The usage of the doorbell

@youless (87499)
Guangzhou, China
June 17, 2010 9:15pm CST
I would like to share you a new usage of the doorbell. Our son has slept by himself for a long time. Several days ago he fell down from the bed at night. Therefore, we installed a board at the side of his bed, so he won't fall down when he is sleeping. However, if he needs to go out of the bed, he needs to tell us because the board is too heavy for him to take out. So I bought a wireless doorbell. He has the button and he keeps it in his bed. And the doorbell is in the living-room. When he has something urgently, then he can press the doorbell button and we will go to his room to see what's up. Isn't it a good idea?
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• Philippines
18 Jun 10
Hehehee. My Dad and Mom also installed a doorbell in our mini store in the house, they use it when they need help in the store. SO we all know that if that is ringing, then we need to go to the store and help with whoever is there to accomodate all those who are trying to buy something.
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
that is indeed a great idea. why? because you can't afford to make customer wait as they lose their voice trying to call the owner so that they can buy stuff from you.unfortunately, for us our doorbell is screwed up because of some kids messing it up. i kept proposing for a long cable and another web cam but my mom refused to since it's too expensive
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• Philippines
18 Jun 10
Hehehehe. Our doorbell is inside the window of our store, so if we are closed nobody can play with it... Hahaha, we actually have a different doorbell for the customer and for the "Help" call, this is to differentiate whether whoever is manning the store if he/she can handle it or not.
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 10
This is another good usage
• United States
18 Jun 10
That is awesome ideal. Man, I wish I would of thought of something like that when my children were small. Take care Snow
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 10
You changed a new avatar
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• United States
18 Jun 10
Yep, because I wanted to go out on the town Thanks for responding back to me and I enjoyed reading your post. Take care Snow
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@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
18 Jun 10
I like your 'discovery' of the new use of doorbell. I am amaze with people like you who uses ingenuity for the common good. Sometimes it is funny to know that certain objects are being used not for its original purposes. But if it will help a lot, why not!
@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 10
You are right
@GardenGerty (92330)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Jun 10
This is a very useful idea for anyone who cannot communicate, whether old or young. One ov my clients when I was working, had a wireless doorbell she could use to summon help when she needed it. It was mounted to velcro and could also be moved, for instance to the bathroom when she was in there. Good thinking.
@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 10
You are right. I am going to buy one for my grandma so that she can contact my uncle if something happens.
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@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
18 Jun 10
Sounds like a good idea, you could try and market something like this.I hope he does not think its a toy and ring you all night, you will be up and down all night long, lol.
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 10
Fortunately my son seems to take advantage of it rather than regards it as a toy
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@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
18 Jun 10
Wow! That is really an innovative idea...I never think of the doorbell can have such a usage where it supposed to use at the door...thanks for sharing!
@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 10
Haha
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@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
18 Jun 10
When I read to the second sentence, in my imagination, the doorbell was put on the ground next to your son's bed, so it would ring when your son fell down and you could put him back to bed immediately. Why not leave a gap as a door so your son couldn't fall down when he is lying and he can leave the bed alone?
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Jun 10
My dad think it is better.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
18 Jun 10
You are very creative to use the wireless doorbell in such a way! So that it's very convenient for your son to get help when he need it urgently from you. Thanks to the advance of technology, and it really us a lot of convenience in our daily life. I wish to install a wireless door bell at the door entrance since some time ago. It would be convenient for the visitors to alert when they are at the door step. They no longer need to shout loudly if the doorbell is installed.
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 10
In fact I have a talkie walkie, but I don't use it in this way because sometimes it receives many different voices from the same channel. It is very bothering.javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','')
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 10
It looks even cool if your son use the walkie-talkie to call you. Ya, if there are too many people using the same channel in the same time, we will pick up a lot of noise and unwanted conversation. In our country, walkie talkie is prohibited to be used publicly. Only police and military can use it for communication purpose.
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• Philippines
18 Jun 10
Hello youless, wow that's good to know. no doubt you will be able to help him out if he presses the button. it's a fancy idea that you get to have door bells in every area of the room, maybe you can also set up a walkie talky something just in case your son needs to talk to you or something, even if he doesn't go down. I hope no one in the house plays with the doorbell, you know why? because our doorbell had been destroyed because people kept messing around with it. most specially kids outside
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 10
Since we live in the apartment, so nobody will play with the doorbell because it's quite common.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
18 Jun 10
Hi, youless. That is a wonderful idea! This will keep your son safe and free from any danger! I have seen wireless door bells in many catalogs and I think that it is great to have them at home. It is very useful.
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 10
I am glad to hear that.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
18 Jun 10
Wireless Baby Monitor - Wireless Baby Monitor where it comes with a high quality 2.4GHz receiver and MP4 player along with one wireless camera for keeping track of your child. You can add more cameras as required.
youless, This indeed a great idea but your child will have to reach it and press the button. But, I have a few concerns. Will he put that button into his mouth? Will the button come off easily? Is the paint on the button device safe - lead paint free? Most of all, is it child safe? I think nowadays you cannot afford not to be careful with what you get for your children. Please do not think that I am belittling your husband's idea in any way - I just want to remind all of you that we should be very careful. However, you may want to get yourselves a Wireless Baby Monitor where it comes with a high quality 2.4GHz receiver and MP4 player along with one wireless camera for keeping track of your child. You can add more cameras as required. All your child needs will to call out and you will be within hearing and viewing distance with your portable monitor which is the size of a Nintendo Gameboy.
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 10
Thanks for your concerns. Since my son is already 6 years old, so he will not regard the doorbell as the toy. If he was a little baby, of course I wouldn't use the doorbell like this.
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@williamjisir (22909)
• China
19 Jun 10
Morning, youless. It is a good and interesting idea of yours to have a doorbell to keep you informed of your little youless when he has something urgent. I have to admit that you are very creative and productive, as could be seen from many of your previous discussions. Cheer up, youless.
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• China
19 Jun 10
Hello again, youless. I mean, Cheers! Ganbei! hehe
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 10
Haha, I am very glad to hear that
• India
31 Aug 11
Great thinking.. It's a nice way i like the way. As we are talking about doorbell a thing came in my mind is video door phone. This system will help to secure your home from theft. By installing this system you can see and talk to the people who is outside your home without opening the door. http://videodoorphone.org/vdp-manufacturers/toyama-video-door-phone.html
@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 11
This is also a good idea.
@pipi_gogo (133)
• China
22 Jun 10
yes,it is good idea haha
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jun 10
Thank you!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Jun 10
That is a very good idea..lol..very clever.
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 10
Hopefully it will give others some ideas.
@Hatley (162053)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jun 10
hi youless that is really ingenous but I am concerned about the heavy board, isnt there sliding rails now for children's beds so they can just slide that go get out of bed thus not having to call you a zillion times to get with andhelp him to the bath room, that board really could be dangerous as it is heavy and if your son pushed on it or something and it fell out he could get hurt. I would look into some kind of sliding safety bar on his bed that he could slide himself. they use these in the hospitals for children so they should be on the market for homes too. I would ask around. the doorbell is a great idea but the heavy board would concern me as an old woman who was a parent once upon a time to two children.
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Jun 10
I will check whether the sliding rails are available here.