There are different classifications of the products that I’m mentioning here. One of the oldest and best sellers of all time is the DC one EasyTone entrance alert. This is a self-contained product that easily installs above a doorway, on both and swing and outswing doors. The product has a magnetic plungers that when the door is open polls apart. When the door is open at to a certain point the plunger is released striking a metal plate inside the box producing a gentle tone sound. This product is great for areas under 2000 ft.².
This entrance alert is a wireless product that ships with one wireless transmitter and one plug-in receiver. The wireless sensor/transmitter, is a PIR sensor typically mounted over an entrance or is on you want to monitor. This sensor emits an an invisible Passive infrared beam that is triggered when a heat and movement signature is detected and then transmits a wireless signal up to 2000 feet to the plug-in receiver. The plug-in receiver has volume control, four zones capable, and has the ability to output a live 12 V current, and a terminal screw for a loudspeaker. This allows you to connect the receiver to a loudspeaker, A strobe light, or any device that maybe powered by a twelvefold current.
Although this product is primarily used as a security type of device, it also is used for customer service reasons. Many retail stores will put this product above and entry way to the mall store to alert them when a customer interest the store. This allows clerks not to be tethered to the front desk and allows them to work in places like the stockroom. They hear this alert and then immediately know a customer has entered the store. Gas stations and convenience stores often use this product to alert them when someone enters the beverage cooler, for example.
Of all the products we sell at one 1800doorbell.com my most favorite always tend to be our LED holiday candles. On our store, we only sell one manufacturers LED candles, and those are candles made by Carlon.
Over the years, Carlon has been an industry leader in LED candle creation and it’s evident you have these candles. It’s hard to see online but when you actually have these candles the quality is evident. Putting the batteries in they feel substantial, the LED bulb feels solid, and they will last almost a lifetime. Carl on was one of the first manufacturers to use an LED bulb, versus an incandescent bulb, in their candles. The LED bulb has several advantages, one of the most important is the fact that the battery draw is significantly less than an incandescent bulb. Also, unlike an incandescent bulb went to get hot, and LED bulb always stays cool to the touch. Although that might not seem like a huge deal, it adds another layer of peace of mind that nothing will touch that bold and burn.
These great features are just available in the holiday season candles, but also available in all the Carlon candles. For example, some of our favorite are the FTP1434, LED votive chargeable candles. These candles in a pack of four, ship with a recharging station. You simply put the candles on the base station to recharge them. Once recharged, turn the candles on and they will flicker for 3 to 4 days. Put them inside your favorite votive or candle vase, and it’s virtually impossible to tell they aren’t real. No more worrying about getting up in blowing out the candles.
This is a question that seems to come up frequently with many of our customers. The short answer is it really depends. Most wireless doorbells and/or chimes on the market today have what are called “privacy codes” or channel selectors. Back in March of 2012 I wrote a similar article you can link to here: http://www.1800doorbell.com/blog/doorbells-door-chimes/wireless-doorbells/privacy-codes-wireless-door-chime-change/ or you can visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ): http://www.1800doorbell.com/db800-door-chime-faq.htm#faq1
Coming home to a dark house can be frightening, particularly if you live in a neighborhood that has a relatively high crime rate. Taking the time to find your keys and unlock the door can actually give a burglar time to overcome you, entering your house. It simply cannot be stressed enough that outdoor lighting is critical when it comes to overall home security.
Automated outdoor lighting can be very beneficial, particularly if you often arrive home after dark. Instead of having to leave a light on while you are gone, the light will simply come on when specified, lighting up your pathway and giving you adequate light to get inside your home safely. Automated lighting can be accomplished in a number of ways and one of the most popular today is having a home security system that offers this function.
You can set a time for your lights to automatically come on or if you choose, you can turn them on from your cell phone or computer before you arrive home. Home automation has become very popular over the past decade and one reason is because it allows for automated lighting which offers significant security benefits. Leaving your porch light on while you are not at home, particularly if you are going to be gone for several days, could signal to would-be burglars that your home is empty. Having automated lighting however, means that the lights will come on when burglars are least expecting it. If someone is attempting to enter your home just after dark, the sudden brightness of the lights will cause them to flee in most cases.
