will ring alarm activate floodlight alarm ?

Holy crap. I installed two doorbells, two floodlights, alarm with two keypads, retrofit kit and wired up to the ADT box, and…find out the sirens on the floodlights cannot be triggered in event of an alarm… This settles it, there is no perfect system. I really thought this was the one.

9 Likes

Come on man. This is basic stuff. Don’t let the product manager fool you. As a software developer I can tell you this should be trivial to implement if their behind the scenes apis are worth a dam. What is most likely at issue is the fact that you probably have 1 team writing the software and apis for the alarm and 1 for the legacy camera apis. The cameras came first and are possibly developed in a completely different geography than the team developing the alarms. The alarm team could have come from an acquisition making the integration of the systems even harder. This has nothing to do with technical limitations of the devices in of themselves. This has to do with technical debt of their software development processes.

5 Likes

This really needs to happen soon or people will look elsewhere.
Should be the case now. Come on ring-get on it asap!

10 Likes

I have to add my +1 to this. It really does seem like a simple and obvious addition to the setup. With two outside floodlights on my house, I would expect to be able to trigger the outside sirens in the event of an alarm.

9 Likes

+1 here, it seems crazy that we can’t have an external siren… Especially when every other conventional alarm does! I’m completely reliant on verifying an intruder and setting of the external sirens manually at the moment which is so slow, sort it out Ring! It’s a feature people clearly want!

8 Likes

I agree, this needs to happen quickly

8 Likes

I should have read this forum before investing. I also thought it was a no brainer that the security cameras would sound as the security system is triggered. Can’t see the point in triggering my cameras to record me getting robbed in silence ?

8 Likes

Just installed my alarm and went to link the floodlight siren and was astonished that it can’t be done. This should be super simple!!

6 Likes

Wow…I can’t believe this doesn’t work either. I was just about to pull the trigger on a Ring Alarm system. Now, I am having second thoughts as I have a huge investment in a number of other Ring devices (5 cameras/floodlights) and they can’t sound an alarm!!!

7 Likes

There is zero point in having an alarm without an external siren .

6 Likes

Every mainstream alarm company in the uk has an external siren . There is no point in having a home alarm siren that only sounds indoors and can be disabled by smashing it off the wall. Ring talks about connectivity yet won’t connect the two most fundamental parts of an alarm system !

7 Likes

I totally agree… I got con in buying these additional camera’s thats not integrated to the alarm system… I really hope that this is in the pipeline…

8 Likes

How did you get conned? Where does it say they do this feature? I can’t find it anywhere…

1 Like

This is a big deal for me, and a lot of other users (that ring will potentially lose).

I actually phoned ring yesterday to ask the exact question before buying the alarm system and floodlight, to be told ‘yes it can do it’ i was like, are you 100% sure… ‘yes’.

Really shouldnt be giving people false information when they are telling you they are going to buy products based on some functionality working. Its not a good look… im now in two minds whether to actually even start the install or just send it straight back.

3 Likes

If you need the tie in then i’d send it back, no-one from Ring can give me a clear answer on when this will be implemented, the internal siren just isn’t that loud, we set it off to test it and could comfortably sit in the same room without flinching and couldn’t hear it outside the house or at the end of the garden. It’s just not loud enough.

Until the floodlight cam siren is intergreated i’m not taking out my Yale system and have both systems running so the external siren from Yale will sound with their sensors but ring sensors give me the notifications to my phone of movement in the house.

3 Likes

Hi neighbors! As mentioned previously in this thread, the Floodlight Cam Siren is not controlled or integrated with Ring Alarm. You can still link your Alarm, Doorbell, and Cameras via the linked devices features, which will allow for recordings or lights to trigger and more. We also offer an indoor Dome Siren on our website.

We always value our neighbor’s feedback and will continue to share it with our teams. Feel free to check out our Feature Request board, where you can share requests like this and more! :slight_smile:

1 Like

There must be a reason that Ring are not implementing this functionality, and i dont believe it to be a technical one.

Is there a way around it using IFTTT to turn the floodlight siren on when the alarm is set off maybe?

4 Likes

+1 - surely a major oversight and easy to integrate? I can’t recommend Ring to friends or family until this is implemented.

4 Likes

Recently got quite a few ring products and actually recommended it to some friends. Probably I shouldn’t! Really disappointed to find out that the siren on the floodlight camera cannot be linked to ring alarm, even not possible if users want to.

3 Likes

Add me to the list of disapointed users . In fact, why cant the alarm just turn on one of the ge outlet plugs and we could wire into that whatever we want, a strobe, siren, etc. This way its not on ring what the device is and its legality. At that point it is left to the end user and you cant tell me that if i can activate and deactivate the device from the ring control app that it cant be programed to do it upon alarm trigger. I am a blogger and will be recording my disapointment with the ring teams lack of concern with its customers in general. This is nothing short of sad.

4 Likes