My Wife tasked me with picking a wireless doorbell for our home…
After searching online and not finding any decent reviews out there I decided to put one together to help fellow doorbell searches out there.
If you’re thinking of changing your traditional doorbell to something a little more interesting and advanced to keep up with the times then read on.
There are so many features to choose from when it comes to all of the wireless doorbells that are available. So, here’s a comparison of some of the absolute best doorbells that are currently on the market.
- 1 Best Wireless Doorbells – Our Top 10
- 2 SadoTech Model C – Overall Best Wireless Doorbell 2018
- 3 Magicfly Expandable – Best Remote Doorbell
- 4 1byone Easy Chime – Best Budget Wireless Doorbell
- 5 Mosiso Wireless DoorBell Chime – Best For Range
- 6 JETech Wireless DoorBell – Best Customizable Doorbell
- 7 Honeywell RCWL105A1003/N – Simple and Effective
- 8 Honeywell RCWL300A1006 – Best looking doorbell
- 9 Jacob Jensen – Best Smart Doorbell
- 10 SkyBell HD – Best Video Doorbell
- 11 Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell – Best Voice Control Doorbell (Updated 2018)
- 12 Best Wireless Doorbell Buyer’s Guide
- 13 Final words – Wrapping it up
|PRODUCT NAME||Operating Range||No. of Ringtones|
|SadoTech Model C (Editor’s Choice)||500 ft.||50+|
|Magicfly Expandable||500 ft.||52|
|1byone Easy Chime||650 ft.||52|
|Mosiso Wireless DoorBell Chime||900 ft.||52|
|JETech Wireless DoorBell||750 ft.||50+|
|Honeywell RCWL105A1003/N||100 ft.||3|
|Honeywell RCWL300A1006||250 ft.||3|
|Jacob Jensen||450 ft.||5|
|SkyBell HD||700 ft.||1|
|Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell||650 ft.||1|
SadoTech Model C – Overall Best Wireless Doorbell 2018
SadoTech Model C Wireless Doorbell is one of the most popular wireless doorbells on the market. It is a very simple wireless doorbell, but hello, does it have loads of style. This C series doorbell has an impressive range of colors to choose from: white, black, brown, beige and grey. So you can find just the right color that suits the exterior color and style of your house.
The overall design is very clean with a super sleek illuminated blue circular light in the center of doorbell the blue light on the remote transmitter and receiver glows whenever someone else presses the doorbell—alerting you to your next house guest through sound and light.
The receiver is able to receive signal at the range of 500 feet and can even go up to 1000 feet if placed in an open area. The remote transmitter button is rated IP33 which means that it is suitable to be placed outdoors. It can withstand any form of harsh weather. Rain or snow, this thing just keeps on going. It has 50 different types of high-quality ringtones to choose from and has a volume range of 25db up to 110db.
I think you aren’t going to miss anyone coming to your tricked out front door. And you can always change the volume depending on your preference and need, e.g. you can set higher volume if the receiver is further away from the place where you usually hang out, or you can switch it to the lowest volume when you go to bed. It’s also still audible, even when you choose the lowest volume.
Magicfly Expandable – Best Remote Doorbell
Magicfly Expandable Wireless Doorbell is another great doorbell that you can find in the market. It can operate with the range from 200 meters indoors and up to 300 meters in a large open space . Long range detection works perfectly for larger spaces like an office building or manufacturing facilities and it does not involve any form of wiring. Allowing you to still be able to know whenever visitors are at the front of the building while you are busy at the back of the building.
This doorbell has a clean and attractive design with a blue illuminated ‘M’ shape in the middle of the device. The blue M lights up and blinks whenever someone presses the button. There are 52 different types of melodies and each composed with 16 chords that you can choose from. If you have multiple push buttons located at different doors, you can program the receiver to play different tunes for each door. Conveniently being able to know the exact location of your visitor.
The one negative to mention. Many users complain that the instruction provided are poorly written which makes it difficult to understand them. New users may find this a little frustrating when you’re relying on the instruction to install it properly. However, since the installation is relatively simple, you can easily complete the install without needing to rely on the instructions. All instruction-haters, now rejoice!
This receiver also as a customizable range of volume: from 25 decibels up until 110 decibels. You can make it very quiet if you don’t want to be disturbed — like the sleeping baby scenario, nobody wants to have an obnoxiously loud doorbell waking up a baby you just worked to get to sleep. And the higher volume could be very useful for an elderly person whose hearing has begun to get weaker. Or if you need to work with something that generates a lot of noise such as kitchen appliances or machinery, you can always boost the volume to accommodate hearing the arrival of your house guest.
