Concrete wall intercom installation

 

As an installer, you will likely encounter customers who want to install a ButterflyMX Video Intercom in a variety of building types and styles. A common building type is one with concrete walls. This may cause you to wonder: can ButterflyMX Video Intercoms be mounted on a building with a concrete wall?

Yes, you can install ButterflyMX Video Intercoms on a concrete surface. The mounting system is specifically designed to attach securely to concrete, providing stability and durability. This ensures that the intercom will withstand weather, usage, and temperature changes while seamlessly blending with the concrete architecture.

 

How to install a ButterflyMX Intercom on a concrete wall

Installing a video intercom on a concrete wall might seem intimidating at first glance, but it’s actually very easy.

Follow these six steps to install a ButterflyMX Video Intercom on a concrete surface:

  1. Gather materials
  2. Drill holes
  3. Connect wiring
  4. Integrate with the access control system 
  5. Apply silicone
  6. Activate the intercom

 

Concrete wall intercom installation

 

Step 1: Gather materials

Before getting started, make sure you have all the required materials for installation:

  • The Video Intercom
  • Mounting hardware
  • Concrete drilling tools

 

Step 2: Drill holes

Next, you’ll need to mark the installation area for the intercom and drill holes for the mounting screws. Be sure to use proper drill bits and anchors suitable for concrete to guarantee a secure installation.

 

Step 3: Connect the wiring

The ButterflyMX Video Intercom needs three connections: power, internet, and a connection to the door lock. Connect the intercom to a dedicated power source. If there is a significant distance between the intercom and the power source, you may need an extension cable of the appropriate gauge.

Additionally, the intercom requires a hardwired Ethernet connection. If the distance from the intercom to the router is more than 300 feet, you’ll need a network switch.

 

Step 4: Integrate the access control system

If you’re integrating our ButterflyMX Intercom with the ButterflyMX Access Control System (ACS), connect the relay outputs from the intercom to the relay inputs on the ACS. If there’s no ACS, you can connect directly to the door lock using an isolation relay to safeguard the intercom from inductive kickback voltage.

 

Step 5: Apply silicone

Remember to apply silicone around the edges to prevent water from seeping in, especially when mounting the intercom on an outdoor concrete surface. Once the intercom is mounted, secure it by locking the latch key.

 

Step 6: Activate the intercom

Finally, to activate and set up the intercom, contact our support team. This process involves entering a code generated from the ButterflyMX OS during installation. If you face any problems or require additional assistance, feel free to reach out to our solutions architecture team for technical questions.

 

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