How do I program a SIXCT to the Lyric security system?

The Lyric Controller is an all-in-one security system with both a wireless receiver, and WIFI communication capability built-in. In addition to supporting all of Honeywell’s 5800 series wireless security devices, it also supports the new SIX Series bi-directional, encrypted wireless devices.

The SIXCT is the dual-purpose, encrypted wireless Door/Window transmitter currently available from Honeywell. Much like its predecessor, the 5816, this device has a built in reed switch, as well as a pair of terminals that a normally closed conventional contact can be wired to. If both the reed switch and the terminals are used, the SIXCT will require programming on 2 separate zones.

To program the SIXCT into the Lyric Controller, enter programming by going to Security > Tools > Installer Code (default is 4112) > Program. If your system has not yet been associated to an AlarmNet Account, you’ll see a screen which asks for AlarmNet360 Username, etc. Press Skip on this screen, and after a few seconds you’ll be taken to the Program, Test, Events screen. Choose Program.

Once in programming, press Zones. There are a few zones with basic programming by default, such as Front Door, Back Door, etc. You can select one of these zones, then press “Edit” or you can go to a zone marked “New” or click “Add New” at the bottom of the screen. The benefit of using the pre-configured zones is that certain aspects of programming, such as the descriptor and the Device Type are already programmed. Any of these settings can be changed, if necessary.

After choosing the zone you wish to use and selecting “Edit”, press the space for Serial Number in the Upper Left. You’ll be taken to a screen with instructions at the top to “Enter Serial No. or Activate Sensor”. Be sure the RF Type at the lower right of the screen says “Contact”. At this point, you can either type in the MAC from the sticker on the device, or you can fault and restore the input on the SIXCT (if using the built-in reed, move the magnet away from the unit until the serial number pops up on the Lyric, then replace it, if using the contact input, open/fault the conventional contact connected to the terminals, then after the MAC pops up, close/restore it). If you type in the serial number, you will still need to transmit with the device to “Pair” the SIXCT with the panel, so it may be easier to learn them in.

NOTE: While in learn mode, the LED on the SIXCT should flash rapidly, 1 second on/1 second off. If it flashes slowly, about once every 4 seconds, it indicates this particular SIXCT is already associated with another Lyric, or with another zone on this Lyric. Also, these devices can sometimes be difficult to learn into the Lyric if they are too close to it. If having difficulty getting a SIXCT to learn in, try moving about 10 feet away from the panel and transmitting again.

After successfully learning/pairing the SIXCT with the zone, press Done at the bottom right. You’ll be taken back to the Zone programming screen. In the upper right, under “Service” select either Reed, or Contact, based on the input being used. Enter the zone descriptors, if necessary. Remember, the Device Types of “Door” and “Window” among others, will automatically speak “Door” or “Window” as the final word of the description when Voice Chime is enabled, so, no need to add these words to the description. Enter the correct Response Type, such as Entry/Exit 1, Perimeter, etc. If being monitored, be sure Alarm Report is “Yes” assuming you want this zone to report to central station. Set your chime option (there are 10 different chime sounds to choose from) and Supervision should be set to Supervised. If you hit the down arrow to the right of the programming screen, you’ll see “Supervision Time (minutes)” is set to 60. This can’t be changed. Press “Save” at the bottom right, when finished.

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