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chappers

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:24 pm Reply with quote

I am looking for a door entry system for two town houses I am currently developing, I have never needed one before so am totally in the dark.

As the houses are built upside down(living space on 1st floor) with a communal lobby I require each house to have two handsets each being able to open both their own entrance doors and the door to the communal lobby does such a thing exist and is there a relatively cheap option.
I could get away with the downstairs handset only opening the communal door but the upstairs one would need to open both.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:46 pm Reply with quote

Almost any half decent system will do this.
You would need two button handsets.
With a 2 door relay if needed.

Why go for cheap even relativilty cheap, its something they will use a lot and cheap = things breaking.
Comelit
SRS
Entryphone



These are all good
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:58 pm Reply with quote

Cheers for that Alarm , cheap wouldn't normally be my way however money is getting a bit tight and I do consider it a bit of a luxury, considering the living room windows do overlook the front door and are only one flight of stairs and a few steps down. But I do get your point and will seriously have a look at your suggestions.
Once again many thanks for taking the time out to reply
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:20 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for getting back.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:57 pm Reply with quote

Putting a system on the communal door would let visitors in out of the wet.

Most flats woudn't put systems on the individual house doors; they're not usually regarded as secure enough for the flat itself.

Would be cheaper and simpler too.

Most systems can have additional handsets in parallel if the houses want a handset upstairs and downstairs.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:22 am Reply with quote

Nothing wring with a electric strike on a flat if your in.When out the deadlocks would be in place.

You`ll also find the 2nd handset would be in series icon_razz.gif
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:39 pm Reply with quote

Alarm wrote:
Nothing wring with a electric strike on a flat if your in.When out the deadlocks would be in place.

You`ll also find the 2nd handset would be in series icon_razz.gif


No, I really really think you'll find the second handset would be in parallel.

http://www.entryphone.co.uk/pdf/WDA_1_200M.pdf - it's even labelled 'para tel'
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:59 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for showing me a picture from a supplier I know well.
You know any by name there?

Series = http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/165853

Definition ( brief) of series , if one item in the circuit fails then the rest will.
Think old xmas tree lights.

I love this old chestnut icon_biggrin.gif
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