"The Alarm Trap watches for any sign of intruders and, when triggered, immediately alerts you to the presence of hostile creatures."

The Alarm Trap is a trap that is available in Dungeon Keeper, Dungeon Keeper 2, and Dungeon Keeper Online. Its main purpose it to alert the Keeper (and creatures) to any intruders.

Dungeon KeeperEdit

The Alarm Trap starts a strong pseudo-Call To Arms if triggered. When an enemy creature triggers it, it will begin sounding a claxon, and all of your creatures in the area are summoned to a specific point. Any creatures who hear it will run to the location of the trap and mill around until they either see something worth fighting, or the trap deactivates. When a hero or enemy creature sets off the trap the Call To Arms begins, making sure that you have an immediate response to a breach of your Dungeon security. These can be useful for directing your minions' attentions when invasion is imminent.

The Alarm Trap can be triggered twelve times before it must be replaced. To manufacture the Alarm Trap, your Workshop Icon Small Workshop can be of any size.

The Alarm trap will send you a message when triggered.


Dungeon Keeper 2Edit

The Alarm Trap works differently in Dungeon Keeper 2. When triggered, it now sends out a loud alarm, alerting any nearby creatures and causing them to come running.

The Alarm Trap is not considered very useful, as it will not alert the Keeper unlike in the first game. Useful if you do not have access or space for a Guard Room or for dealing with waves of low-level enemies.


A Hero Alarm Trap

Hero Alarm Trap

The Hero forces have their own version of the Alarm Trap with a different appearance. Instead of a skull being hit by a pickaxe, a metal helmet is bashed with a mallet to produce the ringing noise.

Dungeon Keeper OnlineEdit

In Dungeon Keeper Online, the Alarm Trap behaves similarly to its Dungeon Keeper counterpart.[1]


  1. 门与机关 (Chinese). Retrieved on 15 April 2020.

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