Does the Lyric Controller support Samsung SmartThings?
Yes, the Honeywell Lyric Controller (model LCP500-L) can now share control of the same Z-Wave devices as the Samsung SmartThings automation hub. If you have automation control on Total Connect 2.0, this means you can control the same device from either the Total Connect or SmartThings apps.
As of now, there are no triggers, such as arming the alarm system, that will automate scenes through SmartThings. Same idea with the smart scenes on the TC2 app. There are no new trigger points enabled by enrolling the SmartThings hub with the Lyric. In other words, you can only use security action triggers on smart scenes programmed from TC2, not from the SmartThings app. However, now you can take advantage of the robust SmartThings platform, but still use security related smart scenes through Total Connect 2.0 with the same devices. It is not perfect, but it is getting better. Hopefully Honeywell allows third party hubs like SmartThings to pull in security triggers at some point in the future. We will be sure to announce any changes as we come across them.
After pairing the Lyric and SmartThings together, any node that is included in the Lyric will automatically be pushed to the ST app. Yes, this breaks all the rules of Z-Wave. Normally secondary controllers can simply control devices from the primary, but they cannot include or exclude them. Z-Wave devices cannot be learned into multiple devices normally. Generally they must be excluded from an existing primary controller then included into the new primary. Although secondary controllers offer a second point of manual control they are not designed to add or remove devices from the mesh network. Well, that is not the case with this particular relationship. It seems like Samsung changed something on their end which makes this possible. Not exactly sure what they did, but we are excited at the future prospects of this integration. Now let's get into the details of pairing the controllers.
First make sure that both the Lyric and SmartThings within Z-Wave range of each other. We recommend being within 25 feet, but you may find that it works much further by testing it. If you have enrolled any devices directly into the SmartThings hub we recommend you exclude them, then include them into the Lyric after the Lyric/SmartThings pairing process. From the SmartThings app press "+ add a thing." Then press the "learn" function in advanced tools on the Lyric. From the home screen go to Automation > Down Key > Tools > Advanced Tools > Enter Master or Installer Code (1234 or 4112) > Learn. After the Lyric is recognized by the SmartThings controller you should be able to include a device into the Lyric and see that it then pushes automatically to SmartThings.
As you develop your home automation network, it is important to be cognizant of which type of Z-Wave technology your peripheral devices operate on. The Lyric is equipped with a "classic Z-Wave" or 300 series chipset, which does not support 500 series aka "Z-Wave Plus" features. The SmartThings hub does support Z-Wave Plus so those devices can be enrolled directly to SmartThings. Especially if you want to capitalize on the advantages of the 500 series technology.
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