How do I program a SIXPIR 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 SIXPIR is an encrypted wireless, bi-directional, Passive Infra-Red motion detector. It has a detection area of 40 feet by 56 feet, and 90 degrees. The bi-directional nature of the SIXPIR allows the Lyric to tell the sensor when the system is armed, or disarmed. When the panel is in the disarmed state, the sensor is inactive, which allows it to conserve battery life.
The SIXPIR comes from the factory with the back plate installed, and a battery tab inserted, to keep the unit powered down prior to installation. When programming the device, it is best to remove the back plate, but leave the battery tab in place until you’re ready to learn the device into a zone.
To program the SIXPIR 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 at the lower right of this screen, and after a few seconds you’ll be taken to a screen with the options of “Program”, “Test”, and “Events”. Choose “Program”.
Once in programming, press Zones. Zones 1 and 2 are hardwired zones, and can’t be programmed with wireless sensors, so choose any zone 3 or above. 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” then “Edit” or click “Add New”. 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.
Once on the “Edit” screen of the zone you’ve chosen, 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 “Motion”. At this point, you can either type in the MAC from the sticker on the device, or you can pull the battery tab, which will power up the SIXPIR and cause it to transmit and pair itself with the panel. If you choose to type in the MAC, you’ll still need to transmit with the device to pair it, so it’s simpler to transmit and learn/pair it at the same time.
NOTE: While in learn mode, the LED on the SIXPIR should flash rapidly, 1 second on/1 second off. If it flashes slowly, about once every 4 seconds, it indicates this particular SIXPIR is already associated with another Lyric. In addition, these devices can sometimes be difficult to learn into the Lyric if they are too close to it. If having difficulty getting a SIXPIR to learn in, try moving about 10 feet away from the panel and transmitting again. You can use the tamper for this.
After successfully learning/pairing the SIXPIR with the zone, press “Done” at the bottom right. You’ll be taken back to the Zone programming screen. Enter the zone descriptors, if necessary. When “Motion Sensor” is selected as the Device type, (it is selected by default when you choose “RF Type” of “Motion” while entering the MAC address) the available “Response Types” are “Interior Follower, Perimeter, Day/Night, Interior With Delay, Resident Monitor, Resident Response, General Monitor, and General Response”. Be sure "Alarm Report" is “Yes” assuming you want this zone to report to central station. In the past, chime was not available for interior zone types, but you can enable 1 of up to 10 different chime sounds for motion zones on the Lyric, though chime is disabled by default. 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 60, and can’t be changed. Also, by default, Pet Immunity is set to “No”. If you want to take advantage of the up to 80 pound pet immunity feature of the SIXPIR, set this to “Yes”. Be sure to “Save” at the lower right when finished.
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