ButterflyMX intercom pedestal


Every property you work at comes with its own unique set of needs and wants. When you install a ButterflyMX video intercom for your clients, they might ask for it to be set up in different locations or using different methods. Some may want it at a vehicle gate, some at a front door, and some even inside an indoor breezeway. As such, there may be instances in which mounting the video intercom on a wall isn’t possible. When this is the case, you can install the video intercom on a pedestal.

Read on to learn how ButterflyMX video intercoms pair with a pedestal.

Navigate this post:

  1. Can I install ButterflyMX on a pedestal?
  2. How to pick the right pedestal
  3. How to install the intercom on a pedestal


Can I install ButterflyMX on a pedestal?

Yes, you can install ButterflyMX video intercoms on a pedestal. When it comes to installing ButterflyMX video intercoms, mounting them on a pedestal is often a popular choice. This option is usually preferred when your clients specifically request a video intercom at their vehicle gate, by a glass door entrance, or in other areas where mounting on a wall isn’t possible.


How to pick the right pedestal

While we do not sell our pedestals, we work with PedestalPRO, which manufactures custom pedestals for our video intercoms and other access control products. They’ve designed and created a variety of different sizes, styles, and functions to fit both our 8- and 12-inch intercoms.

When picking the right pedestal for your client’s building, it’s important to consider:


Gate intercom pedestal


Which video intercom you’re installing

Before you pick out a pedestal, make sure you know which video intercom you’re setting up for your client. You can find a variety of designs and styles at pedestalpro.com, but keep in mind not all of them will work with every intercom we offer. Double-check that you match the right pedestal with either the 8- or 12-inch intercom your client bought.


How your client will use the video intercom

Next, you’ll want to think about how your client plans to use their new video intercom. If they want it to be at a vehicle gate, go for a car-height pedestal with a gooseneck so it’s easy for users in a vehicle to reach. But if they want it at the front entrance of their building or indoors, you can opt for a shorter pedestal that doesn’t have the extended reach.


How to install the intercom on a pedestal

Follow these steps:

  1. Purchase the pedestal
  2. Install the pedestal
  3. Attach the video intercom


Step 1: Purchase the pedestal

First, you will purchase the pedestal from pedestalpro.com. Be sure to take your time with this step and explore their range of options, and make sure you choose one that will work best with your client’s preferences and functional requirements.


Step 2: Install the pedestal

Once you’ve got the pedestal, it’s time for you to install it. In order to have a simple and secure installation, follow the instructions that are provided by the manufacturer.


Step 3: Attach the video intercom

Finally, once you’ve installed the pedestal, you’re ready to attach your client’s ButterflyMX video intercom to it. While the process may differ slightly due to the pedestal’s presence, you should still follow the standard installation instructions provided for the video intercom.


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