A wireless doorbell has a much higher utility than a wired one. It is also much easier to install and replace as you don’t need to worry about electric wiring. Although you do not require any special skills to install a wireless doorbell, there are certain tips and techniques that you need to be aware of in order to ensure the successful installation of your wireless doorbell system.
Below are the steps that you need to follow for proper installation of your wireless doorbell. Also, please remember to read the instruction manual of your wireless doorbell system as some brands may have slight differences among each other.
Your wireless doorbell system is made up of two parts: the receiver and the transmitter. The receiver is the part that receives the signal from your transmitter and alerts you when someone presses the bell. It is installed indoors. You need to make sure that they are at the right distance from each other. If you are installing multiple transmitters, then care must be taken that they are all placed adequately. To find their range, read the technical information on your wireless doorbell system.
If you have a big home or the building where you’re installing the wireless doorbell system is a large one, do a few test runs. If you are able to hear the doorbell regardless of where you are in that building it means the installation has been successful. Similarly, you should be able to hear the doorbell anywhere in your home.
If you are unable to properly hear the doorbell at the other end of your home or building, you should install extenders that will increase the signal range. For this, you may want to install an extra transmitter which will forward the sound signal further and increase the reach.
Install the batteries in the doorbell buttons. Some doorbell buttons have the ideal location marked on them, for instance they might be marked with “front” for the front door, etc. Choose the location where you want to install them; it should be easily accessible for visitors. Install them at the ideal height, not higher than four feet from the ground level.
Doorbell buttons can be installed on any surface, however metal surfaces may interfere with the doorbell signals. To avoid this install a piece of wood between the doorbell button and the surface. If you have to install them on concrete or bricks, use a plastic shield between the doorbell and the surface to ensure proper grip. Aluminium, wood or vinyl surfaces do not require any addition and you can directly install your doorbell buttons on them. You can use screws or adhesive strips for installing the doorbell buttons.
Insert the batteries in the receivers and pair them with the transmitter by following the instruction manual of the specific brand. Usually this is done by first pressing the chime button, selecting the chime you want and then pressing the transmitter button. Repeat this with the other receivers if you are installing more than one to synchronize all of them together. Make sure that if you are installing more than one receiver you should select different chimes for all of them so that you don’t end up getting confused. There should be a different chime for the front door and a different one for the rear door. Select plug-in type receiver or insert batteries if you have a battery powered receiver.
Once you have installed your wireless doorbell system it is time to test it. Ask a family member to press the bell. If you hear the chime, your work is done. However, if it does not play any chime upon pressing the button, reduce the distance between the receiver and transmitter or extend the range by adding extra receivers. You can also try rearranging your furniture to make sure it is not interfering with the signals. If your doorbell gets triggered by using the remote control of another appliance or device, then change the frequency/channel of your doorbell.