Controlling the Volume in a Honeywell 5828

Controlling the Volume in a Honeywell 5828

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In this video, Jorge demonstrates how to adjust the volume on a Honeywell 5828 Keypad. The regular version of the keypad can have its push-button tones increased and decreased in volume. However, the tones cannot be muted entirely. The volume needs to be adjusted one notch at a time from the keypad.

There are two versions of the Honeywell 5828. There is the standard 5828, as well as a 5828V with voice annunciation functionality. The 5828V has more robust volume control as you can actually mute the voice function, as well as adjust the tone volume. With the regular 5828, only the push-button tone volume can be adjusted. The volume must adjusted one level at a time, and it cannot be muted completely. The increase volume command is [#] + [2] + [3]. The decrease volume command is [#] + [2] + [6].

The Honeywell 5828 makes for a great addition to an existing Honeywell LYNX Touch or Honeywell VISTA System. It pairs with one of these panels using a House ID Code. The set House ID for the 5828 Keypad must match the set House ID for the system. Additionally, a VISTA System will need an added wireless transceiver to support the 5828. You can use a standalone module like the 5883H for this job. There are also other keypads like the 6160RF that have built-in transceiver modules for supporting a 5828. That can be a good option, as the 6160RF can serve as the primary keypad, and the 5828 can be used as a secondary one.

As a Fixed English keypad, the Honeywell 5828 is relatively basic in terms of functionality. It can arm and disarm the system easily and provide a quick look at the current system status. However, it really isn't used for much else. Deep level programming will either need to be performed from the panel itself on a LYNX Touch or an Alphanumeric keypad on a VISTA Panel.


Hey, DIYers. I'm Jorge from Alarm Grid. Today, we're going to be going over the 5828 volume control. So the 5828 is a bi-directional keypad that's usually used on LYNX touch panels, so the Honeywell all-in-one systems, and Vista systems that have a transceiver wired into it. So whether it's a 5881ENH or it's a 6160RF. These keypads do work with the Honeywell wireless all-in-one systems, but the Lyric would be the only one that it doesn't work with because to connect to the systems, it does require a house ID code, which the Lyric does not use. So it's just something to keep in mind. This keypad cannot be used with the Lyric controller, only with the LYNX Touches-- so, for example, the L7000, the L5210, the L5100, the L5200. So just basically the LYNX Touches and Vista systems with a transceiver wired in. So this keypad, I actually have it learned into my L7000. So it doesn't-- let me show you guys real quick. I can actually arm from this keypad, and it'll make the system go off. So if I enter in my master code, one, two, three, four, and then the number two, it will make the system arm away. And then if I do one, two, three, four, off, it'll actually disarm the system. So right now, I actually locked myself out of that because before the video I was entering in codes. And I did want to show you guys just how to do the volume control on this. All So for the volume, you actually press the pound, which is the function, the number two, which is for volume, and then if you see right next to three and six, you have an up and a down arrow key. Well, that's giving you your command. So you're hitting the function button, the volume, and then you can either higher or lower the volume on a 5828. What a highering or lowering the volume is going to do is it's going to change the level of the sound for the button presses and for the arming confirmation dings. So you can actually-- anytime you hit the three or the six, you're just going up or down by one level. And you have to enter in the code again if you want to go down another level. So for instance, if I-- right now, I believe I have it set to the lowest volume possible. So let me go ahead and take it out of sleep mode. If you don't have it plugged into a power adapter, the LCD goes blank, and you have to press and hold a button in order to enable it again. So I just press and hold star. Now that I'm here, I'm going to go ahead and hit pound, two, Check. And three. It's going to give me a check, and you're going to notice that check gets louder the more I do that pound, two, three. So if I do it again to raise the volume one more level-- Check. And I can do it again. Check. And one more time. Check. So you see, it's going to keep going up until it reaches a certain point. You'll be able to notice if you're trying to raise the volume up higher and higher, you know, it's not going up any higher, then you've reached the max. If you're doing vice versa, if you're lowering the volume and it doesn't go any lower and it keeps saying the same check at the same level, then you've hit the threshold for that as well. Now, one little important thing when you are doing this, as you saw, when I was doing the pound, two, three, it is reading in those button presses at the actual panel. So usually after you enter in a bunch of numbers on the system or on the keypad and the system doesn't do any action, the system just thinks it's someone trying to enter in random codes into the system to figure stuff out. So it'll actually lock you out of the keypad, which is why on my L7000 right now I'm getting a user error code error. What is it? Yeah. User code error. Because I was lowering and raising the volume before the video, so it locked me out with all the button presses. But again, I demonstrated the going up. Same concept going down now. Pound, 2-- sorry. Got to power it on. You hit pound, two, six-- Check. --to go down. And again. Check. Check. Check. And you slowly-- Check. Check. --you slowly start hearing the sound fade a little bit out. So it's not as loud as just a second ago. So that's basically how you're going to control the volume. You always hit the function, the volume, and then three or six to go up or down. Now, that is just a quick video on how to adjust the volume on the 5828. The same concept if you have a 5828V. So for the voice, it's the same concept. And if you guys do have any questions, feel free to email us at If you found the video helpful, make sure you hit like underneath. Subscribe to the YouTube channel, and enable notification so whenever we upload new content, you guys are notified. Thank you, and I'll see you guys next time.