How Do I Connect the Lyric Security System to HomeKit?

REVISED: The process has slightly changed with the new iOS firmware updates. We have updated this faq to reflect screenshots from those changes. The video still shows the look from older iOS firmware.

You can connect the Lyric Security System to HomeKit by downloading the Apple Home App to an iOS device and then adding the Lyric Controller. The Lyric will need to be on the latest firmware. Also, both the iOS device and the Lyric Controller will need to be on the same WIFI network.

For more information about syncing a Lyric Controller with Apple HomeKit, please consult this guide. Complete the following steps to connect the Lyric Security System with Apple HomeKit:

1. Update the Lyric's firmware. In order to sync with HomeKit, the Lyric Controller will need to have the latest firmware version installed. If you need to update the Lyric's firmware, you can do so right from the panel as long as the Lyric has an active monitoring account.

From the home screen of the Lyric go to Security > Tools > enter the Installer Code (the default is 4112) > Update Firmware. The Update Firmware button will become greyed-out, showing that it was selected. If you don't have the Update Firmware button, your Lyric is on a very old version and you will need to request the update from your monitoring company.

You can then return to the Lyric home screen by pressing the picture of the house that is found on the front of the panel. If the system was not on the latest firmware, the panel will reboot to complete the update. A firmware update for the Lyric can also be made by contacting your alarm monitoring company and having them manually run the update to the panel.

2. Download the Home App. In order to use HomeKit, you will need to have the Apple Home App. This app is installed by default, but if deleted, it can be downloaded for free from the App Store on any iOS device that is running iOS Version 10 or higher. The app is identified by a yellow house with a white background.

3. Connect to WIFI. When syncing the Lyric Controller with HomeKit, both the Lyric and the iOS device will need to be on the same WIFI network. Continue to the next step once they are both on the same network. Bluetooth should also be enabled on the iOS device.

4. Add the Lyric Controller. This step will vary slightly if the Lyric has been previously set up with HomeKit. In this case, you will first need to reset the system's HomeKit settings:

To do this, start from the home screen of the Lyric Controller. Then choose Security > Tools > enter the Master Code (the default is 1234) > Advanced > Reset HomeKit. Then follow the steps outlined here to pair the Lyric with HomeKit.

Once the Lyric is ready, from the Apple Home App, select the plus (+) icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then select "Add Accessory". Choose the "More options..." selection. This option will be present near the top of the popup in orange letters.

The Lyric system should be displayed in the list of accessories. The Lyric can be identified by a name that starts with "LyricAIO". Select your Lyric controller. If you do not see it, complete the 'Reset HomeKit' process, as shown above, and reboot the Lyric (Security > Tools > enter the Master Code (the default is 1234) > Advanced > Reboot).

You will then need to obtain the Lyric's HomeKit code. From the Lyric Controller, enter in the system's Master Code (the default is 1234) when prompted for a code on the Lyric screen. After successfully entering in the Master Code, an 8-digit code will be displayed on the screen. Take the code that is provided, and enter it into the Home App. As an alternative, you can select "Use Camera" and use the phone's camera to capture the code. Once the code is either manually entered or captured using the iOS device's camera, the pairing process will begin. Once complete, the Lyric will return to the home screen.

5. Finish the integration. From here, the Apple HomeKit App will walk you through the remainder of the integration process. Follow the steps outlined in the app to complete the pairing. It will ask you to select the location of the Lyric, allowing you to rename it if you choose, select one of the default automation sequences you may want it to perform, then provide confirmation that the Lyric has been added.

NOTE: After a recent update from Honeywell/Resideo, we've found that if you attempt to pair the Lyric Controller with HomeKit, and the pairing fails, it is best to perform a hard reboot on the Lyric Panel (power down by disconnecting battery and transformer, then power back up by reconnecting first the battery, then the transformer). Next, perform a hard reboot on the Apple HomeKit Hub. Once both devices are fully powered up, attempt the pairing again.

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Just to clarify, does HomeKit support require a monthly fee? I'd like to use HomeKit sensors in my home automation programs such as turn on a hallway light when motion is detected. The lights are already controllable by HomeKit and would not be part of Lyric.
Thanks you are just a bit late. I called the alarm company like you said and they enabled it.
Try resetting HomeKit. In the Lyric go to Security > Tools > Master Code (default is 1234) > Advanced. The option to Reset HomeKit should show up at the bottom left of that screen. If it does not, then HomeKit is not enabled currently in the Lyric. The monitoring company you're using will need to enable it for you. If it does show up, press it, confirm, then start over with trying to pair the Lyric to HomeKit.
I followed the directions and rebooted both devices and HomeKit does not recognize or locate the Lyric Controller. It is using firmware 01.09.07755.491. Not sure if these instructions are out of date. This controller may have already been used. I purchased it from eBay as new. What option would I have it has been tied to a HomeKit hub already?

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