How Do I Program a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System?

You can program a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System by accessing the Programming Menu for the system. Within the Programming Menu is the Zones Menu for learning-in new wireless sensors. All of the sensors that are used with the system must be programmed and have their settings configured.

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The Programming Menu for the Honeywell Lyric Controller includes many important options. But the main step when programming the system is to enroll sensors. These sensors will alert the panel whenever they are activated. This can be useful for letting the system know that a door or window has been opened, that a window has been broken or that motion is present in the area. The majority of Lyric users will use wireless sensors with their system. The system accepts both 345 MHz Sensors (Honeywell 5800 Series and 2GIG Sensors), as well as the encrypted Honeywell SiX Series Sensors that are designed exclusively for use with the Lyric Alarm Panel.

Please note that Honeywell SiX Series Sensors can be batch-enrolled with the system. This FAQ covers the batch enrollment process. However, SiX Sensors can also be enrolled with the system like standard 345 MHz sensors. To enroll new sensors with the Lyric Controller, complete the following steps:

1. Enter wireless enrollment mode. Wireless sensors are learned-in with the Honeywell Lyric Controller through its wireless enrollment mode. To access this mode, you must go through the Programming Menu. Start from the main screen of the Honeywell Lyric Controller. Choose Security > Tools > Installer Code (default is 4112) > Program > Zones > Add New. Then press the Serial Number field in the upper-left corner. This will put the panel into its wireless enrollment mode.

2. Enroll the sensor. The Lyric allows sensors to be programmed in one of two ways. The Serial Number can be manually entered, or the sensor can be faulted three times for auto-enrollment. We recommend auto-enrolling sensors, so that way you can be sure that the system recognizes the sensor. If you are auto-enrolling the sensor, activate it three times to learn it in. Each type of sensor is activated in its own unique way. The sensor may have a button or tamper switch that needs to be activated for this purpose. Check the device's manual for more information. Please note that you may need to adjust the RF type in the lower-right corner to get the Lyric System to recognize the sensor. The panel will beep once after the first activation. Then it will beep twice and display the Serial Number for the sensor on the screen after the second activation. After the third activation, the panel will beep three times, and you will be taken back to the previous screen. The Serial Number for the sensor will be entered into the Serial Number field. This indicates that the sensor has been enrolled.

3. Adjust the settings. In order for the sensor to function properly, the settings for the zone must be adjusted. The Loop Number determines what action the sensor will perform. This is important for sensors that can be used for multiple functions and require enrollment with multiple zones. Check the sensor's manual to determine the proper Loop Number. The Zone Descriptors serve as the name for the sensor. The panel will speak out the Zone Descriptors whenever the sensor is activated. Choose a name that will allow you to easily identify the sensor. The Device Type identifies which type of sensor is used. Select the appropriate option based on the sensor type. The Response Type is how the system will respond whenever the sensor is activated. Choose the appropriate option based on how you want the system to respond. Alarm Report should be enabled if you want the system to send an outbound alert to you and/or the central station when this zone causes an alarm. Chime sets the type of sound the system will produce when the sensor is activated. Chime can also be disabled if desired. Supervision should be enabled if you want the panel to actively monitor the sensor for RF supervision. If the sensor goes offline or goes out of range, then the panel will display a trouble condition if supervision is enabled. Make sure that all of the settings have been configured correctly before continuing to the next step.

4. Save and exit. Press "Save" in the bottom-right corner. Any changes that were made will be saved. Then keep pressing the return arrow in the upper-right corner until you are taken back to the home screen.

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