New and improved, the AES Wifi Predator 2 Wireless intercom allows you to have a live video from your front anywhere in the world and give access to your property using your mobile phone. Now with improved PUSH notifications for fast and reliable call notifications, dual relay outputs and the choice of half or full two-way duplex sound options, the team at AES have really outdone themselves with this new release.
The AES Predator sets the standard for contemporary intercom devices. It sits flush to your wall with a stunning brushed stainless steel casing, topped with a modern black face-plate, meaning it will look amazing for years to come. At night the intercom transforms with eight ice blue LED lights creating a stunning glow around the casing drawing visitor attention to the intercom.
The beauty of having a WiFi enabled intercom that works seamlessly with your Smartphone means that you have security access to your home at all times. This makes the intercom perfect for homes with gated driveways, saving you time and allowing access without you being there. If you own a holiday home where access is regularly needed then the video streaming ability to any smart phone with a WiFi or 3G/4G signal will allow you to identify somebody even if you’re halfway around the world. If you own a commercial premises where security is paramount then being able to let you and your staff identify somebody and allow them in is invaluable. One of the best features about this product is that its wireless meaning that it would be perfect if you can’t or don’t want cables running across your home.
The AES Predator is deceptive with its modern, sleek looks; it is jammed packed full of smart security features which will bring video security into the digital age. Here are the top features of the AES WiFi Predator:
The intercom comes with its own antenna which is wireless up to 60 meters meaning no need for long cable runs and perfect if you want a quick and clean installation. It also allows the use of WiFi repeaters so if you need to extend your WiFi range meaning you never have to worry about dropping signal and communication.
- Live Coloured Video and Night Vision
The AES Predator is equipped with a live, crystal clear camera which can view a whole 110 degrees. This is perfect for visually identifying somebody who is using the intercom. Not only can you see the person but you can also communicate back by using the 1.5w waterproof speaker built into the intercom. The AES Predator works just as well at night as it does in the day with its IR lights which will illuminate the visitor allowing you to see them.
- Illuminated control panel and sides
The LED illumination on the front and sides offer a great aesthetic look but also have a good practical use for when visitors arrive when it’s dark. The LEDs help direct the visitor’s attention to the intercom.
- Wifi & Ethernet Enabled
The AES Predator is wirelessly enabled meaning it will run through your existing Wi-Fi connection. It will even work on a local Wi-Fi connection meaning that you don’t have to rely on your broadband working.
- Works with Multiple Devices
It isn’t only you that could take control of the AES Predator as it supports up to four devices at the same time. This means that you can control your security remotely on different devices or you can allow somebody else to take care of the calls when you’re busy
Smart Phone App Features
- The smart phone app works with all iPhone and Android devices
- You can control your security via your phone with features such as:
- Mute – which will allow you to be muted when interacting with the user
- Video – this provides live video footage of the user with the option of taking a snapshot of the visitor
- Take photo – Take a photo of the user if you can’t take video at the time or for future reference
- Unlock – You can remotely unlock the device using your phone
- Delay - press this button to extend the call time with the visitor
- View missed callers – You can view images of the last 32 missed callers
- End Call - End the call once you have verified who the user is
- Surveillance - You have the ability to view live video footage through the camera at any point, making it a useful surveillance tool
- 2 x relay outputs NO/NC/C
- Control the relay outputs from normally open to normally closed via the app
- Change the relay times to suit lock applications from 1-10 seconds
- Latch relay outputs to hold gates / doors open
Having unboxed the product ourselves we thought the build quality of the AES Predator was exceptional. The stainless steel on the front it thick and durable meaning that it can withstand years of constant use. The components are cut and polished to a high standard giving it that high quality look.
We got our hands on an AES Predator WiFi which came packaged very well and all components were packed neatly and protected inside. Our first opinion when we got it out of the box was the quality of the device was to a high standard, the weight of a product can often tell you how well it’s made and this didn’t disappoint. The steel casing is made from a very good quality 3mm thick stainless steel and feels very rugged. The black face-plate on the front of the intercom gives it a very modern polished look that we love.
The practical design of the Predator WiFi intercom is great, we loved that the security screwdriver that comes included with the kit was really convenient, there’s no need to mess around using your own tools. Once we used the screwdriver to access the inside it couldn’t be simpler, as the front door is hinged so you only have to undo two screws to access the electronics. AES have made a 20mm cut out on the back to easily navigate the power supply and WiFi cables through.
Setting up the product was simple, we followed the installation manual and it only took 5 minutes before we were playing around with the intercom on our smart phones. One thing we immediately noticed was the wifi signal strength really does depend on the direction of the antenna, which is something to note.
The Predator WiFi app on android and ios was very quick to download and set up. Our initial thoughts on the app were that it was very user friendly; it was made with all ages in mind. The video came through clear and it was easy to identify the person in front of the camera. The chat option through the intercom worked very well and the sound was clear through the intercom. We tested the mobile app on a WiFi network and also on 3G and 4G and there were no problems with connecting to the device.
Overall we think that AES have made an incredibly well built device that can stand the test of time. The app is clear and easy to set up with a bit of know how. Once everything is installed the overall systems is very easy to use.
What's included in the box:
1 x 24v power supply
1x AES Predator WiFi intercom
1 x WiFi antenna
1 x mounting bracket for WiFi antenna
1 x multi-use security screwdriver
1 x pack of screws for mounting bracket
1 x installation and user manual
Mounting the AES Predator Wi-Fi can be easily done on a range of surfaces. The cable entry is through the back of the device with a 20mm knock out has been pre-cut on the back making it easy to run cables through. The device also comes with adjustable screw positions making it easier than ever to ensure the device is level before fixing it to the wall. The intercom is made from stainless steel with a front door hinge which means it’s easily accessible even when it’s fixed to a wall and gaining access is easy with the included security screwdriver.
The cable run of this product is almost non-existent with most of the application running through the existing Wi-Fi network with the only part of cabling needed being a 24v power supply and the mounting of the antenna. An installation manual comes with the AES Predator Wi-Fi that includes detailed installation details from smart phone set up to wiring the device.
Wifi Hard wired Touch screen
An option is to purchase an additional hard wired touch screen.
The screen can be wall mounted, with a 10.1-inch display.
The unit comes complete with a 5-volt plug-type power supply. and a desk stand just in case you did not want to mount it on a wall.
You can connect the unit via WIFI or RJ45 Lan Socket
The display runs Android and the Wifi pro app all preloaded.
Please remember you can run a maximum of 4 devices on this system, so you could have one wall fittings and three mobile devices or you can have three wall fittings and one mobile device.
Please Note - Videos
We have kept the original video for the Predator V1 system here for reference of features / functions not commented on in the new updated video for the Predator V2 system. The video of the latest release (v2) is the video titled "AES Wifi Predator V2 now with 4G Option". The old video for reference only is the video titled "Predator V1 Door Intercom System".