1byone Easy Chime – Best Budget Wireless Doorbell
This is a wireless doorbell model developed by 1byone. It’s a relatively simple doorbell and also has a clean modern design. It also has a long range of signal up to 500 feet or 150 meter. So you can place the receiver anywhere you like without have to worry about losing the signal. This device is equipped with 36 different ringtones which have mainly a piano-like sound. It also has 6 levels of volume that can be adjusted from 25db to 110db.
You can choose 3 different modes depending on your need and preference, like whether to only display LED light or only sound or both when the doorbell is being pressed. The LED light alone may only be useful if you do not want to be disturbed, but still want to be made aware whenever someone is ringing the doorbell. However, you may not realize someone is at your door if you utilize this setting, if you move out of the vicinity of the receiver. This mode is a new parent’s best-friend, because it will not wake up that sleeping child.
It’s also a great option for those who are hearing impaired. This receiver can be linked with up to 5 other push buttons. This would be very useful if your house or building has multiple doors that need to be accessed by people. You can even specify which doors get which set of ringtones, so that you will be able to quickly identify which door the signal comes from.
Mosiso Wireless DoorBell Chime – Best For Range
There are tons’ doorbells in the market and every provider tries to make their product stand out from the competitors with some extra little feature that only their product provides. Mosiso wireless doorbell is another great product on the market that boasts a great design and its own awesome, unique features. One of the greatest features in this doorbell is that it can support up to 900 feet of range in an open space. That is almost double the range of other models which normally are within 300 to 500 feet. This means that this is suitable to be used in big (read massive) buildings such as large offices, manufacturing plants or even hotels. It’s also suitable for home use too.
This device is equipped with 52 different types of ringtones from which you can choose. It also has an adjustable volume button, which has a range of volume from 30 decibels up until 110 decibels to suit your specific needs. The receiver also has a flashing light which will turn on when someone presses the push button on the transmitter. The remote transmitter button is made from materials that are waterproof and rated IP44. So it can withstand extreme weather like heavy rain without being worried it will get damaged.
There is a small area under the transmitter which enables you or your visitor to leave a message on the doorbell. You can write a short, simple messages on the doorbell for others to see and they can also do the same in return. It is another way for you to personalize the doorbell and facilitate communication with those that are coming to do business or to visit.
JETech Wireless DoorBell – Best Customizable Doorbell
JETech Portable Wireless Doorbell is a stylish doorbell. It has the ability to operate with an impressive range of 600 feet to 750 feet in open air. It has an attractive design that resembles Apple iPod with the music note design in the middle that glows blue. The music note design is then encircled with a silver ring that matches the white casing nicely. The blue light illuminates when someone presses the push button— giving the product a premium feel. The light could also be helpful to alert those with hearing loss to know that someone is at their doorstep.
This device has pre-installed a selection of 50 different chimes that you can choose. There are so many selections to choose from and you can customize one chime for each transmitter you placed and change the chimes whenever you are bored with it. The only problem you may experience is that there is only one button for song selection, so you need to go through the entire library of 50 chimes if you miss the selection you wanted on the first go around. Although it is a little tedious in the beginning, once you have decided on the chimes you want, you hardly have a need to navigate the device like that again.
The volume can also be adjusted from 30 decibels to 110 decibels. You can choose the lowest volume during meeting or bedtime/naptime or crank up the volume when you are working in a noisy environment. I mean, have you heard how loud blenders can be? Or have you ever missed a visitor while vacuuming the living room? One receiver can be connected to up to 10 receivers at one time. So you can place push button onto many different doors depending on your need/preference.
Honeywell RCWL105A1003/N – Simple and Effective
There is something great about simplicity too sometimes. This doorbell isn’t fancy or flashy in its design or options, but not being overwhelmed with too many features could be the benefit that you are looking for too. So, if you are looking for a simple, great doorbell, then you should consider getting Honeywell Plug-in Wireless Door Chime and Push Button. The operating range is rather small with just 100 feet but it is sufficient if you just need it in a small area.
Although the information states that it can operate within 100 feet, this indication may only be effective when there aren’t any obstacles to the signal. So if you intend to place it inside, it’s recommended that you use it on space less than 100 feet. It operated wirelessly and the receiver requires must be plugged in for it to function.
