Okay, so sometime ago I changed my wired doorbell into a semi-smart device with a dry contact sensor and a reed switch (thanks Community).
Now that Alexa can be controlled to play files and speak via software, I’d like to revisit this and understand what I would need to completely remove the physical doorbell from the equation.
I’d like to power a wireless device by taking the power from the doorbell now and drive a sensor of some sort (can I just use the dry contact sensor?) by connecting the two wires from the ringer button right to that.
Would that do it?
I know I’d need a voltage adapter to convert the voltage over to whatever the smart sensor needs. Does anyone know what voltage is provided to standard doorbells? 12v?
Once that’s done I can clean up the wall and perhaps just leave a SMALL hole for the wiring to get to the sensor and then the only thing you’ll see is the sensor. No more large bell box.