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#195103 6-Apr-2016 13:23
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Hi All,


I have seen a few threads on various aspects of what I am looking at here, but nothing that pulls it all together, for what I am looking for.


Our Need


A solid wood gate at the start of the pathway that runs up to our front door. This needs to be magnetically locked, so that it can be released remotely. I am considering getting the gate and the locking mechanism installed by a professional and sourcing the release/camera/intercom/pinpad solution myself (reason for this, I will outline later). Are the magnetic locks a simple relay type control that operates off a pulse or power drop type principle? Is there a standard interface?


The release/camera/intercom/pinpad solution needs to provide all those things and ideally work with a centralised (in our hallway, which is approx 20 metres away) screen/intercom and lock release. We also want an app to be available on our iphones/ipads that will support monitoring/alerting while we are off our WiFi network (so Cloud based). Storage to be cloud based too.


So the solutions we are looking for are;


A) Gate provider with the magnetic lock installed, awaiting signal from monitoring solution


B) A monitoring solution (Camera(s), Intercom, Pinpad and magnetic lock release). If this can also easily support expansion to be a full home security solution in the future, so additional cameras etc


C) Any recommendations around suppliers who can do A) and B) together!


Many thanks in advance!





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  #1527445 7-Apr-2016 09:39
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I don't have anything to add about intercom options but I can give you a little more info about the common electric door strikes;


Typically they are 12 or 24V DC and for a domestic sized strike the power requirement is typically quite low, something like <500Ma @ 12V.


You can get them in both "fail safe" or "fail secure" models - i.e failsafe types need to be energised to lock, the fail secure types need to be energised to unlock.  The type you chose will depend on being able to enter/exit the property safely when there is a power cut, fault or emergency.


Nearly all gate controllers/intercoms/keypads/security systems that I have seen will be capable of providing the correct signal, or at worst through a relay.

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