What’s the difference between a surface, flush, and recessed mounted wired doorbell button?

The differences between surface, flush, and recessed mount will alter the way the push button is mounted. Most wireless push buttons are surface mounted which means they mount directly on the surface, usually an exterior wall next to the front door.

  • Surface mount – this means the item will sit directly on top of the surface you are mounting it to. For our purposes here we mean it will sit directly on top of the wall you are installing the wired button on. Typically this is the easiest mounting option.
  • Flush mount – the plate of the wired button sits or rests on the surface of the wall but the guts of the button will sit inside the wall. With these types of buttons the electrical components of the button will stick into the wall itself. Although not overly complicated to install, it it a little more involved that a surface mount.
  • Recessed – this is where the entire doorbell push button mechanism in set inside the wall or mounting surface.

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