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How to Turn Off Voice on ADT Alarm System

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How to Turn Off Voice on ADT Alarm System: You can turn off the voice feature on your ADT security system by following these simple steps.


ADT alarm systems are designed to provide you with 24/7 home monitoring and protection. But did you know that your system may also come equipped with a voice feature? If so, it can be annoying-especially in the middle of the night! Luckily, turning off the voice feature is easy. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do just that.

Whether you are a seasoned ADT professional or a new homeowner with an ADT alarm system, here’s how to quickly and easily turn off the voice feature on your device:

Step-by-Step Instructions

It can be very convenient to have a voice-enabled ADT alarm system, but you may find it annoying or intrusive to have it constantly speaking out loud. Fortunately, if you want to turn off the voice feature on your ADT alarm system, you can do so easily with a few simple steps. Follow this guide to learn how to efficiently turn off the voice feature on your ADT alarm system.

Locate the Voice Off switch

To deactivate the Voice Off feature on your ADT alarm system, you first need to locate the Voice Off switch. This switch is usually located on the main control panel of your alarm system, although depending on the model and installation, it may be in a different place. In most cases, it can be found next to or underneath other dedicated switches for managing functions like Panic Alarm or Chime mode.
Once you’ve located the Voice Off switch, toggle it off to deactivate this feature. Then confirm that all audible messages have been silenced and you’re done. The Voice Off option should now be disabled and your ADT alarm system will no longer sound alerts when you enable and disable it.

Change the Voice Off switch to the “Off” position

Voice instructions are helpful for audible alerts or when customizing your ADT Security system. However, you may need to turn the voice off at times when it is unnecessary or overly loud at night. To turn off the voice on your ADT system, follow these steps:

1. Locate the “Settings” menu on your keypad. This can typically be accessed by pressing 3 and 0 simultaneously.
2. Enter your 4-digit user code to access the Settings menu.
3. Use the Up and Down arrows to scroll through the options until you find “Voice Off” or “Silent Mode.”
4. Change the Voice Off switch to the “Off” position, then press “OK” to confirm this setting change is saved in your system’s memory
5. Exit out of all of your settings menus by pressing “* (asterisk)”. The voice prompt should now be off and no longer audible from within your home or from outside sources attempting to remotely gain access into your ADT Security System.

Test the Voice Off setting

Once you have the voice off setting activated on your ADT Alarm System, it is important to test the system to ensure that it works properly. Before testing the system, note that a minimum of 30 seconds must pass after changing the voice settings before an alarm will actually sound. This allows you time to exit the alarm area prior to testing. To test, activate any entry point and wait for either a verbal response from the control panel or simply listen for an audible sound if you have already turned off voice commands. If your ADT Alarm System is properly configured and functioning, neither should occur.


If you are having trouble with your ADT Alarm System, one of the issues you may encounter is the voice alert feature. This can be very annoying, especially if you have small children who may be awakened by the sound. Fortunately, it is quite easy to turn off the voice alert function. Let’s look at how to do it.

Check the power supply

Start by checking the power supply of your ADT alarm system to ensure it is connected, working properly and that there is nothing wrong with the electrical connection. Begin by looking at the wall transformer to make sure all of the wires are securely attached, then you should check to see if the transformer is plugged into a live power outlet. If any of these components are faulty, you may need to reset all or some parts of your system before being able to turn off your voice notifications. Make sure that you know how to shut off your ADT alarm system’s power before attempting any wire work.

Check the wiring

In order to take steps to troubleshoot and turn off voice on an ADT alarm system, the first step is to check the wiring. Make sure that the phone line is connected correctly and securely in place. If a digital alarm is used, make sure that it is functioning properly. If you are using wireless components such as a doorbell or keypad, check the batteries as well. Connecting any wires or components incorrectly may mean that some parts of your system will not work properly, or even at all. You may also want to check for any loose connections in your wiring by visually inspecting for signs of damage or wear. If any issues are found, contact ADT customer service for assistance in correcting the problem.

Reset the system

Resetting the system is the first step to take if you want to turn off the voice feature in your ADT alarm system. This can be done by accessing the control panel and setting the voice to “off.” To do this:

1. Enter your 4-digit user code.

2. Press the “Menu” button on the keypad. On older systems, this will be a “Clock” or an asterisk (*) button instead.

3. Scroll through the menu options until you find “Alarm Voice Mode” and press “OK” (or simply type in its number).

4. Select “OFF” from among the options that are provided and press “OK” again to confirm your selection. If prompted, enter a value for how long you want this setting to be active for – remember that it needs to remain in effect until you come back and change it manually! Make sure that before you exit out of this menu, you mark “Yes” or “Confirm” when asked if all settings were correctly entered into memory. This is important so that your new settings remain saved even after a power outage on your system!
5. Power off and then power up your alarm system again before testing it out with a panic button or test mode – these will simulate real alarms while helping ensure that any changes have been stored properly!


At this point, you should have a better understanding of how to turn off the voice on your ADT alarm system. It is important to remember that this tutorial applies only to ADT alarms and may not be applicable to other home security systems. As always, when dealing with electronics and security devices, it’s a good idea to consult a professional in order to ensure safe and effective operation. While an audible voice can provide an added layer of security for your home, you may find that having it turned off helps reduce distractions or could ensure that confidential information isn’t revealed if the alarm goes off accidentally. By following the directions outlined here, you can easily and quickly turn off the voice on your ADT alarm system.

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