone who rings the doorbell using our landline.

An accessory outbound relay triggers an I/O Linc when someone presses the doorbell. It is also used in conjunction with an inbound relay operated by a KeypadLinc button to control the gate lock/buzzer.

From there, all that is needed is internet access to our Insteon network to both receive a text and operate the lock. We also have a camera facing the gate.





Does this unit comunicate with smartphone?
I want to be able to get the ring in mynsmartphone too and been able to open the gate.
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stusviews
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Posted - 08/19/2013 :  6:19:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No. The Doorbell Fon communicates only with a landline. You would need to change the door box. The accessory relays can interface with Insteon devices and apps (both Android and iOS) are available for Insteon devices with the appropriate hardware.

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Robb
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Posted - 11/12/2015 :  05:58:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there,

I was just about to ask a very similar question and would like to see whether there are any news about this topic.

I've just found monkey on Kickstarter, it's a chip you install into your intercom phone to remote control your door.

Now I'm wondering if I should pre-order it - the idea itself sounds pretty simple, so I would assume similar systems are already on the market?

Thanks guys for your advice. Here's the link: http://kck.st/1G2Eq6n


Edited by - Robb on 11/12/2015 05:59:17 AM
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