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Topic # 209144 14-Mar-2017 14:35 Send private message quote this post

Hi All,

 

I'm trying to find the following, I really don't think a decent version of it exists but I'm posting here in the hope that you can all prove me wrong.

 

All I want is a 2-way doorbell/Intercom with the following characteristics:

 

1) Wireless. I don't want cables.
2) Battery operated on both ends - see point 1 re: no cables.
3) It MUST NOT require the Internet or a Smartphone app etc. I'm not a fan of the IoT.
4) Video would be great but it's entirely optional.
5) I'd rather it didn't cost $250+, but willing to look at anything ATM.

 

At the moment I could just get 2 handheld CB radios and blutack one to the front door and this'd do the job! But it's a tad ugly.
Like most people, we get a lot of courier packages these days and we want to be able to say "Just upstairs, be down in 30 seconds" when a courier rings.

 

So far I have found this:

 

Chamberlain NDIS Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Portable Intercom

 

But it doesn't get great reviews and has to come from the US (also not sure how legal 900Mhz is here)

 

Anyone other suggestions? I went to Jaycar and they don't have anything fitting the bill.

 

Thanks!

 

- el muppo.


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  Reply # 1736516 14-Mar-2017 20:42 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Why don't you want an IoT device? The Russian hacker can answer your doorbell for you when you're not around and tell the door to door marketers to go away.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1736576 14-Mar-2017 22:16 Send private message quote this post

It sounds like pulling the CBs apart and replacing in a more appropriate casing might be an option?

If its couriers, then perhaps adding some extra delivery instructions?



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  Reply # 1736657 15-Mar-2017 09:17 Send private message quote this post

sbiddle:

 

Why don't you want an IoT device? The Russian hacker can answer your doorbell for you when you're not around and tell the door to door marketers to go away.

 

 

 

Don't make me rage!  Things like ring.com are hilarious. 1) You've got to have your Smartphone with you and charged. 2) You have to pay for "premium" bits of the service.  3) If/when ring.com go tits up, you've got an expensive bit of nothing. 

 

 

 

wazzageek: It sounds like pulling the CBs apart and replacing in a more appropriate casing might be an option?

If its couriers, then perhaps adding some extra delivery instructions?

 

This really isn't such a bad idea and might be something I do.  I just thought it'd be so simple and easy to do, but it appears not.


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  Reply # 1736659 15-Mar-2017 09:25 Send private message quote this post

Set up a DECT handset & remove all the buttons bar intercom? I imagine it would be more secure than CB.

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  Reply # 1736715 15-Mar-2017 11:20 Send private message quote this post

If you want simple you've come to the wrong place ...





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  Reply # 1736723 15-Mar-2017 11:34 Send private message quote this post

MikeAqua:

 

If you want simple you've come to the wrong place ...

 

 

Hahaha well, yes, that's true.  I just thought a lot of people here have encyclopedic knowledge of such things and would know the perfect product!  When I started looking I expected to have 500 options to choose from, but apparently it's a very niche requirement.  I guess the IoT is what people (think they) want these.


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  Reply # 1745906 22-Mar-2017 15:39 Send private message quote this post

MOTHER OF GOD.

 

 

 

I think you've found exactly what I was looking for.

 

 

 

It's even not ugly.

 

 

 

For that price I'll buy one at see if it's any good.

 

 

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH.


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  Reply # 1746358 23-Mar-2017 12:29 Send private message quote this post

Ta da !!!

 

Pleased to be of service :-)





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