Request a Silent Alarm

I would like the option for a silent alarm instead of having the siren go off.

I agree. This should be a simple firmware update and option added in the alarm app. This would also make it easier for the initial test period if your system is monitored. We have animals, a cat, a dog. The siren going off terrifies them, and they want to run away. Please enable an option for “Silent Alarm” or just an option to turn off the frigging siren!

There are a number of others who have requested this feature. It seems that they need votes to get taken seriously.

Here’s a link to a comment in a post that provides several links to other requests. Please click each and add your vote. Hopefully Ring will address this sooner than later!

We need to be able to put the base station in silent mode. In order to prevent smash and grab you do not want anyone to know where the base station is located. With external sirens you can still make noise and not reveal the base location. And, some people may want a silent alarm. We have the option to set the volume for alerts, but no way to turn off the base siren. Makes no sense not to have the option.

Not sure why Ring won’t implement a Silent Alarm feature for the system. The Base Station alarm is too quiet and does nothing more than alert an intruder of where the Base Station is located so that they can go smash it and disable it.

I’m looking for full Ring Alarm functionality while in Away mode but to have the capability to not trigger any audible alarms in the building to alert an intruder of where the base station is. Even better would be to be able to silence the Base Station but keep other devices that have an audible alarm selectable on a per-device basis. This could enhance confusion for an intruder on what to silence and buy precious seconds while the cops arrive.


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Hi there, @ududidj! You might find interest in the Duress Code feature, which allows you to enter a code that will silently trigger your Alarm for an emergency. Keep in mind, this feature requires you to be registered for Professional Monitoring. :slight_smile:

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@Marley_Ring I think @ududidj would like to be able to turn down the siren volume on the base station to 0%, just like you can do currently with other sounds coming from the base station.

If you are away from your home and an intruder breaks in, one of the first things the intruder may do is look for the base station to try to disable it (by smashing it) before it calls the police. It would be a lot harder for the intruder to find if the siren wasn’t coming from the unit. With the ability to sound the siren from cameras, the keypad, and the new outdoor siren, you don’t need to have the siren sounding from the base station.


Yes- this is exactly what I was trying to get across @r6kmb

Would love the same option with “Home” mode - or in my case, especially with Home mode. Would much rather be awakened with the option for a less-startling alert. Sensors can malfunction / the system could error without it being a break-in.

That’s all well and good but it’s not a feature for people in the UK for some reason. It’s frustrating that we don’t get features that everyone else has from the start. We can’t buy a panic button for the alarm either so I’ve got a keypad above my bed

I bought the Ring Alarm, but cannot activate the sensors because the base cannot be switched to silent alarm. Every conventional home security system has this function! I would like an option to switch off the siren. A notification on my smartphone or a call to target numbers is enough for me. I don’t have to be thrown out of bed and dogs and cats don’t have to be scared.

Please add a button to silence the siren.

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Firstly, I need a Silent alarm setting that sets the alarm to 0% and only sends notifications. This would allow me to invest in the Ring system for my workplace since we are not allowed to have sirens so close to other offices in the building.

Secondly, to make it even better, I’d like to be able to customize which parts of the system triggers the siren and which only triggers notifications. An example being that I don’t trust the motion sensor enough to leave it with my dog while I trust the door magnet because it can’t be mistakenly triggered by my dog. Currently, I leave the alarm deactivated all the time because I don’t want to risk the siren traumatizing pets - rendering the newly purchased home system quite useless.