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  1. Soooo....See why it wouldn't be so hard for C4 to include a manual? I see no screws to remove the cover plate. Don't really want to rip it off. Does it just pop up with force?
  2. Something simple... How do you get that plastic covering off the nameplate without breaking the plastic? Do you have to take off the housing? If so, how to do this?
  3. Over the last 2-4 weeks all of a sudden the Intercom App on my iPhone keeps triggering (almost always between 11pm-5am) and waking me up. Sometimes there is an associated door announcement with it, most of the time not. When I view the intercom screen, nobody is at the front door. Besides reinstalling the App, any other suggestions?
  4. Here is what I have and what my needs are: I have a DS2 camera at the door. I also have an exterior Panasonic IP camera for my courtyard. I would like to add a very low profile and inconspicuous indoor IP camera that will be placed up high on a bookshelf looking over the family room and main corridor throughout the house. There is local power and a switch at the bookshelf. I don't need a camera that is capable of very low to no light. Low profile is the key. I would like the camera to have motion sensing built in to trigger the NVR to record on any motion event. So I need a camera and NVR that meets these needs. Any help would be appreciated.
  5. I am not creative. So my installer gave me a couple of brief ideas of things to engrave on keypad buttons. Is there a repository of laser etched keypad ideas? (kitchen lights, shades, etc)
  6. Building from scratch. So can pick whatever. I think I will have max of 4 channels but currently I only have two cameras. I just need a NVR server that allows an interface with an external disk drive(i have a spare 1 TB drive). Any suggestions? Trying to keep cost reasonable.
  7. 1. Can you record a "preconfigured" length of video after a motion detection event on the DS2, onto a NVR? (trying to keep the network overhead down on my home network) 2. Can you configure this length of time to record?
  8. So I will put a twist to this discussion... I do not have cat5 to my existing door bell/intercom station, but 2 pair twisted. Since the D2 does not have wifi capabilities, then i'm left with this option...https://www.doorbird.com/downloads/datasheet_a1071_en.pdf as a method to get power and data back and forth. So now I am paying a lot more for the D2 and now this. So given this extra cost, for those D2 believers above, is the product still worth it?
  9. Yeah, only want it in local amp mode. But my question is the ethernet port is still active and accepting commands from the system to turn the amplifier on?
  10. When the speaker point is running in local amp mode, what trigger options are available to turn it on and passthrough the audio?
  11. Not valuable would be replacing all 8 room stations with touch pad screens. Otherwise everything else in play.
  12. Have an old M&S intercom throughout the house integrated with our front door bell(s). Its time to get rid of the intercom and get a video doorbell (either door bird or c4). 1. I have 6 wire going to the door bell back to the existing master intercom controller and then 6 wire out to all the intercom stations 2. I have only one touchscreen in my house currently(kitchen) 3. I don't want to replace ALL of my intercom room stations, but am willing to replace a few strategic ones 4. I have alexa (echo dot) throughout the house 5. I'd like to have someone ring the front doorbell and: a) Hear the doorbell throughout my house and possibly in my backyard(i have one existing patio room station) b) Be able to see who's at the door from the intercom app, touch screen(s) and any of the TV's if they are on 6. I'd like to use any existing touch screens as intercoms Anybody have any suggestions on the hardware to make this work in a "value" driven way?
  13. With the Control4 Door Station and Alexa integration into C4 can an echo device pass on a door announcement?
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