Activate Siren on all Camera’s and Alarm

I don’t understand why they don’t have this already. Seems like it wouldn’t be difficult to add. I read that burglers are more worried about outside alarms than indoor, so linking floodlight camera makes sense.

Is this still not a thing? Come on ring at least give us an explanation as to why? If it’s the noise issue then just limit it to one external siren source, also you could limit the length of time the external siren sounds in case of false alarm and/or battery life??

I have recently brought the alarm base station set from Ring and this has been working fine. I last week purchased two floodlight cameras for front and back garden. Due to them having sirens as well i assumed that this would all sync up with the alarm base station. I.e when the house alarm goes off the sirens from the floodlight cameras would also trigger.

However, this is not the case. Currently if the alarm is triggered the cameras record the event but i think having the sirens triggered as well would be an extra benefit to the whole package. As there is no external siren option with Ring products this could be a quick fix for that issue as the base station isn’t very loud when you are outside the property.

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Seconded!

With the linked devices option, it would be amazing to allow us to utilize the sirens in our outdoor flood/cameras. We can already start recordings and turn on the lights… let us alert the neighbors and scare the %#^t out of an intruder as well.

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Ring should have an outdoor alarm siren that lights up .
Because it’s alright having an alarm inside but if a burglar doesn’t know there is an alarm system inside . they will break either window or door .so then you have to buy a new window or new door . Where as in if the ring system has an outdoor siren that lights up .it warns burglars that there is an alarm system so burglars are less likely to break in the house . There’s plenty of z wave outdoor sirens about but if ring had there own it would also advertise ring aswell .

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This definitely needs to happen.

@MikeP wrote:

I have recently brought the alarm base station set from Ring and this has been working fine. I last week purchased two floodlight cameras for front and back garden. Due to them having sirens as well i assumed that this would all sync up with the alarm base station. I.e when the house alarm goes off the sirens from the floodlight cameras would also trigger.

However, this is not the case. Currently if the alarm is triggered the cameras record the event but i think having the sirens triggered as well would be an extra benefit to the whole package. As there is no external siren option with Ring products this could be a quick fix for that issue as the base station isn’t very loud when you are outside the property.

It would be nice to enable for Ring floodlights/spotlights/stick-up camera and doorbells to have their alarms go off when the Ring Alarm goes off.
It also would be nice to be able to choose if a ring alarm door or motion sensor being tripped sounds the outdoor sirens instead of the indoor ones

A good example is the attached photo. I have a door sensor and motion sensor in my outdoor tool shed. If those sensors are tripped I don’t necessarily need the house alarm to go off as if I’m in danger, instead having the outdoor flood light and spotlight cameras go off would ensure the person was made aware they had been caught in the action.
This could be expanded to the future ring auto so that when the car is in the driveway if the car alarms are tripped any cameras one had could also go off.

Also it would be nice to link my echo devices from the ring app to give me an alert (someone is breaking into the shed/car!) instead of having to go through the Alexa app.

Can we get an update from Ring Community managers please? We now have 250 votes for this.

Definitely support this! Seems madness that you can configure Modes to turn the Security Camera light or video recording feature on if the alarm is triggered but you can’t turn the sirens on. Being able to set this up as a Mode would reduce the need for an external siren to be brought to the UK market.

Is there *really* no response to this yet? It seems crazy that this is not a feature.

@Ring - this seems like an easy feature to roll out. Come on!!

Though this was obvious. Got chocked when this option was not there, what does ring think? That if the alarm goes on i should manually go to each camera and turn on the siren?.. wow…

+1

Both Simplisafe and now Hive have the option of an external siren. If it wasn’t for the reports of flakey connectivity with the Hive sensors and the abuility to disable the Simplisafe system easily i’d concider them over Ring.

For me an external siren or utilising one of Rings other products to work like an external siren is necessary for the UK. The police highly recommend it and i’ve come across a number of insurance companies now asking about it.

If the other two companies resolve their issues before Ring or a partner release an external siren, I can see a number of owners switching.

Do Ring actually read any of these requests? This and glass break sensors have been requested for years. Instead they’ve worked on a flying camera.

I think the alarm would benefit an external siren or in the meantime at least activate the camera sirens and have the led on the units flash drawing attention to the house. Additionally a talk back feature would be good on the base station. But so far loving the unit.

The alarm needs to link to the camera sirens and / or to an external siren. I have cameras and doorbell but until they introduce this function I WILL NOT buy the alarm system!!

@McLovin The community managers do read these request, unfortunately they don’t give us any updates on the status of them.

It seems like it would be pretty simple to implement since the external cameras can already be linked to record and turn on the light if the alarm is triggered.

I agree that this is a very important feature. It also seems that someone on the community management side has combined several different similar requests into this one, as multiple unique links shared in other posts redirect to here. So that indicates that there is some traction on their end.

A feature in a similar vein that I haven’t seen on these boards is to add visual indicators to tripped alarms as well. I’ve seen a request for creating a new strobe light feature (hopefully any external alarm sounder device integrates an actual strobe). But, you also have a huge product line of light products. So it should be fairly simple to turn existing products, especially the wired light products, into alarm strobes to make it easier for authorities to quickly locate properties, especially in multifamily properties.

So, if any of you agree, please upvote my new “Flash/Strobe connected lights when alarm tripped” feature request as well. As a programmer myself, it isn’t much of a stretch to add strobing the connected lights along with the audible alarm also sounding if the Ring alarm tripped:

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Flash-Strobe-connected-lights-especially-wired-lights-when-alarm/idi-p/68906

Unfortunately, the Ring Alarm system can only currently activate the sirens on the Alarm Base Station, and Keypads, and the indoor non-weather-resistant Dome Siren. :frowning:

But you aren’t alone in wanting an external siren! Many others want an outdoor weather-resistant siren, or some ability to connect an exterior siren, or some way to have a siren sound outdoors . The more “Thumbs Up” Kudo votes they see there will better get their attention, increasing the chances of getting siren sounds outdoors. You should click the related links below and add your Kudo vote, if you like the requesting author’s idea (add your “Thumbs Up” Kudo vote on the left side of the author’s starting post), to help get the attention of the Ring Teams.

Submitted by Hamster1 :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/External-Siren/idi-p/67621

Submitted by DrTej and several others (similar requests merged into this request):

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Activate-Siren-on-all-Camera-s-and-Alarm/idi-p/2…

Submitted by Jayfalcon22 :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Link-Siren/idi-p/64706

Submitted by Brumey :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Outdoor-Siren-and-Better-Indoor-Siren/idi-p/6426…

Submitted by Paul209 :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Alarm-camera-siren-integration/idi-p/69879

Submitted by abc :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/New-accessory-idea-for-Ring-Alarm-Hardware-modul…

Submitted by Doug_in_Calgary :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Ring-failed-to-prevent-a-breakin-3-suggestions/i…

Submitted by THESPEC1ALONE :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/External-alarm/idi-p/36839

The Ring UK Website shows this as a feature. Take a look halfway down the page at the ‘Linked Devices’ picture.