I have done extensive research and this device seems to be the best hardware on the market, especially at this price point. I have one on order now, but haven’t received yet. As a door entry system, it specs out above everything else I’ve been able to find, including DoorBird. I think Grandstream is missing the market for gate openers though: it needs the same electronics in a package that can be post mounted, and needs an easy way to latch open a gate.
Here is the problem that for me cripples this device as both a door entry and as a gate entry stystem: the Wave app. I realize this should be put in the Wave forum, and I will, but I put it here because it kills this product for me. In the GDS3710->Wave documentation, the control app is called Wave and it shows the screen that displays the video and allows control functions. On the (iOS) app store there is Wave Lite and Wave. The Wave app is under Social Networking and is a softphone app. Wave Lite looks more like the correct app, and the last rev shows a “name change”. This is the one I downloaded to play with prior to the unit arrival. Obvouisly, configuration as a door control system must not happen until I connect the GDS3710.
But the killer is this: this app took my phone battery to its knee’s in just a few hours. It was only in memory, not active screen, but it still used up 64% of all battery usage in a 24 hour period. I also had it installed on an iPad and had the same result: 61% of batter usage was Wave. This makes the GDS3710 absolutely worthless as a remote gate/door entry system. With much regret, I think I’m going to have to return the GDS3710 when it arrives unless somebody tells me there is another solution. I see elsewhere in the forums where other softphone apps are suggested, including Acrobits, but I wouldn’t have gate control, right?