Do you have a calling bell outside the gate of your house

India
April 24, 2007 2:31am CST
I have seen many houses they don't have calling bell outside the gate of the house. If we want to go inside we have to shout. I feel very ashamed of shouting outside of somebody's house. What do you think?
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@sallyxu126 (1185)
• China
24 Apr 07
yes, I have and I think it is necessary for my house. I can see who is outside and decide wether I should open the door.
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@bindishah (2062)
• India
24 Apr 07
Yes we do have a bell outside our house. Usually in most houses you either see a bell or a knocker. i ahvent really seen any houses without either of them.
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• India
31 Aug 11
Yes, i am having a video door bell, with which i will be able to see and talk to the person who ring the bell without opening the door. It helps me to secure my home from theft too. I like the system, its very easy to install. http://videodoorphone.org/video-door-phone/installing-video-door-phone-devices-with-connection-diagrams.html
@williamjisir (22884)
• China
21 Jun 10
Hello jay. We have a calling bell outside our gate. A press is enough to make us know that someone is coming for a visit. I think that it is very convenient and necessary to a calling bell so that the visitor does not have to shout. Take care, jay.
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
24 Apr 07
Yes I've a bell but I've only a door not gate......
@Nardz13 (5056)
• New Zealand
24 Apr 07
Hey, I have a door bell, which I ended up disabling, due to it being too noisey. So now people knock at the door. Why do you feel ashamed for shouting outside a house, when in the city you have to shout out for a Taxi cab, if you need one.
@lynd0n (226)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
Sad to say, we don't have one of those here. My friends have to shout my name if they want to talk with me. There was one time when they shouted my name; and our next-door neighbour came out and shouted obscenities at them. It was really late at night, around 11 pm, and he wanted to get some sleep. Now, my friends don't ever call on me, especially at night. Hehehehe.
@subathra (3519)
• India
24 Apr 07
We have a calling bell in our veranda room.but one has to pass the gate and press the bell in that room.But most people visiting our house dont use this bell and we can hear the noise only in the night as my brother reaches home only after 11 pm and he is the one uses it daily as we used to keep our main door closed almost by 10 pm. You are right its quiet embrassing to keep shouting in front of the door and i have seen people knocking the door where this sound will not reach the inmates of the house like the noise of calling bell.
• Canada
24 Apr 07
If there is no door bell, people usually go and just knock on the door with their hands. We don't have gates to go through, traditionally, in Canada, we just walk up to the houses, and knock or ring the doorbell. I live in an apartment building, and all the door bells are on a panel in the front. I am in apartment 105, so if someone wants me, they push the button next to my apartment number.