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Westinghouse 4-CHANNEL Voice Activated Intercom

3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Dimensions: Unit is 6.9" x 5.7" x 1.7"
  • UL approved.
  • Up to 1500 foot range.
  • Compatible with all Westinghouse Wireless intercoms.

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Product Description

HANDS FREE, EXTENDED RANGE, ULTRA CLEAR: The 4 Channel Voice-Activated Intercom Pair is a complete, in-home communication system. This voice-activated intercom is a must for every home, office, or nursery where room to room communication or monitoring is necessary. It features four channel operation with voice activation of any channel. You can page or talk with any location. This System is easily expandable for larger homes or offices with additional pairs of intercoms.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3 x 17 x 9 inches
Item Weight 3.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 3 pounds
Manufacturer Westinghouse
ASIN B00022OCHS
Item model number WHI-4CUPG
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3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,615,096 in Home and Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home and Kitchen)
#2,777 in Home Improvement > Safety & Security > Home Security & Surveillance > Home Security Systems
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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I bought 4 of these to communicate with my family from my office (which is in a separate building on the property). I found out from a call with Westinghouse that this CAN'T work. Their customer support explained the following:
*Units must be in the same phase of the power panel. (That is, your breaker box has 2 halves [phases], right and left -- you can hook these up to any wiring within 1 of the phases, but if your child's room is in one phase and yours is in another, it won't work.)
* Cannot be plugged in to a GFCI.
* Cannot be plugged in to a surge protector.
* In monitoring mode, the sound received is not constant; it is only activated if the sound is loud enough (ie, baby crying, but not baby choking).
* If any of the units are on monitoring mode (auto speak), none of the other units will communicate with one another.

I plugged mine into the office, but my office has a subpanel, so I'm in a different phase of electricity. I took the units inside and had them on the same line in adjoining rooms and got nothing. I suppose they COULD work, but I'm not interested in problem solving and searching for suitable outlets. I really just wanted them to work right out of the box in the locations of my choosing, which they do not (in my situation). They may work very well in a townhouse or condo, but you could probably save the money and just raise your voice.
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Looks nicer than our old white ones BUT has same hum on 3 of the 4 channels. As it so happens, the voice activated claim is misleading or so I thought. I had believed that you could activate it via voice and another one could respond same way. Nope! You basically set one up as a "monitor" and it will broadcast to remaining units and they can't respond since the "voice activated" one is set to always be activated in "send" mode. Also, units did not work when plugged in to voltage suppressor and my neighbors could hear me on their old Radio Shack units. I sent them back. Not as promised at all. No privacy.
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Not as promised in its user's manual, "Excellent clarity of sound. No background hum or static". Actually it has strong hum when talking, but quiet when not using.

It is suggested to use to monitor nursery or sick room. But it needs loud sound to trigger the "auto talk" function.
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I just added these new units to older units I have been using in the house for over five years. The limitations listed in most of the other reviews here are correct. However, I think this is still the best solution for a whole house intercom system for my family. A hard-wired built-in intercom system is much more expensive and becomes obsolete every ten years. These units can be updated or replaced at very little expense.

For me, the most frustrating thing about the units (or any powerline-based communication devices) is their inability to connect across electrical box phases. Therefore, only certain wall plugs can communicate with each other. However, we found out that an electrician can install a "repeater-coupler" in the fuse box to "connect" the phases in the house so these units can talk to all the others. The installation is relatively inexpensive and still cheaper than most other intercom options (especially when shouting across three floors is not a practical option for our in-home communications).
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I just bought a pair of these units. They work fine when both are in the same room of our house, although the voice-activated talking requires you to speak right over the microphone and not a few feet away. However, the point of an intercom is not to have the units in the same room.

The real problem is, the units wouldn't communicate if I plugged in one of them in another room, even if they had a line-of-sight to each other through a doorway. This indicates that they don't broadcast over the air like a wireless telephone with an intercom feature, but rather they communicate over your power lines.

Another review mentioned that the circuits you plug them into must be the same phase. That isn't something I can control; it seems that our bedroom (where it is critical) is a different phase from the living room at the other end of the house. The other reviewer mentioned you can't have a GFCI outlet anywhere. That pretty much eliminates putting one in a bathroom or kitchen, because where we live, GFCI outlets are required by building codes in those rooms.
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Mine quite working after about 6 months, but I don't know what to recommend instead, since Westinghouse was supposed to be the best.
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FROM WESTINGHOUSE:
Westinghouse intercoms are "line carriers" meaning they send an FM signal through the household electrical wiring. Most house electrical panels distribute two "legs" or "phases" of the 120 volt AC power throughout the house. In order for the intercom units to communicate, they must be plugged into AC outlets wired to the same "leg" or "phase" of electricity.

THAT being said, if you want to put the units WHERE YOU NEED THEM and you are not on the same "leg / phase" you are out of luck. We have a two story house and the room I need monitering is on the 1st floor and where I want to monitor from is on the oposite end and upstairs. It will not work because it is obviously not on the same "leg" or "phase" of electricity.

Using house wiring is not the best way to go as evidence by this unit.
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