Does the "Spotlight Cam Battery" siren feature only turns on manually?

I know you cant disable the siren and the only button for it is in the dashboard. I am not worried about accidentally pressing it. I am worried about when the alarm is in “Home” or “away mode” if motion is detected will the siren go off? or That would just send a notification? During what situations will the siren go off? I still want to get the motion notification but I don’t want the siren to go off. Is this siren connected to the Ring Alarm base station? let’s say I come home and didn’t put the code in time, the siren from the base station will go off. Would this make the siren from the Spotlight to go off?

Thank you in advance.

@saice101 wrote:

I know you can’t disable the siren and the only button for it is in the dashboard.

The Spotlight Camera’s sirens will only go off when you manually select it to sound off, either on the Live View for the camera with the siren feature, or from the Camera Device’s profile in the Device list. You mentioned the main Dashboard, and if you are referring to the red “Explanation Point” icon button in the upper-right corner, that is only for the Alarm-system/Base station’s siren. That red “!” is not for the camera’s siren.

I am not worried about accidentally pressing it. I am worried about when the alarm is in “Home” or “away mode” if motion is detected will the siren go off?

Currently, the activation of the camera’s siren can only be manually selected and will sound-off immediately. It is not automatic with motion-detection. Motion detected by the Cameras cannot activate the Alarm system either, so the Alarm Base Station will not sound, regardless of what Alarm Mode you have selected. If your Alarm Base Station detects a break-in, the Base Station’s siren will sound, but the outdoor camera’s siren will not.

If you were concerned about accidentally pressing/tapping the red “!” icon, go ahead and try it (without an issue). You’ll see 3 slide-choices (Police, Fire, or Medical) of which emergency agency you need. Then you Select-slide-right which agency you want. And it’s nice that you have a 5 second countdown to Unselect-slide-left before your choice “goes out” and sound the alarm base station siren. So no real worries about accidentally summoning emergency personnel. Also note the blue “Sound Siren Only” bar at the bottom. Again that immediately triggers the alarm-system siren, not the camera’s, and without notifying any agency.

During what situations will the siren go off? I still want to get the motion notification but I don’t want the siren to go off.

The camera siren will only go off when you select it manually. It is independent of the camera’s motion-detected notification and Alert/Chirp sound-alerts settings.

Is this siren connected to the Ring Alarm base station? let’s say I come home and didn’t put the code in time, the siren from the base station will go off. Would this make the siren from the Spotlight to go off?

No, the Alarm Base station cannot activate the Spotlight camera siren. And conversely, the camera motion-detection cannot trigger a break-in alarm siren. The camera cannot make the Base Station’s siren sound. The Alarm system and Ring Cameras just share the same Ring App, and the Alarm Modes can control whether or not you want the cameras or alarm-sensors to be active or disabled in each mode.

Thank you in advance.

You are very welcome. My pleasure. I hope my explanation was clear enough and helpful. :slight_smile:

Thank you so much

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Regarding the Siren ! Icon on the Spotlight wired camera. How can we get RING to move that Icon away from the lightbulb icon. The two are ridiculously close. Half a fat finger on the viewing scene lightbulb will trigger the siren. At 3am my neighbors won’t appreciate the error

It’s supposed to only go off manually but I was just contacted by police because ours was going of completely independently. Had to disable power to get it to turn off.

Hi @FunkHQDos. Have you reached out to our support team about this at all? If not, I would definitely recommend contacting our support team so they can look into this further. You can give our support team a call at one of the numbers available here. We’re taking additional steps to protect our team and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, so this has resulted in longer than normal wait times. If you are outside of the US, please read our response to COVID-19 here to see how to contact support.