With digitally controlled remote lighting, your lights will turn on precisely when you want them to do so. You can turn them on as you are entering your driveway or have them on and waiting for you when you reach your neighborhood. Security experts recommend always having adequate outdoor lighting as part of your overall home security plan and taking the steps to ensure that you have this lighting offers more than one benefit. Many home insurance companies offer discounts for any extra measures that you can take that will help to protect your home from burglaries. If you are planning to purchase a home security system anyway, adding the home automation option for outdoor lighting is just icing on the cake.
Before you purchase a home security system, find out if automation is an option. This is a relatively inexpensive addition to a basic security plan and gives you loads of benefits. Should you forget to leave a light on when you leave home, you can rest assured knowing that your path will be well-lit when you get back. Home automation offers a number of other benefits as well such as allowing you to unlock and lock your doors from remote locations, giving you control over your heating and air conditioning systems and a few other advantages that should be seriously considered as part of an overall home security plan.
Read more from our blog: http://zionssecurity.com/blog/products-page/lighting/
There are many ways to protect your home and family and alert you when someone is on your property. One of the easiest, most effective and most affordable on the market today is a driveway alert system. Simple to use, they can be set up in minutes and serve as a useful notification when someone has entered your driveway. Typically, a system will come with one transmitter, installed at some point along your driveway (how far down the driveway is up to you.). The transmitter will pick up the heat from a vehicle, or the movement from a person or animal and transmit a signal to a receiver. The receiver will most likely be a plug in, which you will plug into a standard outlet in your home where you want to hear the alert. Most systems give you the option to add on additional receivers (if you want to be alerted in more than one location of the house) or additional transmitters (if you have more than one driveway leading to your property).
However, there are many options on the market today and at first glance, it may be overwhelming to compare all of the features and decide which one is the right choice for you. To help make the search a bit more straight forward, you need only ask yourself a few simple questions to help narrow down the options and make the best purchase decision.
1. Do I want to detect ALL movement, including vehicles, people and animals, or do I want to be alerted only when cars enter my property? In some cases, you may be having a problem with people entering your property unauthorized, or a pesky deer or dog reeking havoc on your flowers.
2. What is the distance of my property? Approximately how far is it from where I will install the transmitter on my driveway to the receiver in my home. Keep in mind that systems on the market today can transmit anywhere from 650 ft. to several miles. Obstacles such as heavy woods or hills on the property may decrease the over all range, so you may need a more powerful system. However, the price of the system does increase with the range of the system.
3. Do I need a hand held receiver that is portable? Do you need to move around your home or office, or spend a lot of time outdoors? While many systems offer only a plug in receiver, there are some brands on the market that offer a portable receiver. This offers you the added flexibility and freedom to be alerted of a visitor on your property no matter where you have roamed.
Driveway alert systems are a great security option to complement a home security alarm. It gives the added security of knowing who is coming and going on your property! To make the decision process quick and stress free, we have added a handy comparison chart to easily assess the various alternatives available at 1800 Doorbell.
We have always been hesitant to offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales at 1800doorbell.com. As a small business owner and consumer, I have often been skeptical, and a bit cynical regarding these sales. How could these stores really be offering products at 50%-60% their “normal” retail sales is beyond me. With regards to my business there’s no real way I could offer legitimate discounts on my main products. To be competitive with other online stores we have very small margins. Offering products at 50% off would be discounting them far below what I actually pay for the products. The cynical side of me has always questioned these sales and this cynicism was confirmed when read a WSJ article yesterday about how these deals are really illusions.
Here’s a short video about the article:
For our first Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events, we decided to offer real discounts off our normal prices. We are not offering higher than normal prices and slashing them down. We started with our already normal pricing and are offering a discount on top of that. There are four main categories for our Black Friday sales at 1800doorbell.com. The first three buckets are products grouped into $20,$10, and $5 buckets. Some of these products are overstocked items, some are product accessories in hope you will like the main product line. Some are flat out steals. For example, for under $10 we are offering 4 different wired door chime products you can’t find anywhere else close to this price. The RC210 is a Broan/Nutone wired doorbell that is being offered for $6.99 + $4.95 shipping.
