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Doorbells for Hearing Impaired & Elderly – Never Miss a Visitor

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.

Doorbell Repair – How to Fix a Broken Doorbell or Doorbell Button

Doorbell Repair – How to Fix a Broken Doorbell or Doorbell Button

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.
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.

How Does a Doorbell Really Work?

How Does a Doorbell Really Work?

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.

Reviews & Advice on Choosing the Best Wireless Doorbell

Reviews & Advice on Choosing the Best Wireless Doorbell

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.

How to Avoid Interference with Your Neighbor’s Doorbell

How to Avoid Interference with Your Neighbor’s Doorbell

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.

Using a New Push Button for an Old Carlon Chime

Using a New Push Button for an Old Carlon Chime

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

How to Install Security Camera Systems for Home Surveillance & Home Alarm Systems

How to Install Security Camera Systems for Home Surveillance & Home Alarm Systems

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.

I Can’t Find My Doorbell Transformer

I Can’t Find My Doorbell Transformer

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.