Wired vs. Wireless
Wireless chime systems use radio frequencies (RF) to transmit a signal from the push button to activate the chime. To prevent interference with your neighbors wireless chime, Heath/Zenith wireless chimes come with 128 different security codes. This code technology makes sure your door chime only works when your push button is activated. Heath/Zenith wireless push buttons could have a range of up to 150 feet. Wireless chimes allow you to easily add to, or replace your current chime, even if it is wired. Several Heath/Zenith push buttons utilize patented LED lights to illuminate the button giving you the look of a traditional wired push button. All Heath Zenith wireless chimes and push buttons are compatible.

Wired chime systems are most commonly installed when homes are built. These hardwired chimes draw power from you homes electrical wiring, but the power is “stepped down” through a transformer to create a safe low voltage system. There are two types of wired chimes: mechanical and electronic. Mechanical hardwired chimes work with tone bars and a solenoid. The solenoid strikes the tone bars, creating the familiar Ding-Dong sound. Some electronic wired chimes use a speaker and sound files to create chime sounds. Electronic chimes offer more sounds than just a traditional Ding-Dong.