Telephone Intercom Systems
A telephone intercom system is an integral part of today’s electric automatic gate systems. It is usually installed on the outside of the gate on a pedestal or flush-mounted in a wall. It is used by visitors to communicate with the residence or business to gain access and allows for voice communication or simple access via a keypad.
Telephone Intercom Systems come with two options for voice communication. One is to run an extension of the phone line already attached to the building to the telephone keypad. The other option is to provided a dedicated phone line and phone number to the unit. This option is advisable when there is no other phone line on the premises or the building is far enough away from the gate that the cost of trenching would be prohibitive.
Below are some of the best-selling models and products Access Control Systems installs.
Doorking (DKS) 1812 – the Workhorse The model 1812 is the telephone intercom system most sold. It allows homeowners to use their telephone an an intercom to speak to and grant access to guests at the gate. There is no requirement for an additional phone line with this unit and it gives a distinct ring to differentiate from an incoming phone call. Access Control Systems can easily integrate a pin-hole camera into the unit that will be unnoticeable to the person at the gate. There are three models; the 1812 Classic – tried and true; 1812 Plus – upgraded system; 1812 Access – internet capable for web access.
Elite EL25 – with data tracking capability. The EL25 is an adaptable telephone entry/access control system . It is designed for private residences and gated communities, yet fully adaptable for use in apartment buildings, condo complexes, office parks and commercial sites. The EL25 is designed to manage between 1 and 25 occupants with a total of 250 access codes. The EL25 can be purchased as a standard unit without any unnecessary options. Available modules let you expand the system with complete control. An optional Wiegand module lets you add on card readers, proximity readers and keypads to control up to four separate entrances around the property, optional pin-hole camera for CCTV. Data is logged and can be downloaded to a laptop in the event of an unwanted entry to find out codes and times of granted access.
RE-1 – Novel Design. The RE-1 is a residential and commercial grade telephone entry system. It allows for communication with visitors at a remote location, where access is granted via the user’s touch-tone telephone. In addition to its innovative design, it contains the advanced features required for even the most demanding applications, such as time zones, built-in transaction log, radio receiver and an optional pin-hole camera for CCTV.
Doorking 1808 – Dedicated phone line. The model 1808 is a small compact telephone entry system that is loaded with features. The distinctive styling of the 1808 makes it ideal for small residential or commercial applications. And, by adding the optional built in directory, the 1808 is ideal for small multi-home gated community applications. The 1808 is available in surface mount style only. Visitors are identified by voice communication via the telephone. Access is granted by pressing 9 on your touch tone telephone, or access can be denied by simply hanging up. The 1808 is available with or without a small, built-in directory. Contact your professional DKS system installer for more information about this and other DKS products.
AAS Phonelink – Great For Solar Gates. The AAS PhoneLink telephone entry system is a “No Phone Line” residential telephone entry system, allowing you to use your existing telephone line without creating an addition to the phone bill. It is ideal for solar systems because of its low current consumption and 12 VDC standard voltage. The PhoneLink system allows the user to conveniently screen entrants from thesecurity of the house. When a guest presses the call button, a double ring alerts the user inside the home that someone is at the gate. The gate can be called and latched open without a guest being present at the gate. This system also features a “one-shot” code, which enables the user to safely give out a code for one time use only. Features include 500 code capacity, optional camera available for CCTV, blue night lights.
DK1837 – Multi-residence or apartment buildings. The Model 1837 is an ideal telephone entry and access control system suited for medium to large apartment and gated community applications as well as office buildings and industrial sites. The eight-line LCD display features big 1/2-inch characters for easy viewing and your personalized message appears on the screen when the system is not in use. Unique “One Touch” CALL button makes this system one of the easiest to use on the market today! The built-in electronic directory, easy to use Remote Account Manager programming software, card reader interface and expandability options make this unit an ideal choice for those applications with a large number of system users and entry locations. The 1837 unit can be programmed through a modem connection as well as have data retrieved.
Elite Model EL2000 telephone entry system is designed to complement virtually any gated community and is flexible enough to be used in apartment buildings, condo complexes, office parks and commercial sites. The EL2000 features a 5-inch backlit LCD screen and clearly displays up to 4 lines with 20 characters per line, making it a great choice for multi-tenant installations. The system is capable of accepting up to 2,000 totally flexible codes. These codes can be programmed as directory codes or access codes. The EL2000 may be purchased as a base unit or can be ordered with optional plug-in modules. This allows you to choose only the plug-in modules you need, depending on the specifics of the job. Optional modules let you expand the system to fit your specific needs. The Wiegand output module lets you add card readers or remote keypads. An optional camera is available for CCTV. The system is designed to automatically detect the addition and location of each new plug-in module, making installation and programming faster and easier than ever before.