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#272978 28-Jul-2020 16:01
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Hi all,




I want to automate my electronic gate and doorbell setup.


I've just bought this house and I have:


  • 1x gate motor with two paired key fobs to operate. Also has a keypad on the outside for code access.
  • 1x doorbell camera mounted on the outside fence
  • 1x VL-MWD272 unit on the inside wall next to the front door. Currently this cannot open the gate.



What I would like is:


I want to have an HD camera on the outside of the fence in a doorbell (to upgrade the existing unit, which is SD). I would like this to be connected to my phone via an app, and for it to be able to control the gate motor, so that I can grant access to the courtyard area for deliveries etc. I also want the internal control panel to be able to open/close the driveway gate.




The Ring Access Controller Pro, doorbell etc. would enable this, but I can't import the device. Are there other setups that could deliver the same?









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Master Geek

  #2530694 29-Jul-2020 12:35
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There's a dahua intercom that'll do it


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Wannabe Geek

  #2530825 29-Jul-2020 16:00
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Doorbird is worth looking at, I'm about to get one.

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  #2530850 29-Jul-2020 16:42
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@ribfeast Doorbird is average quality for the price. The video quality is average 720P and their cloud servers are in Germany so response time for a intercom call on your mobile will take a while to come through!

Do whatever you want to do man.


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Wannabe Geek

  #2531781 31-Jul-2020 00:17
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Check out Hikvision and their Villa Station series.




If you prefer Ring, there are ways to import the access controller pro.




If you are keen on Apple Home Kit, Doorbells should be available very soon, and ismartgate should integrate direct (although I can't be certain).

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