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FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable Service

Setting up an analog door intercom system in the FRITZ!Box

You can set up an analog door intercom system in the FRITZ!Box; when you are away from home, you can then talk with visitors and open the door if you route the door call to an external telephone number, for example. If the door intercom has a camera, you can have the picture from the door intercom displayed on a FRITZ!Fon.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The door intercom system must have an a/b interface that uses DTMF tone dialing. Other 2-wire or 4-wire solutions are not supported.
  • Only functions offered by your door intercom system that are implemented according to the standard 1TR110 can be used. Proprietary functions (functions not defined in this standard) made available by the door intercom systems cannot be used.
  • The camera for the door intercom records images in JPG/JPEG, PNG or GIF file format. Other file formats, for example MJPG/MJPEG, are not supported.
  • The camera makes the images available via HTTPS, HTTP, or FTP.
  • A FRITZ!Fon with color display (FRITZ!Fon MT-F, C4, or newer) is required for picture display.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Connecting the door intercom system

  1. Connect the door intercom system to an analog extension on the FRITZ!Box (for example "FON 1").

2 Setting up a door intercom system

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Telephony Devices" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. If the analog port (for example "FON 1") that you connected the door intercom system to is already listed, click the (Delete) button for the device.
  4. Click the "Configure New Device" button.
  5. Enable the option "Door Intercom System" and click "Next".
  6. Enable the option "Door intercom system with a/b interface" and click "Next".
  7. When a bell button is pressed, the door intercom system calls the destination telephone number. In the "Telephone number of the doorbell" field, enter the number set for the individual doorbells in the door intercom system. To open additional fields, click "Add Doorbell".
  8. From the "Route doorbells to" drop-down list, select the telephones or telephone number the doorbell should be routed to:

    Important:You can either select one or several internal numbers, or you can select an external number. You cannot combine internal and external numbers.

    • If a specific telephone should ring, select the respective telephone.
    • If all of the connected telephones (broadcast call) should ring, select "All telephones".
    • If an external telephone number (for example another telephone line, mobile telephone) should ring, select "Telephone number" and enter the destination telephone number.
    • If more than one telephone connected to the FRITZ!Box (call group) should ring:
      1. Select the option "Call group".
      2. Select up to four telephones to be included in the call group.
      3. Click "OK".
  9. Click "Next" and then "Apply" to save the settings.

3 Configuring the door intercom system

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Telephony Devices" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Click the (Edit) button for the door intercom system.
  4. In the drop-down list "Outgoing calls via", select the outgoing call number that should be used if you want to route the doorbell to a mobile telephone or an external line.
  5. If you want to use the "Open" function key on a FRITZ!Fon, enter the character sequence for the door opener.
  6. If the door intercom system is equipped with a camera, enter the complete web address with the image files in the "Live image" field. This URL must end with the file format of the image (for example image.jpg). The image is then displayed on your FRITZ!Fon when there is a call from the door intercom system.
  7. Click "OK" to save the settings.

4 Entering tone intervals in the door intercom system

The following step is only necessary if you have to enter the interval for a ringing tone and busy signal in the door intercom system yourself (standard according to 1TR110):

  1. Enter 1000 ms +- 100 ms tone, 4000 ms +- 400 ms pause (425 Hz +- 10%) for the ringing tone.
  2. Enter 480 ms +/- 48 ms tone, 480 ms +/- 48 ms pause (425 Hz +- 10%) for the busy signal.