Can the Lyric's SiXPIR Motion Be Used to Trigger HomeKit Scenes?

Yes, the Lyric's SiXPIR Motion can be used to trigger HomeKit scenes. Once the Lyric Controller has been paired with Apple HomeKit, the app will recognize any security sensors that have been set up with the Lyric. This includes any motions. The SiXPIR can then be used to trigger scenes.

The SiXPIR sensor is a motion detector that is designed to work exclusively with the Lyric Controller. After the Lyric system has been paired with HomeKit, the Apple Home App will acknowledge any SiXPIR sensors that have been paired with the Lyric. The user can then use the Home App to create and manage home automation scenes. These scenes will automatically activate Z-Wave devices around their home. Once the scene has been set up, the user can then set the automation for that scene to activate when a security sensor detects something. By setting the automation for that scene to be based around the SiXPIR sensor, the user can have the scene trigger when the SiXPIR is activated.

Completing this process is quite simple. First, the SiXPIR sensor must be paired with the Lyric Controller. Next, the Lyric Controller must be synced with Apple HomeKit. Once the integration process is complete, the scene will be managed through the Apple Home App. From the app, click on the plus (+) icon in the top corner of the screen. Then select "Add Scene". The user can then choose between suggested scenes and custom scenes. Next, the user will name the scene and choose an icon for the scene.

At this point, the user will choose the Accessories for the scene. The term "Accessories" refers to the the devices that will be controller during the scene. This does not include the SiXPIR motion that will be used to activate the scene. Choose all the necessary devices and then click "Done" in the upper-right corner of the screen. Please note that only devices that have been added to HomeKit will be able to be added to the scene.

The Accessories that were chosen will then be displayed on the screen. The Accessories for the scene can be changed by selecting "Add Accessories". Long-pressing any Accessory will allow you to adjust the way it activates in the scene. For example, a Z-Wave thermostat can be set to a specific temperature, or a Z-Wave light can be set to turn off instead of powering on. The "Test This Scene" button will have the scene run with its current settings. This is good for making sure that everything has been set up correctly. After adjusting any settings for the devices, click "Done" in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Now that the scene has been established, it must be set to trigger with the SiXPIR Motion Sensor. From the main screen of the Home App, click the "Automation" tab in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Then select "Create New Automation. The app will ask when the automation should occur. Choose the option "A Sensor Detects Something". Then choose the SiXPIR sensor that will be used to activate the scene. Next, choose the scene that was set up earlier. Finally, click "Next" and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.

Did you find this answer useful?

We offer alarm monitoring as low as $10 / month

Click Here to Learn More
Excellent! Happy to hear you got it working.
OK, tried this again and it did indeed work. I stand corrected! I was able to use it to trigger a homekit scene.
I'll try it again but so far, I have not been able to get it to activate except during a walk test
Wired motions (because they have no batteries) do fault each time they detect PIR energy changes in the room. Wireless motions (because they have batteries and therefore need to preserver battery life) will only "fault" once every 3 minutes. As described above, if you exit the room and stay out for 3 minutes, going back into the room should cause the wireless motion to activate right away but if you go into the room and get it to fault and then leave and re-enter within 3 minutes of faulting, it won't activate again until after the 3 minute period expires.
I'm standing there with my phone with the Home app loaded. For every door I open or walk into my wired PIRs, I get an immediate notification of the sensor trip. Never get one from the SixPIR.
Give the motion 3 minutes to restore and wake up. Have someone stand by the panel as you walk by the motion to confirm if they are seeing a motion fault on the Lyric. It could be by the time you get to the panel the fault has already cleared.
If I walk into the room with the sensor and the Lyric is disarmed, nothing happens, no motion notice.
Once the sensor is triggered, the programmed 3 minute transmission lock out begins. This period prevents the motion from being activated again for the next 3 minute period (to preserve battery life) and once the 3 minute period is up, the motion can activate on PIR detection again. Therefore, if you exit the room and stay out for 3 minutes, going back into the room should cause it to activate right away but if you go into the room and get it to fault and then leave and re-enter within 3 minutes of faulting, it won't activate again until after the 3 minute period expires.
How does it wake up? If I walk into the room and the Lyric is disarmed, I get nothing from the PIR.
When the SiXPIR is triggered when the Lyric system is disarmed, it will go sleep for 3 minutes. This trigger will be registered by the system and can be used with HomeKit, but the motion will not trigger again until it wakes back up as long as the system is disarmed.
One point of clarification on this. In order for a SixPIR to be active, I believe the Lyric has to be armed so if you wanted a motion triggered scene in Homekit without the system being armed, you could not use a SixPIR for that purpose. SixPIR only looks for motion while active to save battery.
Yes, I understand but the true beauty of HomeKit integration with Lyric would have been to control the thousands of dollars worth of Zwave devices which are “controlled” with by the Lyric. All this update allowed for is having your disarm button in yet another application. Trust me, if they would have allowed the zwave Controller access to the HomeKit, these Lyrics would be flying off the shelf in droves. Yet, they miss the boat again...
The SixPir Motion is not a Z-wave device but a burglary device which allows it to work with Homekit. Total Connect is idea for controlling your Lyric because it was made specifically for your Lyric. While they made Homekit compatible to allow some use but not full use, I can not really comment on what good Homekit is with controlling the Lyric because it isn't a Honeywell product but an Apple one.
Can’t tell...What is this article talking about? When I found it, I was like “awesome”. However, all my zwave devices controlled by my lyric are nonexistent as “accessories”..What’s up with thst? If HomeKit can tell the lyric whst to do, then I should be able to control my zwave devices through it. I already had an app “total connect”for controlling the system. Whst good is HomeKit if it won’t allow me to utilize the full potential of my Lyric?

Related Products

Lyric Smart Sensor Motion
List Price: $94.00
Our Price: $54.99
Encrypted Wireless System
List Price: $500.00
Our Price: $273.99

Related Categories