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Arlo Ultra - Siren Decibel (DB) Rating

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KoolMoeDee Aspirant
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Hi,

 

I am looking at purchasing the Arlo Ultra kit. I have been reading compaints about the loudness of the siren in the Ultra model since the sirens are build into the cameras.

 

Can cannot seem to find it anywhere. Can someone provide an official Decibel (DB) rating for the siren loudness for the Ultra camera?

 

Thanks


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brh Master
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@KoolMoeDee,

I don't know about the official spec, but I did a db check on mine and it was about 65db. Not very loud.

 

Brian


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brh Master
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@KoolMoeDee,

I don't know about the official spec, but I did a db check on mine and it was about 65db. Not very loud.

 

Brian

Guru TomMac Guru
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Agree with above,

when I first heard it ( thinking of how loud the alarm on the 4000 base is ) it was NOT loud at all.

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Guru StephenB Guru
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@brh wrote:

@KoolMoeDee,

I don't know about the official spec, but I did a db check on mine and it was about 65db. Not very loud.

 


The data sheet ought to include this, but it doesn't.

 

65 dba is a bit louder than a normal conversation - about the same as a reasonable room air conditioner.  So yes, not very loud.

KoolMoeDee Aspirant
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Thank you all for your responses. I have made the decision to not purchase this product based on information and reviews I have seen.

Jimakaze Tutor
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Good call. It's misleading to call this audio alert a siren. Just bought this system and can't believe how pathetic the so called siren noise is.
RGKWW Initiate
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The siren on my new Arlo Ultra was somewhere in the range of the noise a bee makes when trapped in an aluminum can.  Calling it a siren is crazy, as is the warning before you trigger it saying that it is very loud.  I doubt I could hear it from the next room in a silent house, and it is quiet enough I could sleep with it going off on the pillow next to me.  If there is a way to increase the volume I would love to hear how.