You will never know the importance of the doorbell unless you find it out of order one day. Just like the doormat, the bell has been taken for granted; after all it is just a small piece in a big house. But does this belie its importance? Apparently not. The doorbell might be small in size and stature but it is very big in functionality. Unless you want to stay a prisoner in your own house, stuck by the door just waiting for people to knock so that you can open up the door for them, then you had better get a doorbell. Fortunately, this need is already anticipated in the market and therefore, you will be spoilt for choice.
There are many varieties of doorbells that a home owner can choose from. Starting with the times gone, most of the bells used then were the manual variety that produced a “dong” when pressed. The sound of these doorbells is somehow a charm that has the name home written all over it. Believe it or not, some people have simply not been able to part ways with the old beloved bells of long ago. After all, such door chimes are antique items today and the people who have them guard them with pride.
From the manual, non-electric bells to today’s wireless wonder boy, the evolution has been great. The culmination is today’s door bell which is just magical. After all, what other word would you use to describe a bell whose sounds and tunes you can program digitally, to get any sound that you fancy? If you want to hear the contented gurgle of your newborn child, you can feed it into this doorbell. Roars, bird sounds, tunes and other sounds are some of the sounds that you can feed digitally into your wireless door-bell and have yourself a ball, any time someone calls on you.
Doorbells are now more than functional pieces that alert you of callers. They are a lifestyle and the best measure of security. For example, the wireless door-bell comes with a video surveillance unit so that even before you open the door, you can know who is calling. This is a great improvement on security. It is hard to imagine your door without the door bell. After all, it is so much a part of the door such that some people have never seen a door that has no bell. It is now considered just part of the architecture of the home.
Different brands of door chime are in the market and what you choose depends on your preference. Some are cheap, and some are costly. There are even plastic varieties of the doorbells which are quite cheap to suit any budget. However, since your home is permanent, why not go for the bell that will last as long as possible. The choice between the wireless and wired varieties depends on you entirely. After all, you know what you need and what your budget is.
The decor of the home will never be the same with a bell in place. With your favorite sounds belting out of the sound device anytime someone calls, you can hardly wait for the next caller. Such is the magic of the doorbell.