how to sync a wireless doorbell

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You have invested 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 quicker to install compared to a Ring Video Doorbell (surprisingly not by much, but there you go!) 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!

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


  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
      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!

  6. Amrik Jhawar on October 26, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I am having problem with pairing the cordless door bell Yvelines IP44.

    • iDISRUPTED Editorial Team on October 29, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Hey Amrik, unfortunately we’re not familiar with the Yvelines doorbell brand.

      If you’ve run through the steps in this article I’d suggest checking out for further steps you can take to troubleshoot and hopefully resolve the problem.

      Good luck and let us know how you get on!

  7. Jean Leff on November 16, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I bought an Aventek wireless doorbell D—3F and realise with my poor hearing I needed an add on receiver.
    The DB 1 I was sent doesn’t work and I wondered if I was doing something wrong or do I have to get another complete D-3F.

    • iDISRUPTED Editorial Team on November 21, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks for reaching out Jean and I fear the DB1 won’t do the job unfortunately, I think its the RW1 you need to pair with the D-F3 system.

      I’d suggest speaking with their customer support first just to double check that – maybe the same time you return the DB1.

      From our understanding the RW1 should sort your requirement for additional receivers and it comes in a choice of white or black.

      Hope that helps and do let us know how you get on so others in a similar situation can also benefit from your knowledge!

      • Jean Leff on December 13, 2018 at 10:39 pm

        I couldn’t find the RW1 anywhere but thank you for trying to help.Jean

        • iDISRUPTED Editorial Team on December 14, 2018 at 6:28 pm

          Seasons greetings Jean. No problem at all, happy to help any way we can

          You should be able to pick the RW1 up from, just search for “AVANTEK RW-1 Add-On Plug-In Receiver” and it should bring it up.

          Alternatively you can use our amazon link to the RW-1 which helps support our work at no cost to you.

          Best of luck Jean and keep us posted!

  8. Alfie Wallace on November 25, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Hey ! I have a Health Zenith wireless doorbell and it doesn’t have a reset button or sync. So how do I sync a new push button to it ?

    • iDISRUPTED Editorial Team on November 28, 2018 at 10:43 am

      Hi Alfie, we’re not familiar with the Heath Zenith line unfortunately and from what we can gather, depending on the original unit you purchased, it looks like you may not be able to add an additional button transmitter to your existing set up.
      I’d suggest reaching out to their customer support directly and see what they suggest for the unit you purchased.
      Hope that helps and good luck!

  9. Sally Morrison on January 4, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I have a Jisusu Wireless Doorbell, Twin Plug-in Push Button Door Bell for Home, IP44 Waterproof, 4-Level Volume, 52 Chimes, Portable Doorbell Kit with 2 Receiver and 1 Remote Push Button – and want to add another push button to it. (my fault – I should have realised my mother can’t hear the front AND back door knocking and bought one with two push buttons!) I can’t find a matching Jisusu one online. Can I use any generic wireless push button do you know and if so how would i sync it with the current receivers?

    • iDISRUPTED Editorial Team on January 5, 2019 at 8:27 am

      Happy new year Sally, good to hear from you!
      We’ve done some research and the short answer is no to syncing generic push buttons – it doesn’t look like you can unfortunately.
      Reading some of the answered questions by the manufacturer, it indicates this is a closed system and not expandable currently – you can check it out here
      Jisusu isn’t a manufacturer we’ve come across before and from our research, it looks like a Chinese electronics firm selling directly on Amazon – no corporate website or customer support team other than through Amazon.
      What it looks like you can do however, is purchase another matching set and use both in the same house. And although it may not be in sync with the original doorbell unit, the second unit would give you the additional coverage you need for your mum :). Ultimately you don’t need to worry about any cross-talk between the units as that would actually be a desirable outcome (first time we’ve said that!)
      It will also give you the opportunity to choose a different chime tone for the front door and back door so your mum knows which one to answer.
      Truly hope that’s of some help Sally, good luck and let us know how you get on!

  10. Gee Jacinto on November 18, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I have an IQ ANERICA model # WD2021-DCTB. Batteries are fine in receiver. I changed the CR2032 lithium battery in the push button. Does it require syncing? If yes, what are the steps? Thank you.

  11. Marcus Smith on February 26, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    My trisonic button is not working with the receiver it came with.How can I fix this?