Wireless doorbells are available with many features, options and styles. One of the neatest features I think can find a multitude of uses is the flashing doorbell. Available in the battery operated and plug-in versions, a flashing doorbell is convenient in more than one way.
Obviously, for the hearing impaired, such as the elderly or deaf, a flashing doorbell is a necessity. By allowing them the ability to know when someone is at the door, they have independence and a sense of control over their own lives. Most flashing wireless doorbells have the option to combine the flash with eh chime, or isolate one or the other, offering even more convenience. Some models will allow a lamp to plug into the receiver which will make the lamp itself flash which may be more noticeable. Having a plug-in flashing doorbell will be even more convenient as it can be moved into another room as necessary.
Flashing wireless doorbells may also be useful in extremely loud places, like a loading dock or warehouse. When the noise of machinery and motor vehicles typically drown out a doorbell chime, the flashing light feature will allow someone to see when someone has arrived and needs to be tended to. This will ensure you don’t miss a delivery!
In addition to noisy places, a flashing light is convenient in extremely quiet places. Perhaps a reserved room in a library maintains a separate entrance and the librarian needs to know when someone else has arrived and requires access to the room. A loud doorbell would be quiet intrusive in such a quiet place, but utilizing the flashing light only feature will maintain the serenity of the room while allowing business to continue. If you are entertaining at home and having a backyard cookout or such, try using a flashing portable doorbell in case another guest arrives and the doorbell can’t be heard above the music.
A flashing doorbell may also be useful in a daycare setting where access to the facility is restricted. Upon arrival, most people would not want to wake sleeping children, so providing a doorbell option with a flashing light will surely not disturb the sleeping children, while guests, visitors or deliveries can still be attended to. This feature will likewise be helpful in a home setting when children may retire earlier in the evening, but the adults still have guests arrive. Your children won’t be awakened by a loud ding-dong again if the flashing light feature is activated.
As you can see, a flashing wireless doorbell can have many uses both in homes and in businesses in a variety of ways. They are extremely versatile as they can be battery operated or plugged-in, and they can come with the ability to used in conjunction with a noise feature or not. Consider adding one of these units to your existing system.