Gira launches upgraded Home Station 7

Gira has unveiled the new Gira Home Station 7 to enhance door communications, featuring numerous upgrades such as improved speech quality, intuitive controls, and haptic technology for tactile feedback.

The surface mounted Gira Home Station 7 adds a level of security to the home ensuring that residents can see who is at the door before answering it. It can be easily mounted on walls or a stand so that it can be viewed from a distance.

Adhering to current aesthetic trends with a minimalist, urban-inspired design, it features a powerful 7” thin film transistor touch display which shows videos and still images from the exterior in high-resolution and rich contrast to capture every detail from exterior cameras whenever there is a caller.

It is available in two colours with a matching glass surface – pure white glossy with white glass or black matt with black glass.

“We are very proud to have a culture of innovation so that we keep developing our products as lifestyle requirements evolve,” said Mark Booth, managing director, Gira UK. “As accessibility tech comes into its own, we have made the surface-mounted Gira Home Station 7 even more intuitive so that end users can enable tactile feedback during full-touch operation, in a similar way to the vibrating haptic technology of today’s smartphones – which helps people living with sight loss or hearing loss to navigate the device. In addition to this, the unit also has a high speech quality speakerphone function to aid clear communication with visitors and couriers outside the property.”

The device also features automatic switch-on so it comes on automatically as soon as someone rings the doorbell so the resident can see who is at the door. Users can also use hotkeys on the device to switch the display on or off. The intuitive touchscreen menu on the display screen can be used to easily control the device, allowing users to tap the ‘answer door’ button to activate the microphone to speak to the visitor and then press ‘open door’ to let them in.

Users can set favourite functions for quick and efficient operation from the start screen as an extra layer of control with one-touch buttons under the screen. This means users can switch on lights or open the door even when the display is switched off. The device can also indicate when visitors have been missed as well as notify users of ringtone deactivation or system status. Up to 200 recordings of camera footage can be stored in the device’s memory so the homeowner can always see who visited, even when they were not home. The device can also make calls to other stations within the household to talk to other family members around the house.

The Gira Home Station 7 is suitable for both new builds and existing homes in tandem with the Gira DCS 2-wire bus system. The device is simple to install via a mounting plate which has a connecting cable so it can be fixed to walls giving a profile height of just 24mm or attached to furniture in reception areas or a desk, if required. Up to 28 Gira surface-mounted video home station 7 devices can be supplied from the DCS bus in an apartment building, without an additional power supply to each home station being required.

Integrators can enable certain functions for users. For example, in a rental property, the device can be programmed so that changes to the setting can only be made by the landlord using a PIN. It can be commissioned via a push-button start-up function, or the Gira Project Assistant. SD cards can be used to export recorded images, import additional ringtones or to back up the settings so they don’t have to be re-programmed if the device is replaced. The integrator’s contact details can also be stored on the device as a digital business card so that users can get hold of them quickly and easily if needed.