How Do I Program a Z-Wave Lock into a Lyric Security System?

You can program a Z-Wave lock into a Lyric Security System through the panel's automation menu. The entire process involves clearing the lock, programming the lock, installing the lock and testing the lock. A Z-Wave lock can be controlled both from the Lyric System and from Total Connect.


Complete the following steps to set up a Z-Wave lock for use with a Lyric Controller:

1. Clear the lock. It is very common for a Z-Wave lock to be paired with a Z-Wave network before it even leaves the factory. This is often done for testing purposes. With this in mind, a Z-Wave lock should always be cleared from the Z-Wave network before attempting to enroll it with the Lyric Controller.

To clear a Z-Wave lock from the Z-Wave network, start by bringing the lock to the Lyric Controller. Then, from the home screen of the Lyric Controller, go to Automation > down arrow > Tools > Exclude Devices. This will put the Lyric Controller in its Z-Wave exclusion mode.

With the Lyric in this mode, activate the inclusion function on the lock itself. Some locks have an inclusion button on the back of the device. But others will require you to enter in a specific code on the keypad. Consult the instruction manual for the lock if you are unsure of how to activate its inclusion function. After the inclusion function has been activated, the Lyric should display a message stating that a device has been removed from the network.

2. Enroll the lock. Now that the lock has been removed from the Z-Wave network, it can be enrolled with the Lyric Controller. From the Exclusion Screen on the Lyric, press the return arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then choose "Include Devices". The Lyric will enter into inclusion mode.

With the Lyric in its inclusion mode, activate the inclusion function on the lock. This is the same process that was used when excluding the lock from the network. Once the function on the lock has been activated, the Lyric Controller should display a message stating that the lock has been enrolled.

You will then have the opportunity to name the lock that has been enrolled. Most users give the lock a name that is easy for them to recognize, such as "Front Door" or "Side Door".

3. Install the lock. With the lock included with the Lyric Controller, it can now be installed into the door. The old lock must be removed, and the new lock will be put in its place. The actual process for installing the lock will depend upon the type of lock that is being used. Consult the manual for the lock for more information regarding the installation process.

4. Test the lock. From the Inclusion Screen on the Lyric, press the return arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then press this same arrow second time. Then choose "Locks". The lock that was enrolled should be displayed on the screen. Click on it. You will then be able to click on the lock in order to lock and unlock your door. Make sure that your door is able to successfully lock and unlock. If the door is able to lock and unlock from the panel, then the Z-Wave lock was enrolled and installed successfully.

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Yes you will lose functionality. Most importantly, you will lose the ability to push user codes from the panel and auto-create pins on the lock. That is something that can only be accomplished with a z-wave lock. Also, automated rules on Total Connect and Apple HomeKit have some differences. TC can use a wider range of security triggers such as non-burglary type zone faults. Whereas HK is limited to arming triggers and only burglary type (door, window, motion) zone faults. HK does not support life safety and environmental type sensors which is why it cannot use their status as trigger points. If you are OK with local pin management on the lock the HK lock should be fine.
I have the Homekit funciton working on the Lyric and use Home a lot but I am hoping that by getting the Homekit version and not the Zwave that I wont lose any functionality within Lyric? Lock / Unlock /Bypass etc
It's really up to you. If you are planning to not monitor the Lyric, the Z-Wave lock may be a better option as the system will likely need a firmware upgrade to use the HomeKit feature. This firmware upgrade can be downloaded to the panel after it becomes active on monitoring. The Z-Wave controller in the system doesn't need any firmware upgrade to operate and can be used right out of the box.
I am looking at locks that will work with my Lyric and Homekit systems. Yale YRD256iM1 is the homekit compatible one and the Yale YRD256xxx has different Zwave options. Should I get the iM1 (homekit) version or a Zwave version?
Thanks for your reply. I contacted Yale and it appears that I purchased a lock with the wrong Z-Wave module installed. Apparently, not all yrd226zw2619 part numbers are the same, and contain different Z Wave modules. Lesson learned....
Hi Phil, I may suggest to reset the locks. Perform an exclusion for them from the panel and then perform the reset feature. The reset is detailed in the lock's user guide. Once the lock has been reset, attempt the inclusion process again, if possible try to bring your panel as close to the lock as you can during inclusion.
I purchased the YALE YRD226 and have installed the lock and enrolled the device. The devices says STILL NOT READY LOCK.... I have joined and left the network 4 different times, and I now have 4 locks that say STILL NOT READY LOCK..... From Total Connect, I can see all 4 locks, none of which do anything when I click on Unlocked. Any suggestions????

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