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Looking to activate a loud buzzer with a board speaker... Answered

I have a home security system (fortress SO2) and the door chime only comes thru the little board speaker.  We have a loud shop and sometimes we are in the back and cannot hear when someone enters.  I would like to activate an external buzzer with the speaker chirps.  I've search the interweb :-) and haven't been able to find something that will for sure work.

I'm no electronics guru but I can follow instructions or would pay if someone wanted to build me something that would basically activate a momentary switch every time the the little speaker chirps and I could wire up the buzzers from there. 

edit: I can solder if needed

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

Far easier and better to just a dedicated buzzer system.
I have seen them in many shops as just a reflector on one side and the electronics on the other side of the doorway.
Mechanical ones with a switch over the door are available too.
Sorry but don't see the point in you messing with your security system...

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wannab1Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

We have 5 doors and I'm going to have a couple of loud bells so no matter where we are we know if someone enters. It's a cheap security system, I was under the impression I could send chime to loud speaker on it but turns out that isn't an option.

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Downunder35mwannab1

Reply 3 years ago

If you are lucky you can add a simple and cheap audio amplifier instead of the existing speaker ;)

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wannab1Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

hmmm I hate it when I try and make things harder than they have to be

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caitlinsdadwannab1

Reply 3 years ago

maybe work something off of this, is that your own security system to mod or is it a leased system with remote monitoring that you can't hack? Good luck.