Currently available from Amazon at £17.98. which is about normal for this type of doorbell, this new unit from Acewest is easy to configure and works well.
The kit arrived packed in a robust but plain cardboard box devoid of labels or product information. This is a pity as although it is certainly better for the planet to adopt this eco-friendly approach it does reduce the appeal of the item as a gift.
Inside the box was the bell push with battery pre-installed, two ringer units with UK plug, a small screwdriver, double-sided sticky pad mount and a User Guide. The User Guide is well written, nicely printed and in good English. I enclose a copy at the end of my unboxing video.
Build quality seems fine. Everything is made of plastic but feels well well made and robust. Nothing seems flimsy or liable to fail anytime soon. The bell push is IP55 waterproof, which means it is fine even in heavy rain but does not immerse it in water. The bell push has a proper clicky easy to see illuminated button. The doorbell uses a non-standard 12V/23A battery of a type I have seen before but that is not always easy to find. Remember to take note of the battery model before searching for a replacement. The ringer unit has an integral UK plug and again seems well made and robust. On the side are a Volume button and Up and Down buttons to select which of the fifty-five ringer sounds you want. The tradition Ding-Dong default is still the best in my opinion. On the front of the ringers are two bright blue LEDs that illuminate when ringing, handy for the hard of hearing. The ringer units are not waterproof so don’t be tempted to use it on an outdoor socket. What is the included mini screwdriver used for? It is to prise open the bell push box to access the battery.
Mounting it was very simple as could be using the double-sided sticky mount. If you plan to mount onto an uneven surface then you might have a problem as there are no pre-cut screw holes. The range is fine with up to 500ft indoors and 1000ft outdoors being claimed and I have no reason to doubt this. There is no need to pair the bell push and ringers as they are pre-configured and work straight from the box. Should pairing be lost or you need to add further ringers, the User Guide explains how to do this. To change the volume press the topmost button to scroll through the five volume levels available. To change ringtones use the middle and bottom buttons on the side to select the one you want.
This simple and easy to fit little doorbell should be perfect for a small house or flat. It works straight from the box with virtually no setup needed. If you
need a simple and no-nonsense wireless doorbell then I doubt you would find much better than this.
Good build quality
Works straight from the box
Easy to configure
Excellent User Guide
No option for additional ringers
No screw fit option for bell push