Updated: May 4
Lee Dan has been manufacturing and selling intercom systems since 1955. Their intercom lobby panels are common in older buildings, and offer voice-only calling. In addition to their own products, Lee Dan also carries access control solutions by other brands. In this review, we’ve outlined what you can expect from Lee Dan, including pricing, key features, and how their products compare to the Whoo Intercom system.
Lee Dan sells apartment buzzer systems that operate via an entry lobby panel that connects to an in-unit hardware in each apartment for voice-only calling. The in-unit apartment intercoms have three buttons - ‘Talk’, which allow the resident to speak with the visitor, ‘Listen’, which they must press to hear their visitor, and ‘Door’ which allows entry to the building. Lee Dan does not offer wireless intercom systems for buildings. Their apartment intercom stations are available in 3, 4, or 5 wire options.
A Lee Dan intercom system requires a front entrance intercom panel and apartment intercom stations for each unit. Prices vary depending on the style, number of buttons, and wiring.
Lee Dan does not publish pricing on their website. However, based on reseller pricing, lobby panels cost anywhere from $250 to upwards of $800, and in-unit intercoms range in price starting from $35.00
High level of quality control on all products
Can be installed to replace existing wired system
Not weather resistant
In-unit hardware requires wiring for each unit, as well as costly maintenance
No video or remote access
Entry lobby panels need to be updated manually when tenant information changes.
Lee Dan Vs. Whoo Intercom
While Lee Dan has always been known as an industry leader for supplying apartment intercoms and lobby panels, their products have not kept up with the modernization of access control amenities for apartment buildings. With Lee Dan, customers are limited to apartment buzzer systems which aren’t as versatile and convenient as other products on the market.
Whoo Intercom’s apartment video intercom system is a better option for buildings looking for a multi tenant intercom system that offers tenants an audio and video connection to the front entrance. And because Whoo runs on a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet, building managers no longer need to worry about maintaining in-unit devices, saving time and money.
Another advantage of Whoo intercom is that it has been designed to easily replace an existing door intercom system. So if your building already has a Lee Dan or similar device, you can be up and running with a new apartment video intercom system in no time.