DoorBird has introduced an add-on module that helps people with impaired hearing or vision to enter buildings. The new DoorBird add-on module enables accessible door communication through acoustic and visual signals.

Accessible communication systems must simultaneously address the senses of sight, hearing and touch. This 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 “D2100E Accessibility” intercom module, which is integrated into DoorBird intercom systems. It is used in public buildings such as educational institutions, hospitals and retirement homes.

On the “Accessibility” module, the current status of a DoorBird door station is visualized with three pictograms: Call, talk and open door. In addition, the module has a hearing loop that can transmit the audio signal wirelessly from the intercom to the visitor’s hearing aid. A visual display and induction loop make communication easier for people with hearing impairment and hearing aid users. 

Furthermore, Braille can be added to the IP-based door intercoms, which 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.