How Do I Cut the Time Delay on My Honeywell Lynx Touch Alarm System?

You can cut the time delay on your Honeywell alarm system by accessing the programming menu of your panel and adjusting the entry and exit delays to the desired length. Two different entry delays can be programmed into the panel to allow for disarm time limits that vary between zones.

Complete the following steps to change the time delay on your Honeywell alarm system:

1. Access the programming menu. On the home screen of your panel, go to Security > More > Tools > enter installer code (default is 4112) > Program. You will now be at the programming menu of your panel.

2. Access system settings. Press the down arrow and then select "System Settings". You will now be at the system settings menu.

3. Adjust the entry and exit delays. Click on the settings for "Entry Delay 1", "Entry Delay 2" and "Exit Delay" respectively to adjust each of these time delays for your panel. When Entry Delay 1 and 2 are different, Entry Delay 2 should always be longer than Entry Delay 1. Select "Save" in the bottom right corner of the screen when you have finished.

4. Apply the delays. From the programming menu, select "Zones". Select the zone you want to adjust to highlight it. Then select "Edit" at the bottom of the screen. Click on "Response Type". Then set it to either "Entry Exit 1" or "Entry Exit 2" depending on which entry delay you want to apply to that zone. Select "Save" in the bottom right corner of the screen when you have finished.

The two entry delay options refer to the amount of time a person will have to disarm the panel, once they've opened that particular door, before a signal will be sent to the user and/or the central monitoring station. This can be useful for people who want to assign different entry delays to separate zones.

For example, if it takes you a little bit longer to access your security panel from your back door than from your front door, you might set "Entry Delay 1" to 30 seconds and "Entry Delay 2" for 60 seconds. You would then set the zone for your front door to "Entry Exit 1" and the zone for your back door to "Entry Exit 2".

Entry delay can be set between zero and four minutes. If entry delay is set to zero (none), then the user must use the a keyfob or the Total Connect app to disarm the panel. Otherwise, the user and/or the central monitoring station will be immediately informed when the zone is faulted while the system is armed.

Exit delay refers to the amount of time that the panel will wait before arming zones set for delay, once the system has been armed. For example, if the exit delay is set to 60 seconds, then the system will wait 60 seconds after being armed before the zones programmed as Entry/Exit 1 or 2 become active. Perimeter zones, which provide no delay, will still be active immediately. In order to prevent false alarms, exit delay cannot be turned off entirely. Exit delay can be set between 45 seconds and 2 minutes.

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