What is the Loudest Burglar Alarm Siren?

Posted June 3rd, 2024 by SimpliSafe

Protecting your home and family from burglars should be a  top priority for anyone. However, even though there are many security systems available, finding the right one can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to choosing security devices that make the most sense for your needs and budget.

Among the many security device options available, an auxiliary siren is one of the loudest and most effective ways to deter burglars.

What is an Auxiliary Siren?

An auxiliary siren is a loud, high-pitched alarm that sounds when your home security system is triggered. Such a siren is an additional component to the base station, which already has a siren installed within it. An additional, even-louder siren will help add an extra layer of protection to your  smart home security package. 

When triggered, this siren is designed to produce a piercing sound (105dB!), which is significantly louder than turning up your headphones to maximum power. Anyone listening to this sound for a prolonged amount of time will likely experience hearing loss and/or damage to their ears, according to the CDC. In fact, without protection, a person can only listen to sounds at this volume for 3.75 minutes before that happens. A sound like this can be heard from a distance, which is bound to make a burglar think twice about what they’re about to do.

Why You Need an Auxiliary Siren

When it comes to home security, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If used with the intention of stopping and scaring away intruders, an auxiliary siren can be an important addition to your smart home security system for several reasons:

  • Deterrence: As mentioned, a loud alarm like SimpliSafe’s is one of the most effective ways to deter burglars from attempting to break into your home. The loud sound of an auxiliary siren can be heard from a distance, and it will attract the attention of your neighbors and anyone in the vicinity. This makes it much more difficult for burglars to go unnoticed. Not only that, the sound itself will likely make it too uncomfortable for the burglar to proceed as they’d probably need to cover their ears!

  • Extra Protection: If the alarm is triggered while you’re home, it does the job of alerting you and your family that there is an intruder, giving you time to call the authorities or take other protective measures. However, most smart home security devices will automatically notify police when an alarm like this is triggered, especially if you’ve added on professional monitoring. 

  • Ease-of-use: An extra siren is very easy to install. SimpliSafe’s extra siren is wireless, battery-operated and features a peel-and-stick installation option. Plus, it’s water resistant so it can be installed outside the home for further sound reach. 

What to Consider Before Installing a Loud Alarm

Adding an extra alarm is a simple way to fortify your home. That being said, with a super loud alarm like SimpliSafe’s, there are some things you’ll want to consider:

  • Teach everyone in your family how to arm/disarm the alarm and/or control it remotely, and make sure everyone understands how loud it can be.

  • Based on the above, consider if there are household members or visitors who may be startled or unsettled by the alarm. Though false alarms are rare, they can happen. 

  • Consider notifying your neighbors that you have an extra auxiliary alarm.  That way, if they ever hear the sound, they know there is an active emergency and that help is needed.

  • The siren is water-resistant, not weatherproof. Make sure that rain or snow can’t directly hit it. 

  • You may lose battery life more quickly if the outside temperature gets below 45 or above 115 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in a climate with extreme temperatures, we recommend mounting your siren indoors.

Ultimately, an auxiliary alarm can be a great addition to your home security plan, as it is the loudest siren for a home alarm out there by Simplisafe. If you have any additional questions, contact us today.