Siren

Hello, on the Spotlight cam is it possible to have the siren automatically go off at a certain time when there is motion?

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@Lexipu2 wrote:
Hello, on the Spotlight cam is it possible to have the siren automatically go off at a certain time when there is motion?

The Spotlight/Floodlight 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. These camera icon buttons are not to be confused with the red “Explanation Point” icon button in the upper-right corner of the Dashboard (and the “!” is located in select other places in the app too). The “!” icon button is only for the Alarm-system/Base station’s siren.

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. Since 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.

I hope my explanation is helpful. :slight_smile:

If you would like Ring to add this feature of the 'siren automatically go off at a certain time when there is motion", you aren’t alone. I’ve seen several similiar requests in the Feature Request Board section. Let your “Thumbs Up” be seen as your vote. Ring Teams notice Feature Requests with higher Thumbs Up numbers, and then are more likely to work on it. A few links of these are below (I’m sure I missed a few too). Click on these links, and if you concur and like these ideas, and add your Kudo to better get Ring’s attention:

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Activate-Siren-on-all-Camera-s-and-Alarm/idi-p/26601

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Allow-Alexa-Routines-to-Trigger-Ring-Siren/idi-p/48866

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Outdoor-motion-sensor-or-camera-that-ties-to-alarm-status/idi-p/50451

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Floodlight-and-Spotlight-control-via-Amazon-Echo/idi-p/44190

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Siren-activated-automatically-when-motion-detected/idi-p/31783

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