How Do I Connect a Lyric Wireless Security System to WIFI?

You can connect a Lyric Wireless Security System to WIFI by joining the panel to a WIFI network. You will need to know the password for the WIFI network to do this. For an even more reliable connection, a cellular module can also be added to provide the system with a dual-path setup.

Complete the following steps to connect your Lyric Security System to WIFI:

1. Access master programming. From the home screen of the Lyric Controller, go to Security > Tools > enter Master Code (default is 1234). You will now be inside of master-level programming.

2. Scan for access points. From master programming, select "WiFi Config". Then choose "Scan Access Points". The system will beginning searching for WIFI networks in the area.

3. Connect to a network. Find the network that you want to connect to. You may need to use the up and down arrows on the right side of the screen to find the network. The Lyric will only work with 2.4 GHz networks. Once you find the network, click on it to highlight it. Then select "Edit" in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Select the "Password" field, and then enter in the password for the WIFI network (it is case sensitive.) Choose "Save" in the bottom-right corner of the screen. You will be taken back to the previous screen. All of the other programmable fields can usually be left alone. Select the "Join" button at the bottom of the screen. If the password was entered correctly, the Lyric should successfully connect to the network. Select "OK".

4. Check network status. Press the return arrow in the upper-right portion of the screen. You should see your network listed with a checkmark next to it. The bars will display the signal strength. Press the Home button on the front of the panel (the picture of the house) to return to the home screen. You should see a WIFI symbol in the upper-left corner of the screen, indicating that the Lyric is connected to a WIFI network,

The video shown below will provide you with further instructions on connecting a Lyric Controller to a WIFI network:

By connecting your Lyric Controller to a WIFI network, you will be able to access Total Connect services. This will allow you to remotely arm and disarm your panel, and you will be able to perform Z-Wave home automation functions using the Total Connect app if Z-Wave is included in your monitoring plan. WIFI connectivity will also allow you to receive phone and email alerts about any alarm event that occurs, and it will enable your system to send outbound signals to a central monitoring station if this is provided in your monitoring plan.

For added reliability and security, we recommend adding a cellular module in order to provide your system with dual-path connectivity. Using this method, your Lyric will use WIFI as its primary communication method. If WIFI ever goes down, the Lyric will switch to its cellular backup. This will provide you with the incredibly fast speeds of WIFI connectivity along with the added reliability of cellular. Please note that you will need to have a cellular monitoring plan, such as the Alarm Grid Gold Plan, in order to use cellular monitoring with your Lyric Controller. A great cellular module to use with the Lyric is the Honeywell LYRICLTE-A.

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