As a wise man once said, “Heeeeere’s Johnnyyy!”. Well, maybe not a ‘wise’ man. It makes you wonder how much of that situation could have been resolved or just fully avoided with a simple doorbell. Surprisingly, old-fashioned doorbells weren’t actually that simple to install, requiring complex wiring that usually required a trained electrician to do. So nowadays, in an age where technological advancements are everywhere, and smart homes are no longer the stuff of science fiction, that tech has trickled down even to the humble doorbell.
Wireless doorbells are pretty much what they say on the tin – a doorbell unit, connected to a wireless receiver, or receivers, placed wherever you want in the house. They’re a simple and effective way to upgrade your house’s tech in a subtle way, and many offer more than just the standard doorbell would. With that in mind, we’ve put together a collection of the best wireless doorbells on the market for you to buy today.[table id=28 responsive=scroll /]
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- 1. Accfly Wireless Video Doorbell
- 2. Avantek Mini Wireless Doorbell
- 3. Omeril Waterproof Wireless Doorbell
- 4. Ausein Waterproof Wireless Doorbell
- 5. Pybbo Wireless Video Doorbell
- 6. Yabife Self-Powered Wireless Doorbell
- 7. Charlemain Wireless Doorbell
- 8. esLife Self-Generating Power Wireless Doorbell
- 9. Geree HD Wireless Video Doorbell
- 10. Yinxn Waterproof Wireless Doorbell
- 11. 1byone Easy Chime Wireless Doorbell
- 12. Byron Sentry BY201 Extra Loud Wireless Doorbell
- 13. TeckNet Waterproof Wireless Doorbell
- 14. Novete Wireless Doorbell
- Which Wireless Doorbell to Go for?
- Wireless Doorbell Buying Guide
Accfly’s Wireless Video Doorbell puts security at its core. It offers a two-way video talk function which connects through a smartphone app, compatible with both iOS and Android. The camera counts on a 166° wide-angle lens, and also features a built-in motion detector with an adjustable low, medium and high sensitivity that can trigger notifications to the app when visitors come to your door.
Another useful feature of the camera is infrared night vision and an LED light, great for security at all times of day or night. It also counts on 55 different doorbell chimes with 5 adjustable volume levels, an internal storage capacity of 16GB saved onto an SD card, and takes rechargeable batteries as a power source, which are supplied.
The Mini Wireless Doorbell by Avantek is a simple but high-tech solution to the wireless doorbell. The transmitter has a durable IP55 waterproof rating, meaning that it’s tough enough to stand even the harshest weather conditions. Installation is super simple with fixing screws supplied for transmitter, while the receivers plug into a mains socket. The receivers also have an ultra-long wireless range of an astonishing 300 metres (1000 feet), so you’d be able to install one in an actual castle and still be in range.
The receivers also have crisp-sounding 29mm stereo speakers built in, which have 5 adjustable volume settings that go up to 115 dB. You can also choose from 52 different chime melodies, so you could have a different chime for every week of the year. Powered by CR2032 button batteries with a claimed 3-year lifespan, Avantek also offer a lifetime warranty.
This waterproof wireless doorbell by Omeril is a superb budget-friendly option with some great features and functions. Rated to an IP55 standard of waterproofing, it’s also tough enough to withstand some more extreme weather conditions including temperatures ranging from -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F). What’s more, Omeril claim an operating distance of between 150 and 300 metres, depending on any obstructions between transmitter and receiver.
The volume can be adjusted on 4 different levels between 25 and 110 dB and has 52 different chime tones. Omeril also give the doorbell’s A23 battery a lifespan of 150,000 clicks. Installation options are provided, either via screwing into the wall or using heavy-duty double-sided adhesive tape, and you can chain together more of the same model of transmitter/receiver as you need.
Ausein’s great value waterproof wireless doorbell comes with a host of competitive features. Available in either black or white, depending on how you want it to blend with your front door, the strong wireless signals promise a range of 300 metres (1000 feet). 36 different chimes are also pre-installed for you to choose from and can be adjusted to 4 different volume levels up to 85dB to try and ensure you can hear it no matter where you are.
