Choose a Specific Doorbell Type
Whether you are looking for a replacement for your wired doorbell system, want a new wireless doorbell system, or need a specialty chime with a flashing strobe light, you have come to the right place. With over 1,000 products in stock daily, we are here to help you find the perfect doorbell.
Our products are listed in separate subcategories. For each category, we will briefly describe each to help you find the right product you are looking for a little more easily. As always, please feel free to contact our customer support team at 800-366-7235 or email us, and we will be happy to help.
- Wired Door Bells – Most homes in the USA have a wired doorbell system that consists of a wired doorbell, a doorbell transformer, and a wired doorbell push button.
- Door Chimes for Business – wireless door chimes will send a radio signal from the wireless push button to a receiver. The wireless store door bell products in this category at 1800doorbell.com are designed for long-range use. This means the products will better penetrate thicker walls and transmit over long distances.
- Wireless Door Chimes – products listed in this category contain door chime products that work in a business or warehouse and a residential home. In most residential homes, you may not have a range of 4,000 ft. like in a business location. We have wireless chimes in this category that range from 150 ft. to 5,000 ft.
- Doorbell Push Buttons – this category is divided into two sub-categories…wired doorbell buttons and wireless door chime buttons. Wired doorbell push buttons work with a wired doorbell system, while wireless buttons work with wireless product chimes.
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General Information About Doorbells
Doorbells is a general term many may use when referring to wired doorbells, wireless doorbells, doorbell push buttons, or even buzzers for doorbells. We even have “door chimes for business,” which are robust, long-range kits designed for business use.
What’s the difference between a battery doorbell & plug-in door chimes for wireless doorbells?
The difference is in the receiver when referencing wireless chimes or wireless doorbells. Both categories use a battery-operated push button, but the plug-in chime uses a receiver that plugs into a standard wall outlet. Battery-operated systems use batteries to power the receiver. You can often mix and match battery-powered and plug-in receivers when manufactured by the same company (check with us first!). Another factor to check is some battery-operated doorbells, like the LRA-DCRX are powered by alkaline batteries. A plugin transformer is available so you can plug the receiver in.
There’s also a portable doorbell receiver compatible with the ERA series of products that runs off of a rechargeable battery pack that includes a plug-in charger. The standby time of the batteries is up to 6 days; when the batteries are low, plug in the charger. The doorbell receiver will continue to operate while the batteries are recharging.
Do I need a wireless or wired chime?
This a great question that’s often asked, “what’s the difference between wired and wireless doorbells?” Wired systems typically mean the push button is wired to the receiver. Wireless systems use radio signals between the push button and the receiver. When the wireless doorbell push button is pressed, it sends a radio signal to the receiver, which then chimes. A significant advantage of wireless door chimes is they are expandable.
For example, get another receiver if you need to hear the doorbell in an upstairs bedroom. Many have different types of transmitters and sensors other than push buttons. For example, in the ERA series of products, there are outdoor driveway sensors, indoor motion sensors or sensors for motion detection for entry alerts for business and homes, push buttons, and even a door contact to provide an open door alarm.
Wireless systems sometimes get a bad rap because inferior products do not have the range needed in larger homes or to penetrate building materials such as brick, stucco, and concrete. Most of the wireless chimes on 18doorbell.com have a range of up to 1,000 ft., with many, such as the ERA series, having a range of up to 4,000 ft.
Wired Door Bells typically need a wired doorbell transformer, a wired doorbell push button, and the wired door chime to work. Almost all homes in the USA were built with a wired doorbell installed in their home. However, over the years, the chime may stop working or become harder to hear. If you need to place a wired chime, purchase the chime and replace the existing one. The same goes for a push button.
What are long-range door chimes for business?
When it comes to residential chimes, the range of transmission is typically up to 150 ft. This range is achieved when there are no obstructions or interferences between the transmitter and receiver. However, if you have a larger home or business with thick concrete walls, you may need a more powerful chime system that can cover a longer distance.
There are different types of chimes available in the market with varying ranges and power capabilities. For example, some wireless doorbells come with a range extender that allows you to increase the transmission distance by several hundred feet. It’s important to choose a chime system that suits your specific needs and requirements, taking into account factors such as building size, layout, and potential sources of interference.
How can I hear my existing wired system better? How to Make My Wired Doorbell Louder?
If you’re having trouble hearing your doorbell from certain areas of your home, extend-a-chimes or doorbell extenders can be a great solution. These devices work by wiring a small transmitter into your existing chime transformer. When a visitor presses the button, the chime rings are usual, and the small transmitter sends a wireless signal to a battery-powered or plug-in receiver, which can be placed in different areas of your home to ensure you can hear the chime wherever you are. This can be especially helpful for individuals with large homes or those who have difficulty hearing. Additionally, some models may offer additional features such as customizable chime tones or volume controls.
Is It Hard To Wire?
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 difficult to replace that part. However, we recommend a licensed electrician because you are dealing with electricity. We found a good article on Bobvila.com, so check it out if you have a chance.
The first step is identifying the problem, i.e., 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 is broken, look at the article above. Most wired door chimes in the USA come installed with a push button for the front door. However, most homes have more than just a front door; you may also want a push button for the back or side door of your home. Adding an additional wired doorbell button for more than your front door is easy as most home-wired door chime systems are wired for a second or back door push button.
Check out this short video on how to wire one as well!
Installing a Pushbutton
When it comes to home security and convenience, a wired chime push button can be an excellent addition to your setup. With the push of a button, you can signal visitors or delivery personnel of their arrival without having to open the door or yell out. These buttons can be installed at various entry points around your home, including front and back doors, garages, or even gates. A wired chime push button is easy to install and can be integrated with your existing wired doorbell system for added functionality.
I Have a Loud Shop and Want to Know When a Visitor Arrives. What do you recommend?
Because this is a commercial application, we recommend a long-range system. The ERA-UTDCR, with a 4,000 ft. range (with an option for a flashing strobe light), is the perfect choice for this application. You may also want to read about the ERA-UTDCR by Safeguard Supply, our best-selling store doorbell kit. Purchase products here or visit or Amazon Shop!