Welcome to the 1800doorbell Resources Page where we you will find tips on the maintenance, installation, and use of the products you will find on this website, as well as other resources that may be of interest to you.
As we continue to build this resource for you, we hope to have all the information you need, but if there's something missing, please don't hesitate to let us know.
The range of your wireless door chime, entrance alert, and driveway alarm is probably the most important factor you need to consider prior to purchasing a product. The range given by the manufacurer may be different than the actual operating range you experience with your product. This article covers wireless range, factors that affect range, and tips on how to improve the range of your products.
With many products to choose from, choosing on the right entry alarm for your home or office might seem a little overwhelming at first. This short article provides a backgroun on entrance alerts, different features, ranges, and the top three recommended models at 1800doorbell.com.
This article covers how to change the tune or melody on your wireless doorbell system. Some manufacturers require the tune change on the transmitters, typically the push button, while others require the change to be made on the reciever (the chime sounder.)
When you need a doorbell system in your home, nothing installs faster than a wireless doorbell system. Basic kits are available online that containt a wireless push button and wireless receiver. Also, there are additional transmitters and receivers available to extend the listening range of your system and to cover more doors.
Products like "doorbell extenders" are available which allow you to keep your wired system and add wireless elements to it. Take a moment to read this article if you would like more information on wireless systems or feel free to call or email us with any questions.
A doorbell isn't just about the sound it makes, or the technical aspects of the chime. A doorbell is a decorative accent to your home. When people enter your home, one of the first things they see is your doorbell.
You've spent a ton of money decorating your home with nice drapes, furniture, and art work, but left that "plain Jane," builder-grade doorbell in your foyer...you're not builder grade! Take down that doorbell and install something that reflects who you are.
This article reviews our "Top 5 Decorative Doorbell Covers," and "Top 5 Doorbell Butons." Although these may not be what you are specifically looking for, we hope this article inspires you to find exactly what you want.
In the past, the decision between a wireless doorbel or wired doorbell was an easy one. If you home was wired for a wired doorbell, you went that route because wireless doorbells and chimes were, frankly, ugle things. Wireless door chimes had more features, but lacked the design decor people wanted in their homes and in many cases, didn't have the range homeowners need.
In smaller homes, range may not have been an issue, you may have wanted features only contained with wireless devices, and therefore, wireleless was your choice. Today, the lines have blurred. Wireless devices now have strong reliable signaling capability and in many cases are as pretty as their wired counterparts. Many wired doorbells are packed with features historically seen in wireless chimes. That makes your decision tougher.
This article provides some quick user points to help make your decision easier. Please feel free to call or email us if you need help.
We take it for granted...that thing you don't appreciate when it is working and hate when it's not....the lonely doorbell. Doorbells and door chimes, or forms of them, have been around for a very long time. In Roman times, homeowners had wind chimes, knockers, and other devices visitors could use to annouce their presence.
This article covers a brief outline of doorbells and their history. It's a fun article with pictures and other information you might find useful. We would also like to thank the photographers who own these pictures for letting us use them in this article.
As we age, one of the first things "to go" is our hearing. Things we took for granted in our younger years like hearing the phone ring, the television, or the front doorbell buzz are all things we miss dearly in our older years.
It's not just a convenience factor, there are safety reason we need to have products we can hear or see. Fire alarms, visitors at the door, or emergency phone calls are just a few examples. We carry over 100 products at 1800doorbell.com designed with the hard of hearing in mind. From simple door chimes with a bright flashing strobe light, to alarm clocks that vibrate your pillow, they are all designed for ease of use and effectiveness. This article outlines a few basic points when choosing the right doorbell for the hard of hearing.
This article reviews the basic steps necessary to install a wired doorbell. Let's face it, not everyone wants, or has the home improvement skills necessary to install a low-voltage electrical component in their home. This article also has recommendations on alternatives to wired doorbells you may want to consider if the install of a wired door chimes seems daunting to you.
The technology behind a doorbell hasn't really changed that much over the last 100 years. As a matter of fact, most of your traditional wired doorbells are pretty much the same, while wireless door chimes offer complex circuit boards to emit gorgeous melodies and sound at long ranges.
This article describes the basic functionality of both wired doorbells and wireless door chimes. By understanding the basic concepts of your product, you can often troubleshoot basic problems and/or identify the replacement parts you need.
We know it might feel a little overwhelming when you're trying to select a doorbell for your home or office. Wireless doorbells have come a long way over the years.
Most "residential" grade wireless product top out with a range at the 150 ft., with some models hitting 300 ft. While this is fine for most homes, offices and commercial applications have too many environmental factors that will degrade a wireless signal. For that, you need something with more "punch," with ranges of 500ft or more.