The receivers plug simply into the mains, while the base transmitter runs off battery power (batteries are included) and can be attached to the wall via screws or double-sided adhesive tape. The transmitter is also rated as IP44 waterproof, also standing up to snow and extreme temperature changes.
This wireless video doorbell by Pybbo comes with a high-quality camera as well as a range of other premium features to match its slightly higher price point. Working alongside a companion app, compatible with both iOS and Android, it offers two-way video talk and the ability to record video to an internal SD card of 16GB (supports up to 128GB cards). The camera records in HD 1080p and has a 166° wide-angle lens.
The doorbell also benefits from a day/night PIR (passive infrared) sensor which detects movement and, if you’re out, sends a notification to the app. The sensitivity of this sensor is also adjustable. The doorbell itself also has versatile power options, with supplied rechargeable batteries or a secondary mains power option.
Yabife’s self-powered doorbell makes use of some nifty technology to ensure that you’ll never miss a visitor. Keen to ensure that the doorbell won’t run out of power while you’re waiting for a crucial delivery, the transmitter button features a mechanism that generates power when pressed. There’s also a bold blue LED light, which pairs well with the two body colour options (black or white), that also responds to the button press.
The doorbell’s volume is adjustable from 0 to 110dB, depending on how social (or not) you’re feeling, and it has a range of around 300 metres (1000 feet). You’re also free to choose from 45 different chime tones. Also counting on an IP44 waterproof rating for sufficient weatherproofing, Yabife provide a 1-year warranty to counter any potential issues.
Admittedly not a brand connected with the Middle Ages monarch of the similar name, Charlemain’s wireless doorbell looks to make a noise worthy of its namesake. Housed in sleek, modern white units (edged with sliver finishing), it is built with competitive features. It has a good range between transmitter and receiver of 300 metres (1000 feet), and the transmitter runs off a long-life 12V battery while the receivers plug straight into the mains. 2 receivers are also supplied, making this a good value option.
36 different high-quality chimes are pre-installed for you to choose from, with 4 different volume levels between 25 and 85dB. The transmitter unit is also IP44 waterproof rated and will competently stand up to most extremes of weather.
Fitted with a clever self-generating copper wire-based power supply which generates power from button presses on the transmitter, esLife’s wireless doorbell offers a host of useful features. As well as the kinetically powered transmitter, the two receivers are mains powered for constant, consistent battery. The maximum range between transmitter and receiver is also 150 metres (500 feet), although this is lessened if there are too many walls between the two.
You can choose from 4 different volume levels for the huge selection of 58 different chime tones, so you’re sure to never be bored or irritated by the tones. An IP55 waterproof rating ensures weatherproofing in even extremes of weather, and esLife give an 18-month warranty with the doorbell for added peace of mind.
Geree’s Wireless Video Doorbell, with a super high quality 1080p HD camera, puts security first and foremost. It provides two-way video talk function which, through an iOS and Android compatible app, will send you a notification if you’re out of the house and someone comes to the door. The camera features a 166° wide-angle lens, for the best possible view and also features a built-in PIR (passive infrared) motion detector to send said notifications if it detects visitors, wanted or not. A built-in LED light also makes it suitable for day or night.
It counts on 55 different doorbell chimes with 5 adjustable volume levels, which go to a maximum of 100dB to ensure you’ll hear it wherever you are in the house. An internal storage capacity of 16GB is provided via an internal SD card, and the transmitter is equipped with two rechargeable batteries that have a life of 4 months with regular use, which can be recharged with a USB charger (provided).
This waterproof wireless doorbell by Yinxn prides itself on a huge range, with the ability to transmit signals (through a clear space) of up to 400 metres (1300 feet). As it also comes with two receivers for one transmitter, you’ll be certain to be notified of visitors no matter where you are. The volume of the bell can be adjusted to 7 different levels, from 0dB for a peaceful night’s sleep, to a party-proof 115dB, and a choice of 48 different chimes is available.
Yinxn spec the doorbell with an IP55 waterproof rating, giving it protection from the rain as well as other extremes of weather. All necessary fixings for the transmitter unit are supplied, as well as a 30-day money back guarantee for a risk-free buying experience.
