A doorbell used to be just a simple device that alerts you when someone is at your front door. Today with the age of the internet, door bells have become just that more advanced. Now they are used to actually communicate with the person at your front door, both verbally and visually with the use of video. It also acts as a security measure, where by you can answer the front door remotely, giving the impression that you’re in.
In this list we cover both the new range of smart doorbells, as well as the more functional and traditional doorbells.
Here are a list of several of the best wireless doorbells, their pros and cons, and what you can expect out of each of them.
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This model has 1080hd video that allows you to watch over your home. You can see, hear, and speak to anyone from your PC, tablet, or phone as well. You will get instant alerts whenever a visitor uses the doorbell or triggers the motion sensors. So this is a great model for someone who is concerned about security and who cannot always get to the door quickly. There is a rechargeable battery pack that allows for an easy charge with a quick release.
The design itself is sleek and attractive, making it an easy addition for homes and businesses. A con is that sometimes the video does not work so great and only records black. However, for the most part, it records great video. However, after a free month there is a $30 subscription fee that is required in order to see past events. This along with the $200 price tag may end up being another con for some.
This Honewell model is plastic, so it is lightweight and easy to carry around with you. It has high quality sound with 8 tunes to choose from. You can choose between making this doorbell portable or use the wall mount option, which is included. There is a sleep mode, adjustable volume, and even a mute option, along with downloadable MP3.
Also, along with audio alerts there are also visual alerts with a halo light. You can also add accessories to this doorbell such as a motion detector. A con with this particular model is that the batteries tend to last only about a month. It is also necessary for the button to be held down rather than pushed quickly. Another con with this model is that cold weather can affect its ability to function. So if you live in areas where there is a lot of cold weather, then this is something that you may want to consider.
The E Series 3 Honeywell model has a range of up to 250 feet and can connect to up to 4 transmitters simultaneously, this includes push buttons and even awareness devices. It has a great battery life of up to 2 years and can either be portable or you can use the wall mount option which is included. This doorbell has a high quality sound and there are 4 tunes that you can choose from. You also have the option to choose which door gets which tune. This is another model that tends to not work as well when it gets below 40 degrees outside. Also, it is best if the button is pushed for at least 2 seconds, which not everyone pushes a push button for that long; so first time guests may not be heard.
This model has a compact design and up to 36 ringtones to choose from, each with 3 levels of adjustable volume, going from 25 to 110 dB. There are 3 notification modes, these modes include sound and LED flash combined, LED flash only, and sound only. This is a very easy to install device as the receiver can be either free standing or wall mounted with the necessary hardware included. You can fix the push button onto a doorframe with either attached adhesive tape or with screws. The push button is also waterproof as another pro.
You can easily add up to 5 push buttons to your receiver and each push button can be paired with more than one receiver so that you can increase your notification coverage area. There have been occasions where this doorbell only gets a range of 2 feet and has been known to go off with nobody there.
This SadoTech is well built and has a minimalist style. There are 2 transmitter button triggers and one chime unit. However, the chime unit is only able to be configured to ring with the same ringtone for both of the transmitters. There are over 50 ringtones to chose from and the operating range can go at least 500 feet. If there is an open area, then you can get 1000 feet range.
There are four different levels of adjustable volume, ranging from 25 dB to 110 dB. The remote transmitter button is weatherproof and approved for outdoor use. The receiver easily plugs into an electrical outlet, there are no batteries required for your main receiver. There is one remote and two chime units. A con with this item is that if paired with a Mac the doorbell may set itself off with no one at the door.
This particular Honeywell is wireless and uses AA alkaline batteries. It can work with up to three push buttons and motion detectors. It even works with door contacts to allow for added security. There are three chime tunes to choose from with a fully adjustable volume. There are a total of three visual alert icons available. There is a self-learning code system that automatically will adjust to eliminate any interference.
There is also a 250 foot operating range for this model. The push button action is positive and smooth and has a definite click to it, there is not a lot of pressure required to get it to work. A con is this isn’t the easiest model to set up, and battery changes can be difficult as well. It comes with both mounting tape and screws. However, the screws are recommended.
This model has an operating range of feet, however, in an open area it has up to 1000 feet operation. The remote transmitter button is weatherproof and approved for outdoor usage. The receiver easily plugs into an electrical outlet and there are no batteries required for the main receiver. There are blue LED flashes when there is someone at your door with this doorbell.
You have 32 different ringtones to choose from and four levels of adjustable volume, from 25 dB to 85 dB. This model has a memory function for chime and sound selection. The push button can either be attached with double side adhesive tape or with screws. This doorbell isn’t as loud as some others, so if you or someone in your home is hard of hearing, this may not be a good option.
The Heath Zenith has a contemporary styling of wood paneling. It is battery operated with a 150 foot range. There is an adjustable volume control and a 2 note melody for front entrance and a one note melody for rear entrance. This is a very easy to install doorbell as there is no need to rewire. It only works with two doors, and it isn’t as loud as other models.
This 1byone Easy Chime model has a lone range that goes up to 500 feet with a total of 36 different ringtones for you to choose from. There are three levels of adjustable volume, going from 15dB to 110 dB. You can choose from 3 notification modes, either sound and flash, flash only, or just sound. It is possible to add on additional push buttons and receivers by yourself, each receiver can pair with up to five total push buttons. Installation is easy and there are no batteries required for the plug in receiver.
There is adhesive tape to fix the push button to your door frame. The push button is approved for outdoor use as it is weatherproof. The adhesive tape does not always stick very well so it may be necessary to drill holes into the device. However, dry wall anchors and screws are included. A con is that it will take up an entire wall socket as it does not rotate to allow for any other use of the plug in.
This GE doorbell kit comes with one wireless door chime along with two compatible push buttons. There is a total of 150 foot wireless range and eight unique ringtones to choose from. This model allows for individual sounds for each door and a total of four volume levels to choose from. It has a sleek brushed nickel look and is ready to use with no wiring required, so installation is easy. Batteries are required but not included. An issue with this model is that even with four volume levels, it is still not very loud.
There are a lot of things to consider when looking at a wireless doorbell. You want it to be loud enough, to look good with your home, and of course for it to work. Things like different ringtones for different doors as well as range are things you may not originally have thought about considering but are important aspects of a doorbell. There are several on the market, and it can get overwhelming when trying to choose the right doorbell. However, with a little research and a little understanding of what to expect, then you will be able to find the right doorbell for you and your home.