How Do I Perform a Walk Test on a Honeywell Lyric Controller?

You can perform a walk test on a Honeywell Lyric Controller by having the system enter its walk test mode and then faulting any sensors that need to be tested. Once you finish, you can exit walk test mode by pressing the Home button on the Lyric and entering in your panel's Master Code.


The walk test mode on a Lyric Controller is a great way for you to test your sensors without triggering any false alarms. When the system is in walk test mode, a test mode signal will be sent to the central monitoring station. Faulted zones will be displayed on the screen during the test so that you can confirm successful signal transmission. This will allow you to identify any zones that require troubleshooting.

Note: Even though the panel will transmit a test signal to the central station, you should still contact the central station and ask them to place your system on test mode. More information can be found here.

Complete the following steps to perform a walk test on a Honeywell Lyric Controller:

1. Enter walk test mode. From the home screen of your Lyric, go to Security > Tools > enter installer code (default is 4112) > Test > Walk Test. Your lyric Controller will enter walk test mode. All sirens, as well as all smoke and CO sounders, will sound briefly as part of the test. SiX series motions and glass break detectors will also enter their local test mode. While in walk test, the panel will provide a single beep every 35 seconds as a reminder that test mode is active.

2. Test your sensors. Activate any sensor that you want to test. This usually includes opening doors and windows, triggering motion detectors, pressing a "test" button on smoke and CO detectors. As each zone is faulted, it's descriptor will be displayed, along with a chime sound. A displayed zone means that the device was recognized by the Lyric and is working properly. While in test mode, the SiXPIR will transmit each time it senses motion, and the red LED visible through the front will light, to indicate when it is tripped. The SiXGB should be properly tested using the FG701

3. Exit walk test mode. Once you have tested all of the desired zones and verified the function of all the devices that you wanted to test, you can exit walk test mode. This can be done by pressing the Home button on the front of the Lyric Controller (the picture of the house below the touchscreen) and then entering in your Master Code (the default is 1234). The Lyric should stop beeping, indicating that it has exited walk test mode.

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Hi Troy, Yes, you can test it on the Lyric. The unit is listening for the thumb/impact of the glass being struck and the actual sound of the glass breaking alongside the impact.
Can you test the 5853 on the lyric controller? I've tried putting it into test mode and using the fg701 but nothing. In the lyric operation manual it doesn't even mention glassbreaks under the testing.

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