The doorbell allows guests to draw first conclusions about the apartment and the taste of the owners, so it is very important to responsibly approach the choice of a button. Moreover, now there is a wide variety of varieties, shapes and designs of this device. Let's try to understand the features of mounting and selecting a button for a call.
Currently, calls can be classified as follows.
Mechanical. This is the simplest device, which today is used mainly by connoisseurs of retro style. This includes, for example, the use of a metal bell, which is driven by a cable or rings. The main advantage of these vintage accessories is their autonomy with respect to the power source. It can even be ordinary patch buttons, which are fixed to double-sided tape.
Electromechanical. This is an advanced type of device with a mechanical work system. Designed from two blocks - the main body and the remote button. The case is installed indoors, connected to the mains, and the button is displayed on the outside.
Electronic based on microchips. A more modern version that can be classified into wired and wireless varieties. These are compact models with a large number of built-in tunes, having an aesthetic design and additional functions, for example, a motion indicator or a video camera.
Video calls, which can be installed not only above the door of the apartment, but also, for example, on the gate, deserve special attention. Models are equipped with an intercom. Buying a video call saves the owners of the apartment from the need to drill a peephole. Most often, this unit operates on batteries or batteries.
The presented warning systems differ not only in the type of design, but also in appearance. Previously, these were simple plastic boxes that should be hidden during installation, but now the case can become an element of the interior, it is presented in different forms, can be made in strict black or bright red color. Porcelain button, which has a simple principle of operation, ergonomic, modest, but very stylish design, is popular.
How to choose?
When choosing a doorbell button, make sure that the item you like is moisture resistant, especially this criterion is important when buying a doorbell for a private home. The sound signal also plays an important role, because it is the visiting card of the house, so pick up a beautiful melody that will appeal to all households and will not annoy with an unpleasant sound. If the device is selected for a large house, then the music must be loud so that it can be heard on the upper floors.
The decoration of the button also deserves special attention, because this is the first thing a guest will encounter when he first gets into your house. The design of the button should be in harmony with the exterior and fit into the overall style of the structure. If the call is needed for installation on the gate, then give preference to the backlit options - they will allow you to find the button in the dark. Such a model is suitable for a dark stairwell.
Buy an apartment call only in a trusted store specializing in the sale of electrical goods , avoid buying in household departments - here is more likely to come across low-quality goods. It is better to prefer products for which a guarantee is issued.
Please note how easy the model you like to install. Is this type suitable for a particular house? Check what type of battery cells are used in the device. For example, non-standard size details in case of discharge will be quite difficult to find. The best option is battery power.
You can mount the device with your own hands, without having the skills to work with electronic mechanisms. However, the complexity and speed of work is determined by the type of device selected. In any case, experts advise placing the button at a level no higher than 1.5 meters, since this is the most convenient height for its operation.
The easiest and quickest installation is possible when choosing a wireless system powered by batteries or rechargeable batteries. In this case, fix the main unit and the button on the wall. The button can be attached using glue, adhesive tape or fixed on the screws. The second option is more stable and durable, but not suitable for every surface.
In the modern assortment, models are presented in which the buttons operate from batteries, and the main unit from a household network. In the presence of this device during installation, the signal unit is simply inserted into the outlet. Connecting a wired electric bell to a 220 volt power supply is harder. It will be easier for those who are familiar with the principles of connecting a light switch. Also, through the button, you must first connect the phase, and zero goes directly to the main unit.
If the master wants to make the backlight on a simple call, then you can independently connect this element. First you need to cut out small grooves in the case, pull out the power cord, fix the cartridge and screw in the lamp. Most often, fluorescent devices or LEDs are used.
How to protect from rain?
If the button is located outside the house, then it is exposed to the negative effects of rainfall. This not only shortens its life, but also becomes a dangerous phenomenon, because if rain drops get on an electrical device, the consequences can be unpredictable.
To prevent early failure of the system, you can install a protective visor. In this case, the simplest improvised tools are used. Another way to secure the call is to buy an accessory with a moisture-proof button in advance. Some owners of such rain protection devices treat the unit with water repellent.
Call protection is required not only from rainfall, but also from ill-wishers. To save the call, the anti-vandal button is suitable. This type is presented in an ergonomic metal case with high strength and is offered at a very reasonable price.
See how to connect a doorbell with your own hands in the next video.