HOW TO FIND A GOOD WIRELESS DOORBELL

August 2018 ยท 3 minute read

If you don’t have a doorbell, isn’t it frustrating when you don’t hear people at the front door knocking? You’ve probably missed deliveries, and your friends and family might have stood outside in the cold because you just didn’t hear them. Also, you might have a working doorbell, but it is getting old and kind of hard to hear. You don’t feel like getting a new one, because you have no idea how to run wires. What should you do?

Why not get your hands on a wireless doorbell? These doorbells are usually quite inexpensive, but there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind before you buy.

Tips

Rule #1: You should find a doorbell that is not too cheap, but not too expensive either. Usually if you look for a “middle of the road” price range, you will get a solid unit, but one that works every time you need it. Price isn’t always a determining factor but chances are, if you find a wireless doorbell that’s significantly less expensive than comparable products, it is probably because the quality just isn’t up to par. Think about it. It you are the manufacturer and have a quality doorbell, you are going to market it around the same price range as your competitors. Manufacturer’s aren’t going to leave money “on the table.”

Rule#2: Always shop at a place with a good return policy. You’ve got to be able to test this unit out in your home, and if it is not loud enough, you should return it and opt of a better one. Most on-line stores and your retail box stores will have a guarantee of some sort, some very liberal, some very strict. This is different than a manufacturer’s warranty which warrants the product against faulty electronics or workmanship. Most manufacturer’s will have a warranty that extends past any store guarantee but you need to understand this prior to making a purchase.

Rule#3: You should be able to hear your doorbell from every room in the house or have the ability to expand your electronic door chime throughout your home. If it does not, then you know what to do– return it and get one that does.

Rule #4: You should be able to hear the doorbell from the outside as well. If you cannot hear it from the outside, the person ringing it may have no idea that it’s actually working, driving those inside the house crazy. This does not sound very intuitive at first but if you think about it, it makes sense. How wohome doorbell have you stood outside a home and rang a door chime, never knowing if it is actually going off inside the home. If the home has a working wireless doorbell but you cannot hear it outside, someone at the front door could be ringing and ringing it, driving your crazy never really knowing it is working. Make sure the receiver has a nice sized speaker to give the best sound output. As a rule of thumb, 2 12” speaker is a nice sized speaker for a wireless doorbell receiver.