Features of our new intercom

  • Built-in WiFi for easy installation
  • Wide-angle camera for enhanced security
  • RFID for fob and keycard access
  • Cast aluminum for improved durability
  • Ultra bright LED display for visibility day or night
  • Backward compatibility for fast upgrades

 

Prerequisites

 

Replacing your existing ButterflyMX video intercom with our new model is fast and easy. In this post, we’ll show you how to remove your existing intercom, test the wiring, and replace it with our new model. Read on to get started.

 

How to replace your existing ButterflyMX intercom with our new intercom:

  1. Remove the existing intercom
  2. Remove the I/O port cover and disconnect the wiring
  3. Remove the existing backplate
  4. Test power and ethernet connections
  5. Mark and drill holes for the new intercom using the mounting template
  6. Install the mini-mount
  7. Prep new intercom for installation
  8. Install new backplate
  9. Double-check and test connections
  10. Connect all wires securely to the I/O port
  11. Close I/O port
  12. Secure and lock the new intercom to the backplate

 

1. Remove the existing intercom

 

installer removes the existing intercom

 

Using the original key provided, unlock the existing intercom from the backplate and remove the intercom. Note: if you don’t have the key, please contact our support team to request a new one.

 

2. Remove the I/O port cover and disconnect the wiring

 

installer removes the I/O port cover and disconnects the wiring

 

Using a screwdriver, remove the I/O port screws to separate it from the intercom. You’ll find the power wire, ethernet cable, and relay cables behind the I/O port cover. 

 

3. Remove the existing backplate

 

installer removes the existing backplate

 

Using a screwdriver, remove the screws to separate the existing intercom’s backplate from the wall.

 

4. Test the current power and ethernet connections

 

installer tests the current power and ethernet connections

 

Ensure the existing power supply is providing 24 volts. If the voltage is within this 24-volt range, you can replace the existing barrel connector with the new phoenix connector. If the voltage reading is poor, you’ll need to re-run the power cable with the one provided with the new intercom.

 

5. Mark and drill holes for the new intercom using the mounting template

 

installer marks and drills holes for the new intercom using the mounting template

 

Use the mounting template provided with the new intercom to mark the drill holes. Once marked, drill the holes and insert the provided anchors. Be sure that they are properly secured into place.

 

6. Install the mini-mount

 

installer installs the mini-mount

 

The mini-mount is used to hold the new intercom in place while securing it to the wall.

 

7. Prep the new intercom for installation

 

installer preps the new intercom for installation

 

Remove the I/O port cover from the new intercom using the tool provided. Be sure to keep the I/O port cover, screws, and tool in a safe place.

 

8. Install the new intercom backplate

 

installer installs the new intercom backplate

 

Using the mini mount to hold the backplate and new intercom in place, screw the screws for the backplate into the wall.

 

9. Double-check and test all connections

 

installer double-checks and tests all connections

 

Check the voltage again to ensure the power supply is providing 24 volts. We also recommend testing the ethernet wire again to make sure nothing came loose during the installation.

 

10. Connect all wires securely to the I/O port

 

installer connects all wires securely to the I/O port

 

Ensure that all wires are securely fastened so they do not come loose or become disconnected when securing the intercom to the backplate. Also, ensure that the door relay wiring is wired in the appropriate state, depending on the type of access control system or lock it is connected to. 

 

11. Close I/O port

 

installer closes I/O port

 

Using the provided tool that came with the new intercom, screw the I/O port cover back onto the new intercom intercom. Be sure that all the screws are fastened properly, or the intercom will not close.

 

12. Secure and lock the new intercom to the backplate

 

installer secures and locks the new intercom to the backplate

 

Secure the new intercom to the backplate and lock it with the provided key. 

 

Once these steps have been completed, the intercom is ready to be powered on and activated. To activate your new intercom, follow the instructions on the screen. If you have any additional questions, please refer to our installation documentation or contact support.

 

Author

Jon Tamn

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