New Aeon Labs Doorbell: need device type help

It seems like it works fine for some people, so you may have no problems with the signal going through the wall, but the cold temperatures in the winter will most likely cause problems.

I have a hardwired doorbell, but since this device is only $50, I think it’s worth purchasing just for the z-wave repeater and mp3 functionality.

If you decide not to use the doorbell button, the Aeon Labs Multifunction Doorbell device handler allows you to repurpose the button for something else like a panic button.

That device handler also acts as a presence sensor so if you use something like pollster to regularly poll the device, you can use it to detect when your internet goes down or you lose power.

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Kevin,

Thanks for the info. I’ll keep your suggestions in mind.

My wife agrees that we need a new doorbell, so it looks like I’ll be ordering one of these.
I don’t see a better option out there.

I also live in New England and I keep a presence sensor in my truck and I’ve seen the battery level drop more than 30% when it’s really cold and then go back up to where it was when it gets warmer.

If you do decide to mount the button outside, I recommend using a SmartApp to monitor the battery level and have it send you notifications when it gets too low.

I created a SmartApp called Simple Device Viewer that can send battery notifications and do some other stuff, but if you search the forum you can find other SmartApps specific to battery monitoring that can provide more functionality.

Kevin,

I’ll take a look at you smartapps when I have some time.

Just curious to see if you knew how to make the aeotec doorbell okay custom mp3 after certain actions were triggered? Such as a door open or someone coming home… when I use speak notify me with sound it only plays the standard stock beap Sound… any help you can provide is much appreciated… Chris

Have you tried this DTH?

Yeah that’s the DH I installed… I was using notify with sound app for sound notifications… it only executes the ring sound only… is that the smartapp you use for sound notifications or is there another one? Thanks in advance…

I use the CORE app to trigger both Life360 and phone arrivals. I recorded an alert stating “Name has arrived” and set the tone number to that person.

Works perfectly though Life360 sometimes kicks in after they’re already in the door.

If you select it as a music device, you can use the custom message option to specify the track number.

That did it. Thank you very much for your help! Much appreciated!

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I am new, so Hello, and I am trying to solve this on my own, but I need to reach out. I have searched multiple threads and cannot figure out how or what to upload mp3 files to. I have only the 4 factory sounds on the Aeon Doorbell but would like to hear say “Car in Driveway” or “Back Door is Open”. Where can I look for more detailed freshman type instructions. I have added your handler successfully. Thank you.