Wireless Door Chime

Find a Wireless Door Chime

For this category, wireless is defined from the transmitter (push button) to the receiver.  These kits typically come in one of two flavors; plug-in or battery operated receivers.  We carry both models with plug-in & battery operated receivers, as well as specialty chimes that have a longer range, flashing lights, and more.

Browse these wireless categories below to find the specific type of product you are looking for.  Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance.

How to select the right product for your needs

There are several factors you need to know prior to selecting the right wireless products. The best thing you can do it give us a call and we would be happy to help you. You can also consult the article titled "Reviews & Advice on Choosing the Best Wireless Doorbell."

Below are some items you need to consider when choosing your chime.

Step 1, determine the range you need?

The most important thing to consider is the distance from the transmitter (push button) to the receiver (speaker). Most manufacturers publish a range when tested in ideal environments, which usually means line-of-site and no interference. Any walls will diminish the signal by 20%-30%.

  • Standard chimes: have a range of up to 150 ft. For standard chimes, you should feel comfortable selecting any of the products in the plug-in or battery operated products.
  • Long range chimes: have distances up to 2,500 ft. (depending on the model).  We have a good article you can read regarding long range chimes.

Step 2: Are there any special requirements?

  • We covered long range chimes above, but we would also consider that to be a specialty type of chime.  If so, we recommend you select the long range category.
  • If you are hard of hearing or in a loud environment, you might want to consider a wireless chime with some sort of visual indicator.  For standard chimes we have the WC180 flashing chime.  If you need a long range chime and also a flashing light, there are two choices, the DC-1000 with a range of 1,000 ft. , and the WDK-2500-STROBE, which has a range of up to 2,500 ft.  For a standard chime with a visual indicator, you can also choose the RC4120 which is compatible with other Carlon chimes.

Step 3: Battery powered or plug-in receivers?

  • The only real difference between these two different categories is whether the receiver is battery powered or plugs into a wall outlet.  Other than that, the functionality is basically the same.
  • Battery operated door chime kits usually operate using C-sized or D-sized alkaline batteries.  The DC-1000 is battery operated, however, an plug-in transformer is available for additional purchase.  Battery operated chimes may either be hung on the wall, while some models can sit on a desk or flat surface.
  • Plug-in chimes plug into a standard wall outlet.
  • An important note is that "most" brands are compatible with one-another, regardless if they are plug-in or battery operated.  The exception to this rule is the Honeywell brand, which has A, B, C, and D versions you need to consider.

I need a replacement part for an existing wireless product?

If you have an existing product, your choices are little more limiting.  First, determine the brand.  In most cases you can purchase additional receivers, plugin or battery operated.  There are compatiblity issue with older models, so we encourage you to give us a call.

For example, if you have the Dimango, Carlon, or Lamson & Sessions brand names, the technology changed in 2000 making the older models non-compatible with the more recent models.

More about the different Wireless Products

Plugin Models:

Installation is a snap with plug-in chime kits. Simply mount the push button transmitter to the outside door and plug-in the door chime receiver into a standard wall outlet. With most manufacturer's you can mix and match battery powered and plug-in receivers.

Battery Powered:

These chime kits typically contain a transmitter and a receiver. The difference between these kits and the plug-in versions is that the receivers in these kits are powered by batteries.

Don't let the fact that these are battery powered worry you. Typically, the batteries will last 12-24 months, depending on usage and environmental factors. Battery operation allows you to mount these chime higher in the wall, and allows the manufacturer to design a more aesthetic design that seen in most plug-in models. As with the plug-in version, if you stay with a particular manufacturer, like Carlon, you can mix and match plug-in and battery operated receivers.

Long Range Wireless Bells:

Long Range Door Chimes are wireless systems designed to work over long distances and locations where standard wireless products have trouble working.

When to use a longer range product:

  • when distances from push button to receiver is over 100 ft.
  • when building materials will interfere with standard products
  • when you have tried products from box retail stores but they don't have the power need
  • for special situations when you need speakers, strobe lights, or visual indicators for your commercial application

Flashing Strobe Light Products:

Whether you're hard of hearing or need to hear a door chime in a loud area, our flashing wireless chimes are an inexpensive way to ensure you never miss a visitor to your door. We carry a line of products designed for residential and commercial use that are easy to install, easy to maintain, and work great.