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Created On: 03 June 2013 10:16 PM
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 03 June 2013 10:16 PM
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Ampman

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Hi

Anybody wired any of these in from new ?

I been asked to price for flats only 5 flats .

Have not see a proper spec but i think there is a 2 entrances so it will need to be able to work from both doors into the flats .

Anybody recommened a full proof system ?

cheers
 03 June 2013 10:18 PM
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slittle

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If you want a top spec system with video and all look at paxton net2 entry.

It's all IP based so cat5 wiring but really simple to install and they do free installer courses.

If you want something that works, try videx.


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 03 June 2013 10:34 PM
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Door entry, low cost options Bell System Telephones or Videx.
 04 June 2013 07:25 PM
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maltrefor

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When I was installing, maintaining and repairing door entry systems
this is the company that we mainly used for multiple flat equipment.

http://www.selectman.co.uk/
 08 June 2013 11:37 AM
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AlanKay

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A few more questions/suggestions;
Will the system have door release capability?
Who is responsible for the electric door lock?
If that lock is a maglock you should consider battery backup to keep the property secure during a power cut.
As there are two entrances, your chosen system must be smart enough to release the door at the calling station only.

Modern digital systems are easy to install, some require only a single twisted pair, looped through each apartment's handset - and that pair carries doorbell, video, 2-way audio, and lock release signals.
Only downside with these is future maintenance. A single wiring problem anywhere in the system can cause corrupted data and random faults. Such problems can be very difficult to identify and locate - especially if the circuit topography has not been documented by the installer. - voice of experience...

HTH

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 09 June 2013 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by: AlanKay

. Such problems can be very difficult to identify and locate - especially if the circuit topography has not been documented by the installer. - voice of experience...

HTH


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 09 June 2013 06:08 PM
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Ampman

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Thanks for all replys ,

I have more info now .

I visited the site & looked Its a existing system that needs replacing .

There is a video camera on the front panel , doors only need to released from 1 position so the system doesnt need to operated from both entrances .

They will need to operate maglocks on the doors .

My question is the video done through the telephone wires ? There is no co-ax cable any where .

I could not ask tenants to look at handsets etc... as no body about .

Thanks again
 09 June 2013 06:18 PM
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Video works fine through Cat 5/telephone cable, no coax required.

regards

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Edited: 10 June 2013 at 08:11 AM by rocknroll
 09 June 2013 06:26 PM
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Ampman

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Cheers rock n roll ,

the existing system aint wired with cat 5 its basic telephone wire .

plus the existing setup looks well complicated , loads of boxes for different things ,

The newer models i been looking on internet look more user & installer friendly ,

I will advise on quote that cat 5 cabling should be used ,

cheers
 19 June 2013 01:41 AM
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BenjaminMashman

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I heard cat5 cabling will be very much helpful. Good luck!
 20 June 2013 12:00 AM
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Try Entryphone London.

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