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Alarm External Siren/Professional Monitoring

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New Neighbor

Alarm External Siren/Professional Monitoring

Now you have a UK forum and seem to (hopefully) be paying more attention to the UK market, there are a couple of things that are truly missing from this system.

 

Some sort of external siren/additonal siren I think is essential. I'm lead to believe these are frowned upon in the US but these are common in the UK and you would be hard pushed to find a system that dosen't have one. Either a dedicated unit or even just allowing the camera sirens to be triggered in union with the alarm. I had an alarm event the other day and when I arrived at my house, I couldn't hear it until I had opened the front door.

 

Also the assisted monitoring vs the professional monitoring in the US is night and day. I already get a push notification and an email so the only extra this adds is an automated phone call (and 4G backup which is actually quite useful). I only really find the phone call useful if i'm driving as I won't see the email/notification. Actually having a human being phone you and being able to phone the police on your behalf would be invaluable.

 

Are either of these things currently in the works and be available any time soon? These are the 2 features I feel make this system fall short of the perfect alarm system.

 

Thanks Smiley Happy

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Community Manager

Re: Alarm External Siren/Professional Monitoring

Hey @harryy94. We're glad we could bring the UK boards to the Community to help assist our UK neighbors with their specific concerns. After checking with my teams, we do not have any plans at this time to bring an external/additional siren to the UK Ring Alarm system, but I have passed on your feedback to them on this. 

 

For the Professional Monitoring that we have in the US and some of CA, we are unable to bring this to the UK at this time, which is why we have the Assisted Monitoring. We've designed our Assisted Monitoring service to be in compliance with the unique requirements of UK security regulations. I greatly appreciate your feedback on this as well, and your desire to have this feature with your system. If we're ever able to bring either of these features to our UK neighbors, we will make sure to post about this in our News and Announcements board. Smiley Happy 



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New Neighbor

Re: Alarm External Siren/Professional Monitoring


@Chelsea_Ring wrote:

 

For the Professional Monitoring that we have in the US and some of CA, we are unable to bring this to the UK at this time


 

I find it interesting that you say Ring "cannot" bring the professional monitoring to the UK. At least one of the competitive products in the UK, SimpliSafe, does offer a professional monitoring service very similar to the Ring US offering complete with human operators, guard dispatch and police call-outs.

 

So I am sure that Ring could bring a form of professional monitoring, it's really a question of whether there is demand, and whether Ring have the desire to do it. I'd certainly be keen to see professional monitoring brought to the UK.

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New Neighbor

Ring alarm outdoor siren

Anyone know when an Outdoor siren for the ring alarm will be available in the UK?
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New Neighbor

Re: Alarm External Siren/Professional Monitoring

This is another none-answer from Ring. Just what are the specific problems that make Ring "unable to bring this to the UK at this time"?

 

Simplisafe seem to be able to do it in the UK so just why can't Ring?

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New Neighbor

Ring alarm UK accessories

Would like to have options on having the dome sirens and external sirens in the UK. The base station isn’t effective alone

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New Neighbor II

Re: Ring alarm UK accessories


@Ashalad wrote:
Would like to have options on having the dome sirens and external sirens in the UK. The base station isn’t effective alone


Hello  @Ashalad  ,

 

From 'across the pond' here in the USA, others have been requesting the feature that you are looking for, with some slight variations.  But you can see that you aren't alone!  We here in the USA still don't have an external siren (our available current Dome siren is not rated/designed for outdoor use).

 

If you like the idea for an OUTDOOR SIREN (that can tolerate the outdoor weather) then make your vote be heard by clicking on the all the links below, and then click on the "Thumbs Up" icon on the beginning thread (upper-left side) of the originator's  post request.

 

More "Thumbs Up" Kudo vote will better get the attention of the Ring Teams.  I apologize for any similar "Feature Board Requests" that I've might have missed.  But if I can miss them, then so can the Ring Teams. 

 

There are also many similar posts in other Ring forums, but now Ring Teams look for request here in the "Feature Board Request" forum, and so I did not include those other too numerous links.   I just linked only "Feature Board Requests."

 

Let's all mass together our Kudo votes and efforts for an Outdoor Siren!   If we can eventually get it here, then possibly it will be made available there.  Smiley Happy

 

  

 @Dannyb1991 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Outdoor-siren/idi-p/25458

 

 @Jesterbw 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Outdoor-siren/idi-p/52914

 

 @deefish 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Outdoor-siren-strobe-combo/idi-p/34552

 

 @FarmerBrad  

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Outdoor-and-additional-sirens/idi-p/29760

 

 @smiley250 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/An-Exterior-Siren-for-Canada-other-than-Dome-Sir...

 

 @LMR 

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Need-a-very-loud-outdoor-siren-option-Also-the-a...

 

 

 

FYI to @RJArmitage , @Nickbrad , @scrosland , @harryy94

                                               

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New Neighbor

Re: Alarm External Siren/Professional Monitoring

Is it possible to trigger the flood light or spot light cam siren when the alarm goes off? This way there will be no need to have an external siren.

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New Neighbor II

Re: Alarm External Siren/Professional Monitoring


@dpn wrote:

Is it possible to trigger the flood light or spot light cam siren when the alarm goes off? This way there will be no need to have an external siren.


Hello  @dpn  ,

 

No, the Ring Alarm Base Station can not automatically trigger any camera siren when the alarm goes off.  You can activate the camera's siren manually with your Ring App (some have manged to make this happen with the additional use of a 3rd party device). 

 

 And similar to my previous post, You are NOT alone in wanting this feature for the Alarm system to have the ability to also automatically sound the sirens in your cameras when the alarm system is triggered for an intruder.  There are also many similar posts in other Ring forums, but now Ring Teams look for request here in the "Feature Board Request" forum, and so I did not include those other too numerous links.   I just linked only "Feature Board Requests."  The Ring Teams notice the requests with a large number of "Thumbs-up" votes. This and variations of this idea are already on the Feature Request Board.  Make your voice be heard and add your "Thumbs-up" vote to these links by clicking on the Thumbs-up Icon that is on the left side of the author's initial beginning post (I've probably missed a few similar links) :

 

Submitted by WesleyAldred :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Ring-Alarm-Activation-sets-off-Ring-Cam-Siren/id...

 

Submitted by DrTej :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Activate-Siren-on-all-Camera-s-and-Alarm/idi-p/2...

 

Submitted by DanHolloway :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Ring-Alarm-link-sirens/idi-p/56814

 

Submitted by MikeP :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Alarm-Base-Station-should-sync-with-Floodlight-c...

 

Submitted by Leslew :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Ring-alarm-siren/idi-p/49072

 

Submitted by PaddyMc :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Alarm-Siren-linked-devices-to-ring-chimes/idi-p/...

 

Submitted by Rand :

https://community.ring.com/t5/Feature-Request-Board/Allow-us-to-Utilize-Our-Flood-Sirens-during-Alar...

 

UNITE and  Thumbs-up VOTE!  Get Ring Team's Attention!   Smiley Happy

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New Neighbor II

Re: Alarm External Siren/Professional Monitoring

Ah, I see that it appears now all the above links have been 'merged' into a single giant request by the Ring Moderators.  Thank you Ring Moderators for making it easier to give our "Thumbs Up" Kudo votes for those authors whom requested this on the Feature Request Board.    Smiley Happy  Smiley Happy  Smiley Happy  I do like the 'single-stop' placement merging, Cool Cool   Smiley Happy  Smiley Happy  Smiley Happy  Kudos to you too!