How Do I Make My 6160RF Chime When a Zone is Opened?

You can make your 6160RF chime when a zone is opened by enabling the chime function on the keypad. The chime function can be enabled by entering a very simple command on the keypad from its main screen. You will need to know a valid system User Code in order to enable this function.


To enable the chime function on a Honeywell 6160RF keypad, enter in the following command:

[User Code] + 9

The Code will depend on whatever the code is set to on your panel. The default Master Code on a Honeywell VISTA System is 1234, but we strongly recommend changing this code, as it can be used to disarm the system at any time. Therefore, leaving this code at its default can present a major security risk.

Upon enabling the chime function, the message "Disarmed Chime" will be displayed on the keypad. This is how you can tell if the chime function is enabled. However, if the message "****Disarmed****" is displayed instead, as shown above, then the chime function is not currently enabled.

Once the chime function has been enabled, the keypad will make a chime whenever an Entry/Exit or Perimeter zone is faulted. This can serve as a quick and easy way to let users know that a zone has been activated, without having to get up and check the keypad. If Chime is enabled, and a zone that should chime doesn't, it may be that chime by zone is enabled.

In addition to enabling the chime feature, the [User Code] + 9 entry is also used to disable the chime feature. If you input the corresponding entry while the chime feature is enabled, then the chime feature will be disabled, and the keypad will not chime when a zone is activated. Furthermore, entering into programming at any time will also disable the chime. After exiting programming, you will have to re-enable the chime function by pressing [User Code] + 9 again.

It is also important to note that this [User Code] + 9 entry can also be used to enable and disable the chime on many other Honeywell keypads. Some of these keypads include the 6150RF, the 6160V, the 6152RF and more.

The video below will show you how to toggle the chime function:


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