Retrofitting a door intercom: smart options for your home

Retrofitting a door intercom: smart options for your home

Modern living comfort means making daily routines as convenient and secure as possible. This includes knowing who’s ringing your bell – before you open the door. Our article explains how you can retrofit a door intercom and even connect it to your Smart Home.

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.

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 modular door intercom that can be customised according to your needs.

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:

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. There are plenty of options in terms of colours and materials: the Gira System 106 is available in stainless steel, aluminium, and traffic white. 

Retrofitting door communication: all options at a glance.

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:  

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.  

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

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.

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.   

Remote access without the risk of unauthorised access: the Gira S1 safely encrypts your personal data.

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:  

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.  

Practical, robust, timelessly elegant: the Gira door station.

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