Whether we are purchasing a new doorbell or having one installed in a home under construction, we usually don’t give something like a flashing door chime a second thought. There are several reasons for purchasing such a device however, the most obvious one being the benefit gained by the hearing impaired. Many years ago sidewalks and entrances to buildings were constructed without giving much thought to wheelchair access. We tended to think that anyone confined to a wheelchair was naturally quite talented when it came to getting in or out of difficult places. Today’s building codes more or less taken such things into consideration, yet of you are building a new house, unless you specify otherwise, your door chime selection will most likely be based on whether you want to hear a pleasant chime or something more like Big Ben, not on the ability of everyone in your household to hear it.
A Device Of Many Uses – It’s not just the hearing impaired that can benefit from a flashing door chime. Such a device can be useful in a noisy environment, such as a shop or warehouse. It can be useful if there are places in your house where the door chimes aren’t easily heard, or heard when the TV is on. You really don’t want to install door chimes the whole neighborhood can hear. Consider the fact that you can purchase a wireless model, place it wherever you want to in your house or business, and get a chime, a flashing light, or both, that alerts you when someone is at the door.
Portable devices As Well – Another idea is a wireless plug in door chime that turns a lamp on and off when the doorbell rings. A flashing table lamp or floor lamp may be more to your taste than a strobe light. It doesn’t stop there. There are portable doorbells or door chimes on the market. Have you ever been a guest at a restaurant where their is a waiting line, and you’ve been given a device to carry around with you that will flash or make a sound when your table is ready? It’s something that comes in quite handy if you have an hour’s wait, and would rather do a little window shopping instead of standing in line with all the other hungry and frustrated people. When your table is about ready, the device lets you know, even if you are several blocks away. Portable flashing door chimes are available too, and at a reasonable cost. Such devices can be useful if you spend part of the day in your shop, garage, or garden where you might not otherwise hear the doorbell.
The world of wireless devices has definitely brought with it numerous benefits. Our thought processes are seemingly limited when it comes to the subject of doorbells or door chimes. They are after all hard-wired in, and if you can’t hear the chimes, the only solution is to install a louder model, one you can hear from any room in a very large house. Thanks to today’s technology, you can use sight as well as sound to know that someone is at the door, or calling you on the telephone for that matter. You can take your “doorbell” with you. A flashing door chime makes a wonderful gift to someone who is hearing impaired, but is also something many of the rest of us might have use for.