2020 Update

Although nearly two years old, all of the information in this article is still relevant. ADT volume can get annoying; scroll down to learn how to turn it down. 


The chime coming from your ADT device with ADT Pulse and other packages is something many people get frustrated with over time. This is where turning down the volume on your ADT device comes in handy. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to adjust the volume on their device. Fortunately, we’ve done a little research and are here to help you adjust the volume on your ADT alarm system so that it no longer continues to annoy you.

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    The first thing to remember is that before you start pressing buttons and turning knobs, you have to figure out where exactly the sounds are coming from. If sounds are being admitted from your ADT security system, are they coming from the keypad inside your home or the siren alarm outside?

    The bad news is that if the siren volume on your ADT system is too loud, you generally cannot do anything about it. This volume is pre-set on most models and will not change. On the other hand, you can change the volume on your indoor keypad for most models.

    Why it’s Important to Know How to Turn down ADT System Chime

    To put it simply, not every homeowner enjoys hearing the ADT system chime each time a resident enters their home. For example, maybe you have small children. Sometimes it’s hard enough keeping the children asleep and adding a loud chime into the mix only makes matters worse. Or maybe you have a pet that gets anxious or excited each time they hear the ADT system chime. You can keep the peace in your home by adjusting the chime on your own.

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    How to Turn Down the Volume

    Keep in mind that all systems are different, so you’ll need to consult your individual security system’s user’s manual to know exactly how to change the volume on your unit. If you do not have your system’s user manual, give your security company a call and request they send you a replacement copy. In general, however, you can follow these directions for turning down the volume on your ADT alarm.

    1. Go to your keypad and input (#) and (2).

    2. Push the number (6), which is generally the button that controls the “volume down.”

    3. Keep in mind that the number (3) above (6) is generally the “volume up” button in case you want to turn the volume back up.

    The Benefits of An In-Home Alarm System

    If you don’t yet have an alarm system in your home, here are just some of the benefits you can expect from these amazing products:

    • The systems can protect you and your family from invasions by those who may be violent.
    • Alarm equipment protects your valuables from theft.
    • A home alarm system often allows you to access your home remotely.
    • Many alarm systems include smoke alarms as well.
    • Alarm equipment can help your kids stay safe even when you’re not there.

    Know Where to Find the Right Security System 

    One thing to remember is that not all home security systems are alike. It’s essential to only buy your system from a reputable dealer. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has unfortunately found that some systems are complete scams, aimed to dupe homeowners into actually giving away access to their home and privacy.

    Before you do business with anyone selling a home security or alarm system, whether they come to your door or you seek them out, the FTC and your state Attorney General urge you to ask potential contractors for the following information:

    • Contractor’s name
    • Street address (no P.O. Box)
    • Telephone number
    • Contractor’s license number
    • State that issued the license
    • Name under which the license is filed

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