Installing a wireless doorbell is easy! As long as you prepare correctly and ensure you have the correct tools, then it is a simple case of installing it.
Installing my wireless doorbell took me around 20 minutes from unpacking to testing!
Follow this guide for installing a wireless doorbell:
- What Type Of Wireless Doorbell Do You Need?
- Step 1 – The Tools You Need For Installing A Wireless Doorbell
- Step 2 – Consider The Location
- Step 3 – Install The Wireless Doorbell Battery
- Step 4 – Sync The Receivers And Set The Ringtone
- Step 5 – Push Button Installation
- Step 6 – Test Your Wireless Doorbell
What Type Of Wireless Doorbell Do You Need?
If you haven’t already purchased a wireless doorbell, you need to consider your circumstances. Common requirements are as follows:
If your wireless doorbell pushbutton is going to be placed outside, you will need a top waterproof wireless doorbell.
Expandable – do you need more receivers?
If you need more receivers or most push buttons, then take a look at some of the best expandable wireless doorbell options.
Video or WiFi
With the increasing number of IOT (Internet of Things) it was only a matter of time before you can access your wireless doorbell from a mobile device! These can be very useful as extra security, and it well worth considering.
If you have a large house, you may need to think about a good, long-range wireless doorbell. You must remember that the advertised working range is clear sight only. Inevitably, you will have objects in the way that will reduce the signal strength. Some wireless doorbells can reach over 1300 feet!
Most wireless doorbell chimes plug into a power socket, but if you need to carry the receiver around with you, there are options available.
If you are hard of hearing, you will need a loud wireless doorbell.
Similar to the volume, when you are deaf or hard of hearing, you need a visual alert to tell you when you have a visitor. Take a look at the best wireless doorbells for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Live in a cold climate? Then you will need a wireless doorbell that is capable of working in a low-temperature environment.
Step 1 – The Tools You Need For Installing A Wireless Doorbell
It is important to get your tools ready before you need them. If you are like me, this will take some time! My tools are scattered around the house, mostly up high so they cannot be reached by toddlers!
Let’s take a look at some of the tools you will need:
Some wireless doorbell options will come with a small flat head that you can use to remove the battery cover on the push button. If your wireless doorbell doesn’t, then it is worth preparing one.
I recommend a good electric screwdriver for when you install the wireless doorbell push button. You may be using the adhesive instead of screwing it on, but if you choose to use the screws, you will definitely need a screwdriver!
If you are going to use the adhesive pads to stick the wireless doorbell push button onto the door, it is worth purchasing some more adhesive, just in case it doesn’t go as planned!
Again, this depends whether or not you are going to screw the push button in. If you are, then you will need a drill.
Step 2 – Consider The Location
As I mentioned above, you will need to consider the location of the wireless doorbell receiver to ensure the signal is not going to be blocked too much. There are multiple things that will weaken the signal such as other electrical items, walls, wooden structures. Try to pick a location that is relatively free from obstructions.
Check the manual for the maximum working range and ensure the location is not further away. As most wireless doorbells are perfectly fine working over 900 feet (line of sight only), I doubt that the range will cause you too many problems, but it is worth considering.
Can you access it to change the volume, or chime?
You will also need to consider your circumstances. I have a small child who is going through a phase of turning electrical things off! After a few missed visitors, I relocated the wireless doorbell chime so he couldn’t reach it.
Step 3 – Install The Wireless Doorbell Battery
It is important that you follow the instructions in your manual here.
If your wireless doorbell push button has a battery (some do not!) then you will need to add this in before you install it.
For this step, you will need the small flat head screwdriver. Simply insert the screwdriver into the designated slot to level the push button apart.
Check out the picture below, it is the instructions for adding the battery to one of my favorite wireless doorbells, by Coolqiya.
Step 4 – Sync The Receivers And Set The Ringtone
It is important to sync up your wireless doorbell before installing the push button because you will need both the receiver and the push button within reach.
How to sync a wireless doorbell
That depends entirely on the wireless doorbell solution you have gone for. After looking through many doorbell options, the most common process is:
On the receiver – selected the volume and the chime you want to play when the doorbell is pressed.
On the push button – press the doorbell button.
As we wrote above, each wireless doorbell has a slightly different way of synchronizing the push button to the receiver so you really do need to check the instructions to be sure that you are doing it correctly.
If you have lost the instructions, please get in contact and we will do our best to help!
You may have a wireless doorbell with two or more buttons, which means it is even more important that you keep the user manual! Usually, you will follow the instructions above for each receiver and each push button.
Step 5 – Push Button Installation
Once you have set the ringtone, volume, and synchronized the two, you are ready to install the wireless doorbell push button.
If you are simply installing the wireless doorbell with the adhesive strips, just stick the adhesive to the back of the push button and place it on the doorframe. Ensure you apply equal pressure across the push button until you are sure the push button is fully stuck on.
Personally, I prefer to use the adhesive strips and the screws!
Your wireless doorbell solution should have been supplied with a set of screws and anchors, so you will need to keep them close by.
Before you begin drilling, you will need to access the back panel of the push button unit, and that means removing the battery cover again. On the rear panel of the push button, you will either have some markers or some holes. Your first task is to mark the door frame when you need to drill.
If you have holes in the rear panel of the wireless doorbell receiver, this is an easy task. Simply place the panel where you want the push button to go, and mark to holes with a pencil.
If, like my wireless doorbell, you have markers (these are marks on the plastic where you will need to drill through), it is slightly more challenging. You can either pierce the rear panel markers with a small screwdriver, or you can just drill straight through it when installing.
Now you have your holes marked, simply drill to the depth you need to push in the anchors, add the anchors to the newly drilled holes.
Before you screw in the wireless doorbell push button, apply the adhesive to the push button unit. Push both screws through the adhesive and line them up with your holes.
Screw in the wireless doorbell receiver!
Step 6 – Test Your Wireless Doorbell
Now you should have successfully installed your wireless doorbell, easy eh?
The next step and the final step is to test your wireless doorbell.
It is time to plug in the wireless doorbell receiver if you have not already plugged it in.
As soon as it is plugged in, press the push button! Hopefully, you will hear the sweets tone that you have previously set.
Now is the time to move the receiver around if you are not happy with the position. It is important to remember that every change you make, you will need to retest the solution to ensure it is still working and is still within the working range.
There you go! I am sure the instructions above have given you a complete run-through of installing a wireless doorbell.
In terms of home-related hardware, installing a wireless doorbell is pretty easy and should not cause you too much of a headache!
Installing my wireless doorbell took around 20 minutes from unpacking the box to testing it, and luckily I had no issues with it.
If you need to know how to replace a doorbell, then you will first need to remove the old one. Relacing a wireless doorbell is easy however, if you currently have a wired doorbell then it is slightly more challenging.
If you are having issues with your wireless doorbell, the first step is to re-check the instruction manual to ensure you have followed the instructions.
We have a post that will help you troubleshoot wireless doorbell issues too, so please do check that out!
Good luck with installing your wireless doorbell!