Someone at the door?

A well-sited doorbell or one with different or louder sound could be all you need if your hearing is not severe. Many models allow you to change the sound, and/or to extend the system into other rooms. If these steps are not enough, you can get systems that use a table lamp, flashing strobe light or wearable ‘pager’ to let you know the doorbell is ringing. These may be mains powered or battery operated.


You can also get systems that cause your main house lights to flash or dim whenever the doorbell rings. Because these are connected to the household electrical circuits, they must only be installed by a qualified electrician. Other systems are wireless and do not require professional installation. They use radio to send signals to a receiver that flashes, makes a noise or vibrates if the doorbell rings.

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