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Doorbell goes off but there's nobody there!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Rupert49, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Rupert49

    Rupert49 Well-Known Member

    In common with many people these days, we have a wireless doorbell which I installed over a year ago.

    Just this week it's been sounding when there's nobody at the door. Is someone else's wireless doorbell using the same radio frequency which is interfering with ours and if so, how can I rectify the problem?
     
  2. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    There is usually a DIP switch inside which should allow you to change frequency.
     
  3. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    It could be someone's car key. I used to drive a Smart car and it would set off my granny's next door neighbour's door bell.
     
  4. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    What they both said. My key (different car brand) used to set off my neigbour's doorbell - great fun. :D
     
  5. TH-Photos

    TH-Photos Well-Known Member

    Press your doorbell and see which neighbour opens their door.
     
  6. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Mine sometimes rings with a different tone from the usual.No one there but I suspect it`s someone`s car key fob setting it off.
     
  7. Rupert49

    Rupert49 Well-Known Member

    If that really worked Ted, I could then ask him to retune his bell! :D
     
  8. DaveM399

    DaveM399 Well-Known Member

    We have one of these (a Byron SX series) and this started to happen to us some while back.

    I e-mailed Byron's support and they suggested removing the batteries from both the chime unit and the bell push for a short period and then refitting them. Apparently, the unit then selects a different frequency which hopefully does not clash with similar nearby kit. It worked for us.
     
  9. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Drove me crazy, so I changed my bell. Was a house about 150 yards away, but mine didn't ring theirs far as I know.
     
  10. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Ours started ringing at random times - sometimes in the middle of the night. My other half suggested that it needed new batteries, told me to turn it off and we've both completely forgotten to do anything about it since. EVeryone comes to the back door and knocks anyway so we haven't really missed it!
     
  11. Bawbee

    Bawbee Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with a good old brass knocker? Technology, huh? :confused:
     
  12. LargeFormat

    LargeFormat Well-Known Member

    Or my front door bell with a pull connected to a cord, over a few jockey wheels to a brass bell on the wall.

    Same sort of thing as we use to summons the servants.:D:D:D
     
  13. Bawbee

    Bawbee Well-Known Member

    My 'servant' is programmed to 'Ignore' mode :(
     
  14. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    Knock knock....
     
  15. TH-Photos

    TH-Photos Well-Known Member

    Who's there?
     
  16. AGW

    AGW Well-Known Member

    Graeme! Tah Dah!
     
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  17. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

    Graeme! Tah Dah! who?

    :rolleyes:
     
  18. Bawbee

    Bawbee Well-Known Member

    Graeme! Tah Dah! who is knocking at your door!
     
  19. spangler

    spangler Well-Known Member

    Wireless doorbell, strewth someone must live in the posh part of Aylesbury!

    Andrew
     
  20. Rupert49

    Rupert49 Well-Known Member

    I thought you'd be along sooner or later Andrew! LargeFormat usually joins in too when it's an Aylesbury sourced thread (he even has servants!!) :D

    Actually, having had a new front extension and a very expensive front door installed, I was unwilling to go back to the days of drilling holes and threading bellwire around the place, so the modern wireless technology seemed to be the best solution. Some hi-tech gadgets do have their merits!

    Since we unplugged the unit from the mains, reinserted it and turned it back on, things seem to have sorted themselves out ... for now! :cool:
     

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