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How to Turn Off Voice on Your Honeywell Alarm System

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You may find that you need to disable the voice on your Honeywell alarm system for a number of reasons. Here’s a quick guide on how to do so.


Your Honeywell alarm system is a great way to protect your home or business from unwanted intruders and can provide you with a heads up if something out of the ordinary is happening. The voice announcements feature, when enabled, informs you about what the system is doing during an alarm event or when arming and disarming the system. If you wish to turn off this feature, there are some simple steps that you must follow in order to do so. This guide will explain how to turn off the voice feature on your Honeywell alarm system.


Before you switch off the voice function on your Honeywell alarm system, there are some precautions that you must take to ensure that the process goes smoothly. First, you’ll need to make sure that you have the right tools and equipment that you’ll be using, such as a screwdriver and wire stripper. Additionally, you’ll need to test the system to make sure that all the components are functioning properly before you make any changes. Let’s now cover the steps needed to turn off the voice feature of your system.

Gather the necessary supplies

Before you can turn off the voice on your Honeywell alarm system, you will need to gather the proper supplies. Make sure you have a Phillips head screwdriver, a set of fresh batteries, and the keypad or wireless control panel for your security system. You may also need to know the master code for your system. Depending on the type of system you have, there are different ways to turn off the voice:

If you have a wireless control panel:
1. Find where your main control panel is located and open it up with a Phillips head screwdriver.
2. Inside, remove the old set of batteries and replace them with fresh ones.
3. On the main control panel, press “*” followed by “6” and then enter in your system’s master code if prompted.
4. This will bring up an options menu displaying various features such as voice settings, user codes or exit delay settings; navigate to where it says “voice OFF” and select it by pressing “*” when finished press “#”
5. The voice feature should now be turned off and any subsequent alarms will be silent notifications that can only be seen from within the house or from outside via home cameras

Make sure the alarm system is powered on

Before attempting to turn off the voice on your Honeywell alarm system, you should check that it is powered on. The easiest way to do this is to look at the display panel. If it shows anything different than the default time and date setting, then you know the unit is powered and ready for use. If not, press and hold the reset button for around three seconds until all of the lights on the panel show a steady state. Some alarm systems may also require activation before operations can begin, in which case you should refer to your owner’s manual to learn how to activate it correctly. Once you have ensured that your Honeywell alarm system is powered on and ready for use, you may then proceed with turning off voice instructions.

Turning Off Voice

Turning off voice on your Honeywell alarm system is something that can be done easily if you know the right steps to take. You will have to access the system’s programming menu by entering the appropriate code to gain access. Once you are in, you will be able to make the necessary changes to the voice settings, including using the reset switch. In this article, we will go through the steps to turn off voice on your Honeywell alarm system.

Access the main menu

If you want to turn off voice on your Honeywell Alarm System, the first step is to access the main menu. To do so, press and hold down the “Menu” and “Bypass/Away” keys at the same time. The number pad should light up and you will see a menu on your LCD display with several options. Use the arrow keys for navigation and press “Enter” to select any options. When prompted for a code, enter either your four digit installer code or your four digit user code depending on which option is available for that particular command or feature. Once you have successfully accessed the main menu, follow these steps to turn off voice:

1. Select Menu>Settings >Voice Menu
2. Press “Enter”
3. Select Off
4. Press “Enter” again
5. Resetting the System by pressing *+# and entering in your passcode

Locate the voice setting

When you want to turn off the voice settings on your Honeywell alarm system, the first step is to locate the relevant setting. Generally, most of the Honeywell alarm systems have a dedicated Voice menu where you can make the adjustment. Depending on your model of Honeywell alarm system, this menu may be part of one of the main menus at the top or in one of its sub-menus. For specifics on your particular system, it’s best to refer to your owner’s manual or contact customer support with any questions.

Once you have located and accessed the appropriate Voice menu for your system, you will find a variety of options for turning off voice settings for different events such as arming/disarming as well as entry/exit delays. To turn off voice configuration for one or more events, simply toggle off that option from within the menu. If there are advanced voice settings such as volume or pitch adjustment available with some models, those can also be adjusted within this same menu.

Choose the option to turn off voice

You can turn off the voice feature from your Honeywell Alarm System. To do this, start by logging in to your alarm system’s main menu. Once you have done this, select the “Settings” option followed by “Voice Options”. Here, you will see several options: Off, On with beep or On without beep. Choose the “Off” option to turn off voice notifications on your alarm system. After making your selection, click “Continue” until asked to confirm changes which need to be accepted and saved. Once saved, your Honeywell Alarm System will no longer provide you with verbal notifications. Should you wish to revert any changes that have been made then select the ‘Cancel’ option when prompted.


The Honeywell Alarm System is a popular system for home security, and it can be a great way to keep your home safe. However, you may encounter some issues with your system, such as the voice being turned off. This section will go over how to troubleshoot this issue and turn the voice back on.

Check the batteries

Before you move on to more advanced troubleshooting steps, it is important to check the power supply to make sure your device is properly powered. If any of the batteries are weak or if they are not receiving enough power, your system may be issuing some kind of false alarm, or its voice may be activated even when it has been turned off.

The Honeywell System uses standard AAA, 9V or C batteries depending on the model and type of sensor used. To check the battery level, locate and open up each sensor’s cover. If a battery appears weak or dead, replace it with a new battery of the same reference. Make sure that all sensors are powered in order for your Honeywell system to work properly. After replacing any dead batteries, test your system to see if this resolves the issue.
If you need further help please refer to your Honeywell user manual for more detailed instructions on replacing these batteries and troubleshooting other potential issues related to powering up and controlling your home security system devices.

Check the power source

Before troubleshooting your Honeywell alarm system, it is important to check the power source. Make sure that the power cord for your system is plugged into a working outlet and that the power switch is in the “On” position. If the power cord is not properly plugged and switched on, then you will not be able to turn off voice activation on your system. Also, check to ensure that all batteries are fully charged and properly installed. If any of these conditions are present, then you may need to call a professional technician in order to diagnose or repair the issue.

Check the settings

If the voice on your Honeywell alarm system is too loud or is interrupting you, it may be time to Arm the system. To do so, you can check the settings of your device. Depending on the model of Honeywell alarm system that you are using, this can be done in a few different ways.

For some models, you may need to connect to the device’s web-based configuration tool through its dedicated app or via an Ethernet connection. You will then be able to navigate to various settings, including one that will allow you to turn off or reduce the volume of any voice notifications associated with the device.

If your system does not have an app or web-based configuration tool and you are not connected via an Ethernet cable, you can still Arm the system and turn off voice notifications. This can usually be done by pressing and holding certain keys on the main panel for several seconds until a configuration menu appears. From here, look for any settings that are related to sound and adjust them as necessary until it is silenced completely or reduced to a more comfortable level for your needs.


Ultimately, you should be able to turn off voice on your Honeywell alarm system with ease. If you follow the steps outlined above, you should be able to do so without any issues.

If for some reason you cannot turn off the voice on your Honeywell alarm system, then it is recommended that you contact an expert for assistance. A professional technician can help troubleshoot the issue and provide advice in resolving it. It is always a good idea to have a qualified professional install and maintain your home security system in order to ensure that it is running correctly.

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