Panasonic VL-566BX Leaflet (en)

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© Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd. 2010
Door Station
Model No. 
VL-V566BX
Installation and Operation Guide
Thank you for purchasing a Panasonic product.
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Please read this guide before using the unit and save for 
future reference.
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Please read this guide carefully, and install the unit safely 
and correctly by following the instructions. Panasonic 
assumes no responsibility for injuries or property damage 
resulting from failures arising out of improper installation or 
operation inconsistent with this guide.
For your safety
To prevent severe injury and loss of life/property, read this section carefully 
before using the unit to ensure proper and safe operation of your unit.
WARNING
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To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this unit. Refer 
servicing to an authorized service center when service is required. Opening or 
removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect 
reassembly can cause electric shock when the unit is subsequently used.
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Never install wiring during a lightning storm.
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When existing chime wires are used, it is possible that they contain AC voltage. 
Electric shock or unit damage could result. Contact an authorized service center.
CAUTION
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Install the unit securely adhering to the instructions in this guide to prevent 
it from falling off the wall. Avoid installing onto low-strength walls, such as 
gypsum board, ALC (autoclaved lightweight concrete), concrete block, or 
veneer (less than 18 mm thick) walls.
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If the wiring is underground, do not make any connections underground.
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If the wiring is underground, use a protection tube.
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For your future reference
Date of purchase
Serial number (found on the rear of the door station)
Dealer’s name and address
Dealer’s telephone number
Attach your sales receipt here.
Included accessories
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Wood screws ..................2
(3.8 mm × 20 mm)
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 Attached to the bag the door station 
is in.
Location of controls
Lens cover
Camera
C {CALL} button and indicator
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The indicator is lighted with a red LED 
while the power is on.
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When a visitor presses the call button, 
a ringer tone will ring.
Water drain holes
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These holes allow rain water to drain. 
Do not cover them.
Panel
Speaker
Microphone
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
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 Door station image quality
The following phenomena may occur. They are not malfunctions.
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If the sun can be seen, its center appears as a black dot. 
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At night or when there is poor lighting in the doorway, the image colors 
become unclear. If there is a light in the doorway, the image may appear 
greenish. 
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During the daytime or if there is bright light in the doorway, the color of the 
visitor’s clothing may appear differently to the actual color.
Before installation
To avoid malfunction or communication disturbances, do not install the door station 
in the following locations:
– Places where vibration or any other kind of impact occurs.
–  Places near hydrogen sulfi de.
Installation position of the door station and camera range
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 Views when the camera is facing forwards at 0° (default).
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Example: Installation height is 1450 mm (standard position).
Side view 
Top view 
Image range:
960 mm
500 mm
87°
1450 mm
1810 mm
Center of 
the door 
station
66°
650 mm
Image 
range
1160 mm
500 mm
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The measurements and angles are for reference purposes and may vary 
depending on the environment.
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If a strong light is shining on the door station, the visitor’s face may not be 
distinguishable. 
Do not place the door station in the following locations.
– Where most of the background is the sky.
– Where the background is a white wall, and direct sunlight will refl ect off it.
– Where direct sunlight will shine on the door station.
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Do not place the door station in the locations where echoing occurs, causing the 
unit to beep frequently.
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 Make sure the rear of the door station is not subject to water.
Wire type and distance
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Wire (between the main monitor station and the door station):
Type
Distance
Loop resistance
General cable CAT-3
Maximum 50 m
10 Ω or lower
General cable 22 AWG (ø 0.65) Maximum 100 m
The camera angle can be adjusted using the camera angle control lever on the 
rear of the door station (step 3, “Installing the door station”), so that the image 
range can be changed.
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  Side view when the camera is installed 
lower than the standard position, and 
facing upwards at 15°.
 
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Example: Installation height is 1100 mm.
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  Top view when the camera is facing 
left or right at 15° *
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Example: Camera angle faces left 15°.
Center of 
the door 
station
1690 mm
1100 mm
66°
710 mm
500 mm
980 mm
Image 
range
Image range:
1080 mm
810 mm
500 mm
87°
270 mm
*
If the camera points 15° upwards, the left or right angle is less than 7°. 
Installing the door station
Important:
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On the bottom surface of the door station, there are holes to allow water to 
drain. Do not cover them up when installing.
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Remove the mounting base.
A  Open the screw 
cover.
 TScrewdriver
 Mounting base
B  Loosen the 
mounting screw.
Water drain 
holes
 Attach the mounting base to the wall securely using the wood screws (3.8 
mm x 20 mm).
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Install the mounting base on a vertical fl at wall. 
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Before drilling, refer to “Before installation” for installation location.
 83.5 mm
 Wall
 Wire (Not included)
 Mounting base
 Wood screws
 Adjust the camera angle using the camera angle control lever. 
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When the camera angle is adjusted to the upper left or upper right, the 
image may be slightly distorted.
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The angle can also be adjusted to 
the left or upper left.
<Examples of camera angle>
<Facing forwards>
<Facing upwards>
<Facing right>
<Facing upper right>
 Rear view
 Camera angle 
control lever
 Left
(maximum 15°)
 Right
(maximum 15°)
 Upwards 
(maximum 15°)
 Connect the wire, then mount the door station to the mounting base.
 
A Unscrew the screws.
Push in the wire to the terminal connectors 
(non polar), then tightly fasten the screws.
 Wire (connecting to the main monitor station)
 
C Fasten the screw, 
then close the 
screw cover.
 
B Mount the door station 
to the mounting base.
Specifi cations 
Power source: 
Supplied by the main monitor station
Dimensions: 
Approx. height 131 mm x width 99 mm x depth 36.5 mm 
 
(Excluding protruding sections)
Mass (Weight): 
Approx. 200 g
Operating environment:  -10 °C to 50 °C, Up to 90 % RH (Relative Humidity) non 
 condensing
Installation method: 
Wall mount (Wall mount base included)
External material: 
Flame retardant ABS resin
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Design and specifi cations are subject to change without notice.
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The pictures and illustrations in these instructions may vary slightly from the 
actual product.
Cleaning
Clean the unit with a soft, dry cloth when cleaning. For excessive dirt, wipe the unit 
with a slightly damp cloth.
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Do not use anything containing alcohol, polish powder, powder soap, 
benzine, thinner, wax, petroleum, or boiling water. 
Also do not spray with insecticide, glass cleaner, or hair spray. 
This could cause a change in color or quality.
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