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How to Set the Chime on Your Honeywell Alarm System

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to set the chime on your Honeywell alarm system, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll show you step-by-step how to get it done in just a few minutes.




The Honeywell alarm system is a popular choice for many homeowners. Setting the chime on your Honeywell alarm system helps you quickly identify whether you are receiving an authorized access or a potential unauthorized intrusion. In this guide, we will provide step-by-step instructions to help you set the chime on your Honeywell alarm system.

Whether you need to set the chime for the first time or adjust it, we will cover all the necessary steps. We also recommend regular maintenance checks to ensure that your Honeywell alarm system is functioning optimally and safely securing your home. Before getting started, be sure to have a screwdriver handy, as well as the user manual that came with your system. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper setup of your chime function and optimal security of your home.


Prepare to Set the Chime


Before setting the chime on your Honeywell alarm system, it is important to prepare your system and make sure all components are connected properly. To begin, make sure that the master control panel is powered on and that it is connected to your sensors and other components. After verifying everything is connected, you will be ready to set the chime.


Gather the Necessary Tools


In order to set the chime on your Honeywell alarm system, you will need a few supplies. Gather the items listed below to ensure that you are fully prepared before starting the process.
-Phillips head screwdriver
-Wire cutters/strippers or a knife
-Wire nuts
-Access to the alarm system main box
Once you have all of these items, you can begin setting up your chime.


Locate the Programming Mode


After confirming that AC power is present, the next step in setting the chime on your Honeywell alarm system is to locate the programming mode. On most alarm control panels, this is usually accessible using a “Mode” or “Program” button located on the face of the panel itself. Depending upon your individual model and make of Honeywell panel, this button may be either left or right-hand side of the unit or housed beneath a removable cover panel.

Once you’ve located and accessed programming mode, you will need to enter your pre-assigned four digit user code to enter system programming (assuming you know it). Regardless of your specific security code settings, it is recommended that all users change their default code(s) upon installation. To access programming settings pertinent to chime set up and configuration, refer to the specific model owner’s manual provided with your Honeywell alarm system package.


Set the Chime


Setting the chime on your Honeywell Alarm system is a simple process that should only take a few minutes to complete. The chime feature is a great way to get alerted to activity in your home; it will sound a pleasant tone whenever someone opens or closes a monitored door or window. In this article, we’ll explain how to set the chime on your Honeywell Alarm system.


Set the Chime Volume


The Honeywell alarm system allows you to customize the volume of the chime sound made when the system is armed or disarmed. When setting up your Honeywell alarm, you will need to decide on a specific volume for your chime. You should choose a loud enough volume that it can be heard throughout your home or business, but not one so loud that it becomes irritating or distracting. A good rule of thumb is for the chime to be approximately 75 decibels.

To adjust the chime sound on your Honeywell alarm system:
1. Enter programming mode by pressing “*” followed by “6” and then “1” on your keypad.
2. Enter chime zone number (usually this is set to “0” by default).
3. Choose between four different volume levels: low (50dB), medium (60dB), high (75dB) and very loud (85dB).
4. Press “#” when you are finished programming and return to normal operation mode on your panel.

To test if the settings have been saved correctly, activate a zone inside of your house such as opening a door or window – you should hear the chime sound at the chosen volume level after doing so. If there are any issues adjusting the Chime Volume, please contact technical support from Honeywell at 1-888-797-5854


Set the Chime Type


Honeywell alarm systems can be programmed with the type of chime desired. While standard chimes are pre-programmed on the system, it’s possible to switch them out for louder tones or personal favorites. Here are some steps to get started:

1.Enter your security code/PIN number into Honeywell keypad.
2.Press the * button and then press # 2 to access the settings menu.
3.Press # 3 for chime settings and then choose between 1-4 for various sound types — each one is different from the next and provide a unique tone when a door is opened or closed. 4 is best suited for those with hearing impairments as it’s a loud tone compared to other settings in the system
4.Type in your security code/PIN again to save your changes in the system and you’ll start hearing different chimes when doors open or close!


Test the Chime


Before you set the chime on your Honeywell alarm system, it’s important to make sure it is working properly. To do this, you’ll need to test the chime feature.

First, press and hold the “Chime” button on your keypad for 5 seconds until you hear the chime tones. This will turn on the interior wireless sounder. Once it is on, open one of your doors to make sure that the chime tones are being emitted from inside. If they are not, check the batteries in your wireless sounder and try again.

Once you have verified that your chime is working correctly, then you can set the type of sound that it will emit when triggered by a door or window opening or any other alarm event. To set this up, simply enter your security code followed by pressing “Chime Type” until you hear two beeps and then press either “1” or “2” on your keypad to choose between two different types of sounds (e.g., classical or contemporary).




Now that you know how to set the chime on your Honeywell alarm system, take some time to personalize the parameters. Adjust it until you find a setting that is pleasing and effective in alerting you when an unexpected entrance has been detected. Finally, remember to test the system regularly to ensure that it’s in good working condition and all its settings are up to date. With regular maintenance, you can rest assured that your Honeywell alarm system will provide reliable protection for years to come.

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