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How to Turn on Voice on Your ADT Alarm System

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This guide will show you how to turn on voice on your ADT alarm system. You’ll also learn about the benefits of having voice on your system.


For optimum audio protection in your home, ADT recommends that you turn on the voice feature in your alarm system. Voice allows you to be able to hear an audible warning if the alarm is triggered. This feature is an added layer of security and convenience as it enables you to quickly and accurately determine what type of alarm has been triggered. In this article, we will discuss how to activate the voice function on your ADT alarm system, what benefits it provides and other features you may want to explore.

Setting up Your ADT Alarm System

Setting up your ADT Alarm System to have voice interaction can be an easy process. Voice interaction with your home’s security system can increase the ease of use, allowing you to control your security system with more convenience and precision. This section will cover the steps to take in order to turn on voice on your ADT Alarm System.

Connecting Your Alarm System to Your Wi-Fi Network

If you are using a smart home security system from ADT, you can connect your system to a Wi-Fi network in order to be able to access and control the features of your alarm system remotely. First, you’ll need to ensure that your ADT alarm system is powered up and active. Once it is, use the built-in Wi-Fi network on the device and connect it to your existing Wi-Fi network. Make sure that both networks have the same security encryption type such as WPA2 (AES) so they can easily communicate with each other.

Next, find the settings page on your ADT security panel. Gently press down on both sides of the screen with two fingers until an area at the top of the panel lights up indicating that you have reached a menu or settings page. Press down lightly on which ever key is shown for Wi-Fi setup and follow along with any prompts given by using either a keypad or touch screen input method.

At this point you should be prompted to choose from a list of available wireless networks within range. Select yours and enter its password using either method described above in order to establish a secure connection between your device and home’s Wi-Fi network. Once done, save all changes made by pressing down square/checkbox/circle icon at bottom of feature list before exiting out of settings altogether for finalizing connection. Your adt security system should now be connected!

Activating Your Alarm System

To activate your ADT alarm system, first ensure that all doors and windows have been securely closed and that all detectors have been properly installed. Then, enter your personal code into the keypad to turn on the monitoring system. Once the system is armed, any time a door or window is opened or movement is detected in an area with a motion detector, an alarm will sound. Depending on how your alarm has been set up, if you hold down the button for two to three seconds and enter your personal code again, you might hear two beeps indicating you’ve entered Test Mode.

Once Test Mode is active, you can test each of the sensors one at a time by pressing them to make sure they are all in working order. To turn on voice commands for your ADT alarm system, press “#” then “6” to activate speech mode. This means that if a sensor is triggered, it will detect it and initiate an audio announcement so that you can respond faster in emergency situations. If successful, it will prompt you with “system ready [Your Name],” upon entering Test Mode. Finally once finished testing the system you must go back into normal operating mode by pressing “*” then the number 3 to disable Test Mode and rearm your ADT alarm system.

Enabling Voice on Your ADT Alarm System

To enable voice features on your ADT alarm system, there are several steps you need to take. This article will provide you with a step-by-step tutorial on how to enable voice features, so you can start using your alarm system with verbal commands. From connecting your voice-enabled device to setting up the voice commands, we will cover all the essential steps you need to take to get your system up and running.

Enabling Voice Commands

Many ADT alarm systems allow users to feel secure in their home by enabling voice commands. By integrating voice commands with your alarm system, you can arm, disarm and control the system’s various functions all with your own voice. To enable this feature, you need to make a few changes to the settings on your ADT system.

First, you need to turn on the “Allow Voice Activation” feature from the main control panel. This will give you access to all of your security features with voice commands. You should also make sure that your control panel is connected to speaker output so that it can pick up your voice. Once these settings are done, you can start using voice commands for arming and disarming functions as well as other features like home automation controls such as door locks and lights .

To ensure that your data is secure when using the system’s voice recognition technology, an extra layer of security called “Voice Biometrics” has been added. This feature compares one’s speaking pattern and tone against a prerecorded sample as a means of verifying both personal identity and security access authority. Additionally, each time someone speaks into the system their vocal pattern is identified in comparison to previous recordings made by that individual; further securing user data generated by their speech patterns over time.

