How to Install a Wireless Doorbell – Step by Step Guide

More and more things that used to be anchored down by electrical wiring are now being replaced by similar yet improved wireless versions. Phones, speakers, and even the best wireless doorbells have all ditched the hard wire and have forever become wireless devices. We have found that doorbells, in particular, have greatly benefited thanks to their wireless counterparts. As you learn how to install a wireless doorbell, you will be surprised how much easier and safer it is than installing a traditional wired doorbell. Not to mention all the awesome new features that come with an installed wireless doorbell.

If you do not currently have a doorbell and want one, or you simply want to upgrade your existing doorbell to a wireless doorbell model, installing a wireless doorbell can be done quickly and easily with just a few simple steps.

How to Install a Wireless Doorbell – Let’s Get Started

Step 1
Remove existing hardwired doorbell button and emitter. If you do not currently have a doorbell, please skip to Step 2. Otherwise, begin by shutting off electricity to your home. This is crucial in order to avoid electric shock. You can then dismantle the housing for the existing doorbell and sound emitter with a screwdriver.

Once you have removed the housing for both button and bell, you will need to remove the wires from the devices and seal the metal ends of the wires with electrical tape. Push the taped wires back inside of the wall. Do not leave the wires unsealed. Once you complete this step, you can turn the power to your home back on.

Step 2
Install the new wireless doorbell transmitter. Your new wireless doorbell transmitter (button) can now be installed. If your unit mounts to the door or the wall next to the door using a weatherproof adhesive, installation is as simple as cleaning the area where the transmitter is to be placed, removing the backing from the strip of adhesive, and placing your doorbell button in the location you prefer.

If your wireless doorbell came with screw mounting hardware, you can drill pilot holes for the screws to affix to, insert plastic anchors for the screws to thread into, and mount your new button to the door or wall.

Step 3
Install the new receiver(s). Unlike hardwired doorbells, installing and uninstalling receivers/emitters is a snap. With most wireless doorbells, it is just a matter of finding an electrical outlet and plugging in your receiver. Once powered by the outlet, the receiver will emit a chime whenever the doorbell button is pressed.

If your receiver is battery powered, insert the correct type of batteries into the unit’s battery compartment and mount it wherever in your house you’d like the chime sound to emit from, either with mounting screws or with an adhesive strip. Be careful not to exceed the range of the transmitter. Some wireless doorbell kits come with multiple receivers, so that your doorbell will chime in multiple locations in the house when the button is pressed.

Step 4
Choose chime (if applicable) and give the doorbell a test run. Many wireless doorbells offer options in terms of chime type or tone and volume. Anything from a loud, standard “ding-dong” to classical music pieces to wind chime like tones. Experiment with the chime types if the wireless doorbell you chose has more than one to pick from, and choose the chime that is right for you.

You’re now ready to go press that button and give your new wireless doorbell a ring. Adjust the volume level of the chime according to your doorbell manufacturer’s instructions. That’s it! Now you know how to install a wireless doorbell.

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