Alarm Grid Video Recap August 2nd - 8thPosted By Michael Goris
Hey DIYers! We're gearing up for another video recap. This time, we have three videos from Joe and a video from Dylan. Two of the videos feature the Honeywell Lyric Controller, while the other videos focus on Honeywell VISTA Alarm Systems. Let's check out what the team has been up to.
Joe teaches users how to power cycle their Honeywell VISTA Alarm System. To power down the system, a user must disconnect both the plug-in transformer and the backup battery. The user can then reconnect the transformer and backup battery to restore power. The system will automatically power back on to complete the power cycle. Performing a power cycle can be useful for helping the system connect to an IP or cellular network and for troubleshooting various system errors.
Joe shows users how to reset the Master Code for a Honeywell Lyric Controller. This can be done in one of three ways. The code can be changed from the panel itself. It can also be changed from Total Connect 2.0. Finally, the code can be updated by the user's alarm monitoring company. Typically, a user will just complete this task from the panel itself. To do this, a user must access the user settings menu. This requires entering in the current Master Code. All system codes, other than the Installer Code, can be accessed from this menu.
Dylan talks about the communication paths that can be used with a Honeywell Lyric Controller. The system comes with a built-in WIFI card for connecting with a WIFI network. As a result, almost all Lyric Systems use WIFI as a primary communication path. A user can also add a separate cellular module to their Lyric System to have cellular communication as a backup. This is highly recommended, as cellular service will keep the system monitored when the WIFI is down or when the power is out.
Joe discusses the night stay mode feature for Honeywell VISTA Security Systems. This is a type of arming that is similar to regular arm stay. But in night stay, a user can pick certain motion sensors to be active whenever their system is armed in this mode. The motion sensors must have a Response Type of Interior Follower or Interior With Delay to be used in night stay. They must also be set up as a night stay zone. The feature can certainly be useful for larger properties.