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You have considered investing in a wireless doorbell for your apartment, but have you mulled over the installation process?

Before using it, you have to deal with the installation procedure. Wireless doorbells are easier to install compared to the wired kind, and its design is one of its advantages, so there really is no need to worry.

You may be beset with questions though—how to sync wireless doorbell, where to place it, and more.

This article will discuss what you need to do before and after buying a wireless doorbell system.

Single out the placement of the setup: How to Sync Wireless Doorbell

Prior to buying your wireless doorbell system, it is crucial that you know where you want the doorbell to be positioned.

Most houses have more than one entryway—front door, back door, garage—so just choose the entryway which needs a doorbell the most.

There are wireless kits on sale that have a number of transmitters, while some kits only have a single transmitter. Thus, you might require extra units with you if you need to equip more than one door.

Choose the model you need

Do not buy the first wireless doorbell model you see in the store.

In order to get the most out of your money, make sure to do some research first and compare products.

Products differ when it comes to the ranges they come with, the features they include, and the design.

When choosing a model, you should consider the size of your home along with your preferences and requirements.

As long as you remember these factors, you will get a good wireless doorbell model for your home.

You need one that comes with a good range and the right features that will not conflict with your home life.

Check out the doorbell you have purchased

Before installing the unit, you have to distinguish the kind of model you chose. For instance, see if the transmitter comes with a battery and if it includes hardware for the installation, or if you’ll need to purchase these things.

Make sure that you have the right tools on hand before the installation.

Switch on the unit

A wireless doorbell functions due to the batteries it comes with. The batteries are included in the package together with double-sided tape, screws and other items needed for the installation. Insert the batteries in the transmitter to turn it on. If the chime receiver functions by way of batteries as well; put them inside the unit as well.

Properly sync the chime receiver and the transmitter

Now it’s time to discuss the steps on how to sync a wireless doorbell. In order to sync the transmitter and the receiver, you have to push the receiver’s chime control button, then do the same on the transmitter button.

This action should sync the transmitter with the receiver. Different models may feature varying buttons and syncing steps so it is best that you read the user’s manual for this procedure first.

Select the sound for the chimes

There are wireless doorbell models that have more than 50 chiming options while some only have a handful.

There are also models that feature music or chime buttons so users can easily toggle throughout the selections and choose what they like.

Install the receiver and the transmitter

Position the transmitter at your chosen spot and use the screws or double-sided tape to fasten it to the outside wall. Most kits come with the screws, double-sided tape and all items needed for the installation.

In case you want to position the transmitter outside, where it will be exposed to the elements, it is suggested that you get a screwdriver and use the screws instead of the tape.

If you want to replace an outmoded, hard-wired doorbell, you will have to disconnect the power first before you can remove it, but we always recommend getting a qualified electrician if you are dealing with hard/live wires.

Following this step, you have to use the wire nuts and tape it to cover the exposed wires and keep everything safe – again something your electrician can do for you.

Push the wires into the wall then screw or tape the replacement wireless transmitter to secure the setup.

Put the receiver in place

Next, you have to plug the receiver in your chosen location. There are models that have particular codes to prevent signal interference from houses next door.

If the model you bought has this, just read the instructions to check if the code should be set on the receiver, the transmitter or both.

Test the setup

Following all of those steps, it is time to test the unit.

Press on the transmitter’s button and listen whether the signal is relayed to the chime or sound you have selected.

If you hear it, then you are finished with the job!

10 Comments

  1. Charles Casha on May 29, 2018 at 6:30 am

    MY SILVERCREST CORDLESS DOORBELL IAN 280620 WAS WORKING FINE UNTILL IT STARTED TO RING WITHOUT ANY BODY PRESSING THE PUSHBUTTON NEAR THE DOOR. CAN THAT BE FIXED PLEASE?

  2. Su on June 7, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Can’t sync a Chetoo wireless doorbell to a generic wireless pushbutton model 216595 sold by Home Depot even after following your steps. I don’t have original Chetoo instructions and can’t find them or even the name of the manufacturer of Chetoo on the web. Any ideas what to do? The original pushbutton is cheap plastic and the button stays depressed until the battery runs down and even scoring the hole around it hasn’t helped.

    • iDISRUPTED Editorial Team on June 9, 2018 at 10:29 am

      Hi Su
      It sounds like the generic pushbutton from Home Depot is operating on a different frequency to your Chetoo receiver, or the pushbutton is out of range of the receiver. If there is a frequency switch on the pushbutton, best suggestion is toggling that, resetting the Chetoo and see if they pair, making sure the button and receiver are in the same room when doing this.
      We’ve done some research too and haven’t been able to find instructions for the Chetoo unfortunately. If it helps, it looks like Chetoo might sometimes go under the name “Flair Wireless Doorbell”.
      Looks like it may be time to consider purchasing a new wireless doorbell system, there are some great and cost effective units on sale at the moment that come bundled with more than one pushbutton and receiver like this one https://idisrupted.com/magicfly-expandable-wireless-doorbell-kit-review/
      Hope that helps and good luck!

  3. Chantal Dubois on September 11, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I can’t seem to get the transmitter to ring to the receiver inside the house., I have tried resetting it and changing plugins. Do you have any suggestions?

    • iDISRUPTED Editorial Team on September 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Chantal, what brand of wireless doorbell is it and what plugin have you changed? Thanks!

  4. chani on September 11, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I am having issues with a Ubell. I wired it to the existing wires from the old doorbell. My receiver inside the house has been changed to different plugins but it won’t pick up the transmitter when someone pushes it. I have also tried resetting the transmitter. Do you have any suggestions?

    • iDISRUPTED Editorial Team on September 14, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      Hey Chani, we’re not familiar with the Ubell doorbell system unfortunately. Did the receiver come bundled with the Ubell doorbell unit, or is it a different make? If we can find out a bit more, we may be able to make some suggestions for you 🙂 Thanks!

  5. Eva woodlee on September 13, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I bought another receiver but it doesn’t work with the first doorbell bought even though it said I could add more receivers

    • iDISRUPTED Editorial Team on September 14, 2018 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Eva, is the new receiver the same make and model? If it is, the units should certainly be compatible and I would get on to the manufacturers customer support team to resolve your issue. What make is it? Thanks!

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