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ur7x Posted - 09/15/2017 : 7:07:41 PM
I'm looking for some advice and options.

We just bought a new (to us) house that was built in the mid 90's
It had a door monitor system that over the years was replaced with a Comelit HFX-700 doorbell camera that was professionally installed.

This system is a disaster. It randomly rings when no one is at the door, and just as random, the system just turns itself off with no warning or notice; the doorbell button is still back lit like it is working.. And when you press it... nada. Reboot the thing and it is good for a day or two.

On Amazon these problems are well known and the advice there was to replace the factory 24VDC 0.8 Amp power supply with a 24VDC 2.5 Amp power supply. Tried that, the problems remain.

Two questions:
1) Is there anyway to get this system to actually work for more that a few days -OR-
2) Does anyone have a recommendation on a replacement system. I don't really need a door bell since the original intercom doorbell is also at the front door and works. I would like to replace the Comelit doorbell unit with just a door camera/monitor. The Comelit system has just a unshielded 20 gauge twisted pair wires and pulling any new wire to the front door will not be easy or an option.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
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Kaelyn Posted - 12/09/2020 : 10:35:14 PM
I currently have an aged Comelit HFX-700 intercom system linking the door and kitchen. It requires pushing a button and only then the video shows up on the intercom screen in the kitchen. I also have a normal doorbell (seems the prior owners didn't think it through). I'm trying to figure out do I just remove the intercom and install a video doorbell (ie Ring) or possibly repurpose the wiring from the intercom into an always on camera there (thinking HA). Any help would be appreciated
oliviagaallagher021 Posted - 10/30/2018 : 8:43:02 PM
I think there is a short circuit in your doorbell. Yes it is repairable but i think it will cost you as much as a new doorbell camera and also not everybody can repair it. I will recommend you 2GIG camera from Perfect Home Defense with free installation.

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