External alarm

As ring doesn’t currently offer and external siren for its alarm system but it does link with external ring cameras which allow them system to record and turn the light on when the alarm is triggered would it not also be possible for the ring cameras siren also be activated so there is external noise too? As when all doors are shut the internal siren on the base station is too muted to hear externally.

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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

Hello @THESPEC1ALONE ,

Ring has listened to all the Kudo votes on the numerous “Feature Request” board and the camera sirens can also now be linked to the Alarm Base Station siren! So now when the Alarm Base Station siren goes off, the Ring cameras (that have siren feature) can also automatically sound off with their siren!

So, I immediately went to my Ring App to link mine also! But, I was briefly disappointed when I tried to do it because I did not initially see any change in the App. It initially appeared to still only make the cameras record when the alarm sounded . . . until I looked more closely. So, yes, the camera sirens CAN be linked now by:

  • Menu > Devices > Alarm Base Station > Base Station > Linked Devices > Alarm Sounding >

After selecting “Alarm Sounding”, this is where I was briefly disappointed because I thought it was still just to select the cameras to only record. Then I noticed the “Explanation-Point” Icon, just right of the “Camera” Icon. Now I understood that by selecting this “Explanation-Point” Icon, it links the camera’s siren to the alarm too! So after selecting “Alarm Sounding” then:

  • Select “Explanation-Point” Icon for the cameras you wish to sound off their siren with the Base Station > then “Save”.

Wonderful! Thank you Ring! :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile: