(855) 694-2837 | (972) 231-1999

Watchman W480

W480 Video Intercom

Watchman W480

With live streaming video, a bright, high contrast 8″ color touchscreen, QR code visitor management and SmartScreen call management, the W480 provides an impressive end user experience while simultaneously giving multi-family properties unique tools to manage access control. 

The Watchman W480 is available in both cellular and hard-wired internet versions, and can integrate with up to three CellGate external cameras.

Contact CellGate »      W480 Brochure »    

The W480

Our multi-family product solutions offer user-friendly property administration and appealing tenant functionality, while providing improved gate security.

Key Features

Live Streaming Video

Provides live streaming video of visitors at the gate

8" Brilliant Color Touch Screen

Easy-to-use visitor experience, even in bright sunlight

VMI - Voice Mail Intelligence

System ignores call when it reaches voice mail and continues call group

QR Code Visitor Management

Visitors can receive QR code invitations with restricted date/time access – learn more

SmartScreen Call Management

Customizable home screen call options, for improved visitor management – learn more

Verizon & AT&T Networks

Works on the largest LTE networks in America, or with an ethernet connection

Product Features & Benefits

Watchman W480

A property’s residents can receive live streaming video of their visitors at the gate, and grant them access from their smart phone.

Better security; residents can simultaneously see and speak to visitors.

Full voice call functionality from the gate.

Voice calls allows residents to screen visitor prior to granting access.

Residents can receive voice calls from visitors at the gate.

Allows residents without smart phones to grant access via voice call instead of via streaming video/app; residents that are roaming and don’t have bandwidth to receive a video call are also able receive a voice call instead.

System can auto-call up to 6 app video contacts and 3 voice only numbers in 3 tiers. 

Increases the likelihood your visitor reaches someone upon visiting; most competitor systems can only call one number per directory listing.

VMI – VoiceMail Intelligence.  System recognizes when a voice call reaches voice mail instead of a live person, and moves on to the next number on the call list.

Ensures a visitor at the gate can reach a live person. No stranded visitors.

Brilliant 8” color touchscreen.

Larger, brighter, higher-contrast screen for improved user experience and performance in direct sunlight.

Up to 1,500 directory listings.

Will work at multi-family property of all sizes.

Full numeric keypad – up to 10,000 local codes and 64,000 non-local codes.

Unique access codes can be provided to visitors on a long term, limited use window or temporary use basis, and can be set up by designated users in < 60 seconds via the TrueCloud™ web portal.

Includes one Wiegand 26-bit input.

Ideal for pedestrian gates, card readers, keypads or wireless remotes.

Built-in camera allows for live streaming video of visitors at the gate and captures still pictures when someone utilizes the keypad, calls to gain access, or can be taken on demand via the Cellgate app (only by designated user(s)).   

Better security—video and/or photos allow tenants to visually confirm a visitor before granting access.

Built-in HID card reader.

Can be used with properties that provide RFID/proximity cards to tenants.

Pedestal mount or recessed mount options on W480 model.  Hardware dimensions for the W480 are Height: 11.9″, Width: 6.1″, Depth: 4.7″.

Aesthetics – select the option ideal for the install environment.

QR code visitor management

Visitors can receive QR code invites with restricted date/time access on their smart phones.

SmartScreen call management

Customizable touch screen call options, for improved visitor management.

Fire Alarm Function

This function enables the fire alarm to trigger a desired designated action when activated, including opening some or all assigned doors and gates. It also closes such entries upon completion of the fire alarm event.

(Optional) Up to 3 add-on external cameras to capture secondary views.

Allows property management to capture visitor photos from a 2nd angle, to capture vehicle details, license plate info, etc.

(Optional) Integrates with Watchman WXP Wiegand Expansion Panel.

Expands entry point management at gate or other access points on the property.  All entry points at a property using fobs/card readers (ex. clubhouse/pool gate/fitness center) can be controlled.

(Optional) Solar power kit available.

Allows for use in environments where traditional electric power is n/a.

App can be used to view live streaming video and grant access to visitors.

Higher level of security in visitor management.

Designated user(s) can control gate, other property entry points and camera(s) remotely from an app.

Ultimate convenience; means the system can be controlled from anywhere.

