As the name suggests, the wireless doorbell was a revolution when first coming to market; prior to this there was only wired doorbells. Along with eliminating wires, it made installation a cinch and brought portability to the world of doorbells. 1800Doorbell carries a wide range of battery operated doorbells as well as wireless door chimes that plug into a standard wall outlet. Within these two categories of wireless doorbells, there are a variety of subcategories for more specialized needs.
For example, we recommend long range wireless doorbells for people who need a transmission range of over 100 ft., as well as business customers. Many environmental factors such as concrete, plaster, and other building materials may cut down on the signal strength and, therefore; the transmitter needs longer range to have the power needed to over-come those environmental obstacles.
Flashing doorbells for the hearing impaired are another specialty of 1800doorbell. These products were specifically designed for the hearing impaired of when you need a door chime in a loud environment. These products are either extremely loud or offer some visual indicator to alert the user when visitor pushes the push button.
Have you ever walked up to a home, pressed their doorbell button and heard a cool tune or something unique? Chances are that the person was using a programmable doorbell. Programmable doorbells allow the user to upload or record a customized tune for the doorbell receiver to play. If you have a group of college buddies coming over to watch college football game, imagine their surprise when they hear that college fight song is playing when they push your doorbell button.
1800doorbell also offers a selection of door chime kits when you do not want to worry about selecting all the right components of the installation. These kits are perfect for builders and contractors who want a complete kit with a basic wired doorbell. In almost every instance, these kits are basic but typically include the doorbell, a push button, and the transformer.
Thomas and Betts is the largest manufacturer of doorbells we have at 1800doorbell.com. Their brands include Carlon, Dimango, and Lamson and Sessions. For a brief introduction on the Carlon line of doorbells, please feel free to visit the Carlon Door Chime Video.
Wireless doorbell receivers are available in two styles: Plug in wireless doorbells and Battery operated wireless doorbells. Many of our products, such as the DC-1000 Long Range Wireless Doorbell offers both options - plug in or battery powered. The beauty of wireless doorbells is that they are truly DIY products. Right out of the box, you can mount the wireless push button and plug your receiver in and the chime is functional. For those that want quick and simple installation, don't worry, there is no wiring needed!
Plugin Door Chimes:
Wireless plugin door chimes are the true meaning of the term "plug and play." Installation is a snap. Simply take the wireless chime receiver, plug it into a standard wall outlet and forget about it. Unlike a "battery powered chime," a plugin doorbell kit the receiver never needs batteries. Moving the receiver is easy too. Unplug it from the wall to move the sound into another room. Most of our chimes also feature multiple sound options.
The Dimango Carlon RC3250, for example, has 13 sound options. It plays the traditional “Westminster Chime” or “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,”. There is practically a chime sound for every mood! To avoid interference from neighboring wireless devices, all of our wireless doorbells feature privacy code settings, allowing you to change the frequency.
Wireless Door Chimes:
A great feature of a good wireless doorbell product is when you can add on or expand the system to other parts of your home, basement or garage, if needed. For example, all of the Dimango, Carlon Wireless Door Chimes typically work together. It is possible to add additional receivers in other rooms or mount another push button to the side or back door. If you need portability, for example, you want to go out to the pool, back deck or yard, and don't want to miss the doorbell (or pizza delivery!) the battery operated receiver is the perfect solution.
Wired Doorbell Kits:
Wired Door Chime kits are what we typically think of when we think of a doorbell. Hardwired doorbells continue to be installed in most new homes today. The reason is simple. If you connect the two ends of the bell wire used between the push button and the wired doorbell transformer and the transformer and the doorbell, the system is going to work.
No worries about interference or problems sometimes associated with wireless chimes. 1800doorbell features wired doorbell kits that run the entire economic scale. Low priced entry level chime kits to more elaborate, decorative wired doorbells from the most well respected manufacturers in the industry today.