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How Much Does It Cost to Install a Doorbell in 2023?

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Rosanne Jones

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Steven D. Carrico


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With today’s modern technology, the doorbell has become a significant part of the house. Therefore, many of us might want to know, how much does it cost to install a doorbell?

Different types of doorbells also differ in their cost, but we should expect to pay from a little over $250 to nearly $400 for an advanced model. If you plan to install one, read on for detailed information on doorbell installation costs.


Doorbell Installation

The first thing you need to know is there are three common types of doorbells – wired, wireless, and smart doorbells. Let’s learn about them first and their costs for those planning for new doorbell installation.

1. Wired Doorbell ($170 – $380)


Wired Doorbell installation cost starting $150 to $350 plus the materials which is around $10 to $200.

This doorbell often has a switch hidden in its button device. Therefore, it directly connects to the house’s electrical system. Its switch consists of two wires – one for the transformer and the other for the chiming unit to produce a sound.

2. Wireless Doorbell ($150-280)


Cost to add a wireless doorbelt to your house security system is around $150 to $280 inclusive of labour and supplies – a bit cheaper than wired since it’s less work.

This doorbell is battery-operated and needs a transmitter because it uses radio waves to transmit a signal for the doorbell to make a sound. Depending on the product, there is a required distance for the switch and transmitter.

3. Smart Doorbell ($160 – $650)


Cost to wire a smart doorbell ranges from $160 to $650 (or more if you purchase add-ons for smart doorbells). Smart doorbells are pricey since they offer many helpful and convenient features for you and your security.

But the labor cost is mostly the same with wireless doorbells or may be higher if there is a need for tweaks and trials.

This doorbell is the techiest and latest one because you can connect it to your smartphones and other devices, and its many features. It can be both wired and wireless, depending on what you want.

  • Job supplies cost ($12 – $14)
  • Labour cost ($100 – $250), which include the cost to install doorbell wiring and doorbell transformer.
  • Add-ons choice for smart doorbelts ($500– $800)
  • Subscription of SmartDoorbell ($3 – $40), depending on different service.
  • Cost to build a doorbell

Installing without an existing doorbell is like building it from scratch. These can be more expensive because it requires more work to install wires which means higher labor costs. According to porch.com, the national cost range for doorbell installation is between $227.60 – $353.57.

But the prices may differ to your location, kind of doorbell, and if you want to avail of other services. So, here are services related to doorbell installation services that you might want to add to your plan.

Other Services to Consider: Installation and Cost Guide


Since there are types of doorbells that come with additional services – especially smart doorbells, here are some of their costs to change your doorbelt.

  • Doorbell camera cost

Doorbell camera costs start at around $600 up to $2,000, and some require a monthly/yearly subscription for their storage. It may also depend on what kind of doorbell camera you’ll purchase.

  • Doorbell repair cost

In repairing or replacing your doorbell, you can choose whether to hire an electrician or do it yourself. Hiring an electrician costs an average of $260, and when you do it yourself, it only costs around $45.

  • Standard doorbell cost

A standard doorbell costs around $174 (the doorbell plus installation fees). This type is the cheapest among other doorbells.

  • Ring doorbell service fees

Ring doorbell costs around $273, including the labour or service fees. A more advanced type than the standard doorbell.

  • Nest doorbell installation cost

Nest hello or Google Nest doorbell is the most advanced and, of course, more expensive than the other types, which cost around $372 or more.

Both ring doorbell and nest doorbell may include extra fees depending on what subscription they purchase and the installation package.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I use a wired option with a wireless doorbell?

Yes. Since there are some parts that you can connect to the wirings, which can also be helpful if you want your old wired doorbell replaced with a wireless one.

Do I need a wireless connection in my home to use security doorbells?

No. Because even if there is no wireless connection, your security or video doorbell can still function (with some limitations).

But it is recommended to have a wireless connection if you want to maximize the features of your security or video doorbell.

Where can I attach my wireless doorbell?

You can attach a wireless doorbell wherever you want as long as the transmitter is at a suitable range since it is battery-operated and doesn’t need to be plugged in. But commonly for homeowners, they usually install doorbells where the door handle is.

Do you need an electrician to install a doorbell?

If you want the best result possible, it is advisable to hire an electrician for your doorbell. Just to make sure that your doorbell is well-installed.

If it is just the doorbell that needs repairing or installing, you can call a handyman to do it. But when it comes to circuits and electrical systems, it’s a job for an electrician. It is essential to know the difference between the two for safety purposes.

What is residential doorbell wiring?

Residential doorbell wiring is a wiring guide/method for doorbell installation with a lower voltage aside from its transformer line side.

How to find a doorbell installation service near me?

You can search and find a doorbell installation near you using some apps or visiting websites. You can try it first with Google.

What are the different models of ring doorbells?

There are many (more or less than seven) models of ring doorbells since it phases alongside the growth of modern technology, which is very fast. So, here’s a list of ring video doorbells:

  • Ring Doorbell Wired
  • Ring Doorbell 2
  • Ring Doorbell Pro 2
  • Ring Doorbell 3
  • Ring Doorbell 3 Plus
  • Ring Doorbell 4
  • Ring Peephole Cam
  • Ring Video Doorbell Elite


Choosing and installing a doorbell may depend on to what extent your budget can afford it and the security you want for your home. Whether where you feel comfortable, safe, secure, and content is what matters the most.

I hope this doorbell cost and installation guide answers your question about “how much does it cost to install a doorbell?” and find the perfect type of doorbell that meets both your standard and budget.

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