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How to Turn Off the Door Chime on a Honeywell Alarm System

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How to Turn Off the Door Chime on a Honeywell Alarm System- After you have completed all of the necessary steps to setting up your Honeywell alarm system, you may notice that the door chime is still on.


The Honeywell alarm system is a great way to secure and monitor your home. One of the biggest complaints that many people have is the loud door chime that sounds whenever the door is opened. This can be annoying and disruptive, but the good news is that you can turn off the door chime on a Honeywell alarm system. In this article, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to do just that.

Introduction to Honeywell Alarm Systems

Honeywell is one of the most well-known names in home security systems, providing consumers with options to keep their homes protected from thieves and other intruders. Their alarm systems employ a variety of technologies, from motion detectors to cameras, in order to provide maximum protection for homeowners. However, for certain users, the door chime that sounds when a door opens can be a nuisance. Luckily, it is possible to switch off this feature on Honeywell alarms with a few simple steps. Before proceeding, please take note that if you are using the same keypad code for both arming and disarming your system then turning off the chime will also limit your ability to arm/disarm it efficiently.

Turning Off the Door Chime

Turning off the door chime on a Honeywell alarm system can be a quick and easy process. However, if you don’t know how to do it, it can become a frustrating endeavor. Fortunately, there are ways to turn off the door chime on a Honeywell alarm system. In this article, we’ll cover how to do this, so read on to learn how to turn off the door chime on a Honeywell alarm system.

Locate the Control Panel

To turn off the door chime on a Honeywell alarm system, you will need to begin by locating the control panel. It is typically a white box that can be found near the main entrance of your home. Once you have located it, use your Honeywell code to unlock the panel and gain access. Depending on the type of alarm system, this may require a PIN number or a wireless keyfob. After successfully entering your password or code, the control panel should open up and expose its settings for you to modify.

Access the Programming Mode

To turn off the door chime on a Honeywell alarm system, you will need to access its programming mode. To do this, enter your four-digit user code. This code will usually be found by pressing the “ARM” button at the bottom of the main control panel. Then, enter your user code using the number keys on the side of the control panel.

Once you have entered your user code, you will then be able to access and make changes to its programming options. To turn off the door chime ()or change its volume), press “8” on your keypad. Then enter in 7720 using the number pad keys. This will take you to Programming Options Number 15: Door Chimes & Volume Levels where you can modify or turn off specific chimes that are enabled from within this section of programming options.

Change the Settings

On a Honeywell system, the door chime is controlled by the settings within the system itself. To change these settings, you will need to access the security panel of your system which can be done with either the PIN (Personal Identification Number) or a device that has been configured as an access point. When inside the security panel, navigate to the “Chime” option and select whether you want it off or on. You can also choose how often it chimes in terms of seconds and how loud you want it to be. After making changes, be sure that you save them before exiting out of the panel. This will ensure that your preferences are applied correctly and that your door chimes are turned off or adjusted as desired.

Exit the Programming Mode

When you have finished making changes to your system and gone through the steps necessary to test its functionality, you must exit the programming mode. This can be done with a simple command line.

To exit the programming mode on a Honeywell Alarm System, press the * (asterisk) key followed by the # (pound) key on your alarm system’s keyboard. This will complete your programming session and send a signal to save all changes. You should hear a confirmation message indicating that the programming mode has been successfully exited and that all changes have been saved. Make sure to check all areas of your system to confirm its proper operation after leaving the programming mode.


In this section, we will take a look at how to troubleshoot issues with your Honeywell Alarm System when it comes to turning off the door chime. We will discuss potential solutions to this issue, as well as how to determine if the issue you are experiencing is a hardware or software problem.

Check the Batteries

To ensure correct operation of your Honeywell Alarm System, it is essential to check the batteries. If the faces of the battery cells are bulging or leaking fluid, it indicates that the batteries have become worn out and will need to be replaced. If they are in good condition, attempt to reset the system by powering it down and then back up again. To do this:

1. Unplug all power connections from your Honeywell Alarm System.
2. Wait three minutes for any residual power to drain away
3. Reconnect all connections and wait for the unit to reset itself
4. Once completed, press any key on the control panel or use your Personal Identification Number (PIN) code on a touchpad keypad to trigger a Testing the System status test
5. Ensure that all zones are functioning correctly, and if so, you can be sure that no alarm signals will sound
If all tests prove successful then you can be certain that your Honeywell Alarm System is working as expected and is ready for use without any door chimes being sounded during normal operation conditions

Check the Wiring

Before troubleshooting, it’s important to check the wiring of your Honeywell alarm system. Make sure that all the wires are connected properly and that they are securely fastened with electrical tape or wire nuts. If any of the connections have become loose or have come undone over time, you may need to reattach them. Furthermore, you should make sure that all of the wires are intact with no signs of fraying or corrosion. If necessary, replace them with new wiring to ensure optimal operation and signal transmission.

Reset the System

Before troubleshooting the door chime on a Honeywell alarm system, you should first reset the system by disconnecting the AC power from the control panel. Wait at least one minute before Arm the system by reconnecting the AC power. After you have reset it, test to see if the door chime is still sounding. If it is not, no more troubleshooting is required and your issue has been resolved. If it continues to sound, proceed with additional troubleshooting steps as outlined below.


The process of turning off the door chime on a Honeywell alarm system is relatively straightforward and simple. After following the steps outlined in this guide, you should be able to use the Chime Locate feature to get rid of the door chime. By disabling the door chime, you can avoid being startled or disturbed by a sudden shrill sound. This guide should have provided you with all the information you needed to successfully complete the task.

Summary of Steps

To wrap up the steps to turn off the door chime on a Honeywell alarm system, here is a brief summary:
1. Access the alarm panel by pressing ‘Stay/Away’ and holding until the display shows ‘Master Code’.
2. Enter your four-digit master code and press ‘Off’.
3. Select “Chime” from the options menu.
4. Press “Disable” to switch off the door chime sound.
5. Exit out of the panel manually by pressing ‘Stay/Away’ and entering your master code again when prompted to exit setup mode.

It is important to note that disabling the door chime may cause you to miss notifications if someone enters your home while it’s armed in Away mode, if someone opens a window or other monitored zone while it’s armed in Stay mode, or when any other type of activity transpires that triggers an alarm notification-so make sure you understand all potential implications of disabling this important security feature before making changes!

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