Hey @Falcon. Great questions! For the Ring Alarm Base Station, since the device is always plugged in, the Base Station has a battery inside that is constantly keeping itself charged. If the power is unplugged from the Base Station, it will go into it’s 24-hour battery backup. This will help ensure that power is connected and it’s sending out any signals to the device or our Central Monitoring Station as needed.
Additionally, when it comes to response times, once your Ring Alarm Base Station is sirening, it will send out the notification to our Central Monitoring Station. If the system is not disarmed within 30 seconds, our monitoring station will then start calling out to the emergency contacts. The only way to stop the Base Station from alarming would be to disarm from the keypad or the app. Although, if your Base Station somehow is completely turned off or broken, and it was never disarmed, it stays in the “Alarming” state. This alarming state cannot be cleared until the Base Station has life brought back to it, and then still is disarmed from the app or the keypad.
Therefore, if you were ever to have a situation like your’s happen, as long as you are not disarming your system, you will still get the call from our Central Monitoring Station in order for you to request police dispatch accordingly. Please ensure you have Professional Monitoring set up in the app under Settings and have an active Ring Protect Plus Plan Subscription as well so that our Central Monitoring Station will call out to you.
For placement, I recommend to have the Ring Alarm Base Station put in an area that best suits you. For example, if you’re home and need to hear the siren for yourself, make sure it’s near where you sleep or generally are in the home a lot. Additionally, you may want to place it close to break in points in the home to scare away any intruders. Hope this helps clear it up for you!