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Tech Tips: Enable & Disable the Keypad Chime on DSC Maxsys 4020 & Power Series Security Alarm Panels

In these regular posts, we’ll walk you through “How-To’s” for equipment that we service, and questions that we are regularly asked from you, our customers.

Today we’ll show you how to enable and disable the chime function on keypads for the DSC Maxsys and Power Series Control Panels.  A “chime” is the “beep” you hear on whenever specific door are opened or closed.

Your keypad may look like this:

Maxsys 4040 Keypad DSC Power Series LED Keypad DSC Power Series LCD Keypad


  •  Press the * key
  • Press the 4 key

This will enable and disable the chime function on the keypad.

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This tip is applicable for the following alarm panels:

  • DSC-PC4020 Maxsys
  • DSC-PC4020CF Maxsys
  • DSC-PC1616
  • DSC-PC1832
  • DSC-PC1864
  • DSC-PC5010
  • DSC-PC5020

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