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Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station
Reference Guide
This document provides information and installation instructions for the Cisco Smart+Connected Video
Door Station, which includes the following options:
Contents
Refer to the following topics for more information:
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Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Internal (SCH-VDS-I)
Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station External (SCH-VDS-E)
Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Back Box (SCH-VDS-BB)
Introduction, page 3
Box Contents, page 4
Accessories, page 4
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide This document provides information and installation instructions for the Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station, which includes the following options: • Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Internal (SCH-VDS-I) Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station External (SCH-VDS-E) •...
  • Page 2 Attach the Cisco Video Door Station, page 26 – Configure the Cisco Video Door Station, page 27 – Reset/Factory Restore the Cisco Video Door Station, page 27 – Installing the Wi-Fi Antennas, page 27 – Contact and Relay Connections, page 32 –...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    When a guest pushes the built-in doorbell, the resident hears an alert and is shown video of the guest on a Cisco In-wall Display or Cisco Portable Tablet. The resident can talk to the guest over the intercom and open the door with the press of a button.
  • Page 4: Box Contents

    Box Contents Carefully unpack the Video Door Station from the box and ensure that the following items are included in the box. Contact your Cisco representative immediately if any parts are missing or if any component is damaged. Table 1...
  • Page 5: Front Panel Description

    Screw holes (2)—(External Video Door Station Only) Used to screw the faceplate into the exterior wall. Camera—640 x 480 wide angle. Used for video intercom. Call button—Used to call the person inside the unit or in another room. Speaker—Used for audio and video intercom. Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide OL-27367-01...
  • Page 6: Prerequisites And Requirements

    (External Video Door Station) When attaching the Cisco Video Door Station’s faceplate to the Back Note Box, ensure that the rubber gasket on the inside panel completely covers and seals the Cisco Video Door Station’s faceplate to the Back Box; otherwise, water could leak through.
  • Page 7: Understanding The Power And Network Connection Options

    See the “Security Best Practices” section on page Determine whether you want a backlit button for the Cisco Video Door Station. The button’s backlight can be enabled or disabled in Composer Pro. You can also program the On/Off backlit button.
  • Page 8 Power over Ethernet (PoE)—The Ethernet network connection for the Cisco Video Door Station is • provided through the PoE Injector. No additional wiring is needed. AC or DC—Used to power the Cisco Video Door Station when using an Ethernet (not PoE) or Wi-Fi • network connection.
  • Page 9: Grounding Requirements

    “Contact and Relay Connections” section on page Backlit Button Indicator The Cisco Video Door Station button’s light can be turned on or off depending on what is required for the installation. The backlit button may make it easier to see the button when it is dark outside. Normally, the light on the button remains on or off depending on how it is configured in the system, however, it is also used to convey device status during certain times.
  • Page 10 The wireless access protocol (WAP) broadcast to the installed location must be strong. • • Use Composer Pro’s System Manager to test the wireless signal after you’ve installed the Cisco Video Door Station, and then verify that the signal works correctly. See the Composer Pro User Guide for details.
  • Page 11: Installing The Back Box

    Installing the Back Box Installing the Back Box Both Cisco Video Door Stations require a Back Box for installation. You can order the Back Box with the Video Door Station or in advance as a spare (see the “Accessories” section on page 4 for more information).
  • Page 12: Back Box Requirements

    This device uses an Ethernet or Wi-Fi network connection, and can be powered using PoE, AC, or DC. We recommend using Ethernet rather than Wi-Fi for the best network connectivity. See “Understanding Note the Power and Network Connection Options” section on page 7 for wiring installation details. Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide OL-27367-01...
  • Page 13: Back Box Mechanical Drawing

    Installing the Back Box Back Box Mechanical Drawing The following figure shows the dimensions of the metal black box. All tolerances are : ± 0.01 in (± 0.25 mm). Figure 4 Back Box Mechanical Drawing Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide OL-27367-01...
  • Page 14: Installing The Back Box

    IMPORTANT! Make sure the Back Box protrudes far enough out (0.118” or 3 mm) from the exterior • wall surface (brick, rock, stucco, wood, concrete, etc.) to allow the plate and gasket to seal the Cisco Video Door Station. See...
  • Page 15 After you’ve placed the Back Box inside the wall, tighten the screws or nails. Step 2 Attach the ground wires to the Back Box and Cisco Video Door Station plate in the location indicated Step 3 by the ground symbol...
  • Page 16 Installing the Back Box Figure 6 Ground Wire to Cisco Video Door Station Ground wire Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide OL-27367-01...
  • Page 17 Installing the Back Box Figure 7 Ground Wires from Cisco Video Door Station to Back Box Back box Cisco Video Door Station faceplate Ground wire Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide OL-27367-01...
  • Page 18: Installing The Cisco Video Door Station

    Installing the Cisco Video Door Station Installing the Cisco Video Door Station Refer to the following topics for information and instructions to install the Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station. Inside Panel Description, page 18 • Connecting the Power and Network Cables, page 19 •...
  • Page 19: Connecting The Power And Network Cables