Most economical doorbells do not provide a warranty, but this one is the exception. It must speak a lot of their confidence in the product quality that they have no problem offering a one-year warranty on this unit. So, you can use it with confidence that it will provide you with all that it promises it will.
Setting up the doorbell is extremely easy and it can be done with just couple of steps. All you need to do is to insert the battery into the push button and set it onto the wall either by using double-sided tape or drilling a hole for a more permanent installation. Then plug the receiver into a wall socket and the doorbell is all ready to be used. Manufacturer also provide 1-year warranty for it so you can get it changed or repaired if something is faulty within that one-year time frame.
Honeywell RCWL300A1006 – Best looking doorbell
This premium portable wireless doorbell is produced by Honeywell, a reputable engineering company. Honeywell is well known for their products/ parts that are used in automobile, aerospace or household items. So, you can rest assured that all the products produced by Honeywell are of highest quality including this doorbell.
This doorbell is considered in the premium range mainly because it has so many more additional functions/options which other ordinary doorbells do not have. Besides that, it has stylish design which makes it an attractive addition to your decor when you placed it inside your house. The materials used consist of high quality aluminum alloys and UV-resistant plastic. So it can withstand high temperature when placed outdoors.
It has the ability to have a 225-foot range so you can conveniently place it anywhere around your house and still get the notification when someone presses the doorbell. The range can easily cover small business building too. It is equipped with three different chimes to choose from which are Ding Dong, St. Clements and Westminster. All of the chimes come with high audio quality similar to what you get from CD and the volume can be adjusted according to your need/preference. It also utilizes self-learning codes that help to reduce interferences with the signal.
A single receiver is compatible with 3 push buttons, motions detectors and also door contacts. The receiver also has 3 different visual alert icons. The first icon flashes light when someone presses the doorbell, second is alert for door contact and the third alerts when something sets off the motion detector. The basic unit available does not contain the motion detector or the door contact however it can be purchased in addition to it and installed with it.
There are many ways you can customize the doorbell according to your need through multiple optional upgrades. You can place additional push buttons on different areas or you can upgrade the push button to include a motion sensor. The motion sensor is useful for added security so that you will be alerted whenever someone is wondering around your house/front door.
Jacob Jensen – Best Smart Doorbell
Jacob Jensen wireless doorbell has the most attractive doorbell currently available on the market. It has a sleek and stylish design that is perfect for your home. Not only does it function as a doorbell, but this elegant device is just pretty. It’s like bling for your front door. The design also includes a blue light on both the push button and chime that complement the grey and black color of the unit. The blue light not only makes the whole piece more attractive, it also functions to alert you whenever someone presses the push button.
The doorbell has the ability to detect a signal at long ranges— up to a distance of 450 feet from the push button to the receiver. The distance is suitable for the size of small and medium sized house or office. You can place the receiver further away from the push button/door such as in the kitchen or bedroom in your house without having problem of moving out of range of the signal. This doorbell offers various levels of volume and also five different tunes to choose from. Whenever someone presses the button, the tune will be played on the receiver and the light will be illuminated.
One interesting benefit with this doorbell apart from the design is that this device is very user friendly. It’s great for anyone, but even for those who have hearing difficulty or who are completely hearing impaired. For those who have hearing loss, this doorbell receiver can be set at silent mode with only the light blinking. Meanwhile, to those who can only hear when it is loud, this receiver’s volume can be set at maximum level which is extremely loud. Besides that, this device also supports volume that emits a special low frequency that aids those who can only hear sounds at a specific frequency.
This device is also very flexible because you can choose to mount it horizontally or vertically. So it can work well to accommodate to the location of your outlet and it goes without saying that it will enhance your style too. When you purchase this unit, it includes a 2-year warranty.
SkyBell HD – Best Video Doorbell
Most any new, innovative products on the market will have something to do with your smartphone. And doorbell innovations are no exception. Now we have the ability to be “present” and connected to whatever is happening on our doorstep regardless of where we are. We are able to see the person who knocks on our door and also to speak to them even before we open the door or meet them in person.
Skybell HD WiFi Video doorbell has all the technology you could possibly need from a welcoming wireless doorbell unit crammed into this small and fashionable doorbell. This wireless unit will cater to all your daily needs. It is built with high definition 1080P video camera and lens that can zoom up to 5 times. It is also equipped with color night vision, giving a clear full-color image even when the surroundings are dark. The high definition mode provides clear images of your front door visitor so you can confidently open (or not open) the door to greet them. The streaming from smartphone is also very smooth with minimal delay, however it is greatly dependent on your internet connection.