Push notifications with photos can be sent on all access attempts to designated user(s).

Better security, know instantly who came/went on a property, and when.

Prop open notification: gate/door sensor notifies designated user(s) if gate has been left open longer than 3 minutes.

Better security, gate cannot be left open inadvertently.

Residents can issue visitor QR codes and/or manage their own call groups from the app, if the property manager has granted them these capabilities.

Allows residents to self-manage needs.

CellGate app works on both iOS and Android smart phones.

Works with majority of smart phones.


Entire system can be managed via TrueCloud Connect, hosted by Microsoft Azure.

Simple, robust administration.  New users, access with time/date restrictions, alerts/notifications and access log time & date details can all be set up/reviewed via TrueCloud Connect.

Notifications can be sent to designated parties via text or email regarding access attempts at specific entry points or by certain users.

Better security.  Know instantly who utilized an entry point, and when.

Prop open notification: gate/door sensor notifies designated user(s) if gate/door has been left open longer than 3 minutes.

Better security.  Gates and doors cannot be left open inadvertently.

Multiple user tier levels available for varied user and administration management needs.

Allows the administrator to provide only the system functionality each designated user really needs.

Mass import of user and credential data.

Makes initial user setup simple.

Multiple locations can be managed via a single login.

Simple administration of multiple properties.

TrueCloud Connect has connecting integrations with Yardi and RealPage property management software that facilitates provisioning of all CellGate products without dual entry.

Works on Verizon and AT&T LTE cellular networks.

CellGate is the ONLY cellular access control company whose products can work on Verizon; AT&T and Verizon are the two largest cellular LTE networks in the U.S.

Internet hardwired option.

Allows for utilization of existing internet infrastructure, minimizes recurring costs.

Monthly recurring service charge.

Allows ongoing utilization of the app, TrueCloud Connect™, storage of all access transactions/photos, and access control data transmissions via cellular or internet.

Property Management Features
  • Dedicated Gold Key Service team for property setup assistance
  • Programmatic resident enrollment process and import tools
  • Multiple user tier levels for varied user and administration management needs
  • Ability to ignore facility codes on uploads
  • Multiple locations can be managed via a single login
  • SmartScreen call management
  • Customizable notifications of gate events
  • Resident self-serve call group management
  • QR code visitor management
  • Temporary access codes with time/date restrictions
  • Stored logs with photos of all access attempts
  • Designated user(s) can control gate, other property entry points & camera(s) from app
  • Control gate/door on demand or with a schedule
  • Prop open notifications
Dealer Features
  • Pre-configured system
  • End-to-end support
  • Cellular carrier and signal strength verification
  • Enables installers to test all features
  • Easy activation
  • NEW cellular router software upgrade for post-installation signal analysis
  • Multiple locations/CellGate devices can be managed via a single login to the TrueCloud™ web portal
  • Ships with dual SIMs – one Verizon, one AT&T (one SIM shipped live)
Resident Features
  • Receive live streaming video of their visitors at the gate
  • Grant visitors access from their smart phone
  • Better resident security due to voice or video verification of visitors
  • Each resident can establish up to 6 app video contacts & 3 voice only numbers to receive visitor entry requests
  • QR code access invitations can be issued in advance to visitors
  • Easy-to-use CellGate iOS and Android app
  • Peace of mind through increased security
TIERED MONTHLY SERVICE PLANS - Choose your features, choose your budget

STEP 1: CONFIRM CONNECTION TYPE BASED ON BEST CARRIER COVERAGE The W480 can be connected via Verizon, AT&T or via a hardwired Ethernet connection.



If you add external camera(s) for different views, there is an additional monthly fee.  Call us at 855.694.2837 x103 or your local dealer for service pricing details.  

Watchman System Enhancements

Providing Total Property Wireless Access


Integrated wireless solution for all other entry points (both indoors/outdoors) that need access control on a property after Watchman has been installed.

WXP Wiegand Expansion Panel

Integrated solution for properties with a Watchman product installed, & have less than 10 other entry points that need access control.

Optional Additional Cameras

Up to 3 additional cameras can be added to show a different angle/photo view of visitors and their vehicles.

Additional Product Features

  • Hardware mounting choices
  • Solar kit
  • Directional antenna
  • Sunscreen