By setting up this feature on your ADT alarm system , you can enjoy a safer atmosphere indoors both daytime and night!

Setting Up Voice Recognition

Voice recognition is a feature of some ADT alarm systems that allows for users to control the system with their voice rather than needing to manually input commands via the keypad. This can make it easier to arm and disarm your system, as well as helping to prevent false alarms due to incorrect commands. Turning on voice recognition is relatively simple, although there are some additional steps that need to be taken in order for it to work as expected.

In order to enable voice recognition on your ADT alarm system, you need to first access the control panel either with a hardwired connection or through an app on your mobile device. Once you have access, you need to ensure that the microphone is correctly connected and turned on. After this, you may need to add specific phrases or names that are recognized by the system in order for it to respond correctly call them out; this can be done by going into settings and adding in whatever command words or phrases you wish the system recognize. Once everything is setup properly and saved, you will be able take advantage of this useful feature!


If you have recently purchased an ADT alarm system and are having trouble turning on the voice feature, then you have come to the right place. This section will provide a step-by-step guide to troubleshooting your system and activating the voice feature. We will also discuss how to troubleshoot any common issues you may encounter.

Common Issues

ADT alarm system users may experience some common issues when activating the voice feature. In order to troubleshoot these issues, you’ll need to identify and diagnose the problem. Below are some of the most common problems that occur when using the voice feature on an ADT alarm system.

1. Voice is activated but won’t respond
If your ADT alarm system is activated with voice but it won’t respond to your commands, then there are several potential causes for this issue. First, make sure that all settings have been properly configured and all microphones are connected and functioning properly. Once this has been verified, check to ensure that a steady level of noise is present in the room so that the microphone can pick up sound adequately. If all of these steps have been followed with no success then contact ADT support for additional help or further troubleshooting advice.

2. Unresponsive buttons or displays
Another common issue is unresponsive buttons or displays on your ADT alarm system which can become difficult to use if not addressed quickly. First, check all wiring connections and power supplies for any loose connections or corroded wires. If necessary, replace all affected wires as soon as possible given their importance in enabling control over the unit’s settings, including voice activation capabilities among others functionalities available through external controls and displays from the main keypad panel itself.

3. No sound during activation
If you find that your ADT alarm system isn’t emitting a sound when activating its voice feature then it may be due to a defective speaker which should be replaced as soon as possible in order to restore normal operation of the unit’s vocal controls amongst other associated features linked directly or indirectly via its primary circuitry wiring bridges etc

Contacting ADT Customer Service

If your ADT Alarm System is not responding to your voice commands, you may need to contact an ADT customer service representative. It’s important to have all the possible solutions ruled out before delving into customer service. When contacting an ADT customer service team member, you should provide information about the product name and model, as well as the specific issue which needs to be fixed. Depending on the severity of the issue, it may take up to 24 hours for a response from an ADT customer service representative.

Contacting ADT Customer Service can also be accomplished by phone or online chat:

-Phone: Customers should call 1-800-ADT-ASAP (1-800-238-2727) and provide product information when contacting customer service by phone. It is common for those who call with technical questions to be connected with a customer service agent who specializes in technical support. This often results in a faster solution than email communications.

-Online Chat: Customers can also contact customer service through online chat available through their website at To initiate live chat on their website users should click on “Live Chat” in the top right corner of any page, after which they will be prompted for their name and email address before being connected with a customer representative available at that time.


Congratulations, you have now learned how to turn voice on for your ADT alarm system! This setting allows the ADT Alarm Panel to verbally prompt and respond to your commands. Turning on voice for your basic functions is simple and can be done in just a few steps. Just remember to check and double-check all of your settings before activating them and always refer back to the user manual when installing or making adjustments to your system. By taking these extra precautions, you can ensure that you are properly utilizing your alarm system in the most effective way possible. Thanks for reading!

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