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Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by chappers, 31 Oct 2010.

  1. chappers

    chappers

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    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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  3. Alarm

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    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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    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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    Thanks for getting back.
     
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    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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    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 :p
     
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    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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    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 :D
     
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