The Easy Chime wireless doorbell by 1byone, available in two colourways, black and white, is a smart and functional doorbell at a good value price point. With a maximum range between transmitter and receiver (1 of each are supplied) of 100 metres (360 feet), the doorbell also comes with 36 different chimes for a nice variety in sounds. The volume of these chimes can be adjusted to 3 different levels between a 25dB quiet mode and a 110dB loud mode. It also benefits from a three-way ringing function, which gives you the option to silently flash an LED, play the chime or both simultaneously.
Thanks to an IP44 waterproof rating, the doorbell is protected from most types of weather. 1byone also claim a temperature extreme resistance of -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F). They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee, as well as a full 12-month warranty.
The extra loud Sentry wireless doorbell by Byron is, as the name might suggest, all about the loudness, and as such is ideal for noisy households or even for users with hearing disabilities. While it only has 8 different chime sounds to choose from, the 85dB sound rating (while not the loudest on paper) is crisp and clear meaning you’ll hear it clear as day no matter how far away you are. The transmitter and receiver will also connect to a maximum of 100 metres (360 feet).
Also ensuring you won’t miss a visitor is the optional strobe alert function, which pairs an ultra-bright strobing blue LED with the chime, which is sure to catch your attention from a mile off. The doorbell transmitter comes with an IP44 waterproof rating to ensure its safe from most extremes of weather, and the receiver takes three C batteries for a guaranteed long life. Byron also offer a 1-year guarantee with the doorbell.
This waterproof wireless doorbell by Tecknet, resplendent in a matt black finish (white is also available) with futuristic blue ringed LED, is a stylish, high-performing and good value option for a wireless doorbell. Operating over a range of 300 metres (1000 feet) between transmitter and receiver, it rings with a choice of 52 different chime tones. These can be adjusted to 4 different volume levels, between 25 and 85dB. The blue ringed LED also flashes to notify when the bell has been rung.
The receivers (2 are supplied) are mains powered and plug straight into the wall, while the transmitter runs off a 12V battery (supplied). The latter also has a waterproof rating of IP33. TeckNet offer an 18-month manufacturer’s warranty for added peace of mind, but most notably lifetime technical support for free.
This wireless doorbell by Novete sells itself on a massive wireless range between transmitter and receiver. Shipping with two receivers, they can be used at a maximum (unobstructed) of 400 metres (1300 feet) from the transmitter. Also relying on a long battery life, the transmitter uses CR2032 button batteries with an approximate 3-year lifespan, while the receivers run on mains power and plug straight into the wall.
You’re given a choice of 52 different chime tones, which are adjustable to 5 different volumes. These range from a 0dB quiet setting to an extra-loud 115dB, ideal for those with hearing impairments or simply noisy households. The transmitter comes with a tough IP55 waterproof rating and can withstand severe weather conditions, including temperatures ranging from 20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F). Finally, Novete provide the doorbell with a lifetime warranty for a refund or a replacement.
Which Wireless Doorbell to Go for?
Best quality & features – Novete’s Wireless Doorbell is undoubtedly the best choice on an overall balance of quality, features and price. It offers among the best ranges of the doorbells on test, has a great battery life on the transmitter, benefits from a high-standard IP55 waterproof rating and has 52 different chime tones (with adjustable volume) to keep things interesting. Also coming with a lifetime guarantee, the overall quality and durability of this doorbell is set out from square one.
On a budget – The TeckNet Waterproof Wireless Doorbell is a great choice if you can’t afford to splash out on the highest-end wireless doorbells, but still want to take advantage of the technology. It’s got great features, including a wide range of chimes and a flashing LED notifier, as well as good range. Coming with 2 receivers also highlight this as an option that’s great value for money. The lifetime technical support also helps.
Longest range doorbell – Yinxn’s Waterproof Wireless Doorbell is the ideal choice when you want to be absolutely miles from the front door and still be notified of visitors. With an unobstructed range of 400 metres, or 1300 feet, from transmitter to receiver, you could probably get away with installing this in a mansion and still hearing the doorbell.
Best for home security – Geree’s 1080p HD Wireless Video Doorbell is an ideal security companion. The crisp video quality, complete with a two-way talk function that pairs with a companion app to give you ‘Big Brother is watching you’ control over who comes to the door, means you’ll always be sure of who’s come to the door. A passive infrared motion detector, which works day and night, also pairs with the app to notify you in the case of unwanted visitors. An LED light is also built in for better nighttime functionality.
