I have an old analog doorbell - there is a button for my apartment outside, and two wires come to where the chime is. When someone presses the button, a solenoid pulls back a little metal thingy with a piece of rubber at the end, and then releases it and it springs back and hits the chime. But the chime isn't very loud so it can only be heard in part of the apartment.
In order to remedy this, I decided to purchase a doorbell extender. Unfortunately, the existing chime is not loud enough to trigger the microphone on the doorbell extender, even on its most sensitive setting.
I'm looking for one or more of:
- a product that I can wire directly to the existing doorbell situation and cause something across the apartment to go off
- recommendations on how to make my existing analog chime louder
- recommendations for a replacement product for the analog chime, that will be loud enough to be heard across the apartment or at least loud enough to trigger the extender
- or something else that will solve my problem