Wired vs Wireless Doorbells – Which is the Superior Choice for Your Home?

In the battle of wired vs wireless doorbells, which should you pick? We weigh up your options

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The battle of wired vs. wireless doorbells is heating up as more people embrace smart, video doorbells. So it's time to pick a side, but which will work best for you? 

If you've looked at the best wireless doorbells and can't decide which is best, this guide aims to help you understand the pros and cons of choosing one type of power connection over another.

To be clear, that is what is meant by wired and wireless—it's about power supply. So they should both come with WiFi for internet connectivity, making that wireless in all cases, but for power, you may want mains-powered or battery-powered.

If you already have a mains-powered doorbell, you might find the transition to a video doorbell quite simple. Many come with the adapter kit needed to install. If not, or if you don't want to mess with wiring, battery-powered models are an option, too. So, which is best for you?

Wired vs wireless doorbells: what's the difference?

Wired vs wireless doorbells: how long do they last?

While most of your automated home may be mains-powered, a video doorbell is outside, so wiring can be difficult, and battery options are helpful. But will it last the six months many manufacturers claim?

Wired vs wireless doorbells: which is better for features?

Wired vs wireless doorbells: which is more secure?

Wired vs wireless doorbells: which is better?

  • Winner: It's a tie!

Due to their direct electrical connection, wired doorbells offer a reliable, low-maintenance, and long-lasting solution. They provide a continuous power supply, ensuring consistent performance and security without needing battery replacements.

On the other hand, wireless doorbells offer easy installation, portability, and customizable settings. They are suitable for those who prefer a more convenient installation process and the flexibility to move or reposition the doorbell without constraints.

However, regardless of the type chosen, both wired and wireless doorbells provide security features and can be equally secure if proper maintenance is upheld. Ultimately, the decision should be based on your home's infrastructure, DIY skills, and the specific features you value in a doorbell system.

Luke Edwards

Luke is a veteran journalist and editor of over two decades where he has written about everything but specialises is technology, science, health and fitness, smart homes and health. He contributes to Real Homes, T3, Tom's Guide and TechRadar, among many other titles. As a father of two, any spare time he gets is enjoyed surfing, reading, hiking, camping and generally getting out in nature.

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