If you want the best of the best, this unit is it. This is actually an upgrade from Jacob Jensen's original model doorbell, adding additional capacity and range. This attractive, modern doorbell unit will work at over 600 feet from the push button control, will work with multiple buttons, as well as allowing multiple chime units to be run off of one push button. A total of 64 different personal codes prevent the unit from being confused with a neighbor's unit and the unit is designed to be either free-standing or hung on a wall.
While battery operated, there is an optional power adapter for those who prefer a permanent installation. In addition to the five installed, high-quality tones, you can download your own ring tones in MIDI format and install them with the enclosed software and USB cable. An onboard LED lights up when the unit sounds, as well as when the batteries are low.
I've got good news for those who are trying to get by on a budget as this unit from SatoTech will give you a world of versatility at a very reasonable price. To start with, this wireless doorbell has a 500 foot range, making it the longest reaching unit of all, other than the Jacob Jensen one. That 500 feet will extend to 900 feet if you are transmitting in open area. There are also over 50 different ring tones, the most I've seen pre-installed in any unit and with that many, you should be able to find something you like. The chime unit plugs into any electrical outlet, eliminating the need for batteries as well as mounting.
Have a favorite tune? Well then, make it your doorbell chime! If your main goal is to have a custom sound, but you don't want to spend a lot of money, take a look at the MyChime from Honeywell. Although inexpensive, it still allows you to download your own song or sound for use as a chime as the unit includes software and one blank USB sound card for use in downloading and setting up your new chime sound. While the sound quality may not be the best, the novelty of having your own customizable sounds make it worthwhile. Both parts are battery operated for flexibility and will operate at a range up to 150 feet.
Sometimes, a chime isn't enough. In cases where there’s a noisy environment or just people who are hard of hearing, a visual cue can be much more effective than a sound. That's why Heath Zenith came out with this unit which has a chime sound and a bright flashing light, both of which go off when the doorbell is pushed. Two separate sounds/lights exist, one that is eight notes and one that is two. The light flashes to match the number of notes, so if you’re using it for two separate doors, you can tell which door it is. The chime unit can be taken from room to room and plugged in, as needed and this unit has a range of 100 feet.