Wiring for Ring Doorbell

Image of Home Automation Doorbell

Is It Time To Get a New Doorbell?

A new doorbell system is an easy, affordable way to increase your home security and ensure you never miss a package or a visitor. If your current doorbell system doesn’t have updated technology, it’s time to consider a new doorbell system.

Choose Wireless or Wired Systems

Should you choose wireless or wired systems? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. In this post, we’ll look at two wireless systems and two-wire systems that will give you all the control and security you need. If you need help choosing the right system, contact SESCOS.

Wireless Doorbell Camera with Motion Detector

This wireless doorbell allows you to monitor and control access to your home from anywhere. Any movement at your door activates the camera, which alerts you that someone’s there.

If you can’t get to your smartphone right away, you can watch the video later. It works at night and connects to all your mobile devices. The most popular wireless doorbell camera is the Ring Video Doorbell 3.


electrical wiring for vrf systems


Wireless Video Doorbell

A good wireless video doorbell connects directly to your wifi without going through your home hub. Two-way audio allows you to speak directly to visitors or respond with prerecorded messages. The apps allow you to receive notifications that someone’s there or that your package has arrived.

Use your smartphone to see everyone who walks up to your door, even if you’re not home. You can even trigger your alarm from your smartphone or the app. The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell is one example of this type of system.

Tips for Installing Wireless Doorbells

  • Be sure to download the doorbell app to your smartphone or tablet.
  • Make sure your phone’s operating system matches the doorbell’s system.
  • If you want other family members to use the doorbell, you may have to add them to your account.
  • Most smart doorbell systems connect to smart hubs like Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings.

Wired Video Intercom

If you want to control access, a wired intercom is a good choice. Today’s modern doorbells do more than just ring you to alert you that someone’s at the door.

A wired video intercom lets you see who’s at your door or driveway gate from the comfort and safety of your home. You can talk live to the person at the door, and most intercoms have hands-free control.

A battery backup means your system will work even if the power goes out. Wired intercom systems are an excellent choice for homes, apartment complexes, and commercial buildings.


Image of Professional Electrician Using a Multimeter


Wired Doorbell Camera

You don’t have to give up wireless control with a wired doorbell set up. A wired doorbell camera can work with your smartphone, computer, or tablet.

Built-in LED lights give you clear vision during daylight or evening hours, and a built-in microphone lets you talk directly to your visitors. The Reolink HD Poe Camera is one example of this popular style.

Installing Wired Doorbells

With most doorbell systems, you will need existing electrical wiring that runs on a voltage of 16 to 24 volts.
You may need a transformer for continuous power.
Be sure to have a battery backup so your system will work if the power goes out.

Get Help with All Your Smart Home Systems

When you need to upgrade your doorbells, talk to SESCOS. Count on us for fast, professional installation of all your smart home systems.

24/Hour Emergency Electricians | 703-777-6200