SONOS CHIMES user Manual

  • Allows you to play Chimes and Spoken Messages through your Sonos System
  • Sonos Chimes can be triggered from Crestron Home Actions & Events or from the Room Tile
  • Supports multiple Sonos V2 Devices
  • Supports up to 6 Chimes in total
  • Supports a single Chime Tile Action
  • The Chimes provided match those provided in our NAX Chimes driver

Sonos Chimes Driver

Room Tile

The Sonos Chimes Room Tile provides a simple point for the homeowner to action one of the chimes as well as access the chime settings.

You could locate the Sonos Chimes driver in a visible room like the kitchen and enable the Tile Action to play a chime like “Dinners Ready”

The Room Tile more button allows the homeowner access to the Sonos Chime settings where they can change the chimes and messages that are played.

Actions and Events

Each of the 6 configurable chimes can be linked to a Crestron Home Action and Event.

Using Actions and Events you could link one of the buttons on a Crestron keypad at the front door to play a doorbell chime throughout the house

Chime Options

The Chime Settings for each of the 6 chimes allows you to:

  • Setup the Sonos zones that will play the chime
  • Select from one of our pre recorded chimes
  • Create your own custom message using the Text To Speech chime

Setup the driver

Add the driver

You can find the SONOS Chime driver in the Drivers section of the Crestron Home Setup App under:

Drivers -> Audio Processor -> SONOS Chime

Add the SONOS Chime driver to your desired room

Once you have added the driver to the room, look for the UI tile in the Crestron Home application

Link to Sonos

When you first install the Sonos Chimes driver it will need to be linked with your Sonos account

Open a web browser connected to the network and navigate to the LCD Webapp using the IP address of the Crestron home processor


Locate the Sonos Chimes driver in the list of installed drivers

Click the “Manage” button and open the authentication tab

Click the “Authenticate” button to start the linking process

Continue the Sonos user account sign in process

When the Authentication process is complete you will see the Authenticated Status on the Sonos Device Settings page on any Crestron Home UI

Setup the Chimes

Find the Sonos Chimes driver on any Crestron Home UI and enter the settings page.

Select one of the chimes you would like to modify


The Sonos zones that will play the chime when it is triggered

Press the “Change Zones” button to add or remove Sonos zones from this chime


Select the Chime option to play one of the pre recorded chimes when triggered

Press the “Change Chimes” button to select which chime you would to be played

Repeat ( new in version 4.1)

When enabled the chime will support repeat.

The chime will be played the number of times set in the number of times to repeat field. If this field is set to zero the chime will repeat until stopped.

Set the delay between repeats in seconds that should used. NB: That if you set a delay less than the length of the selected clip then the clip may not play in full

Text To Speech

Select the Text To Speech option to play a custom voice message when triggered

Enter the text for the message you would like to be played

Press the “Change Voice” button to select which voice you would like to use for this message

Playing and Stopping chimes from the UI

The Sonos Chimes can be triggered from the UI when the patricular chime is enabled in the settings. Once enabled the Play and (if the chime is set to repeat) Stop buttons are shown.

Setup the Triggers

The Sonos Chimes can be triggered from the Room Tile button or any Crestron Home Actions and Events sequence

Room Tile Action – (Not Currently Supported)

One of the chimes can be triggered by pressing the room tile button.

Press the “Change Tile Action” button

Set the text that you would like to appear on the Tile Action button

Select the Chime setting you would like to use for the tile action

Trigger Chimes From Actions and Events


Trigger Chime <X>

where X is chime 1 – 6

Example of a Quick action to trigger Chime 1

Stop Repeating Chimes From Actions and Events


Stop Chime <X>

where X is chime 1 – 6

Example of a Quick action to trigger Chime 1

CHNAX Trigger

  • Allows you to trigger NAX Chimes on a Crestron Home System.
  • Works with Crestron Home devices that support Actions & Events
  • Supports upt to 4 NAX Devices
  • Supports up to 6 Chimes in total
  • Supports a single Chime Tile Action

Room Tile

The roomtile provides a simple UI tile which allows you to access the main UI pages.

If you want you can locate the driver in a visible room and enable the Tile Action in the settings (see below)

The Tile action can be setup to allow the user to trigger a chime or chimes

Main Page Actions

The home page tile navigates you straight to the main user interface of the driver.

This page displays a list of any enabled chimes and touching the Chime button will trigger the chime in the enabled zones.

Settings Page

The Settings page allows you to

  • Setup NAX Device connections
  • Setup Chimes
    • Enable Which Zones to Play Chime
    • Select the Chime
  • Setup Tile Action
    • Select Chime or Chimes
    • Set Text to display on tile


NAX Device Connections

Up to 4 seperate NAX devices can be connected to the driver allowing you to trigger a chime across multiple devices.

For each NAX Device you wish to connect click ont he NAZ Device to setup the connection settings:

Enter the IP address or host name of the NAX Device.

Username and Password

Pressing Reconnect will allow you to test the credentials

NB: Crestron Hardware comes setup from the factory with a lock out based on too many incorrect login attempts.

Your Crestron Home Processor is just like a user and if you send the wring credentials you will block the control.

Enable Chimes

First Select a Chime to enable

If a Chime is Enabled it will show on the button.

(Change Zone(s))

Select the Zones that you wish the Chime to play in.

(Change Chime))

Then Select the Chime you want to play.

Lastly Enable the Chime

Trigger the Enable Chime

Once enabled the Chime can be triggered :

  • Main Page Buttons ( See above)
  • Actions
  • Tile Action

Events and Actions


Trigger Chime <X>

where X is chime 1 – 6

Example Connection of s Quick action to trigger switch one to release the door contact.

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