Masters the essentials with style and ease: this portable doorbell is easy to use and even easier to set up, with your choice of 4 tunes. Plus it provides range and clarity you can depend on throughout your home, whether you're in the basement tv room, or enjoying a barbeque on the back deck.
Excellent! Best sounding doorbell available.
I don't write reviews often but this deserves one. If you want the best very high quality well designed doorbell forget the numerous cheap electronic doorbells with 52 "songs", they ALL sound VERY cheap and tacky. I'm gonna save you the wasted time of getting one of those and having to return it. This one has very high quality sound with no compromises. Can be very soft to very loud. Has 8 included rings (mostly useful, several different ding-dongs, great Westminster chimes, piano riff, etc, hear 'em at yourhome.honeywell.com/S9) and you can actually download any mp3 sound or music file at all (lots of free mp3 sounds avail on web like big dog barking, wind chimes, music, anything at all) and it will play up to 15 seconds of it as an additional ring choice. When button is pushed, button itself lights to confirm press, and the doorbell box outer color ring flashes in any color of several choices. It can also flash 2 small low power white strobes on the top. You can optionally turn off the color ring flashing and/or the strobes if you want to. The lights continue to flash for a few seconds in case you have that "Did I just hear the doorbell?" visual confirmation or when there's loud music or TV on. If you attach more than one button like I did (you can up to have 6 or use add'l proprietary sensors or such but I don't), you can have each button be either the same or different ring tone and/or flashing ring color. I have the front door on a plain old ding-dong ring with blue flashing and my side door with different ring with green flashing. You could even use another extra button(s) as a call button for a bedridden person's caretaker alert in addition to it being your doorbell with different colors and ring tones for each button. You can even program a 2nd secret ring tone from the any button(s) triggered by 3 quick pushes (like for urgent or "It's me" or whatever). Very cool. Range on this top line model is very good. They say 450'. I have the main doorbell button mounted on the outside of a solid wrought iron gate post outside in front and it has to transmit through the solid iron, through front glass and metal door, and through the main door and it reliably triggers the doorbell every time anywhere I put the box inside my 2700 sq ft 2 story house with no glitches. I got the battery one for easy portability (5 years on 4 C cells) but they also make this as a wall plugin model I believe. If you don't want the mp3 download ability, there's a cheaper one that does all this except mp3 (but it specified less range, may or may not be a factor for you). Hope this helps you stop wasting time looking for the best doorbell! Look no further.
Doesn’t always work!
I love that this is truly portable and wireless. The door bell chime box takes 4 AA batteries and can be mounted to the wall or left alone to sit on a shelf so it can be picked up and taken with you to another part of the house. I only gave 4 stars because it's not quite as loud as I had hoped and if you choose the regular "ding dong" sound it's not very long and you may not hear it. Otherwise it's great and took a few min to unbox and setup.UPDATE 11/26/17:I find that 90% of the time when someone rings the doorbell it does not work! You have to push and hold till the button turns red. How would someone know that when they come to the door? I’m not putting a sign outside my door that says how to push the doorbell that’s for sure...so most people just tap it and wait for me and nothing happens and I’ll just hear them knock eventually. Unreliable and annoying.
Button has to be depressed for a LONG time before it rings
If someone goes to the door and presses the doorbell, they have to hold the button down until the color changes before it rings. Well, no one knows to do hold it down, so the doorbell never rings. When someone does mistakenly hold it for several seconds, there is a significant delay before it chimes. Also, there is something to prevent it ringing again too closely to the first time. So, if they ring it again because it didn't chime the first time, it is prevented from ringing again. Just doesn't work well - very disappointed. I bought it to carry onto the deck or into the back yard with me so I would hear the doorbell, but it's moot. Another quick point is that if you mistakenly grab the receiver (to carry with you) by the top, you will accidentally depress the top button, which turns OFF the chime. Not helpful.
Fantastic Wireless Doorbell
This is a great doorbell!While it is compact and well-designed, it is also packed with features that elevate it above the standard wireless doorbell.My favorite feature is the halo light: it is great to get a visual alert as well as an audible one.It is also quick and easy to mute the doorbell if you don't want to be disturbed by any ringtones.Also worthy of mention: the ability to add accessories. I just ordered a Honeywell motion detector to add to the system: it paired seamlessly and provides its own unique audible and visual alert. (The halo light illuminates in a different pattern and color than the doorbell so you will never confuse a motion alert with a doorbell push.)To be clear, I am referring to the Series 9 doorbell. It seems that Amazon is lumping together reviews for a lot of different doorbells, so just want to underline that some of the features I referred to are only available on the Series 9. IMHO, it is worth the few extra dollars to get the 9 if you want to add your own custom ringtone or add on any accessories.
Bad button design
Button bad design, after 3-1/2 months of use the prongs on the mounting brackets broke off. The mailman was actually standing at my door with the button in his hand. Said he pressed the button and it came off. After contacting Honeywell several times, sending pictures they finally agreed to send a replacement button. Guess what same thing happened again. I found their customer service difficult to deal with, kept getting transferred and insinuated I was the problem. Simply bad design of the button.
I was VERY ify on buying this because we have tried SOO many different doorbells already and none are loud enough or can handle the cold Canadian weather.So i bought 2 so that we could set up 1 door bell with 2 speakers. It was actually very simple to set up. We keep 1 speaker on the main floor of our house and the other is upstairs so we hear the door. Its great. Its loud enough and can withstand the cold weather. No regrets.
Works 1/20 times
I work in an office where there is seldom anyone sitting out front by the entrance. We installed this doorbell for deliveries because we keep the doors locked at all times and can't see people come to the door. It's a small office - the doorbell is maybe 20 feet away from the button which is on the front door. If you hit the button about 20 times, the doorbell MAY sound once. On a good day. The first unit I returned because it worked about 1/50 times. This is an improvement, and does technically work, but not in any useful capacity. Will be throwing it out once we find a replacement. Would not recommend.
Wouldn’t buy doorbell, but would use seller again
5star for seller, who give me a refund because doorbell didn’t ring first or second time when pressed I think it it common fault with these doorbells shame really.
Great product but only works sometimes (for us)
We got this doorbell and I'm not sure why, if it's the humidity or we just received a malfunctioning one but the doorbell works about 75% of the time. We still like it! I was particularly interested in it due to the fact you can bring the speaker outside w you (backyard) if needed. Like it enough not to bother exchanging and if people really want in they will knock too 😅
Good sound but laggy
The series 9 doorbell is the largest in Honeywell's series of wireless doorbells, but it it is still fairly small, and can happily sit on a bookshelf, or carried to different parts of the house. The audio quality is good. Some of these digital doorbells have a harsh, tinny quality, but the sounds on this one are realistic and pleasant. Volume is similar to that of a mechanical bell, although it can be turned down to lower levels. The main unit runs off USB power or four C cells (not included). The C cells are supposed to power it for four years. The doorbell comes with a single button, which is a small transmitter powered by a single 2032 button cell. The best feature of this bell is its ability to use custom MP3 files. Installing them is simply a matter of plugging the unit into a computer and dragging files across. Additional buttons can be bought separately, and assigned their own tones, so you can have one bell for the front door, and a different sound for the back door, as well as different settings for a flashing light, if you want it - eg, red flashing for the front door, green for the back door. The only thing I found disappointing about this doorbell is that there's a noticeable delay between pressing the button and sounding the bell. The delay varies in length. It seems to be between 1-2 seconds if the bell has not been used for a while, and otherwise around a second. It's long enough to make you think you didn't press the button. It's annoying flaw in what is otherwise a very well thought-out product.