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Sorry if this has been answered before but does the base station have to be plugged in at all times or is it battery operated and you only need to have it plugged in to re-charge the battery
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If subscribing to their monitoring service, does the 10% off code you get still work on the 10 or 14 piece equipment that's currently on sale already?
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adilh53 wrote: Sorry if this has been answered before but does the base station have to be plugged in at all times or is it battery operated and you only need to have it plugged in to re-charge the battery
I would always keep the brains of the security system plugged in. It does have a battery but I would rely on that only as backup if the power goes out.

Unlike the keypad there are no reported issues keeping it plugged in 247.
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FalconR wrote: I would always keep the brains of the security system plugged in. It does have a battery but I would rely on that only as backup if the power goes out.

Unlike the keypad there are no reported issues keeping it plugged in 247.
I agree but that limits where you can have the base station since you also want it hidden.

With the requirement it needs to be plugged in, even if hidden away in some cabinet etc, the cord for power connection to the socket would still stick out making it more obvious and easier to find if someone wanted to get rid of the source of the siren/alarm
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adilh53 wrote: I agree but that limits where you can have the base station since you also want it hidden.

With the requirement it needs to be plugged in, even if hidden away in some cabinet etc, the cord for power connection to the socket would still stick out making it more obvious and easier to find if someone wanted to get rid of the source of the siren/alarm
The siren is barely adequate out in the open, hiding it in a closet or something is really going to mute its output.

What the set up needs is remote sirens with some oomph! Both the base station and the current remote versions are pretty wimpy.

Edited to say - both are fine for alerting you to an alarm when you are home but more so that the neighbours probably won’t hear it. Some may or may not feel that is something that’s of benefit but the option of a higher decibel siren to blare away from just inside your doorway or one that is able to endure outside (sheltered) temperatures for exterior installations would be a good option.

Alternately maybe an external strobe as a visual indicator or a tripped alarm or to signal first responding for a self tripped medical emergency.
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How does the cellular backup work ? Do I need to have a separate cell phone SIM card plugged into ithe system ?
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Yes.. the discount works for re-ordering and also for additional sensors.
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It is transparent to the user, it is built in the main device. There is nothing the user need to do after the alarm system has been activated.
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matrixfwd wrote: If subscribing to their monitoring service, does the 10% off code you get still work on the 10 or 14 piece equipment that's currently on sale already?
Yes.
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adilh53 wrote: I agree but that limits where you can have the base station since you also want it hidden.

With the requirement it needs to be plugged in, even if hidden away in some cabinet etc, the cord for power connection to the socket would still stick out making it more obvious and easier to find if someone wanted to get rid of the source of the siren/alarm
If you're so intent on "hiding"it, it's not very hard to make wires go through your walls. My wall mounted TV has all its cables going through the wall from the power outlet near the floor.
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adilh53 wrote: I agree but that limits where you can have the base station since you also want it hidden.

With the requirement it needs to be plugged in, even if hidden away in some cabinet etc, the cord for power connection to the socket would still stick out making it more obvious and easier to find if someone wanted to get rid of the source of the siren/alarm
I don't subscribe to the idea that the base station needs to be hidden. I personally keep mine in the open.
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FalconR wrote: I don't subscribe to the idea that the base station needs to be hidden. I personally keep mine in the open.
Same here. What's the difference?
Scenario one. They figure out how to disarm the system and the base station is none the wiser, why would they bother with the base station?
Scenario two. The alarm goes off. They destroy or disconnect the base station.
Monitoring will know something is wrong and dispatch the guards/authority. Later they will replace your base station.

Why bother hiding it?

FYI: https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx12NL0YWHHZ7DF/?
I would like to clarify that the Base Station will still send an alarm signal even if it is destroyed, or smashed, during the entry delay. Please feel free to reach out to me directly should you have any questions regarding this: Kandyce@ring.com
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Sparkmanbc wrote: It has a Rogers sim in it and active
Actually it's labelled as an AT&T SIM, at least mine is.

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