Tips for Picking the Right Door Entry Chime

Door chimes are the ideal entrance alert system for any business. Choosing the right door chime is a decision that should not be taken lightly because their systems not only provide safety but also offers several other benefits that might surprise you. One of the benefits it has to offer aside from offering you maximum security is that it increases your freedom to focus on the productivity of your company away from the entrance.

First and foremost, since there are different types of door entry chimes, you need to know the right one for your purpose. The two basic types of door chimes are contact-based door chimes and motion-based chimes. In this case, motion-based chimes are chimes that detect movement or a combination of movement and heat. They are majorly useful in commercial settings because they not only work with long distances but also hallways and large open areas. On the other hand, contact-based chimes only work when a door or window is opened. They majorly consist of a magnetic piece and a metallic piece that work in the following manner. You should mount one piece to the door frame and the other piece to the door itself. When the two pieces separate, the sensor activates and a signal will be sent to the receiver. Once you know the difference between the two chimes, you will be able to make a wise decision. You only need to take your time and do thorough research so that you do not make the wrong choice.

Secondly, you need to determine the placement and volume of the chime. You should first of all think of each action in terms of your location. You should ask yourself whether you would want your clients to hear the chime or it will be only for your notice. You should choose an option that will best work for you. For example, you could choose to have a door chime for the front door for everyone to hear or keep the chime and  driveway alarms away from the door so that you are the only one who is able to listen to it as you carry out other activities. 

The other important factor you should not overlook is maintenance and upkeep of the chime. Just like most of the devices and appliances we purchase occasionally, door chimes also need regular maintenance for them to serve you for a long time. You need to upgrade them from time to time.

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