Doorway to the monastery at P'jem

The rope of the door chime, next to the door, at the Vulcan monastery

A door chime or doorbell was an audio signal meant to indicate that a visitor was outside the door.

The door chime of the ancient Vulcan monastery at P'Jem consisted of a rope tied to a bell. Sub-commander T'Pol used it to announce the pesence of the landing party from Enterprise NX-01 in 2151. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")

Following the Battle of Azati Prime in early 2154, the door chime at Captain Jonathan Archer's ready room was non-operational, so visitors had to knock on the door to announce their presence. (ENT: "Damage")

In the script of ENT: "Home", a door chime was referred to as being available outside T'Les' residence. However, that component is missing in the final version of the episode, resulting in visitors instead having to knock on the building's door.

In 2369, Jake Sisko and Nog used the doorbell of Varis Sul's quarters aboard Deep Space 9 and waited until she let them enter. (DS9: "The Storyteller")

When Doctor Julian Bashir had to use his emergency medical override authorization to enter Elim Garak's quarters aboard Deep Space 9, he found the Cardassian giving himself an injection. Garak, trying to talk this situation away, said that the doctor was a pleasant surprise and he must have missed the door chime. (DS9: "The Wire")

In 2374, Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres were interrupted during their romantic dinner by the door chime. Though Torres asked Paris to ignore it he opened the door to see Harry Kim. (VOY: "Scientific Method")

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