How long does the Ring Alarm siren sound?

If your siren is triggered in your home or business, the Ring Alarm Base Station siren will sound for 10 minutes and then turn off. If you disarm your Ring Alarm before 10 minutes, the siren will turn off immediately.

If your Ring Alarm is running on internal backup battery and your siren is triggered, the siren will stop if the Base Station runs out of power and shuts down.

Ring Alarm siren triggers

The Ring Alarm Base Station siren is triggered when:

  • A Contact Sensor is opened when the system is armed
  • A Motion Detector detects motion when the system is armed
  • Anyone sounds the siren manually using the Ring app, either via the SOS or Sound Siren button
  • Someone presses and holds any of the Keypad (2nd Generation) emergency buttons for 3 seconds
  • Someone presses the X and ✓ buttons at the same time on the Keypad (1st Generation).

If you want to turn off the siren, you can either disarm your Alarm system using the Keypad or the Ring app, or you can tap the Silence Siren button in the Ring app.

Note: Disarming your Alarm system will cancel the calls to your contacts. If the emergency is ongoing but you want to stop the siren sounding, do not disarm your Alarm system. Instead, open the Ring app and tap the Silence Siren button on your dashboard. Ring Alarm will still alarm, but the siren will stop sounding. When the emergency is over, remember to disarm your Alarm system.

How long does the Ring Alarm Outdoor Siren sound?

The Ring Alarm Outdoor Siren sounds for 3 minutes by default. Using the Ring app, you can adjust the length of the siren from 1 to 10 minutes depending on your preference, or to help remain in compliance with local laws.

You can also adjust the volume of the Outdoor Siren from quiet to very loud, or turn it off completely. If the siren volume is turned off, the siren will not sound at all but the LED lights will flash to get attention.

Click here to learn more about the Ring Alarm Outdoor Siren.

How long do Linked Devices sirens sound for?

If you link your Floodlight Cam or Spotlight Cam to your Ring Alarm and opt for the camera sirens to sound when Ring Alarm sounds, they will sound for 3 minutes. This is fixed and not adjustable in the Ring app.

Click here to learn more about Linked Devices.

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