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!
To help you make the right decision, we've put together the ultimate guide to the best wireless doorbells available. The resource is updated regularly to include all the latest models, detailed buyers guide and tips, tricks and troubleshooting advice.