June 25, 2012
- Normally a wireless intercom at a security door
or gate has a limitation in that it can only communicate short ranges
with someone inside or near a house or business. With a new Cellular
Network Wireless Intercom now available, the intercom can call any
landline or cell phone no matter where in the world it is. And it still
requires no expensive trenching or wiring.
IO1012 Infinite-Range Wireless Cellular
by RoveTec not only lets its owner talk to
visitors, but it also has the ability to trigger a gate opener or
electric door lock by pressing a key on the telephone keypad. The gate
or door can also be triggered with text messages. In the event of a
party or other situation where lots of people will be entering the gate,
a text message could be sent to the gate to latch it in the open
position. At the end of the party, another message is sent to close it
As long as a gate or door is within range of a cell
phone tower based on GSM-based cellular service (AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.), then
this intercom will work. A 3G version that will work on other carriers
is also in development.
Three telephone numbers can be programmed in the
IO1012, whether they are landline telephones or cell phones. When a
visitor arrives at the intercom and presses the button, it dials the
first number. If the first number does not answer, the intercom dials
the second number, and then the third. Visitors should always be able to
reach someone so important deliveries or visitors will not be missed.
Visitors can also use their cell phone as a gate
opener remote control if their telephone number is programmed into the
intercom. The IO1012 uses the caller ID of a mobile phone to identify
callers, and when it identifies callers on the list, it activates its
internal relay, which opens the gate. Numbers for delivery drivers,
landscaping personnel, friends, family members, or anyone who needs
access to the property can be programmed. Since the system doesn't
actually answer the phone call, it doesn't use any minutes from a cell
phone plan. It is more secure than typical wireless remotes since the
gate won't open without the correct Caller ID coming in with a call.
Says RoveTec Marketing Director David Onslow, "With
the IO1012 there is no need to run a telephone line or wires to the
system, thereby eliminating the expense and mess associated with that
task. You can pay for many years of phone service with the money you'll
save, plus you'll get benefits you just can't get from other systems."
For more information go to
or call 888-298-9489.