The main issue is finding a device to do the chime. There just aren’t very many of these right now. Aeotec has a new doorbell device coming out that would be perfect, it’s just that no one has it in stock. It was in stock for about two hours on one day and some of the community members got it, and now everybody’s just waiting for to come back into inventory. Cost about $90. Anyway these are the choices right now.
- wait for the Aeotec doorbell
- use the Aeotec siren instead ( but it really is intended as a siren and it annoys a lot of people wanting to use it for this kind of a thing)
Three) just send yourself a notification and pick up chime sound on your phone/tablet/smart watch. This is really easy. Doesn’t require buying another device. I have a contact sensor on a gate and I have a tablet that is my home automation dashboard always plugged in in the living room, and I just get the notification there. they’re perfect time for me but doesn’t work for everybody.
if you have a device that can play custom sounds like a Sonos or a DLNA player, then you just trigger that notification. This is how people have a motion sensor going off trigger an audio of dogs barking. Or announcements.
if you have a mains powered device that makes a continuous sound, even an alarm clock, You can just plug it into a smart plug in module, so the contact sensor triggers turning the power on and then off. As long as when the power comes back on the sound starts up, you can pick anything.
Here again it’s a question of finding a device that makes the sound you want, and you’re limited to just on until you turn it off because you’re not actually controlling the device, you’re just giving it power or cutting the power again, but it’s nice and easy.
This one is a possibility, but verify that the sound does start up again When the power returns.
Even this, which (not kidding) starts a fan which then blows a breeze across a wind chime. This one cracks me up. Again, verify that the sound starts up when the power days if the power was cut previously. I’m not seriously suggesting anyone buy $180 plug-in Windchime But you could just do a regular windchime and a regular fan for the same idea for a lot less money, of course.
My point is simply that if you can find any device that makes a sound you like that will make that sound as soon as the power comes on, that can be combined with a networked plug in module. And the sounder doesn’t have to plug-in if it will make its noise when a small plug in fan blows on it, again provided the fan starts up every time it gets fresh power.
- you can trigger anything that has an IFTTT channel. So again it’s just a matter of finding a device that makes the sound you want.
So lots of ways, depending on exactly what you want to do. And how much you want to spend.