The doorbell also has a microphone and speaker so that you will be able to speak to your visitor through your smartphone. So if you happened to not be at home when the guest arrived, you can politely inform them by speaking with them through your smartphone. There is also on-demand viewing function which enables you to constantly check activities that are happening outside within the camera coverage.
Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell – Best Voice Control Doorbell (Updated 2018)
Ring Wi-Fi Video Doorbell is a high end product doorbell that is equipped with video, speaker and Wi-Fi enabled. The ability to connect to Wi-Fi enables you to sync the device with your smartphone. The moment someone presses the push button, you will be immediately notified through the smartphone app and be connected to the camera and speaker so that you can view your visitor and also talk to them even before you open the door (even away from home).
The camera also supports night vision, so you can still receive clear view even at low light. You will know who came to your house when you are not at home and if it is someone that you know, you can communicate with them live through the doorbell. This is a great feature because you will not miss any visitors especially someone important whom you have been anticipating to come. On the other hand, you can also avoid opening the door if the visitor is someone whom you are not comfortable meeting face-to-face (bonus!).
The doorbell is also equipped with motion sensor to detect anyone who is around your doorstep. This is especially useful to detect strangers that may have bad intentions of peeping through the house so this security feature will give you an alert beforehand. The functionality of this device is heavily reliant on your Wi-Fi connection. So you can only get a clear image and good sound quality if you have a great connection, otherwise the image will be choppy and have some lag.
These have been present for quite a while now in this day and age. They are growing in popularity very quickly, and it looks like wired ones will soon be obsolete. They are simple to install and offer the flexibility of installing them anywhere you wish in your house. Many important factors come into play when you are looking to buy the best wireless doorbell, and I have created a checklist for you when you purchase your next device.
Each device has its own features, and you must decide if said features match what you’re looking for. Picking up the perfect wireless doorbell camera door bell isn’t always the easiest, there is still going to be a battle between the price and features of each one. Just like most things, the more you pay on average, the better the product is going to be.
This isn’t always the case in this situation so make sure you pay attention to this checklist and features. There are tons of high-quality units available at very affordable prices. These are usually sold online on sites such as Amazon and other online retail giants. I’m sure Home Depot and other home improvement stores might carry them, but they will likely be much more expensive.
If you are going to buy it online, Amazon is the best place to get your device for the lowest price. It is always smart to do a little bit of research and comparing and contrasting when picking up your new toy.
What are they?
A recent technological trend has been taking place in past years as wireless technology has taken over pretty much everything, even the doorbell industry. Today, wi-fi enabled doorbells are becoming more and more popular due to their lower price, convenience, and ease of use. As technology continues to evolve and take over everything, it only makes sense for doorbells to join in on the wireless revolution as well.
How Do they Work?
Before you start looking around for places to buy your new gadget, you should at least understand the basics of wireless communication and how it works. Wireless networks are everywhere and include thing’s like cell phones, TV antennas, radios and a huge list of gadgets that is growing larger every day.
Radio signals are just invisible waves with encoded signals and data that travel from a transmitter to a receiver. This means that every wireless doorbell will automatically feature a transmitter, which would be the base unit itself that you leave outside by your door. Then you have the receiver, which would be the chime unit you have in your house that will go off when someone presses the button outside. When a receiver is tuned into the correct transmitter wave frequency, it will receive the signal sent from the button outside and alert you accordingly. This is how all wireless communication works.
A typical wireless doorbell today is made up of 2 different parts as we discussed earlier:
- Outside doorbell button (the transmitter)
- The sound unit or chime box inside your home (the receiver)
Many of the newer top rated doorbells even come with 2 or more receiver units that can be placed in separate rooms around your house.
As I’m sure you already know, the doorbell pushbutton itself will be installed outside of your home right beside the front door. The sound and chime units can be placed anywhere in your home where you think you are most likely to hear the chimes go off. Almost every wi-fi doorbell will feature an internal battery that will get rid of the need to run power wires to your door.
The transmitter uses a 400-500 MHz signal that is almost instantaneously received by your chimes inside. This will trigger an electric circuit within the receiver to activate, and the chime unit will begin alerting you that someone is at the door. The same signal that was sent can easily be received by multiple chimes placed strategically throughout your house. This is even more helpful for larger homes. Wireless doorbells are getting better and better, and they are here to stay.
