Well, when was the last time you sipped on your coffee leisurely in the backyard or took a nap in your bedroom upstairs? Oh! We were was just referring to the times when you were expecting a shipment to be delivered or a probable visitor you didn’t want to miss; all because you are in that part of your house where you can’t hear the doorbell! Though some doorbells do come with a volume control, most of them have a fixed volume.
The doorbell extender is your savior. A doorbell extender is a device which expands an existing wired or wireless doorbell or door chime to be heard in any part of the house. A transmitter is connected to the screws found in the doorbell.
Once you plug in the doorbell receiver into an electrical outlet, you can hear the doorbell in most parts of your home including the basement, garage, or the second floor.
The unit can work with different voltages. It can make different sounds from back and front doors. Some even have a speaker that can let the visitor hear a soothing ringtone. You can control the volume instantly as per your need. They are designed to filter the outside interferences as well.
Things To Consider When Buying Doorbell Extenders
- Warranty: Check for the warranty period. It should last at least for a year or two for you to have the worth for the money spent.
- Range: The range will depend on your need and the size of your house. But to be on the safer side, choose a doorbell that operates for up to one hundred fifty feet. This way you can hear the bell in the farthest corner of your home.
- Indoor/Outdoor extenders: Choose the unit which can be used both indoors and outdoors. This will help you when you are working in your backyard or garage.
- Wired or Wireless: The doorbell extenders available today can be both wired and wireless. The wireless extenders give you the portability feature; which lets you carry them around the house.
Thomas & Belts, Vio Products, and Health Zenith have brought a few popular products related to doorbell extenders to the market. They provide you with a variety of doorbell extenders with a huge number of ringtones, varying operating ranges, and wired/wireless units.