The world of doorbell accessories is almost as vast as that of doorbells themselves. Accessories started to make an appearance in the early seventies and were aimed at improving the functionality or appearance of an existing doorbell installation. However, with time, doorbell accessories have evolved from a mere optional exception to a must have necessity. People love to experiment with different looks and different chimes. Some people buy almost 5 to 6 different doorbell buttons with a doorbell and switch it periodically. Others buy additional chime units to keep listening to new chimes. Today, most doorbell manufacturers advertise the accessories along with the doorbells. Some even have bundled deals that combine the best of both. Accessories can be categorized into doorbell covers/buttons for the transmitter, transformers for the receiver, additional chimes or tunes for the receiver and replacement batteries. Let’s look at some of them.
The doorbell is no longer a mere home improvement item. It is a style statement and a conversation piece. That’s all the more reason for you to get rid of that prehistoric and mundane looking doorbell button and replace it with something that epitomizes style. Doorbell covers and buttons are the most popular optional doorbell accessories. They come in all sorts of shapes (geometrical, real life), designs, price range ($10 to $100) and materials (metal, plastic, wood). No matter what your doorbell model is, you can surely find a doorbell button that suits it.
The Extend a chime
The sheer frustration of missing an important visitor at the door because of the inaudibility of a doorbell is greater than the inconvenience associated with it. The ‘extend a chime’ ensures that this doesn’t happen anymore. It takes your doorbell to all corners of the house with a simple installation that doesn’t take more than a few minutes. Now you can hear the doorbell ring in just about anyplace that you want it to. Install, customize and get different chimes for different doors with the ‘extend a chime’. Once again, there are several models to choose from.
Doorbell Replacement Batteries
Doorbell Replacement batteries are the lifeline of battery powered doorbell systems. The very efficiency of a doorbell depends on the battery. The improved technology has made it possible to create extremely compact batteries that have a long lifespan. Doorbells with added features like a glow switch require additional batteries from time to time. Hence, the quality of the batteries being used is crucial. From 6V batteries to 3V batteries to the more elaborate 12V ones, we have them all.