Having a doorbell for your large warehouse or business is one of those things you probably haven’t given much thought to unless you worked in a larger facility and missed delivery or someone knocking on the door. This is something I never really thought too much about until I started working at 1800doorbell.com. Door bells are an important part of any business’s infrastructure.
For example, if you work in a warehouse or office building without one people might not get their product delivered to them on time and missed opportunities for communication with customers can be lost! 1800Doorbells helps companies find out what type is best suited for them through our customer service representatives who will talk things over so don’t hesitate to contact us today
With a traditional retail store, we would have been required to keep our doors open. The security considerations for this made it clear that wireless doorbells and entrance alerts were going to be necessary in order to ensure adequate safety of both employees as well as customers coming into contact with the business while they’re still on-site or delivering goods directly outside your front doorstep!
When working in a warehouse, one of my favorite things was sitting at my desk and watching people come to work. The feeling you get when someone rings your doorbell or delivers something right outside is amazing! But it always struck me as odd that builders never put wired doorbells inside their commercial spaces- especially since they’re so close together (and can easily hear each other).
The doorbell is one of those things that every property owner needs to have. It’s not just for warehouse tenants but also so people can come to check out your facility without ringing or knocking on any doors, they’ll know if someone was here!
Office Buildings and Warehouse Spaces Require Longer Range Wireless Door Chimes
If a wired doorbell is not installed at your location and you want one, running the bell wire and installing the wired doorbell isn’t as feasible as you may think. Almost all commercial warehouses are constructed with brick, cinder blocks, or poured concrete. How do you run wire through these materials? On top of that, it’s not YOUR building and the owner may not appreciate or approve of you drilling holes through walls.
Wireless doorbells are here to solve all of your tenant’s problems! Wireless chime products have been around for years, but you have to be careful and make the right choice.
Quality, reliable door chimes for business are perfect for landlords who don’t want their tenants trying to install their own wired doorbell system. In just seconds you can install these units- no electrician required.
Commercial Property Will Interfere with Wireless Door Chime Signals
In the past, the thing holding wireless chimes back was trying to use low-powered, residential-grade wireless doorbells in a commercial environment. This problem is solved thanks to new technology long-range radio technology at a low cost.
Specifically, wireless doorbells did not have the range, or power, needed for commercial applications. The products used in commercial applications, such as re-barb, concrete, steel, etc., will have a negative impact on the wireless range of a product.
The rule of thumb we tell customers is that for every wall in a commercial application the wireless signal has to penetrate, the signal will degrade by 30% each time it passes through the wall. In this example, we will use the standard wireless door chime or doorbell you would get from a box store retailer.
A standard 150 ft. wireless chime would actually have a range more like this in a facility with two walls between the front door and an office:
- 300 ft. x .70= 210 ft. range after penetrating the first wall.
- If there is a second wall, take the 210 ft. and degrade that signal by 30%. 210 ft. x .70= 145 ft.
This is a pure line of sight as well. You also need to factor in other environmental factors that could be interfering with the wireless signal.
The image below is an example of how a wi-fi signal is degraded by building materials.
Although we are dealing with a lower frequency signal it gives a general idea of signal degradation and why you need a much stronger signal for a doorbell for business use than you would for residential doorbell use.
Our products tend to penetrate a little better due to their lower frequency, but you get the idea.
A wireless system with a range of 150 ft. may work fine in most residential environments but we find it simply isn’t enough in a commercial application.
Compare those numbers with a business wireless doorbell like the ERA-UTDCR which has a range of up to 4,000 ft. Remember in our scenario above where the wireless signal will need to penetrate two walls.
- 4,000 ft. x .70=2,800. Next take another 30% off that number and you get a wireless chime with a range of 1,960 ft. which is typically more than enough for warehouses.
- The ERA-UTDCR is a long range wireless doorbell system with a range of up to 4,000 feet.
- The system is expandable, meaning you can add more receivers and more push buttons, extending the listening area and doors covered.
- Another great feature about the ERA-UTDCR is that it’s compatible with a wide range of products such as a PIR sensor, a doorbell push button, outdoor PIR sensors you can use to monitor the driveway, and much more.
1800doorbell.com offers a variety of wireless chime products for your home’s front porch doorbells, including long range systems that work well in large buildings and residential applications where coverage is needed throughout the building; we also carry short-range models perfect if you only want an alert on one specific room (or floor). To find out more about our different options visit us today.