M16 as door station/intercom

Hi All - Can the M16 be configured to function as a door station/intercom? We are initially considering the T26, but would like the dual lens setup. For the doorbell function, we would add a MX Input Box for the doorbell button. Will the M16 support notifications and calling the mobile app in the same way the T26 would?

Thank you in advance!

Hello @LesPaulGtr ,

this is not directly possible.

Only the T26, S16, S26 have a concierge service within there firmware.

To use the M16 as a doort station you can receive not directly ringing push notificaton but alarm push notification.

For door bell functionality you can use our S16 with Dual Sensor.

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Thank you for the reply! Just to clarify your above point, the M16 is not capable of sending VOIP calls to the mobile app, only an alert notification? I assume a call can be made by SIP however.

Thank you!

Yes, a SIP Call is possible.
when using the SIP Server of the M16 you can call phones in your local network.
When using an external SIP Server you can call your phone everywhere on the world.

The point i mentioned was only for our App MxLive.
When using another App you can use SIP

Thank you! This makes sense now. If I were to use the S16 dual, what are my options for microphone and speaker?

Thanks again.

you can use our Audio Mount for example.
here the S16 would have to be installed behind a stainless steel plate, for example

Ah that looks perfect for this application. One last question please:

  1. As the S16 does not have a built in camera, the hole where the camera would fit through in the Audio Mount, could a button be placed there?
  2. Do you offer any external enclosures for the Audio Mount or is it really meant for a flush mount install?

Thank you.

  1. You are free to install a button where ever you want. You can customize the installation according to your wishes. The best way is to use an external button and our Mx-232-IO-Box.

  2. We do not have any external enclosures for the Audio Mount. We recommend to install it for a flush mount, but you can create your own enclosure for that

Thank you very much for all of your help! I just noticed there are 2 variants of the S16, A and B, what is the difference between the two?


The S16A was the first version and has no MxBus Interface and no DoorStation functionality.

The S16B was released a time after the S16A and has a MxBus Interface and can be used as Doorstation

Thank you. Since both units look identical, can I assume the way to identify A vs B variants is the inclusion of the MXBUS connector on the inside?Screen Shot 2021-08-11 at 8.39.52 AM

It seems like the sticker on the units only identify each as “S16” model, without specific variant.

Thank you again.

that right, you can see the B Version according to the MxBus Interface.

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the existence of the MxBus Connectors doesn’t indicate that you have a B model. Some A models have them too but its not working.

Safest way since you dont know which model you have is to look in the camera Admin Menu and search for the submenu “Manage MxBus Modules”. That only exists in the cameras that have an active MxBus interface.

Or if you want to be 100% sure you can contact support-intl@mobotix.com give them the camera default IP address (10.x.x.x) and ask them to check which model you have.