The Bell Alarm is a device that alerts Granny to your location once tripped. It makes a dinging sound when set off. It does this as a bell (located on a nearby wall, well out of the Player's reach) will ring if the Player walks over the tripwire connecting it. Bell Alarms cannot be activated by Granny and dropped items. Granny can be seen jumping off the ground when she walks over the bell alarm.


It is simply a black tripwire attached to a cowbell. It runs across the floor and up the wall, where it is strung up onto a piece of dark wood, and then tied onto the tip of the bell, making it ring.


There are two Bell Alarms in the game:

  • One is located in the Main Room, running across the ground floor section, from the stairs to the Main Door, effectively blocking the Player from crossing straight across from the Basement (or nearby areas) to the stairs.
  • The other one is located in the Backyard, running from the Guillotine to the wall. This one is very easy to avoid as the Player only has to walk around the other side of the Guillotine to access the Playhouse or the Shed.
    • This Bell Alarm is mostly used to lure Granny to the Backyard. However, it is not the only way.


You can avoid the Main Room alarm by using the U-shaped route on the Ground Floor. Note that this will be time-consuming for users who want to make quick progress. When you go downstairs, turn right to go to the Kitchen, then pass by the Dining Room and Living Room and head into the Study. You will find yourself on the other side of the alarm when you're at the door.

To avoid the other one in the Backyard, go around the side of the Guillotine that is near the Chest.


  • This is possibly one of the easiest hazards to avoid in the game.
  • The sound is more enhanced in the PC version.
  • It's unknown why the Player just doesn't jump over the tripwire, since he doesn't want to get caught or get killed.
    • It's also unknown why the Cutting Pliers cannot cut the tripwire, since the Cutting Pliers are shown cutting through rubber wires, yet they are not strong enough to cut a thin tripwire.

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Bloody Mannequin, Christmas Tree


Boxes, Candlesticks, Table, Girder, Covers, Passenger Door


Bear Traps, Bell Alarm, Chair, Creaking Floors, Grey Vase, Blue Vase, Hanger, Hanging Meat, Hanging Plates, Tin Can, Large Lamp, Security Camera, Vent Door, Metal Panel, Spectral Rats


Guillotine, Jail Door, Unstable Flooring, Iron Bars, Gasoline


Locked Door


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