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Wireless Door Bells
« on: 07 January 2019, 09:31:50 »

My hearings not what it used to be.

I was thinking of something like this :-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CG8T22S/?coliid=I2HWT6IF7GXEOU&colid=2QD9IRTUT18NJ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

So that I can have them spread about the house, or are they a waste of money.
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #1 on: 07 January 2019, 09:37:44 »

My hearings not what it used to be.

I was thinking of something like this :-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CG8T22S/?coliid=I2HWT6IF7GXEOU&colid=2QD9IRTUT18NJ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

So that I can have them spread about the house, or are they a waste of money.
Depends how big your House is and how fast you can run to the door to answer it  :)
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #2 on: 07 January 2019, 09:46:59 »

Had a few sets in the past, found them nothing but unreliable, only 1 ringing, none ringing, always loosing signal or needing batteries.
In the end fitted a transformer, and traditional bell. https://www.diy.com/departments/byron-wired-connection-brass-door-chime/305888_BQ.prd

Now everyone hears it first time, every time, whether they want to or not. ;D
However noone likes being very near it if someone rings....Does make you jump if its near your ear!

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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #3 on: 07 January 2019, 10:00:40 »

I had one, it regularly failed to work resulting in missing deliveries etc.  I now have a Ring and love it.  A bit pricey but well worth it.
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #4 on: 07 January 2019, 10:47:06 »

Had a few sets in the past, found them nothing but unreliable, only 1 ringing, none ringing, always loosing signal or needing batteries.
In the end fitted a transformer, and traditional bell. https://www.diy.com/departments/byron-wired-connection-brass-door-chime/305888_BQ.prd

Now everyone hears it first time, every time, whether they want to or not. ;D
However noone likes being very near it if someone rings....Does make you jump if its near your ear!

I've got a wired transformer powered at the minute, but can't hear it if tv is on, or upstairs, even with my hearing aid in.
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #5 on: 07 January 2019, 10:48:34 »

I had one, it regularly failed to work resulting in missing deliveries etc.  I now have a Ring and love it.  A bit pricey but well worth it.

Hmmm, I've looked at ring as well, I presume you need to carry your mobile phone everywhere, great if I've left it downstairs whilst I've just popped upstairs.
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #6 on: 07 January 2019, 11:01:22 »

I had one, it regularly failed to work resulting in missing deliveries etc.  I now have a Ring and love it.  A bit pricey but well worth it.

Hmmm, I've looked at ring as well, I presume you need to carry your mobile phone everywhere, great if I've left it downstairs whilst I've just popped upstairs.

If you want alerts on your phone, yes.
If you want it to ring the bell you already have attached to your wired transformer, no - it will do just that and work like a "regular" doorbell when you are at home.
If you want chimes elsewhere in your house that aren't attached to the same two-wire circuit, you can buy the WiFi enabled chimes and put them anywhere with WiFi coverage.
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #7 on: 07 January 2019, 11:14:26 »

My Dad is seriously hard of hearing and has a number of strobe lights around the house that flash when the doorbell is triggered. I guess they are wirelessly triggered and as far as I know he hasn't had any issues in an 1850's house with very solid walls. I will find out what they are when I'm next visiting if you like?
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #8 on: 07 January 2019, 11:28:33 »

I got a one-to-one set from Amazon about 18 months ago. Just one push switch and two chimers (one plug in, one battery). Still working fine.
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #10 on: 07 January 2019, 12:19:55 »

We had one as well, very unreliable, fitted by previous owner.

I pulled it off, people can just knock.  :)
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #11 on: 07 January 2019, 12:30:22 »

Father just bought something similar to this, works really well, and you can have the app to see who's at the door on a number of phones.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Doorbell-Wireless-Security-Detection-Accfly/dp/B07H67T5SD/ref=mp_s_a_1_20?ie=UTF8&qid=1546864031&sr=8-20&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=door+bell+camera
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #12 on: 07 January 2019, 12:32:04 »

Bought one last August from Lidl , so far no problems whatsoever.
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #13 on: 07 January 2019, 12:57:01 »

Using Ring 2 - seems great. Will be investigating the camera/ motion only options for another property. What I find useful is that you get a video to all your devices of motion at the door irrespective of whether or not the doorbell is pushed but you only need to delete the history from one device and it deletes from all. It works for us because we are quite a distance from the road and so the motion set up prevents too much non relevant activity from being picked up. I am seeing just how lazy my wife is and how many bags she comes back with after shopping.
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Re: Wireless Door Bells
« Reply #14 on: 07 January 2019, 13:03:16 »

Using Ring 2 - seems great. Will be investigating the camera/ motion only options for another property. What I find useful is that you get a video to all your devices of motion at the door irrespective of whether or not the doorbell is pushed but you only need to delete the history from one device and it deletes from all. It works for us because we are quite a distance from the road and so the motion set up prevents too much non relevant activity from being picked up. I am seeing just how lazy my wife is and how many bags she comes back with after shopping.
Yes. If you really want to play at being a spy, put one indoors  ;D
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