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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #25 on: 06 September, 2021, 02:28:37 pm »
We have a wireless doorbell, it's called a dog.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #26 on: 06 September, 2021, 02:39:29 pm »
We have a wireless doorbell, it's called a dog.

Our neighbours have one of those.  So I often know there's a courier approaching before the doorbell/knock sensor goes.  I'm also made aware if someone's knocking at any of half a dozen nearby houses, if the neighbours come home or go out, if someone's parking a car outside, if someone puts their bins out, if someone's doing building work, if a pedestrian goes by, or if the dog needs emptying or has been caught chewing something inappropriate.

Barakta, meanwhile (when her hearing aid is in the right mode), is aware that our neighbours have a dog.
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #27 on: 06 September, 2021, 02:54:46 pm »
I have just fixed ours with the judicious use of araldite.
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #28 on: 06 September, 2021, 03:30:53 pm »
We have a wireless doorbell, it's called a dog.
Dog knock knock joke:

Dog 1: Knock knock
Dog 2: Woof woof woof woof bark bark woof woof bark bark bark woof woof woof

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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #29 on: 06 September, 2021, 03:37:37 pm »
We have a Ring (Mr R loves all things geeky).  It does work well and the 'Chime' can be heard over a significant area - and can be moved around the house.
Do you mean that with motion detection it could work as an indoor security camera?

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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #30 on: 06 September, 2021, 04:24:02 pm »
I failed to specify I wanted a dumb wireless doorbell. Anyway hopefully Amazon will bring us a Byron one later, if they can attract our attention.
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #31 on: 06 September, 2021, 04:24:59 pm »
Just stop answering the door. Nothing good comes of it.

What about pizza? (Can't make my own just now due to shit oven).
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #32 on: 06 September, 2021, 04:26:51 pm »
Ah yes, we're regularly serenaded by the dulcet tones of Rod Hull and his menagerie of drama students (and the neighbour's dog, see above), alerting us to the arrival of a scooterboy bearing Someone Else's Pizza.  No Really.  Have you tried round the corner?  Or $nearby_road_that_also_starts_with_'A'?

How do people manage to get this so wrong when they're all glued to smartphones?  It's not like there's anything complicated[1] about our address...


[1] Unless it's addressed to the GP in sufficiently girly handwriting.  We do occasionally get confidential medical data.  Or massive shipments of stationery.
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #33 on: 06 September, 2021, 04:49:10 pm »
We have a Ring (Mr R loves all things geeky).  It does work well and the 'Chime' can be heard over a significant area - and can be moved around the house.

You can prepare for whoever is at the door before you open it.  Like the yank whose door was about to become the entry point for a home invasion.  All he had to do was grab the arsenal and open fire as soon as the door was kicked in.  End of home invasion.  Otherwise he might have thought it was just his pizza delivery.  Lucky it wasn't, really.
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #34 on: 06 September, 2021, 06:38:12 pm »
We have a bell. It goes bong. Hopefully it will do so at the required moments. Thanks all.
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #35 on: 06 September, 2021, 06:49:24 pm »
Ah yes, we're regularly serenaded by the dulcet tones of Rod Hull and his menagerie of drama students (and the neighbour's dog, see above), alerting us to the arrival of a scooterboy bearing Someone Else's Pizza.  No Really.  Have you tried round the corner?  Or $nearby_road_that_also_starts_with_'A'?

How do people manage to get this so wrong when they're all glued to smartphones?  It's not like there's anything complicated about our address...

That's not wrong.  Wrong is the guy who was convinced he was in El Paso rather than Phoenix as his phone was telling him and as was confirmed by me and the hotel receptionist.  Only 1100 miles off course.
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #36 on: 06 September, 2021, 07:12:01 pm »
Just stop answering the door. Nothing good comes of it.

What about pizza? (Can't make my own just now due to shit oven).

I would hear them drive or scooter up the driveway, plus the path to the porch leads them past the front window.

That said, we rarely have take-out food, the last time we got pizza the guy parked on the hill and forgot to properly engage his handbrake. Oh the drama – the car ended up on top of one of our drive-end bollards and basically the entire south London population of Sri Lankan pizza delivery drivers turned up to get it off – at 1 am when I had to be up at 6 am for a flight. It wasn't worth the free pizza. Randomly, and quite pleasantly, they repainted the bollard when we weren't looking.
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #37 on: 06 September, 2021, 07:20:38 pm »
Ah yes, we're regularly serenaded by the dulcet tones of Rod Hull and his menagerie of drama students (and the neighbour's dog, see above), alerting us to the arrival of a scooterboy bearing Someone Else's Pizza.  No Really.  Have you tried round the corner?  Or $nearby_road_that_also_starts_with_'A'?

How do people manage to get this so wrong when they're all glued to smartphones?  It's not like there's anything complicated about our address...

That's not wrong.  Wrong is the guy who was convinced he was in El Paso rather than Phoenix as his phone was telling him and as was confirmed by me and the hotel receptionist.  Only 1100 miles off course.

That'd be a fairly cold pizza.
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Re: Wireless doorbell
« Reply #38 on: 06 September, 2021, 10:40:29 pm »
It was about 40 deg. C outside at the time, so it'd still be lukewarm :D
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