What you need to install an intercom system

Any door communication consists of two main components: an outdoor station and a home station for indoors. Older buildings rarely have a modern installation that meets highest quality standards in terms of audio and video. If you want to retrofit a door intercom, we recommend a modular solution such as the Gira System 106. Each module within that system has the same uniform measurements of 106,5 x 106,5 mm. This allows you to arrange single components vertically, horizontally, or in a square – depending on which design you prefer and on which surface the intercom is installed.  

Gira System 106: a flexible intercom for any home

Your entrance area should be set up in such a way that both you and your guests feel instantly welcome. With the Gira System 106, you will definitely leave a great first impression: its elegant minimalist design turns any house facade into a visual highlight. Apart from the classic surface-mounted installation, you can opt for a flush-mounted version that seemingly merges into the wall. There are plenty of options in terms of colours and materials as well: the Gira System 106 is available in stainless steel, aluminium, and traffic white. 

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The flush-mounted Gira System 106 is integrated into the house facade. Source: Gira

Retrofitting door communication: the best options

In your own home, a visually pleasing aesthetic should go hand in hand with practical functions for everyday use. To ensure that your door intercom meets your personal needs, you can combine a variety of functions:  

  • The Gira call button module 106 replaces the traditional doorbell. You can either have your name engraved into the metal surface or choose illuminated letters instead.   

  • The Gira speaking module 106 includes a high-quality microphone which automatically blocks out background noises. Needless to say, the speaker is made from weatherproof material.   

  • The Gira camera module 106 comes with a high photosensitivity, a wide recording angle, and backlight compensation. You can thus see precisely what is going on at your front door anytime. A break- and scratchproof black glass pane provides a secure layer of protection.  

  • Via the Gira info module 106, you can integrate additional information alongside your name, e.g. the house number or a corporate logo.   

  • The Gira display module 106 uses different symbols to show visitors the current status – when they can speak or when the door opens, for example.  

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All modules of the Gira System 106 have uniform measurements and can be freely combined. Source: Gira

How to make your door intercom smart

You’re already living in a Smart Home or plan to install one in the near future? Then it’s a good idea to update your door communication right away. The Gira System 106 can be connected to KNX networks via the remote access module Gira S1. This allows you to control your door intercom on the touch display of the Gira G1 or your smartphone. Via the DCS mobile app (with DCS standing for ”door communication system“), you can even welcome your guests when you’re not home – and switch on the outdoor lights or open the front door remotely. The DCS IP gateway thereby ensures that all transmitted data are safely encrypted. At the same time, a personal PIN protects the door opening function against unauthorised access.   

Weatherproof welcome with Gira door stations

For those who can do without smart features, the Gira door station offers a convenient alternative. The surface- or flush-mounted installation covers all essential functions, including:  

  • all button 

  • speaker 

  • microphone 

Name plates can easily be exchanged without opening the frame. As soon it gets dark, LEDs will illuminate the buttons – either in blue or white. The retrofittable door intercom is made from breakproof, UV-resistant, and water-protected materials so that it can withstand extreme weather conditions. A robust and reliable solution for door communication in any home.  

Gira motion detector Cube

To ensure that outdoor lights are only switched on when necessary, the Gira motion detector Cube provides several smart functions: it reacts to ambient brightness as well as thermal motion of passers-by. Thanks to this two-in-one combination, you can move around safely at night and save energy at the same time.

Gira motion and presence detectors

Lights that turn on automatically can scare off potential intruders and help you find your way in the dark. Thanks to their switch-off feature, they will also reduce your energy costs. Smart motion detectors allow you to activate light scenes, heating, ventilation, and blind systems when you enter a room. Once you leave, you can easily switch them off again.

Gira smoke alarm devices

Smoke alarm devices are essential at any home. Rightfully so, as timely warnings of fire and gases often save lives. Gira’s Basic Q, Dual Q, and wireless smoke alarm devices meet highest saftey standards. The label “Q” stands for certified quality, a long lifespan, increased durability, and less deceptive alarms. In addition, the photoelectric scattered light principle makes your home even safer: smart devices measure the density of fine smoke particles and trigger an alarm as soon as the threshold value is exceeded. Another benefit: the battery will last up to 10 years until the smoke alarm device must be replaced as required by law.

Gira KNX system

Imagine living in a house that knows your needs and habits inside and out. That turns the lighting on and off, regulates indoor temperatures, and takes over tedious chores – all by itself. The Gira KNX system was designed to offer exactly this kind of comfort: a variety of devices and features accommodating your daily routines in perfect sync.