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Listed Buildings and NEW Intercoms? What you NEED to know! Vintage Looks, with Modern Technology

AES Global has released the new Vintage Range, for those who want a vintage look to their property, but with all the latest technology, built with historic buildings in mind, the Vintage Range is the perfect solution. When it comes to listed buildings it can be a tricky subject as to what you can and can't do to your property exterior, we look at all that below.






What is a listed building?

‘A building is listed when it is of special architectural or historic interest considered to be of national importance and therefore worth protecting.’

This is determined in the UK by various National Trusts and governmental organisations that are charged with protecting buildings that fall into the above specifications. They will carry out various surveys on the building to identify and determine if a building should be listed or sometimes even de-listed.


How are they graded?

They are graded differently depending on the country they are situated in, for instance in England:

‘There are around 400,000 listed building entries in England. Listed buildings are classified into three grades:

Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest. Just 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I.

Grade II* buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. 5.8% of listed buildings are Grade II*.

Grade II buildings are of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them. Over 90% of all listed buildings are in this grade.’


And in comparison, in Northern Ireland they are graded:



Depending on where you are in the world it’s always worth checking with local councils or governments to make sure you are working within the law when it comes to Listed Buildings as the rules/guidelines can vary greatly.



What can’t you do?

Essentially you need to liaise with your installer and make sure that you are following all local listed building regulations to be fully sure of the legalities and processes involved in any work which may have an impact on a listed building’s structure or cosmetic look.


The purpose of listing is to preserve the character and protect the special interest of a building and its setting. It is not a preservation order and doesn’t mean that the listed building must remain unmodified from the day it was listed. It is recognised that almost every building has to have a function for it to survive and that many buildings will need to be changed over time. Change may be desirable or necessary, but it needs to be well managed. The legislation therefore seeks to protect the building, its features and immediate surroundings from unsympathetic or unnecessary works that could damage its special interest.


What are the rules about listed buildings and What can you do with a listed building?

The rules/guidelines can vary depending on location. They will also depend on the level or grading of the listing. The essential basics are that the property must be protected structurally and stylistically, with no major modifications or demolition to take place without accredited professional oversight.

All work must be undertaken with correct permissions and carried out by accredited professionals with care to protect the architectural and structural integrity of the building. Any work or additions must also fit in with the existing aesthetic of the building, that is why AES has released the Vintage Range. All the benefits of a modern intercom with the vintage aesthetic and are available in several different configurations to suit your historic or vintage-looking building.



The Vintage Range by AES Global.

The Vintage Range has been designed for vintage-era buildings or new builds that want that vintage look, with all the conveniences of modern technology. Available in several different finishes and colour combinations to suit all property exteriors.


Also available in different technologies and models such as:





The Praetorian Guard:

The Praetorian Guard is a video intercom, that uses IP/WiFi or 4G technology. View and talk to your visitor via mobile phone app or dedicated monitor (MON-11), and control access to your gate/door from anywhere in the world. Featuring a host of different features such as motion detection, night vision, Voicemail, Keypad access codes, and no-touch access via PROX cards. Plus loads more!




Cellcom Prime7 + Prime7 Multi-button:

A premium GSM audio intercom that works via mobile/cell phone networks. Simple programming and control with the brand-new AES PRO app, program 250 keypad codes and 250 PROX cards with a further 50 temporary codes. Two relays for multiple entrances/exits, automatic open/close times and much more!





Multicom Classic

The Multicom Classic is the perfect option for sites with multiple residences, such as apartment buildings or private residential areas. The Multicom Classic can accommodate up to 1000 family residences or businesses via GSM technology and can dial up to 3 phone numbers per residence or business. Auto opening/closing of gates, barriers and doors for busy premises, along with keypad codes and prox card abilities for further access options. The Multicom Classic can be programmed locally via USB with PC software free to download or remotely via the AES PRO App.



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