For a long time, the doorbell was a home improvement item, the usage of which was strictly limited indoors. However, in the last few years, the industry has grown by leaps and bounds. New players have entered the market, newer and improved models are making an appearance and the customer couldn’t have more choices at hand. The recent addition to the list is the weatherproof wireless doorbell. The name is pretty self explanatory. Here’s a complete low down on it. The weatherproof doorbell is an extremely stable and sturdily designed model built for the rugged outdoors. What this means is that you can mount the doorbell receiver anywhere outside your home without risking ruining the receiver due to rain, sun, wind, snow or any other extreme weather condition.
“Did I hear that correctly?”
Oh yes, you did! You no longer have to worry about covering the doorbell receiver with a weatherproof plastic sheet or dismounting it before winter. The weatherproof wireless doorbell brings a whole new set of advantages along with it. You will no longer miss a visitor when you are working in the back yard or the garage. You will hear the bell, the moment the guests arrive for the pool party irrespective of which part of the house you are in at that moment. Now that is almost as effective as having a personal paging unit only more cost effective.
Are they expensive?
A low end weatherproof wireless doorbell model can cost you around $50 to $80. That’s not expensive when you compare the cost with high end regular wireless models. However, if you are planning to buy a waterproof wireless intercom system, then you might have to shell out a few dollars more. Yes, intercom systems can cost anywhere between $100 to $300 depending on the brand and the model number.
Isn’t it risky to leave an electrical appliance exposed to water?
I knew that question was coming. But most weatherproof wireless doorbells are battery powered. There are no wires and hence no risk of an electrical fire. There are a few plug-in models as well but those require you to ensure that all the electrical wiring used is completely waterproof. Installing and using the battery powered ones on the other hand is a breeze. All that you need to do is mount it on any location outside the home, put in the batteries and turn it on. Your bell is ready to ring.
Weatherproof wireless doorbells are extremely versatile and can withstand even the most extreme weather conditions. Some high end units can withstand a temperature difference from minus 30 to up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. So you see, you don’t have to worry about winter proofing your doorbell receiver.
Convenient and efficient
Install the weatherproof wireless doorbell and enjoy a barbeque with your family backdoors. You can be rest assured that you will be informed about the arrival of a guest or a visitor at the main door.
Popular Models: The RC3510D / RC8510 Weatherproof Wireless Battery powered
From the makers of the ever so popular RC series of wireless doorbells comes another sensational new model, the RC3510D / RC8510. Now you have the same design, the same exciting features combined with the stability and ruggedness of a weatherproof model. Yes, the RC3510D / RC8510 is a weatherproof wireless doorbell and can be mounted just about anywhere outside your home. The pool, the patio, the back yard or just about anyplace where you spend a lot of time in the day. Now you can be informed about the arrival of a visitor in grand style. The RC3306 has 13 built in tunes and you can add more whenever you feel like it.
Note: This is a new unit and will not work with the older units RC3500, RC3510 or RC3513.
Perfect for garage, deck, pool area or patio
Receiver can be mounted indoors and outdoors
Mounts horizontally or vertically
Plays thirteen tunes of the newer high quality tunes
Led indicator tells you button is working
Receiver bell uses 4 "D" cell batteries (not included)
2 1/4 inch speaker
Button will operate from -20 F to +120 F
Button uses 1 6 volt battery (included)
2 year warranty
Wireless Operating range: up to 150ft.