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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2018, 09:26:37 PM »
Thanks

Say standard intercoms (no clue what is used nowadays) and a Camera system (either with my own drive or a cloud service) +  Nest/ring doorbell - I should just wire with Cat6 and i'm fine?

Yes, better wire with CAT6 and  remember to terminate the wires to where the Modem\Router will be.

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2020, 05:07:25 PM »
Any recommendations for an outdoor security camera. I prefer wired and where I have a screen where I can see what's going on asides from using an app on my phone. I have heard you can get 2 weeks of free recording but I don't know what brand/service was used.

I know the thread says DIY, but I am willing to pay someone on the Queens area to install so if you know someone, a recommendation would be great.


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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2020, 08:04:22 PM »
Looking to do a DIY project for home intercoms/entry control/pa system

Can anyone recommend a good and affordable brand (can be Chinese too) that will have all options and easily integrated.

If I do a pbx I should be able to handle everything with sip, entry intercoms and phones can be used too, a good brand I found is Fanvil.

However I wonder if I have any affordable options outside of sip like the old Aiphone systems.

As a matter of fact I can get the Aiphone supplies pretty cheap on eBay but the cables are expensive and cumbersome to wire
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2020, 02:42:29 AM »
Looking to do a DIY project for home intercoms/entry control/pa system

Can anyone recommend a good and affordable brand (can be Chinese too) that will have all options and easily integrated.

If I do a pbx I should be able to handle everything with sip, entry intercoms and phones can be used too, a good brand I found is Fanvil.

However I wonder if I have any affordable options outside of sip like the old Aiphone systems.

As a matter of fact I can get the Aiphone supplies pretty cheap on eBay but the cables are expensive and cumbersome to wire

Look into Akuvox top notch stuff!

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2020, 05:53:41 PM »
Look into Akuvox top notch stuff!
Too smart!
On a serious note, where do you get pricing for these?
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2020, 01:02:18 AM »
Too smart!
On a serious note, where do you get pricing for these?

Low Voltage suppliers such as Brooklyn Supply https://blvs.com/

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2020, 08:30:47 PM »
Look into Akuvox top notch stuff!

It's being suggested to me, but I have hesitations about Chinese equipment on my home network. Any other suggestions?
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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2020, 11:53:16 PM »
It's being suggested to me, but I have hesitations about Chinese equipment on my home network. Any other suggestions?
Which brand is not Chinese nowadays...

Depending on what your specific needs are you might find non-Chinese brands, but they will run way way more expensive.

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2020, 12:01:00 AM »
The real trick is to get it from china and put on custom firmware #homeassistant

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Re: Low Voltage, Security, Intercoms Etc. DIY Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2020, 10:23:02 AM »
Which brand is not Chinese nowadays...

Depending on what your specific needs are you might find non-Chinese brands, but they will run way way more expensive.

Yeah. I've seen DoorBird and Butterfly MX. Probably waaaay more expensive. While a lot is Chinese, there's definitely good Taiwanese stuff out there, and if it's not on the ip network, I wouldn't be as hesitant about Chinese electronics.
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