Can I connect to a Lyric security system with an iPad?

Can I connect to a Lyric Security System with an iPad?

Yes, an iPad can connect to a Lyric Security System.

There are two methods of connecting to the Lyric Security System from the iPad. Before this can happen though, the Lyric itself will need to be connected to a cellular network or internet connected WIFI network. The Lyric ships with a ready to use WIFI module that’s ready to use and built into the system. It also has a bay on the side of the system that allows a user to easily install a Verizon or AT&T cellular communicator. The Lyric can use WIFI communication, Cellular communication or a combination of both. When using a combination of the two communication methods in a Dual Path setup, the system will automatically switch to an active path if one of the communication paths goes down. All of the systems alarm and system communication can be transmitted over either path.

The first method we will cover for connecting an iPad to Lyric is through the app called “My Home Controller”. This app can be downloaded for free onto an Apple or Android smart device - iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and smartphones are all able to use this app. This app allows a smart device to control the Lyric over the local WIFI network and it has the exact same user interface. The downside to this app is that the Lyric and smart device will need to be on the same WIFI network. For remote access, an end user will want to use Total Connect 2.0.

The second method for connecting to the Lyric with an iPad is using Total Connect 2.0. This an app that can be accessed through a web browser or downloaded to an apple or android smart device. Total Connect 2.0 gives the user remote access to arm/disarm the system, select where alert notifications are sent, control and program home automation devices, get the system status and even look through Honeywell IPCAMs that are connected to the system.

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Okay still reading everything I can on this to solve my own issues and I see there is a Zone Response Type Matrix in the Install Guide. In it it has they types of devices and the response types associated with each. The "OTHER" type device has ALL of the possible response types (including MONITOR but that one only defaults to envornmental type devices and OTHER). The 24hr Types are only with things like Police, Fire, etc and OTHER. Can I change the device type of the motion sensor to OTHER and then select monitor? Will that screw up anything else with an ARMED state reporting motion as a Fault? Also on the Gun room I would have to change those door sensors to type "OTHER" to then select a 24HR monitoring. I am not sure this OTHER thing would work any way but that is how it reads. It just doesnt tell me that my deselecting a DOOR type and making it "OTHER" that I would lose any capability either. I am not that helpless... LOL . Thanks in advance.
OK I am stumped on one thing. 1.) I can't find MONITOR as one of the choices for Zone types. There are about 8 but they all make a sound at the panel. Since this motion sensor is in our hallway the sensor will be going off all the time with an announcement from the panel. The only one that doesn't announce is the MONITOR but its not there...? Wierd. I tried General Monitor but the announcement every time!!! Thanks as always. Todd
You're welcome!
Thanks so much. I am buying the August now (actually going to replace the Gen 1 I have had for a few years).
Hi Todd, 1. The August Smart Lock Pro+ Connect supports WIFI and Z-Wave, you can read about it here: 2. There are currently no partitions available on the Lyric, but you could program the zones covering the gun room as 24 hour, meaning basically they're always armed. Then, when you want to enter that area, you'd have to bypass those zones. Other users would still be able to bypass these zones as well, but you can set up a notification alert (through Total Connect 2.0, but not through Home Kit) to let you know if those zones are being bypassed. 3. The Lyric has zone types specifically created for allowing you to keep track of activity in a certain area. These zones can activate a local, audible alert, without sending any alarm to the monitoring station. These zone types are always active, regardless if the panel is armed or disarmed. If you check out the Lyric Install Guide ( ) on Page 20, there is a description of how each zone type behaves. Check the General Monitor, General Response, Resident Monitor and Resident Response zone types.
Julia you seem to be THE person to ask these stumpers for... I have at least two more (maybe three)! LOL So with the HW Lyric system can I 1. Get a door deadbolt lock that is both Homekit and Z wave capable (So it will work with both Homekit and Lyric). 2. I know Vista has partitions but I would love to have them on the Lyric system. I have a gun room with a couple sensors (Door and motion) SIXt that I would like to always stay armed unless I specifically dis arm it. 3. I have an adopted son who is a bit of a unpredictable kid. I would like to know if I can see if the motion detector is getting triggered in the hallway in the middle of the night. He has admitted to sneaking out in the past. I can't find a log entry for a triggered motion sensor without arming the alarm. We don't usually arm the alarm honestly because he would walk out of the house without disarming it to get the school bus and we would wake up to the alarm... Thanks Todd
If it connected to your security system, then it could control your security system just like you were in front of your panel. You would be able to arm/disarm via the app and see what sensors are being faulted.
Thanks Julia. Does it then operate just like a panel?
Unfortunately, Apple won't allow an App to run forever when there's no activity on it (like an Android will) so you can't really do this with an iPad, but you could do it with an Android Tablet running the MyHomeController App.
Can I use an iPad as another controller that will stay on like the Lyric controller? I want to wall mount it next to my bed and I would rather put an iPad on the wall instead of a Honeywell controller so it is multi function. Problem is I want the MYHOMECONTROLLER app to be ON all the time. Is that possible? Does it auto log out? Will it keep the iPad awake? Todd
The MyHomeController app will allow you to connect to the Lyric with your iPad over the WIFI network that the system is connected to. Total Connect 2.0 is the other app that you can use with the Lyric system, but you will need the system to get activated for monitoring with an alarm company to use this app. The app does have a demo built in, if you are interested download the app and click on the Test Drive button to try it out.
several 'total connect apps' which one should i use on an iPad

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