If you are need of a new doorbell, or just want a new one, and don’t want to settle for an ordinary ding-dong or the old-fashioned Westminster chimes, you may be surprised at the options available today at a reasonable cost. Technological advances have produced some of the most versatile options to a traditional doorbell.
Doorbell installation no longer needs to involve wiring as wireless doorbells are now available in a variety of styles. Although the traditional wired doorbells may offer the most versatility available, wireless options still provide a variety of features sure to please most people. One of these features includes the ability to install the receiver virtually anywhere in your home. Another feature commonly found in a wireless doorbell is the ability to change the chime/sound. Some models allow multiple doorbell buttons to be programmed with the receiver while allowing each button to emit its own programmed sound. This feature enables you to program a different sound for each doorbell outside your home, to easily determine which door has a visitor at it.
Wireless doorbells are also available with flashing strobe lights, which are extremely helpful if installed in noisy areas or for the hearing impaired. In addition to being wireless, some versions are even made more simple by being “plug-ins.” These plug-in varieties are as simple to install as plugging them into any standard wall outlet. Motion sensing wireless doorbells are available as well, so that the doorbell is activated even before the guest actually presses the button.
Some wireless doorbells are compatible with existing models allowing you to purchase an additional receiver to place in other areas of your home to ensure you are able to hear it when a guest arrives. Some of these places may include a basement, laundry area, or an upstairs area. You can even purchase a portable doorbell, which allows you to travel outside into the backyard knowing that you will not miss a guest’s arrival while doing lawn work!
Another feature found in both the wired and wireless doorbell varieties is the ability to program your own sounds, including voice messages or music. This feature can be very entertaining, especially around the holidays. You can also use it to program a special message to an expected guest, such as a birthday greeting. In addition to all these features, a wireless doorbell operates off batteries ensuring their functionality even during a power outage.
Whatever your need, if you find yourself looking for a new doorbell, consider purchasing a wireless variety. They contain most of the same features as a wired doorbell, but the added conveniences of easy installation and being battery operated will surely make this a great purchase for virtually everyone.