Bird Home Automation launches accessible door communication add-on

A new add-on module introduced for DoorBird enables accessible door communication using acoustic and visual signals to help those with impaired hearing or vision to enter homes and buildings.

Accessible communication systems must simultaneously address two of the three senses – sight, hearing and touch. The so-called two-sense principle ensures that entrance areas are accessible and usable for people with sensory impairments without the help of third parties.

To meet these requirements, Bird Home Automation developed the special D2100E Accessibility intercom module, which is integrated into DoorBird intercom systems specifically for use in homes and public buildings such as retirement homes, educational institutions, and hospitals.

The Accessibility module visualises the current status of the DoorBird door station through three pictograms: call, talk and open door. There is also a hearing loop that can wirelessly transmit the audio signal from the intercom to the visitor’s hearing aid. The visual display and induction loop makes communication easier for people with hearing impairments and all hearing aid users.

Braille can also be added to the IP-based door intercoms so that the information is easy to feel. This also reduces the sensory barrier for people with visual impairments.

Existing IP video door stations of the D21x series can be retrofitted with the DoorBird D2100E Accessibility integration module. New door stations can be equipped with the additional module with just one click and ordered via the 3D configurator.