Godrej and Panasonic are the two leading brands that offer video door phones in India. Both companies have a wide range of video door phones for users in India. From time to time, both companies bring out the advanced and updated models of door phones that cater to a niche segment of home owners and business owners alike.
Should you buy Godrej video door phones? And, how does it compare to the video door phones on offer by Hikvision or CP Plus. It would be pertinent to mention that Hikvision and CP Plus also offer door phones in India. The difference, in my opinion, lies in the service assurance for Hikvision and CP Plus products. While Godrej has a well defined service network across India, CP Plus and Hikvision products do not come with a similar level of hassle-free service experience. Godrej is almost double in price when it comes to door phones made by Hikvision or CP Plus.
Let us review few common queries raised by the users for Godrej video door phones in India.
Are Godrej video door phones manufactured in India?
It is an Indian company. The general perception is that Godrej will make products that are manufactured in India. And, it really does well for some products that are made in India under the famous ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government of India. However, as of July 2021, the Godrej video door phones are being imported from China. It may sound strange for you to buy a Chinese product, that is locally marketed and supported by Godrej.
The current models of the Godrej video door phones that are being actively marketed in India are the Godrej 7″ wifi model and a 7″ Lite model. The wifi model of Godrej video door phone is a top product from Godrej that allows you to get the feed from Godrej video door phone unit on up to 5 mobile phones. The Godrej video door phone’s Lite version is again a 7 inch VDP, but it comes with basic functionality of the video door phones.
Does Godrej video door phone Seethru 7 inch wifi model come with guarantee?
Yes, the Godrej Seethru 7 inch wifi model comes with a company guarantee of 1 year. Like most products, Godrej allows you to buy extended warranty for the video door phone units. The service network of Godrej video door phones is spread across the country. So, there is a strong support for the product in India.
The Seethru 7 inch Lite version of Godrej video door phones also comes with a company backed guarantee of 1 year.
Does Godrej video door phone have a door unlock functionality?
The video door phone market is expanding in India. More so, in the last couple of years we have seen door phones being accepted by home owners in apartment blocks and housing societies. One of the strongest points that has caused market wide acceptance of the video door phones in India is the ability to unlock gates remotely, through the integrated switches on the Godrej video door phones.
A Godrej video door phone, such as the Seethru 7 inch WIFI model or the Seethru 7 inch lite model allows you to unlock your home’s door from the indoor unit of the video door phone. All that you need is the wiring between the indoor unit of the video door phone and the entrance door you wish to open using the Godrej video door phone.
The main door lock needs to be bought separately by the home owner. On a similar basis, wiring between the main door lock and the video door phone needs to be separately provisioned by the home owner. While remote door locking is enabled as a standard feature of the Seethru 7 inch lite and WIFI models, it would be wise to check with the company in terms of the latest models and the remote door lock functionality on the newer and older models.
One of the additional costs for this to work would be the power supply that will be needed to connect Godrej video door phone unit’s indoor unit with the remote lock of the building.
So, when you wish to enable remote unlocking from the Godrej video door phone, you are looking at additional expenses that include:
- Remote lock that supports electric unlocking and comes with a good quality coil for efficient door unlocking
- a power supply that connects the lock with the Godrej video door phone’s indoor unit.
- wiring between the power supply and the remote lock
- wiring between the power supply and the Godrej video door phone’s indoor unit.
Although this may look daunting, these requirements can be fulfilled by any electrician.
Does the Godrej video door phone allow audio communication between the indoor and outdoor unit?
Before answering this question, we need to understand the concept of the indoor unit and outdoor unit of the video door phone. An indoor unit is installed within your home. It is also called the display unit of the video door phone because the video feed from the camera is displayed on this unit.
The indoor unit is connected to the external unit with the help of electrical cabling. The outdoor unit or the external unit contains a door bell, an audio receiver and a video receiver lens. When a visitor presses the door bell, the connection between the indoor and outdoor unit allows you to talk to the visitor. While you will be able to see the video feed on the display unit of your Godrej video door phone, the audio receiver will allow two way communication between the home owner and the visitor.
So, yes, the Godrej video door phone models – Seethru 7 WIFI model and the Seethru 7 Lite models do support two way audio communication between the visitor and the home owner.
Does the Godrej See thru 7 WIFI model come with night vision?
A good video door phone should be able to send a clear and quality video feed during night. For this, the camera on the outdoor unit needs to have a lens that supports clear night vision. The Godrej Seethru 7 inch WIFI model comes with night vision camera lens. You will be able to see full color feed of the visitor on your video door phone’s indoor unit.
Should you buy Godrej video door phones online?
Godrej video door phones can be bought online on sites like Amazon, Flipkart and Moglix. But, do we recommend buying the Godrej video door phones online? In our opinion, you must buy the Godrej video door phones offline. The two reasons for this:
a) You will always get the latest models of the Godrej video door phones offline.
b) If you run into installation issues, the dealer or the Godrej service team will be able to address your issues more proactively. In comparison, of you buy the product online, you are essentially on your own in seeking support.
Helen is a geeky nerd who seeks to find and fix tech gaps in the latest gadgets. She is always on the lookout for resolving technical queries of users, and is an avid writer on technical subjects.