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Video intercoms
Started by mach5711 Apr 2017

Hey all,

I have been trying to pick an intercom to install at the front gate. There are so many to choose from and the prices vary alot.

I don't have power at the gate but I do have cat cable run up to the gate. Most units require a 12v power supply to power up the camera at the gate. Some units don't and this is what type I am after.

I thought about getting this one https://www.automotionplus.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=305

I have not really heard much about Eye Vision and was hoping some one on here has used them before or even seen the same unit branded as some thing else?

Or perhaps some one could recomend a decent and well priced intercom?




12 Apr 2017

Haven't heard of that one before but I was looking into one for the place that I'm currently renovating and my electrician was recommending me to get the Panasonic VL-SWD501BX. Heaps of features and only needs a cat cable to run.

Was out of my price range though so didn't end up getting one at all. 

Let us know what you end up going for, I'd be interested to know.

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15 Apr 2017

May not be exactly what you are after albeit worth taking a look.




I have one setup in my front porch and it works flawlessly to my devices. The best part is you can answer the front door/gate from anywhere in the world from your mobile, tablet or pc and talk back as well as record to the cloud.


If it were me i would install one of these at the gate, ensure you have good wifi coverage. Then you wont just have a boring old door bell, you will have a fully customised security camera, door bell, intercomm with recording at your fingrr tips thats you can access even when you are not home.


Its also very cheap