My siren just crackles. Now what?

If you hear only a static or crackling sound when the siren is activated, unfortunately your siren is probably just a dumb speaker. It requires a siren driver module to modulate the siren sound. Most of the time the siren driver module is built-in to the old alarm panel, so you can’t use it with Konnected.

In this case you have a few options:

  1.  The easiest and cheapest option is to replace the siren with a newer, inexpensive siren. The Honeywell WAVE-2 is my favorite because of its incredible value.
    Honeywell WAVE-2 Two Tone Siren
  2. You also can buy a standalone siren driver module. In this case, just connect the Alarm +/- to the driver, and your speaker wires to the driver. Here are two options:
    Elk 100 Siren Driver
    Siren Driver 2 Channel 6-12Vdc

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