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Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

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New Neighbor

Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

When I first tested the volume on my spotlight cam, it was over 100 dB. It was as loud as my Ring alarm volume. Soon after, when I re-tested my Spotlight cam siren, it sounded dramatically softer (I tested it around 70 dB). Owners of Spotlight cams may not realize the dB difference, unless they knew it was louder before they bought the cam. So, I called support. At first, it was thought the problem was the Spotlight cam, so it was replaced twice. Later, I was told that the updated firmware throttled down the siren volume to avoid any liability in harming someone’s hearing. Why should I worry about hurting a criminal’s hearing, if they are stealing or harming my property? After calling Ring support, I was told “twice” that they would make my Spotlight cam’s firmware retroactive, so the siren volume would be restored to over 100 dB. This has not happened. Can I have my siren volume back to over 100 dB like my Ring alarm siren volume? I wish Ring would either make my siren volume louder or add a feature that would allow me to adjust the siren volume myself.
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New Neighbor II

Re: Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

I just set up my ring floodlight and also thought the siren was pathetic. I live in a neighborhood where the properties are all over 10 acres, my neighbors wouldn't even hear this siren over a moderate wind with the trees rustling...and if they are indoors they probably wouldn't hear it on a calm and quiet day...and it certainly wont be scaring away any nefarious people....they would likely just chuckle and continue what they came here for.

 

Unless I can find a way to increase the siren volume, it is completely useless for me. It's a joke as it stands now, I listen to music louder than that!

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New Neighbor

Re: Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

Having the same problem here.  The audio on the two-way talk feature is choppy at best, so yelling at a porch pirate won't work.  I'd like to atleast use the siren to scare them off, but the volume of the siren on the spotlight camera is so soft they probably won't even hear it.  Begining to regret going with Ring instead of Nest.  Hoping Ring takes customer feedback seriously so I don't have to swith to Nest.

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New Neighbor II

Re: Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

Yep, I didnt even mention the choppy audio issue above. I have that too.

 

I'm going to try keeping my phone on the 5 frequency rather than the 2.4 from my router to see if that clears anything up. I know it wont help the siren but it may help other issues like the two way sound. These devices only work on 2.4 but most modern routers have 2.4 and 5. 5 is shorter range but if it separates any conflicting wifi signals/devices it may help.

 

I'll report back if I notice anything.

 

Meanwhile...the siren is an embarrasing joke. Like a child's toy sound.

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New Neighbor

Re: Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

Considering they're still advertising it as a 110 db siren, someone needs to get this figured out.

I'm sensing a class-action for false advertising...
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New Neighbor

Re: Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

I totally siren on the flood light is pathetic, I bought these camera for this specific reason but kids toys make more sound than this security siren 🚨
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New Neighbor

Re: Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

Agreed. I just purchased my ring spotlight and tested the siren. Couldn’t hear it. Muted the TV. Still nothing. Had to walk over to the window next to it to even hear how pathetic it was.

Can the siren only be activated manually? I can’t find a setting anywhere that would activate it from motion. I’d love to have it set to go off once armed if it detects motion. I live on 20 acres so anyone setting it off is likely unwelcome or an animal.
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Community Manager

Re: Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

Hi @Crafty42! Your Floodlight Cam siren should certainly be loud enough to hear within reasonable distance. The siren is only able to be triggered manually via the Siren toggle in the Ring app. 



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New Neighbor

Re: Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

Completely agree!! When I installed my floodlight cam 2 years ago I remember the siren being so loud that it scared me even when I knowingly set it off. Now, it might be heard by someone walking by the house. Way too quiet!! C’mon Ring, if you need to make the default more quiet that is fine, but give us a volume control slider or a “turbo” switch for the volume this thing is capable of!!
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New Neighbor

Re: Spotlight Cam Siren Volume

Totally agree!!! It’s BS!