Over a year after I first looked at doorbell integration here I’m still struggling to find a solution.
I’ve spent probably the last 3 days searching for options online and remain completely stumped - am I missing some options that the community can fill me in on?
We currently have a Byron SX type wireless doorbell with a battery powered chime at the front of the house, and a mains powered repeater chime at the rear of the house.Both of the chime units are sealed units.
I already have cameras deployed, and am not looking to add a video doorbell.
There is no powered option for hard-wiring a replacement doorbell.
I’m looking to add knowledge of the doorbell being pressed to HomeAssistant.
What I’ve considered / tried previously
- rfxtrx USB gateway
I failed miserably with this, both in terms of implementation and configuration and resold it on eBay. Distance to the HA host could be an issue, and I have no USB ports free on the host.
- Arlo audio doorbell.
I’ve considered using this with a chime unit (we have no Arlo kit) but have ruled it out based on: latency for the Chime unit, lack of ability to disable the ‘leave a message’ functionality (has been a feature request for over a year on the Arlo forums).
- Sonoff RF bridge + Tasmota
All the indications are that Byron doorbells are not supported by this combination
I’m completely out of my depth trying to find suitable hardware that doesn’t require my (ham-fisted) assembly skills. I’d happily consider a TCP based integration using a pre-assembled / simple assembly dedicated networked RFLink host but can’t seem to locate one.
- Aeotec Doorbell 6
This does appeal, however I’m aware that it is not currently fully supported (requires OZW 1.6) and I assume that in the event of the HA host being offline the chime won’t work?