Mail Chime - Wireless Mail Alert System
Mail Chime - Wireless Mail Alert System
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Why waste time and energy running back and forth to the mailbox to see if your mail has arrived? Let Mail Chime's wireless mail alert system do it for you. This wireless solution couldn't be any easier to install or use, and it makes life more convenient. When the mailbox door is opened, a sensor sends a signal to the mail chime in your home. A bright red LED light will turn on and four audible beeps will announce your mail's arrival. It works from up to 300 feet away and a long-lasting 12-volt battery is included.
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|Product Length:||4.25 inches|
|Product Width:||1.25 inches|
|Product Height:||1.25 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.7 pounds|
|Package Length:||5.7 inches|
|Package Width:||4.9 inches|
|Package Height:||2.3 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.7 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 172 reviews|
Announces when mail is delivered
Audible and visual notification
Adjustable volume control feature
Works up to 450 feet away under ideal conditions
Works on all three basic types of mailboxes
|Average Customer Review: ( 172 customer reviews )
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41 of 41 found the following review helpful:
Works great in spite of difficult transmission conditions Aug 10, 2011
I'm a happy customer!
The FCC limits the transmission power the unit can use, and I had a number of potentially negative placement factors that caused me to doubt whether the unit would work for me, namely
1. It's about 250 feet from the transmitter in the mailbox to the receiver in the house.
2. The land rises between the box and the house so that the line of sight between them (if there *were* a line of sight - see #3) skims the ground.
3. The intervening land is heavily wooded with both trees and low bushes.
4. The mailbox is steel rather than plastic.
5. The box is on the far side of the road so that the mail truck interferes with the signal
6. There's no house or other structure behind the box to reflect the signal back towards our house. In fact the land behind the box drops away and any signal transmitted in that direction is gone forever.
I emailed the manufacturer, Hanna Products, with my concerns and got a friendly reply from the president within the hour. He concurred that all those factors were real concerns and there was a good chance that the unit might not work in my situation.
Nevertheless when I inserted the battery and mounted the transmitter in the box the unit worked perfectly, first with me standing in front of the box, then operating it from my vehicle, and finally with actual postal deliveries from the post-office truck. This product does exactly what it's supposed to do and I couldn't be happier with it. My plethora of negative factors may require me to change the battery earlier than others with more-ideal situations but that's a small price to pay to get instant notification of a delivery to my distant and invisible mailbox.
A couple of comments about negatives other reviewers have reported:
1. I can't *believe* that people have complained about having to take out four small screws to insert the battery! They're just smallish Phillips screws! You don't need a special jeweler's screwdriver - any small Phillips screwdriver will work. I had two in my kitchen drawer. If you're complaining about this you may as well complain about having to unscrew a lightbulb to change it!
2. I suspect that people who have reported problems may have just a few more negative factors than I do. I'm sure the manufacturer would love to triple the transmission power so that it would work in all the currently marginal situations but the FCC won't allow that. If you're considering this unit my situation as described above may be a useful data point for comparing with your own distance and geographical conditions.
38 of 39 found the following review helpful:
Mail Alert w/Chime Model 1200 - a purchase well worth the money Dec 30, 2007
By Kurt Everhart
I bought the Mail Box Alert with Chime Model 1200 for my elderly parents for Christmas. They have a steep and 250 ft. long driveway that rises through an area of thick trees and they used to have to walk up the hill to check if the mail had been delivered yet. Otherwise, they would have to watch out the window for the mailman. Since they activated the mail alert, and that was easy to do, it has worked like a charm. It does take a small screwdriver to open the cover to activate the battery, but that should be no problem for most people. If our mail alert continues to operate as it has so far, I highly recommend the device for anyone. In fact, my parents are so happy with the Mail Alert, that they have asked me to order another one for their close friend who would also find the device useful.
25 of 26 found the following review helpful:
Great mailbox alert system Feb 11, 2008
By Scott Bechdolt
I've had this mailbox alert system for 2 weeks now and it has worked flawlessly. Like other reviewers stated the chime is rather loud. But I simply put a piece of clear scotch tape over the chime's sound holes and quieted it down instantly. My alert system works every time. I'm also impressed with the o-ring that seals the battery compartment to keep moisture out. My mailbox is about 30 feet from the house and I have no signal problems. I keep the base unit just inside my front door. The small red light is suprisingly bright too. This item will be especially great in bad weather so that I don't waste unnecessary trips to the mailbox. Now 2 of my coworkers want to order one of these because I keep bragging about it.
16 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Mail Chime / Mail Alert - Excellent Product Feb 08, 2010
This is absolutely the best product on the market for the application. I've literally tried them all.
Very well made. Extremely easy to install and setup. Just peal and stick the sensor to the inside of the mailbox door, then plug in the receiver in the house. You're done!
This is an exact replacement for one that I had on my mailbox for many, many years (destroyed by my brother-in-law who backed over the mailbox!).
The sensor's battery lasts for years and the unit always works flawlessly.
When the mailperson opens the mailbox, the audio alarm is triggered and a red light comes on. The light stays on until you hit the reset button. Simple and effective.
I love it.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Unreliable if Your Mailbox is Across the Street Dec 04, 2010
By MARK A. DAGRACA
I'm disappointed with this. My mailbox is about 100 feet from my house, and is in direct line of site from a window sill where I place the receiver. However, our street has mailboxes ONLY on the opposite side of the street from my house. I theorize that the delivery person's car blocks the transmission, as often times the chime does not go off. When I go to check mail, it ALWAYS goes off. I had a similar product before: MailMinder. It had the SAME issue. It fell off my window sill and broke. It was a few years old, so I thought this one would have newer, better, and more reliable technology. NOT! But, it had such great reviews. So, I'm still checking for mail multiple times a day like a damn fool.
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