The Ring Alarm Dome Siren is a secondary alarm that can extend the range your Ring Alarm to sound a siren in areas of your home that might otherwise miss it. By using a Ring Alarm Dome Siren in combination with your Ring Alarm Base Station, you can be alerted to danger regardless of where you are in your home.
The following article will answer frequently asked questions regarding the Ring Alarm Dome Siren.
What is the Ring Alarm Dome Siren?
The Ring Alarm Dome Siren is a secondary siren designed to help your Ring Alarm Base Station and to extend the sound of the Alarm alert to areas where people might otherwise have trouble hearing it.
Why would I need a Dome Siren?
While the siren sound that comes from the Ring Alarm Base Station is loud, it's range is not infinite. There are a variety of situations where a homeowner might feel the need to extend the range of the alarm signal. These include:
- Living in a very large house where walls and other construction may mute the sound of the alert.
- Living in a multi-story home where the sounds may not be heard in the basement or attic.
- Having areas that are frequently subject to loud noises that might drown out the sound of the siren. These include garages or workshops where loud machines are used or a teenager's room where loud music is played.
- Having people living in the home who are hard-of-hearing who might miss an alert if it sounds from too far away.
Can I add multiple Dome Sirens to my Ring Alarm?
Yes. The Ring Alarm Base Station can support and connect multiple Dome Sirens.
Can the Dome Siren be installed outside?
No. The Ring Alarm Dome Siren is designed for indoor use only.
How is the Dome Siren Powered?
The Dome Siren is powered using two lithium CR123A batteries. Since the Dome Siren has no power cord, that means it can be placed anywhere it's needed.
Where can I purchase a Ring Alarm Dome Siren?
How loud is the alert from the Dome Siren?
The alert noise from the Dome Sirens sounds at 95db at one foot. This is louder than the sound of a jackhammer.
Is the Dome Siren Z-Wave Plus certified?
Yes. The Dome Siren is Z-Wave Plus certified, however, it will not extend your Z-Wave range.
How far can the Dome Siren be from the Base Station?
Your Sensor should be placed within 250 feet of the Base Station. If necessary, you can use a range extender.
Can I use the Dome Siren without a Ring Alarm?
No. The Dome Siren will not operate without a Ring Alarm Base Station.
Will my Dome Siren automatically sound when my Ring Alarm Base Station alarms?
Yes, the Dome Siren will automatically sound when your Ring Alarm Base Station alarm goes off without any additional configuration.
Can I test the Dome Siren so I can gauge how loud the siren is?
Yes, you can test your Dome Siren by navigating to the device’s details page in your Ring app and tapping the Test Siren tile.
Does my Alarm system have to be disarmed in order to test the Dome Siren?
Yes, your Alarm system must be disarmed in order to test the Dome Siren.
How long will the Dome Siren sound during the test?
The Dome Siren will sound for three seconds, similar to the Base Station Test Siren timing.