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Dome Siren no louder then an a alarm clock

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New Neighbor

Dome Siren no louder then an a alarm clock

Super disappointed in the Dome Siren.   To call this a siren is laughable.  I bought this hoping to have a loud alarm upstairs where we are sleeping so that it would wake anyone asleep.  There is no hope of that.  I like to sleep with a fan on and the bedroom door closed.    There is no chance that this would wake me from out in the hall.   It's funny that in the ring test instructions that it's "loud and your neighbors may hear it" .... not a chance.    There needs to be a better solution for extending the alarm.

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New Neighbor

Re: Dome Siren no louder then an a alarm clock

So, I'm thinking about hacking a $30 Ring Dome Siren with a relay that when activated will either/and trigger a SmartThings contact to set off the SmartThings alarm or pass power to a mains very loud siren horn.  The most economical way would be to use a relay to trigger a SmartThings contact to set off the SmartThings alarm which has multiple different kinds of sirens and horns.

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Re: Dome Siren no louder then an a alarm clock

Completely agree -- my situation is the same. I'm wondering if Ring could also use the chimes I have for my doorbell and cameras as augmented sirens? Essentially have selected chimes go off during an alarm situation too.