What are the Best Video Doorbell?
The best doorbell is one which provides you with the most convenience. You will not have to worry about ringing any bell or pressing any button. The best video doorbell will allow you to see your visitor without having to press any buttons. This makes it much easier for you when they come knocking at your front door or even better if they call from outside your house!
There are many different types of video doorbells available today. They range from simple ones like those found in the kitchen to high end models such as those found in the bedroom. Some of them can even connect to your home’s security system so that they sound an alarm when someone tries to open them. There are several features which make up a good video doorbell:
It must be able to be seen clearly through a window or similar opening. It must work reliably every time. It must be easy to operate. It must provide you with a reliable service.
When choosing a video doorbell, the first thing you need to do is determine what type of person might want to use it. If you live alone then a simple keypad lock would probably suffice. However, if you have children then perhaps something more sophisticated would be needed. Other things to keep in mind when purchasing a video doorbell are whether or not it can be installed by someone without in-depth technical experience, and if it is compatible with other devices you might have. The best ones are easy to use as well as hardy and reliable.
Best Wireless Doorbell
When choosing the best wireless doorbell, it is important you get one that has a loud ring. You can find some that can even be heard from the garden! The best wireless doorbell should also not need batteries in order to work.
One thing that all the best wireless doorbells have in common is that they are easy to install.
What is a Doorbell?
Doorbells were first installed in the late 1800’s and became widely used in the early 1900’s. Before this time, it was quite common for house guests to simply walk in and announce themselves to a household. With the rise of crime in urban areas, it became more common for people to lock their doors. This created a problem for delivery men, solicitors, and others attempting to visit the home. The doorbell was invented to allow those inside to know when someone was at the door. It also allowed those inside to decide whether or not they should risk opening the door.
Bull Frog Door Bell
One of the earliest types of door bells were the bull frog door bells. This is a type of doorbell that can be found in older homes around the country. They consist of a metal or wooden frog that has a metal tongue. When the button inside is pushed, the frog’s tongue hits a metal bar creating the ringing sound. The door bell pictured here is known as a frog bell due to it’s sculpted frog in place of the classic bell design.
Though they are no longer used, they can still be found in some older homes around the country.
Bull frog door bells were first developed sometime in the 1700’s. They were created as an alternative to the classic door knocker. The earliest versions were created by simply attaching a metal bar to the door and hanging a metal bell from it. When the door was pushed open or closed, it would hit the bar making a loud noise that could be heard throughout the home. While this method did allow someone to let people inside know that they were at the door, it was far from convenient.
This is why the bull frog door bells were invented. They made it possible for the house occupants to know someone was outside without having to open the door.
The bull frog door bell in this picture has a classic style that was popular during the Victorian era. They continued to be used well into the early 1900’s. Many homes have since replaced them with electric door chimes but many others have kept their bull frog door bells. They are charming reminders of a simpler time.
Tit Bit Door Bell
While the bull frog door bells were the first type of door bells to be invented, they were far from the most popular. The next type of door bells to become mainstream were known as bit bell house door bells. These door chimes are the type that most people associate with door bells. They consist of a button on the inside of the home and a wire that runs outside of the house to a box on top of your doorway. When the button is pushed, it completes the circuit and allows electricity to flow to the wire.
This creates the ringing sound that we all know and love.
These types of door bells were first used in the early 1900’s and continue to be popular today. The box on the outside of your house has evolved into a small chime that people can select which tune it plays or even just have it make a simple buzzing sound. While these bells are convenient to have, they are also a security risk if someone should learn to bypass the doorbell.
Bull frog door bells do not suffer from this problem. They are completely controlled by the person inside the home and only provide a warning when someone is at the door.
Hang them Both
If you are looking for a middle ground between the bull frog door bells and bit bell house door bells, there is another option that you might want to consider. This is the combination door chime. It consists of a button on the inside of your home as well as a bell on the outside of your home. When someone pushes your doorbell on the outside, it triggers the bell as well as alerts you inside the home through the button.
If you are looking for a more modern look, there are wireless door bells available. These consist of a button on the inside of your home and a chime unit on the outside of your home. When someone pushes the button, it sends out a signal to the receiver which then produces the ringing sound. This type of door bell requires either batteries or an outlet to operate.
These are just a few of the different types of door bells that you can choose to have outside your home. No matter which one you decide on for your own home, you can be sure that they all have one thing in common. They were all invented to let you know when someone is at the door so you can answer it!
In the next part of the series, we will look at the most famous door in history. This was a door that lead to one of the most important events in history and is now a symbol for peace around the world. Find out which door I am referring to by reading Part 3: The Door That Changed History.
Sources & references used in this article:
Manually driven generating mechanism for doorbells by CN Lin – US Patent 4,354,448, 1982 – Google Patents
The American Mayor: The Best & The Worst Big-City Leaders by MG Holli – 1999 – books.google.com
Wireless audio/video recording and communication doorbells with integrated image sensor/button by J Siminoff – US Patent 10,009,520, 2018 – Google Patents