How Do I Program a Honeywell SiXGB to the Lyric Security System?

You can program a Honeywell SiXGB to the Lyric Security System by putting the panel into its SiX Programming mode and then powering on the sensor. The Lyric should recognize the enrollment signal from the SiXGB. You can also press the sensor's tamper switch to send an enrollment signal.

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The Honeywell SiXGB is a wireless glass break sensor that is part of the Honeywell SiX Series Lineup for use with the Lyric Alarm System. It offers a 25-foot detection radius, and it includes LED lights for providing status. The sensor uses 128-bit AES encryption for enhanced wireless security, and it has a wireless signal range of up to 300 nominal feet. It uses a single lithium CR123A battery for power.

Complete the following steps to enroll a Honeywell SiXGB with a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System:

1. Access SiX Sensor Programming. The Lyric has a special mode for enrolling SiX Series devices. To access this mode, start from the main screen of the Lyric, and choose Security > Tools > enter the Installer Code (default 4112) > Program > down arrow on right side of screen > SiX Programming.

2. Transmit signal to panel. You must now trigger the SiXGB so that it sends an enrollment signal to the panel. This is done by powering on the sensor. First open up the sensor by pressing it against its back plate and twisting the sensor counterclockwise. It should pull right off the back plate.

If it is your first time using the sensor, remove the battery tab to power on the sensor. Otherwise, just pull out the lithium CR123A battery, and then reinsert it. If you do not have a lithium CR123A battery for the sensor, then add a fresh one. The sensor should begin flashing a green LED light as it transmits an enrollment signal to the panel. The Lyric should display the sensor on the screen once it has been detected.


If you are having trouble getting the Lyric to notice the SiXGB, then you can try clicking the tamper switch for the sensor. This will force a signal transmission, and it can get the pairing process to go a little bit faster. Please note that it may take about (20) to (30) seconds for the Lyric to recognize the sensor. This is normal. In most cases, pressing the tamper switch will not be necessary, but it can be good for speeding up the process in some cases.


3. Program sensor settings. With the sensor highlighted blue on the SiX Programming Screen, click Edit in the bottom-left. You will then configure the settings for the sensor. The device's Serial Number will be displayed in the upper-left corner (we covered ours up). The Sensor Type, battery level, and signal strength will all be display in the upper-right for your convenience.


For settings, the Response Type determines how the system responds when the sensor is faulted or activated. In other words, this represents the action the system will take when the SiXGB detects the sound of glass breaking. Most users set a Response Type of Perimeter, which will trigger an immediate alarm if the sensor is faulted while the system is Armed, but no action will be taken if the sensor is faulted while the system is Disarmed. Please refer to this FAQ for more information about Lyric Response Types.

You can set a Chime to trigger when this sensor is activated. Most users leave Chime disabled for glass break detectors, but the option is available. The two (2) Description fields are used for naming the sensor. Choose a name that will help you easily recognize the SiXGB sensor. The Alarm Report and Supervision boxes should be filled in green if you want those features active.

Alarm Report is necessary for sending out alarm signals to AlarmNet so that they can be forwarded to a central station and/or Total Connect 2.0, depending on the user's monitoring plan. Supervision will have the Lyric make sure that the SiXGB checks-in with the system periodically. Keep Supervision enabled if you want the system to display a trouble condition if the SiXGB fails to check-in. Lastly, set the Sensitivity Level in the bottom-right. We usually recommend low or medium security to prevent false alarms. Click Save in the bottom-right corner once you have finished configuring the settings.

4. Return home. After clicking Save in the bottom-right to save your changes, return to the home screen by repeatedly pressing the return arrow in the upper-right corner.

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