Best range of chimes – The astonishing 58 different chime settings of the esLife Self-Generating Wireless Doorbell are an ideal choice if you like to keep things mixed up. When you’re able to have a different doorbell tone for each week of the year, and then some, you know you’re not going to be bored. Just try to remember you’ve changed it so that you don’t disregard a new sound!
Loudest doorbell – Byron’s Sentry wireless doorbell is a great shout for those looking for maximum volume. Whether that’s due to a hearing impairment or a noisy household, the Sentry should be up to the challenge – it would even suit a warehouse setting. This comes courtesy of the clear 85dB speaker which, while not the highest dB rating on test, is still the crispest and clearest sound. The strobing LED also helps it to be visually loud to boot.
Wireless Doorbell Buying Guide
Let’s be honest, technology can be confusing. It’s hard to keep up with advances sometimes, and just when you thought you had the measure of something, it’ll have been updated. Somewhat surprisingly, that can now extend to the simple doorbell, with all the technology now integrated into them. So it’s key to understand what you might be looking for in terms of wireless doorbells, in terms of power and function, and that’s where this buying guide comes in – making sense of the jargon and making your purchasing decisions just that bit simpler.
Any doorbell is, by its nature, almost certainly going to be outside. Unless you have a front porch where you can place the transmitter of your wireless doorbell, they’re going to be open to the elements, and so some manufacturers will make efforts to get their products a certified waterproof rating. The industry standard is the IP, or ‘Ingress Protection’ system. Many waterproof doorbells will come with an IP55 rating, which equates to a 5 out of 6 for dust/solids protection, and a 5 out of 8 for liquids protection. Given that the 7 and 8 ratings for waterproofing go as far as full submersion in water, a rating of 5 should be more than sufficient, unless you plan to live under the sea.
Wireless doorbells usually rely on one of two power sources. Obviously, one of the main draws of a wireless doorbell is the lack of complex wiring, but there are nonetheless options that will plug a main ‘hub’ type unit into the mains electricity. On the other hand, fully wireless doorbells are probably battery powered, so keeping on top of their battery life is something you’ll need to be aware of. Rechargeable batteries are always a good plan here, for a quick swap out when you need to that also saves a bit of money in the long run.
Ranges on wireless doorbells can vary hugely, with the lowest ranged at 80-140 feet (roughly 24 to 40 metres) while some seriously top-end doorbells can even chime in at up to 600 feet (180 metres)! When considering range, you need to be sure of where you’re going to put receivers in terms of the size of your house, as well as the parts of your house you use the most and how far from the front door they are.
Features is quite a broad category, but takes into account everything from different buttons, more than one receiver, even cameras in a few cases. Obviously, two receivers has the initial benefit of being able to put doorbells in more than one place around the home, while the addition of cameras is a security-positive choice. Being able to see who comes to your door might be a very useful feature, especially if it saves you the hassle of opening the door on unwanted visitors!
An episode of a well-known American animated sitcom revolves around the installation of a fancy doorbell with a popular song as the chime. However, it gets stuck, and the chime plays on repeat for hours and hours on end. The moral of the story is, possibly, that the wrong doorbell chime is a nightmare (ok, this may not be the true moral of the story but it works here). Granted, hearing the same tune, no matter how good, for endless hours is going to wear on you. But the principle is that the right doorbell chime can light up a house. You can generally get a good feel for chimes by either reading customer reviews, or actually hear them as many major brands will have uploaded to YouTube.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful the doorbell chime is, it needs to have decent volume so you’ll actually hear it! It wants to hit that sweet spot between being too loud and too quiet. The majority of the time, the volume should be adjustable which makes the initial loudness issue a smaller consideration. However, it’s worth paying attention to the decibel values quoted for the doorbells. Between 30 and 110 dB is usually the ideal, but if you live in a noisy household, possibly have hearing issues or even just have receivers a long way from the main bell, the louder the better.
Welcome to the future! As homes and our own devices and technology get ever fancier, the wireless doorbell is a simple step forward. It can add a surprising dimension to your home, be it through a welcoming chime or giving you added peace of mind from being able to see what’s going on. A toast to technology!
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