If you’re installing a ButterflyMX intercom and reading this post, you should have already unboxed and registered the ButterflyMX surface intercom. Now, the next step is to install the ButterflyMX backplate. Read the instructions below to learn how.

 

How to install the ButterflyMX surface intercom backplate to the wall:

  1. Plan where the backplate will go
  2. Mark the holes with a Sharpie
  3. Pre-drill the holes
  4. Route the wires through the hole in the backplate
  5. Screw the backplate into the wall
  6. Double-check your work with a level

 

Step 1: Plan where the backplate will go

Use a level to plan the placement of the backplate.

 

Plan where the backplate will go

 

Step 2: Mark the holes with a Sharpie

Once you’re happy with the placement, mark the holes with a Sharpie.

 

Mark the holes with a sharpie

 

Step 3: Pre-drill the holes

Pre-drill the holes with a 5/32 bit.

 

Predrill the holes

 

Step 4: Route the wires through the hole in the backplate

Before you mount the backplate to the wall, make sure to route the wires through the hole in the backplate.

You should have a power cable, Ethernet cable, and a relay cable for the door strike.

 

Route the wires through the hole

 

Step 5: Screw the backplate into the wall

Once you’ve placed the backplate in position, begin screwing it into the wall.

 

Screw in the backplate

 

Step 6: Double-check your work with a level

Before you mount the intercom, double-check your work with a level to ensure the backplate is straight.

 

Check your work with a level

 

And that’s how you install the ButterflyMX backplate. Be sure to check our installation guide for more information on installing our smart video intercoms.

 

 

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Meredith Murray

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