Re: "far more pleasant to have a voice than a beep"
Imagine the horror if the simple one or two beep security arming for vehicles was replaced with voice responses.
"Warning! Everyone in ear shot has been successfully irritated! Warning! The owner of this vehicle is a selfish, pretentious prick!"
Every time I hear one of those car horn alarms activate with a "HONK" I really want to light the damn thing on fire, wait for the owner to show up and beat the swine uncontious with large frozen fish.
Oh, and merry xmas everybody.