Using IP phone to control door access

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Aug 27th, 2008
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Hello, we are looking for a way to use the cisco voip phone to control door access, does anyone know if this can be done or how it can be done.

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dezoconnor Wed, 08/27/2008 - 11:42
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Certainly possible. Any door entry system that supports DTMF should work for you. You may require an ATA to pass DTMF to the door entry device. We've used devices from these guys in the past

gonzalezel Wed, 08/27/2008 - 11:49
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How are you using it? Does it allow you to open gates remotely say by pressing a button or entering a code into the phone?

dezoconnor Wed, 08/27/2008 - 12:41
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When the user presses the intercom button it rings the ip phone so you can have a conversation. The device can be setup with a code so that when security have finished talking they type in the code on the ip phone and this unlocks the door.

pbogaerts Wed, 09/24/2008 - 23:09
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Does someone have configuration examples for the CME to control locks with an ATA-186, I don't have experience with it and did a search but couldn't find an example


slongewa Fri, 09/26/2008 - 06:02
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We have several of these. We use a remote door box, which hits a ring generator (Valcom), the ring generator then comes into an FXO port on the router, that FXO port rings whatever number we need to ring. The user then answers on the IP Phone and dials whatever code is needed to open the door for the person on the other side. I'm not sure if these is the scenario that you're looking for, but this is something that we've set up a few times in the past.



gonzalezel Fri, 09/26/2008 - 12:34
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Yes Steve this is exactly what we are looking for. How difficult is the configuration? Thanks

paul0000102 Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:15
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Quite simple, register a Cisco Certifed Intercom to call manager. Set a DTMF (Dual Tone Multi Frequency) code. For example 321. I bought a Cisco approved Intercom recently. You can dial into the Cisco IP Phone Network and any Cisco Phone can control the door. For this application we was triggering an automated gate. Bought it from here


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