I know there are topics regarding doorbells on here, but this is slightly different and need some expert electronics information on. Hopefully others may also be interested in this. First, just about all off-the-shelf doorbells like Ring, Nest Hello, etc. require monthly fees to record video, etc and I want to avoid these subscriptions.
I own Axis network cameras and find them to be extremely reliable and excellent quality. They don’t tie into SmartThings, but I’m okay with that. Axis makes a “door station” A8105-E which is basically a camera doorbell, but not really for “home” as much as for business entries. The information on this is:
It is powered via PoE and has an I/O port on it which I’m having trouble understanding. It looks like it will take a 12VDC input and possibly output 12VDC as well (to control a relay or something). So, I’m wondering if I was to use this Axis door station, I want it to play a “doorbell chime” when the button is pushed. I found these items on Amazon which is a 12VDC chime and a 12VD transformer.
1). Can I hook these up (and how??) to the Axis door station such that when the button is pushed, it will play the doorbell chime? I see that the chime has a yellow & green wire that says “bell” but not sure if it’s doing a dry contact between the two (like a relay) or applying 12VDC on between them?
Lastly, I want to use a Zwave dry contact like this from Aeotech to signal my SmartThings that the doorbell has rang.
2). Can I use the wires on the chime to hook up this sensor or do I need a relay?
Any help, descriptive details, diagrams would be very helpful to hook this up. I know it’s a bit costly for a doorbell, but at it fits in with my existing camera system and I’ll have complete control over recording, notifications, etc. without any monthly subscriptions. This will be replacing a standard 18VAC doorbell chime unit.
Thank you very much!