Preparing for an installation: What to have in your truck
Updated: Sep 23
The Whoo intercom is easy to use and easy to install. Installation for most properties should take less than 4 hours. However, depending on the existing system to replace, or how (and when) the building was wired, some properties can be trickier. We developed a set of contingency plans to address these tricky installations which may require some extra materials. Having these materials in your truck on the day of installation will save you and the customer time and money.
Whoo intercoms were designed to be easy to install, and to be up and running within a day. In fact, our easy installation is part of what makes Whoo.ai attractive to our clients, and we are committed to maintaining our low cost installation fee for our clients. Being capable and prepared for the job ensures that installers can also maintain profitability by getting the job done on time.
Whatever the issue may be, it is easy to resolve it on the spot as long as you have the right equipment with you. Carrying the recommended extra materials will eliminate the potential to have to make a second site visit, saving installation time and ensuring that you get the job done quickly and within budget.
So what to carry? Here is our recommended list:
R29 (Always have one extra than is needed on job)
Mounts: flush, surface, drywall for each unit to install
PoE Injectors tp-link TL-POE150S
PoE Switch (cudy)
PoE Extender PoE-EX201-E Cudy POE10
Ethernet over Twisted Pair ET1551U (and ER1551U) EL1551U set.
Wireless point to point or point to multipoint bridge Suggested: TP-Link 5GHz N300 Long Range
Cell Modem NETGEAR LB1121
Cat 5/6 cable tester
Solid coper wire
Romex cables and conduit
Electric cable boxes
Door strikes Suggested: Adams Rite 7410-313 Electric Strike
Transformers for door strikes Suggested: Adams Rite VA7400-16VDC
1000 ft roll of indoor cat 6 cable
1000 ft roll of outdoor rated cat 6 cable Suggested: Commscope CS340 BLK C6 4/24 U/UTP AL 1KFT
In-Line Ethernet Cord Couplers
Phone adapter for ethernet cable For iPhone: Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter For Android: USB-C to Ethernet (will work for modern Android phones)
Masking tape, etc.
Vacuum cleaner, Covid cleaning, etc
Label maker and labels