One button to activate all Camera and Alarm sirens at one location

Allow all devices with a speaker to serve as a siren. Make them all link and allow for an easy panic button where all devices sound a siren when the alarm is triggered and on command just like the all “lights on” feature

This is needed its the best way for your home to receive the attention it needs while your vulnerable.

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Agree. If all cameras with speakers sound the siren at the same time, will ensure neighbors take notice and the suspect(s) decide to go elsewhere.

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Absolutely, I have the ring alarm and the sirens on my cameras do not engage with the security system. The sirens need to link to the ring alarm.

This would include Alexa Echo and dot devices.

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+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.

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 @Jayfalcon22 ,

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 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:

Good News! Thank you Ring Teams!
:smile:

Now, besides being able to already link Ring indoor and outdoor Camera sirens to the Ring Alarm Base Station siren (but not Ring Video Doorbells), in the U.S. and Canada you can now also pre-order the new Ring Outdoor Siren Alarm with Lights!
Expecting shipping to start on 3/31/2021 on these pre-orders.

For in the U.K., I believe Ring will start accepting pre-orders on 3/31/2021 and you can enter your email address on this link below to be notified when pre-orders start there.

I hope people find this information helpful :smiley:

Would be a good idea like on the dashboard you can switch on all links in a linked group add I’d siren too would be good to scare anyone off

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It will be nice if we could add a button on the dashboard to triger all the siren around the house if you have multiple product installed. Thank you

@best840314 wrote:
It will be nice if we could add a button on the dashboard to triger all the siren around the house if you have multiple product installed. Thank you

Are you talking about something different than the Red-shield “Explanation” Alarm’Siren button at the upper-right corner of the Dashboard that is already there?

Hello Boone,thank you for your reply.

Sorry for my poor wording, I’m guessing you are talking about the ring alarm which haven’t released in Australia yet, I have 6 ring cameras around the house, I’m wishing we could have a button to trigger all the camera siren at once. At moment I could only sound the siren one by one.

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@best840314 wrote:
It will be nice if we could add a button on the dashboard to trigger all the siren around the house if you have multiple product installed. Thank you

@best840314 , Ah, I see and understand now. You want a button to trigger all camera sirens simultaneously in your Ring Video Cameras (that have a built-in siren: Spotlight & Floodlight). Now, that IS a neat idea for a new feature! I agree with that! You got my Kudo vote! :slight_smile:

Yes, I previously misunderstood, and I was referring to the Ring Alarm System. Here in USA you can use the Keypad or phone to activate the Alarm system sirens. Using the smart-phone is cool for this. In multiple locations on your Ring App, you have quick access to the Red Shield “Exclamation-Point” icon (upper-right corner of Dashboard, Camera video device, or on “Live View” by first tapping the blue “+” icon). It’s safe to experiment with this, and I always encourage people to "Go ahead and just tap on that red “Exclamation-Point” icon. Then appears 3 slide-choices of which emergency agency you need, Police, Fire, or Medical services (details on what actions will occur are written there in each choice). Then sliding (swipe-right) one of the choices. Now will display a Count-down of 5 seconds to hit the “Cancel” at the bottom, before the signal actually goes out. Also, there is a blue bar “Sound Siren Only” at the bottom, which does not notify the Professional Monitoring people. But tapping this blue bar will sound the Alarm Base Station Siren and Keypad Siren (No sirens on cameras are sounded). The Ring Alarm system and Ring Video systems are basically two separate systems that just share the same App. (although the Alarm DISARM, HOME, and AWAY Mode can modify some of the behavior of the Video Camera).

Maybe something to look forward to when the Ring Alarm system becomes available to you “down under” if you decide to purchase it. :slight_smile:

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With the new update enabling all the lights to be turned on with one button it would be useful to have the same button but to allow all linked devices with sirens to be turned on at the same time.

This would help with deterring intruders as well as alerting everyone around the area to your property.

You should post this in the Feature Request forum and ask folks to Upvote it.

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Hello,

It be great to have a option to press one button on the app to siren all ring cameras and ring base stations. For example if someone at night is trying to open you car, this option allows the neighbors hear all the sirens/camera instead just pressing the siren near the criminal.

It be great to have a option to press one button on the app to siren all ring cameras and ring base stations. Unfortunately it’s doesn’t siren the link devices when your press sound the siren only option. only siren the base station. I also test it sliding the request police and fire response while on the phone with ring Support . That’s why it be great add on. For example if someone at night is trying to open you car, this option allows the neighbors hear all the sirens/camera instead just pressing the siren near the criminal.