    Installing the Cisco Video Door Station Reset Button—Used to reset or factory restore the Cisco Video Door Station. Press the vertical bar to reset. DC connection—Used to connect the wires for DC power. Ethernet connection—Supports PoE. Connecting the Power and Network Cables Choose one of the following options to connect the Cisco Video Door Station’s wiring:...
  • Page 20 Step 4 Connect the neutral (N) (-) and hot (L) (+) wires to the AC power source for the Cisco Video Door Station according to the national and local electrical codes. The hot or ‘L’ (+) wire’s connector is closest to the bottom of the Cisco Video Door Station’s plate.
  • Page 21 Ground wire Option 3: Ethernet Connection with DC Power Use this option to connect Ethernet networking and DC power. Procedure Plug the Ethernet cable into the Cisco Video Door Station (see Figure 11). Step 1 Connect a ground wire from the Video Door Station to one of the Back Box lugs (see Figure 17).
  • Page 22 Wi-Fi requires an antenna (sold separately). See the “Accessories” section on page • Procedure Connect a ground wire from the Cisco Video Door Station to one of the Back Box lugs (see Figure 12). Step 1 Connect a second earth-ground or house-ground wire from the second Back Box lug to the residence.
  • Page 23 Figure 12 Wi-Fi with AC Power: External Video Door Station (Left) and Internal Video Door Station (Right) Antenna Back box AC connections (hot and load) Ethernet (not used) Ground wire Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide OL-27367-01...
  • Page 24 Wi-Fi requires an antenna (sold separately). See the “Accessories” section on page • Procedure Connect a ground wire from the Cisco Video Door Station to one of the Back Box lugs (see Figure 17). Step 1 Connect a second earth-ground or house-ground wire from the second Back Box lug to the residence.
  • Page 25 Connect a ground wire from the Video Door Station to one of the back box lugs. Connect a second earth-ground or house-ground wire from the second back box lug to the home. See the “Grounding Requirements” section on page 9 for more information. Note Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide OL-27367-01...
  • Page 26: Attach The Cisco Video Door Station

    Antenna Ethernet and PoE connection Attach the Cisco Video Door Station After you install the Back Box, all wiring, cables, and antennas, carefully insert the Cisco Video Door Station into the Back Box and the wall. Procedure Align the Video Door Station’s top and bottom screw holes on the faceplate with the screw holes on the Step 1 Back Box.
  • Page 27: Configure The Cisco Video Door Station

    Identify the device to the project. Step 3 (Wi-Fi only) For your convenience, the Cisco Video Door Station driver includes a meter to check Wi-Fi Note signal strength. Use System Manager in Composer Pro to configure the Wi-Fi parameters. See the Composer Pro User Guide for details.
  • Page 28 Installing the Cisco Video Door Station Two (2) types of Wi-Fi antenna kits are available for purchase: 26cm (dipole, best performance) or 3m (when you need to install the wire further away from the Cisco Video Door Station for a better Wi-Fi signal).
  • Page 29 Procedure Step 1 Remove the antenna from its packaging. Step 2 Attach the antenna’s plug to the RSMA connector on the Cisco Video Door Station (see Figure 16). Figure 16 Antenna to RSMA Connector: External Video Door Station (Left) and Internal Video Door Station (Right)
  • Page 30 Leave the other end of the antenna hanging outside the Back Box. Adjust it vertically for the best signal. Step 4 Carefully insert the Cisco Video Door Station into the Back Box (see the “Attach the Cisco Video Door Step 5 Station”...
  • Page 31 Installing the 3 Meter Antenna Kit Figure 18 3 Meter Antenna Kit Procedure Attach the antenna’s plug to the RSMA connector on the Cisco Video Door Station (see Figure 16). Step 1 Thread the other end of the antenna through the back wall of the Back Box and through the wall as...
  • Page 32: Contact And Relay Connections

    Figure 19 Contacts and Relays Relays Contacts Connect to a Port The Cisco Video Door Station provides six (6) ports for use as two (2) contact sets and one (1) relay (see Figure 19). Table 7 Contact and Relay Port Type...
  • Page 33 The block will depress. Insert the wire. Ensure that the wire inserts all the way into the hole. Step 3 Release the screwdriver. Step 4 Example Wiring Figure 21 Relay Port: Normally Open (e.g., Doorbell) Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide OL-27367-01...
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    Boot Up When the Cisco Video Door Station is booting up, if the button blinks and does not stop after (3) minutes or longer, there is a problem with the device and it will have to be restored. See the “Reset/Factory...
  • Page 35 Carefully consider with your customer any contacts or relays before connecting them to the Cisco Video Door Station, and what implications could arise if someone gained access to the rear of the Cisco Video Door Station.
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications Cisco Video Door Station Specifications, page 36 • Back Box Specifications, page 37 • Cisco Video Door Station Specifications Table 8 Cisco Video Door Station Specifications Product Cisco Internal Video Door Station Cisco External Video Door Station Basic Functions...
  • Page 37: Regulatory/safety Information

    In-wall (Back Box required) Weight 2.95 lb. (1.34 kg) 3.25 lb. (1.474 kg) Back Box Specifications Table 9 Cisco Video Door Station Back Box Specifications Specification Description Physical Attributes H X W X D 6.1” x 4.1” x 3” (156 mm x 104 mm x 76 mm)
  • Page 38: Related Documentation

    Related Documentation Related Documentation For more information about the Cisco Smart+Connected Residential products, go to the following URLs: For more information about the Cisco Smart+Connected Residential products, see the following documents and websites: Subject / Document Title Location General Product Information and Home Page www.cisco.com/go/smartconnectedresidential...
  • Page 39: Warranty

    Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. To view a list of Cisco trademarks, go to this URL: www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.
  • Page 40 Service and Support Cisco Smart+Connected Video Door Station Reference Guide OL-27367-01...

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