Wi-Fi Door bell System Features
Let’s look at the top 10 features to look for in a wireless doorbell. Here are some things you should consider before purchasing:
This is probably considered the most important thing to look at when buying. Depending on the size and design of your house you need to find the appropriate operating range to maximize it’s potential. Most support a standard range of 150 feet. It apparently goes much higher than that, but 150 feet is sufficient for many homes. If you know your house is slightly larger than the average house than you need to take that into account when looking at the operating range. Make sure you pick one with sufficient range to cover the most area in your house. If your home is smaller and there is not much wall interference, then you can opt for the shorter range.
These can usually be heard from anywhere in your house, and that’s the primary purpose of this modern doorbell. You don’t want to have a spotty signal or connection because of your poor operating range. Make sure you are very deliberate in choosing the range of wireless doorbell camera.
It should be and usually is extremely easy to install. In most cases, these doorbells come with some double-sided tape for sticking them wherever you please. You can also screw it in the wall if you want to attempt a more permanent approach.
Chime and sound options
Most out on the market today come with a wide range of chimes and door bell sound. You can always experiment with the many different chimes and select which one you like the most. There are even door chimes which have been specially designed for hearing impaired individuals. If you fit that description, you should be on the look-out for one with that feature. If you don’t care about picking a particular sound, you can always go with default sound provided by the unit.
Piggybacking off the above point, it’s always good to have more controls and options for pretty much anything. Controlling the sound level can be a pretty useful feature. You are given the flexibility of adjusting the volume whenever you want, depending on the situation and occasion.
Flash Light and Illumination
Its always smart to look at what visual alerts the device is offering. Illumination can be particularly important because if any of your family is hearing impaired or you have a child who you don’t want to wake up every single time it goes off, a flashlight or visual cue from the doorbell can be very useful in these situations.
Try to select a remote doorbell which matches and flows with your entire home and wall decor. You have so many choices on the market to choose from regarding design that there is no excuse to at least not attempt to match your home’s style. Choose the color and style that will compliment your home’s overall decor the best.
Connecting with Security Devices
Wireless doorbell features light. This is on the newer front when it comes to these systems. Improvements concerning the integration of some home alarm features within the device itself. This is optional, and if you already have a safety system in place, then it isn’t all that necessary. These new wireless video doorbells are pretty cool though and do offer some protection.
These can also work with motion sensors, different push buttons, cameras, and even video systems. You must decide whether you want these features. Some alarm companies like Vivint offer these in some of their packages.
Number of Buttons and Bells Supported
Always check and see how many buttons they actively support. This is even more useful if you have owned a larger than the average house. Generally, most of these modern doorbells support up to 6 push buttons, and there are even some new doorbell cameras which support an infinite number of bells.
Battery Settings and Options
Most of these newer doorbells come with disposable batteries, but this isn’t always the case. Check to see if it has rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries can save you a lot of time and money having to continually replace batteries.
Frequency Blocking and Interference
Since these work based on the exchange between a transmitter and a receiver, it is important that your device responds only to its push bell and not other devices that could potentially interfere with it. Look for whether the doorbell has options of blocking other frequencies to avoid this problem.
Try and consider all these things when you are going to purchase your new equipment, and I hope I have shared some insight and helped you with your new purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s face the facts; a wireless doorbell is slowly becoming essential for your convenience and peace of mind when at home. They are becoming cheaper and cheaper and are now basically on par price wise with the good old-fashioned wired ones. No more need to fuss around with annoying and confusing wiring. Not to mention the excellent variety of style and features almost make this a no-brainer.
Although the huge variety and selection can make purchasing a tiny bit confusing, hopefully, this guide will help you. Just know that virtually any new system you buy will be light-years better and more convenient than the old wired versions.
While you are probably able to find some cheap wifi doorbells at your local home goods store for as low as $20, most of those are not the best quality. By spending only a little bit more, you can get an awesome model with much more features.
Don’t miss another package delivery or risk your family’s safety by refusing to get any surveillance installed outside your house.
Final words – Wrapping it up
One of the biggest benefits of a wireless doorbell is that it can be positioned anywhere in your house which also depends on the range of the unit. You can also link to different receivers in several rooms as per your convenience. We hope the list assists you in selecting the best wireless doorbell according to your budget.