How Do I Add Panic Switches to My Lyric?

You can add panic switches to your Lyric by putting the system into its wireless enrollment mode and then faulting the panic switch three times to auto-enroll it. From there, you must configure its programming settings so that the system responds properly when the device is activated.

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In order for a wireless panic button to work with a Lyric, it must operate at 345 MHz. This is the wireless frequency used by the Honeywell 5800 Series devices. Additionally, some users may also use a Honeywell SiXFOB as a panic button. This device operates at 2.4 GHz, and it is designed exclusively for use with the Lyric Controller.

For this FAQ, we will assume the user is learning a conventional panic switch rather than a key fob used as a panic button. If you are learning-in a key fob instead, we have other FAQs that can help you. This FAQ will show you how to add a SiXFOB to a Lyric. This other FAQ will help you add a Honeywell 5834-4 to a Lyric.

Complete the following steps to add a 345 MHz wireless panic switch to a Honeywell Lyric Controller:

1. Enter enrollment mode. Start from the main screen of the Honeywell Lyric. Choose Security > Tools > Installer Code (default 4112) > Program > Zones > Add New > Serial Number. The Lyric will now be in its wireless enrollment mode.

2. Learn-in the device. Make sure the RF Type in the bottom-right corner is set to 5800. Fault the panic switch to transmit a signal to the Lyric System. Most panic switches have a button for this purpose. You may need to press and hold the button for a few seconds for the command to go through. The panel will beep to confirm successful transmission. Then fault the panic switch a second time. Some models will require you to activate a reset key before it can be faulted multiple times. Activate the reset key if necessary. After the second fault, the panel should beep twice, and a Serial Number will be displayed. Fault the sensor a third time, again activating the reset key if needed. After the third transmission, you will be taken back to the previous screen. The sensor will be learned-in.

3. Configure the settings. Go through an configure the settings as needed. Choose the appropriate Loop Number for the device. The appropriate Loop Number should be set after auto-enrolling the sensor. But you can check the device's manual to confirm. Use the Zone Descriptor options to provide a name for the device. Set the Response Type to Police, Fire or Medical. You can also set it to Other, though this is less common. Select an appropriate Response Type for your needs. Alarm Report should be set to Yes. Chime can be disabled. Supervision should be Supervised. Press Save in the bottom-right corner when finished.

4. Return to main screen. After saving your changes, keep pressing the return arrow in the upper-right corner. You will eventually be taken back to the main screen. Your panic switch should then work as programmed.

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