On Black Friday we will offer our fourth category which will contain some deep discounts on our best selling products. As sneak peak, for example, will be offering our most popular driveway alarm as a bundle with accessories with a significant drop in the kit price and some accessories for less than our cost.
So although our discounts won’t be flashy like “60% off,” these are real discounts, not hyped up offers like larger retails tend to do.
There is something nostalgic about having a candle burning in every window of your home to warm the heart during the cold winter months. I love driving up to my house and seeing a tiny white light “burning” in my windows. However, since I have 3 small children – and all boys – it is impractical to use real candles in my home. There is always a bump, ball or flying paper airplane careening within inches of a burning flame. According to the US Fire Administration:
> On average, there are 42 home candle fires reported every day and an estimated 15,260 candle fires each year
> 166 deaths and 1,289 injuries occur from candle related accidents every year
> Falling asleep is a factor in 12% of home candle fires and 36% of all associated deaths
> 1/2 of all candle fire deaths occur between midnight and 6 am
Find the entire article here at, http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/candle.shtm.
So, I have opted for the equally as beautiful, but MUCH safer alternative of a battery operated, flame less candle.
Such a great alternative, these candles turn themselves on when it gets dark outside and shut themselves off when the sun rises, due to the internal sensor. They are battery operated, so there are no unsightly cords to worry about, and the batteries last me through the entire Christmas season.
I have also started using flame less candles around the house, and have found them to be suitable for almost every application. They work well in outdoor settings to add mood and ambiance to my back yard and pool area. I also love them in my hurricane displays even as a focal point in the fireplace!
There are so many beautiful uses for flame less candles! All it takes is a little imagination and creativity. Have a safe holiday season this year and Happy Decorating!
1800doorbell.com has one of the largest online selection of these gorgeous candles in stock and on sale all year long. We have a large supply of the candles and are happy to offer bulk discounts for larger quantity orders. To see all of our candles, please visit our LED Flameless Candles Page on 1800doorbell or call us at 1-800-366-7235.
There’s a button to the right of the front door, it beckons to be pushed whether it’s working or not, so you push it..
In a perfect scenario you immediately hear the bell inside of the residence and take a step back waiting for the door to be answered. Sometimes a person appears, too often no one appears, so you approach the button once more and press it slightly firmer than the first time.. You may even hold it down for an extended period of time and if you’ve had a really bad day, most likely you ring the bell 2-3 times in rapid succession because YOU NEED this door to be opened.. still nothing..
Are you pressing the right button? Is it disconnected? Perhaps the volume is too low?
You start banging on the doorbell at this point, pressing it hard, multiple times (okay let’s be honest, you press it like it’s connected to your oxygen tank and you need to press it to breathe.. ).. you press it with your elbow and you might even kick it, but nothing happens..
FINALLY you start banging on the door as if you’re chased by that crazy guy from Texas Chain Massacre and you NEED TO BE LET IN NOW, and you start to hear some activity from within the dwelling !!!! finally..
Your friend answers the door and looks at you befuddled, wondering what all the crazy banging is about, and he let’s you in..
Turns out his bell isn’t working. All bet’s are you buddy knows his door chime isn’t working and if you ask, he will probably say it’s too hard to replace it. After reading this article, you know better and you can tell him, “it’s time to fix your doorbell dude.”
If the doorbell is a traditional wired doorbell, there are essentially three points where the system could be broken down; 1) the doorbell transformer is burned out (most likely), 2) the doorbell inside the house is broken, or 3) the wired button is broken.
In of itself, none of these are daunting to fix by themselves but trying to figure out which component is broken is sometimes difficult. Give us a call at 1800doorbell.com and we would be happy to help you troubleshoot the problem or visit our FAQ page.
Here’s the easiest way to fix it though. Get a RC3250 Wireless Plug-In Door Chime by Carlon. Simply stick the wireless button on the front door and plug in the receiver. It doesn’t get easier than that!