Top Related Questions:
What's the difference between a battery & plug-in door chime: When referencing wireless chimes, the difference is in the receiver. Both categories use a battery operated push button, but plug-in chime use a receiver than plugs into a standard wall outlet. Battery operated systems use batteries to power the receiver. In many cases, you can mix and match battery powered and plug-in receivers when manufactured by the same company (check with us first!)
Do I need a wireless or wired chime? Great question that's often asked. Wired systems typically mean the push button is wired to the receiver. Wireless systems use radio signals between the push button and the receiver. For a more detailed explanation, see our informative article "Wired vs. Wireless Doorbell."
What are long range chimes? Most residential chimes have a range of up to 150 ft. from transmitter (push button) to the receiver. This is line of site, with no interference. Larger homes, businesses with thick concrete walls require more power, which is where longer-range products are necessary.
How can I hear my existing wired system better? Extend-a-chimes, or extenders are great options. A small transmitter wires into your existing chime transformer and when the button is pressed, this transmitter sends a wireless signal to a battery powered or plug-in receiver. This allows you to place new receivers throughout your home to allow you to hear the chime better.
Is it hard to wire a doorbell? We recommend hiring an electrician to install a new system. If you have an existing system and have identified which part is broken, it's not too diffifcult to replace that part. However, because you are dealing with electricity, we recommend a licensed electrician.
The first step is to identify the problem, ie., what part is not working correctly. If you determine the push button is broken, see our article about replacing it here. If the wired chime itself is broken, take a look at this reference article here.
I have a loud shop and need a wireless product. What do you recommend? Because this is a commercial application, we recommend a long range system. The WDK-2500-STROBE which has a 2,500 ft. range and features a flashing strobe light is the perfect choice for this application. You may also want to read an article about choosing a long range chime.
Understanding the Sub Categories of Products:
We carry so many different types of wireless notification products, we have divided them into different categories to help make your selection easier. Across all the categories, these are wireless doorbells from the transmitter (push button) to the receiver. If you're looking for a wireless chime, browse the different categories located here to find the right one.
Wired doorbells offer the most aesthetically pleasing options available for door chimes. Because they don't have to transmit a wireless singal, these products are able to use more designer friendly materials like copper, metal, glass, etc.
Wired systems come in two flavors -- units powered by batteries and units powered by wired transformers, which are the most common. Wired chimes connect to a wired push button via a transformer.
Business Grade Products:
Improve safety and customer service by adding a longer range doorbell for businesses. Install a buzzer or entrance alert to notify you when a customer, visitor or delivery has arrived. Add on accessories such as speakers or colorful strobe lights for noisy environments.
This category is for both wired and wireless doorbell buttons. Wireless push-buttons, referred to as transmitters, are powered by batteries and are usually included in your purchase. Wired buttons use bell wire to connect the button to the chime unit and are typically powered by a doorbell transformer.
If you need a wireless transmitter, click the link below to go to that category. For wired, please click the thumbnail to visit that page.
Having trouble hearing your existing system? Do you have a wired product and would like to hear it out in the garage, kitchen, or back patio? A doorbell extender is a great way to accomplish this. They are easy to install and will make a dramatic improvement in your ability to hear your chime.