Wirelss intercom from basement to front door

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Wirelss intercom from basement to front door

I got the the following info via e-mail message from an elderly woman that lives near me. Any suggestions on what can work? Is there a wireless intercom that you recommend?

"The issue is I'm in the basement - I hear the door bell but by the time I get upstairs people are gone-- is there anyway for me to communicate with them to come in the house without spending my children's inheritance? " ​
 
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Old 01-07-16, 06:16 PM
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I've installed many wired door intercoms but never a wireless one. In searching around I didn't find a whole lot available in wireless.

I did find one and left the link. I would read the reviews before buying. I haven't tried them so I can't offer any "hands on" comments.
Chamberlain Wireless indoor/outdoor wireless intercom


I looked around and also found this one. It's a wireless intercom/camera system. Looks interesting. Here again.... I haven't personally tried it.
Wireless Color Video Doorbell with Two-way Intercom
 
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Old 01-07-16, 09:00 PM
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Are baby monitors two way or do they just listen? Just a thought.

Idea 2. Most people now have cell phones so get a second cheap cell phone for the door. Post the number over the door bell and carry the cheap phone with you. I say second phone so you wouldn't be posting your real number for the world to see and you can always change the cheap phones number if someone starts abusing it.
 
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Thanks guys. OK then can you recommend a no-frills simple wired system, exterior rated, which might work if wire fishing is reasonable.
 
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Old 01-09-16, 12:56 AM
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I only use Aiphone products for intercoms like this.

Very easy system to install. C-123L/A: ChimeCom System - Aiphone

It can actually replace an existing doorbell. It can use the same two wires. The outside unit is weatherproof with a pushbutton on it. It will ring inside when pushed. You can take down the doorbell and mount this in the same exact place. It has a pull string for answering calls. This basic system uses 4C batteries. You can also get an optional AC adapter.


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You may get wireless intercom's baby monitors etc. Could work. Another wired option is a system using the existing wires for the ringer (2 wires only).

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Baby monitors aren't weatherproof and have no way to be mounted outside.
 
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All very helpful info...thanks!
 
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