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Posted: 1/12/2006 9:36:07 AM EDT
I work at night in a building in which I must go to the back of; however, the front door needs to remain open for customers to enter. If a customer does enter, I need to be able to know it right away and come to the front.

We have a door chime on the door now which dings whenever some one walks in, but I can't hear it from the various other rooms in the building. I would like a remote device that I could put on a belt and have this device ding when someone opens the front door.

searching for "remote door chimes" results in wireless door bells.


what would you call such a device?
where could I buy one?
does anyone have any experience with anything like this?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:37:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 9:38:21 AM EDT by wolfman97]
www.x10.com has stuff that will do that, including motion sensors. Not expensive, either.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 9:47:44 AM EDT
either x10.com or smarthome.com would have what you're looking for.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:54:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 2:54:58 PM EDT by david_g17]
thanks guys.

i searched both of those sites and didn't see anything.

perhaps my search-fu is weak
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:56:58 PM EDT
Just remember x10 invented the popup ad.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:00:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 3:02:28 PM EDT by mr_camera_man]


No volume control, though...

Seriously, don't give X10 any money, they're a bunch of dirtbags. Radio shack has a bunch of things that will fit the bill, like this one.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:31:33 PM EDT
Try this page:

http://www.smarthome.com/prodindex.asp?catid=146

Those are the inside wireless sensors. They also make outside and wired sensors as well.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:42:59 PM EDT
Radio shack has them.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 5:18:04 PM EDT
Harbor Freight has them for $20, and they work very well. Most hate Harbor Freight because it's 98% low quality Chinese tools. However, it's not like you'll find this type of item manufactured anywhere else but South/Central Asia.

I've got mine ~150 feet away from the receiver, and it will report squirrels passing through its sensor field.

The bell sounds just like an old 7-11 door opening bell.

www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=90054
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