Add videos to the audio intercom.

Cupertino, July 13, 2021

Long time reader, poster for the first time. & # x200B; Looking for feedback and advice, about adding videos, rather than replacing, my current audio intercom system. They share a common entrance with 3 other homes (4 in total) that have an old audio intercom "AIPHONE" that also allows the opening of the common door. When someone presses the button, you hear a buzz in the house, as soon as you pick up, you can hear a two-way sound and the receiver has a button to open the common door. The system would be about 20 years old and, since it "just works" and the fact that I would need the consent of the 3 neighbors, there are no plans to replace this.

[Outside Buttons](https://preview.redd.it/bd9qarqxwwa71.jpg?width=1536&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=3a86a3f3e89e579d8029356cfa824162170cacfa) Ideally, I would like to appear on the device when the external button is pressed. was pressed and have the opportunity to watch videos. This would be either through an iPad in the kiosk mode that I intend to mount inside the current receiver, or through my phone when I am somewhere else in the house or outside the house. When I was at home, I would still use the old sound receiver. I found this link about adding a refund that might work [Make a dumb doorbell smart with Shelly 1 - Share your Projects! - Home Assistant Community (home-assistant.io)](https://community.home-assistant.io/t/make-a-dumb-doorbell-smart-with-shelly-1/228215). & # x200B; Inside the receiverâ & # x20AC; & # x2122;

[Inside Handset on the hook](https://preview.redd.it/1i9ziao3xwa71.jpg?width=1536&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=4f7e0cb4bfadb36501eec15a5d86194716c8266f) & # x200B;

[Inside Handset off the hook. Button is to open the dor. ](https://preview.redd.it/7r10tlo5xwa71.jpg?width=1536&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=01931af5849d93b16eab0e4140392dd39dadfb17) you also have a push button on them. I would like to avoid people ringing the video bell, rather than the audio intercom. My concern about mounting an HKSV-compatible camera over the intercom is that the camera is unlikely to do a good job of capturing people's faces. I'm open to using something other than HKSV, because I'm already using homebridge for a number of things, but my current video experience with homebridge via the FFmpeg plug-in isn't great and not something I'd like to rely on for use (the open idea for hearing is that people have had better and more instant experiences with other hombridge-based plug-ins). Thank you for carrying with me until the end of this post. I would love to hear everyone's feedback and contributions.

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