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  • The Num lock should always be enabled. If it is disabled when you are attempting an alt code, it may cause errors or unexpected results in some applications. For example, Alt+4 could be interpreted as Alt +, ← which causes the browser to go back if the Num lock is disabled.
  • If your laptop keyboard doesn't have a separate NumPad, you should hold FN button with Alt button while typing the code.
  • This method does not work for Linux system, but it is possible to use Unicode.

Siren emoji

This icon of the siren emoji or so-called "police car light" depicts a revolving red siren light frequently seen around on the top of an emergency or police car. The siren emoji can mean the police, an emergency, or an ambulance, and can be used in emergency circumstances. The loud warning sound that the Siren makes draws people's attention and signify something urgent and severe.

Other keywords for the siren emojis are the following names:

  • ? Siren
  • ? Police Siren
  • ? Beacon
  • ? Light
  • ? Flashing light
  • ? Emergency light
  • ? Revolving.

Unicode for the siren emoji

The siren emoji or the police car light emoji was approved in 2010, as the part of Unicode 6.0 under the official title of "Police cars revolving light." Later in 2015, added to Emoji 1.0. You can directly copy the siren emoji from here: ? and paste in text message inbox, web page, or blog post.

You should use the following Unicode point to create the siren emoji - U+1F6A8 (fully-qualified). The shortcode for the siren emoji is - :rotating_light:

Siren emoji Alt codes for Windows

It is simple to type the siren emoji with a Unicode value up to maximum U+0ffff by its Alt code in the MS Windows version. Here are some useful instructions on how to do it:

  • First, you need to hit and hold the Alt key on your PC’s keyboard.
  • You will then have to press the button - Plus (+) that you can find on the PC's numeric keypad.
  • Next, type the hexadecimal Unicode point value, digit-by-digit.
  • Finally, you will need to release the Alt key button, and once doing so, you will immediately see the siren emoji character on the screen of your MS Windows.

Siren emoji HTML entities

There are some HTML entities for the siren emoji ? that would be beneficial to know. Generally, the HTML entities are used on web pages and sites. You can put the siren emoji HTML entity code either in decimal &#128680, or hexadecimal &#x1f6a8, right in your text message input. Your device's system will automatically translate the character into the graphical version of the siren emoji once you submit it.

How to use the siren emoji

In this section, you will find some of the famous and useful phrases in which the police car light emoji is used for various reasons, both in web and messengers. For example, the siren emoji may indicate that the text sender has an emergency occasion, was sent in police custody, or was taken in the ambulance.

No wonder that the siren emoji is used as a warning to pay attention to something extremely serious or significant, either in general or for a particular group of people. However, the siren emoji or the police car light emoji has strong ties to unfavorable circumstances and has a far more negative connotation.

See the further examples below:

  • Attention! It is very urgent. ?
  • Keep the distance! It is important ?
  • Open the road! ?
  • Keep away from this. ?

Here you will find meaningful combinations of the siren emoji with other relevant and random emoji types that convey an idea, message, or opinion. These emojis combinations that are placed together like this ?‍♂️ ? ? can help you and give you some ideas to use the emoji correctly. Doing so, you will avoid misunderstanding and awkward situations when using it. See the examples below:

  • ?‍♂️ ? ? - Meaning: the police are coming!
  • ? ? ? ? - Meaning: buzzer beater!
  • ? ? - Meaning: Sirens.
  • ?‍⚕️ ? ? ? - Meaning: page the doctor!
  • ? ✍ ? - Meaning: writing a new law.
  • ? ? - Meaning: smoke alarm.

Siren emoji across different devices

Be warry that the siren emojis or so-called police car light emojis can look slightly different across various devices and platforms, such as Browser, Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc.

The emoji design varies in multiple social networking sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Messenger, WhatsApp, etc.

You can also find different versions of the siren emoji when using particular brands, like Samsung, HTC, LG, etc.

How to use and type Siren emoji symbol code?

  • If your keyboard contains separate NumPad, you should be sure that it is enabled. If it is not, press the Num Lock key to activate it then press hold down the Alt key on the left side. Type the number that represents that character or the symbol you want to insert and then release the insert key.
  • For example, for the greek letter omega Ω press and hold Alt and the type 0234 and then release.
  • There is another method that works only for word documents. In this method, you should type the characters first then press Alt and X. For example ( 0234 + Alt + X for greek letter omega ).
  • If you have a keyboard that doesn't have NumPad here is what will work for you. Find the Function key ( FN ) then presses and hold the function key while holding press and release Num LK key; then release FN key. This method will activate the numeric keypad in your laptop.
  • Then do the same steps as in the previous example.
  • Notice that in IBM code you don't use 0 (Alt + 255 ) before the code which is different from the windows generator that requires to add 0 (Alt + 0255 ) before the code.