This article explains many of our residential and commercial wireless door chime products in a review format to give you information on how to choose a wireless door chime and reviews of some of the wireless door chimes we recommend.
With over 20 different driveway alarm products to choose from, 1800doorbell offers one of the largest collections of driveway sensors and alarms on the internet.
With over 20 years of experience working with alarms, we are very careful to ensure we only offer the best products offered. As a matter of fact, most of the products won't be found at your large box store retailer. With so many choices, it might seem overwhelming.
This article will help you understand what a driveway alarm is, what the differences between systems are, what to look for when purchasing a driveway monitoring kit, and a review of the different products we offer.
If you need a doorbell system for your business, or you have a larger home, this article gives you a quick review of our top wireless door chime products. Our best seller, the DC-1000 tops out at a range of up to 1,000 ft., while the more versatile LH-2500 has a range of up to 2,500 ft.
When we refer to interference when talking about entrance alerts, wireless doorbells, and driveway alarms, we are referencing nearby devices activating your products. A good example would be a wireless door chime ringing, you go to the door, and no one is there. Often times this happens when a nearby device, within range, is on the same frequency of your wireless device.
Privacy codes enable you to modify the frequency, eliminating this interference. This article covers, in detail, how to change the privacy codes on your wireless doorbells.
In previous articles we talked about privacy codes, how to eliminate interference among wireless products, and other reason you may want to change a privacy code. This page provides a video demonstration of how to change privacy codes for Dimango, Carlon, and Thomas & Betts wireless door chime products.
We have customers who call us with Carlon products they've had for 5, 10, or more years. After years of reliable service, their old push button or door chime receiver gave out on them and they want to replace it. This article walks you through the process of determining whether or not your older product will be compatible with the new "SAW" wireless technology of current Carlon products.
This page is packed full of information regarding doorbell and door chime sounds and sound effects. One of the advantages of electronic door chimes is the number of tunes they play. Technology has come a long way and many of them have extremely realistic sound effects.
Whether you are looking for traditional doorbell sounds, holiday sounds, fun sounds, or something you can program yourself, take a look at this page to hear them. We have sounds loaded from the top manufactures for you to preview the sound prior to purchase.
In the wireless doorbell world, the future is here now. Modern doorbells are coming out at a fast rate and are loaded with modern day futures even George Jetson would be proud of.
Many are programmable, meaning you have the ability with a built-in microphone and/or usb port to upload any mp3 or mp4 song or tune you want. Halloween? Put on a zombie sound when someone pushes the doorbell at your front door. There are countless possibilities with these products.
The biggest innovation, however, has been made on the wi-fi front. In a matter of seconds, receiver notifications on your smart phone or home computer at your front door. Newer models even have cameras built-in to the push button that allow you to view the visitor on your phone prior to coming to the door....now that's innovation!
Installing a home security system typically requires a licensed contractor to perform the work. Surveillance cameras aren't usually easy to install and a contractor is skilled to hide wires and ensure the cameras are communicating correctly with one another.
Dummy surveillance cameras or fake security cameras, if well made, are great products to deter crime. This short article reviews installing a wireless home security system and a fake dummy camera for your home security.
For a wired doorbell system in your home, think of the doorbell transformer as the power supply your push button and doorbell need to come to life. A transformer "transforms" the power 110V power supply in your home and converts it, or steps it down, to a lower voltage suitable for your door chime.
Although it might be a little confusing at first glance, installing a wired door chime transformer is not too difficult a task. This article outlines the basic steps to installation and how to select the right doorbell transformer.
We get calls almost daily from customers who are looking for an easy to install wireless entrance alert system with an "invisible beam." At 1800doorbell.com, we carry a large variety of these products that send a passive infrared beam and when broken, generate a chime sound that alerts you to visitors.
With some many products to choose from, we are sure to have a solution that fits your specific needs.
And who said doorbells were boring? Not us! This is a fun article where we compiled twenty pictures of wacky and crazy doorbells people actually use. These are not push button contraptions we staged, these are real doorbell push buttons we have found that people actually us!
If you have your own wacky doorbell, or have seen others out there, please let us know.
When you need a doorbell for your warehouse, office, or other commercial space, the type of wireless door chime you find at your local box store retailer won't have the range you need. Building materials like concrete, steel, and more will dramatically cut-down the wireless range of any product.
To overcome this, you need a product with a higher power and range than standard residential products offer. This article outlines why these standard wireless door chime won't work, factors you need to consider, and a couple of options offered at 1800doorbell.com.