Review- VTO2301R-P 2mp Door Station/Doorbell Dahua/Empiretech

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Thank goodness no more wifi :p

Hey guys

VTO2311R-WP will be replace the wifi version, and the wifi version is end of life. Because the VTO2311R-WP is wifi and POE optional at same time.
Thanks for your attention.

Andy
 

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Thanks to @sebastiantombs for steering me in the right direction on that modification. He has a modification to allow it to ring the chime in the house that I will be adding to my list of things to try.
Did you happen to try whatever modification you mentioned above to get the house chime working? Would you mind elaborating what you did in order to accomplish this?
 

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Did you happen to try whatever modification you mentioned above to get the house chime working? Would you mind elaborating what you did in order to accomplish this?
No I have not tried it yet, other things have got in the way and with it hooked as alerts to our phones that are always close, it hasn't had the need to push up the priority list.

I do believe that @sebastiantombs has documented somewhere here how he modified a doorbell and he can probably find his post faster than I can LOL.
 

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No I have not tried it yet, other things have got in the way and with it hooked as alerts to our phones that are always close, it hasn't had the need to push up the priority list.

I do believe that @sebastiantombs has documented somewhere here how he modified a doorbell and he can probably find his post faster than I can LOL.
Gotcha, yeah that makes sense. Thanks for the quick reply! Also, since you used DMSS without internet access. I am assuming your phone would have to be on your local network (or VPN) in order to initiate a call with the person at the front door?


@sebastiantombs if you wouldn't mind finding your older post with the modified doorbell documentation, I would greatly appreciate it.
 
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Here you go -

 

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Here you go -

Thank you very much!
 

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Yes that is correct. It sucks that the doorbell won't initiate a call to DMSS if you don't give it internet access, but like I said, since BI alerts me someone is there, that is better anyway because nobody rings the doorbell anyway. They knock on the door because I think they know many consumer doorbells won't record unless the button is pushed (or you can't see it unless you pay a subscription). That was how my previous doorbell worked.
 
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Yes that is correct. It sucks that the doorbell won't initiate a call to DMSS if you don't give it internet access, but like I said, since BI alerts me someone is there, that is better anyway because nobody rings the doorbell anyway. They knock on the door because I think they know many consumer doorbells won't record unless the button is pushed (or you can't see it unless you pay a subscription). That was how my previous doorbell worked.
Is the VTO actually initiating a call with your DMSS app, or just pushing a notification? I can get mine to do a push notification but would love something more intrusive on my phone. Hitting the notification icon takes longer than I'd like
 

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If I give the VTO internet access, then yes when someone pushes the button, it will blare intrusively on my phone LOL and initiate the call. A couple second lag as it bounces thru their servers.

While self initiating if someone is at the door takes a little longer, I prefer that approach to keep the camera isolated off the internet, plus nobody actually pushes the button anymore and they simply knock. And with the way I have my cameras situated, I get a BI pushover app before someone actually knocks on the door.
 
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If I give the VTO internet access, then yes when someone pushes the button, it will blare intrusively on my phone LOL and initiate the call. A couple second lag as it bounces thru their servers.

While self initiating if someone is at the door takes a little longer, I prefer that approach to keep the camera isolated off the internet, plus nobody actually pushes the button anymore and they simply knock. And with the way I have my cameras situated, I get a BI pushover app before someone actually knocks on the door.
Are you on Android? I have the DMSS app pretty much wide open from a notifications, battery, and permissions standpoint and it won't do anything beyond the push notification. I did just see that the DMSS app didn't have Phone permissions, so I granted them to test if that's it. I know it's a lot to ask but would you be willing to share your DMSS app settings and App info from Android? even just screenshot(s) would help. I'm liking everything about this VTO but need that blaring intrusiveness since we can't see the front entryway from where our living room and kitchen areas are. Thanks again
 

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Yep I am on Android 12. And yeah make sure you give permission to pretty much everything. It needs camera and storage permission as well. I had to go into global notifications and app notifications as well.

Are you on the DMSS made by Hangzhou CE-soft Technology Co., Ltd.? That made all the difference in the world.

See if that works. If it doesn't I will reconfigure mine to internet access to get those screenshots. I was able to knock a lot of those permission off when I decided not to use it that way.
 

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revisiting this thread... was wanting to see if anyone knows if it is possible to change the system messages that come on whenever the doorbell is rung and whenever you hang up the voice call? Thanks...
 

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revisiting this thread... was wanting to see if anyone knows if it is possible to change the system messages that come on whenever the doorbell is rung and whenever you hang up the voice call? Thanks...
Do you mean the audible voice messages from the VTO itself?
 
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