If I Lose My Key Fob Can I Delete it from the System?

Yes, if you lose your key fob it can be deleted from the system. This will prevent the key fob from being used if it is picked up by another individual. The specific process for deleting the key fob will vary between different security systems, so make sure to follow the steps carefully.

When deleting your key fob, you will want to consider what type of security system you have. For example, the process for deleting a key fob from a touchscreen panel will be different than deleting a key fob from a hardwired system with an alphanumeric keypad. Some panels will have a specific section within programming for key fobs, while others will simply have you adjust its settings through zone programming.

If you have a Honeywell VISTA panel, you can delete a key fob through *56 programming. To do this, start by accessing programming mode by entering the Installer Code + [8] + [00]. The default Installer Code is 4112. The Message "Installer Code 20" should be displayed. If you only see a 20 on the display, with no other words, you have a fixed keypad. Press [*99] to exit programming, and return to this point when you have a 6160 or similar keypad. Next, enter zone programming by pressing [*56]. From there, enter in the 2-digit zone number for the first button on the key fob, followed by the [*] key twice. Once the Zone Type (ZT) is displayed, enter in [00] to set it to "Not Used" and disable the zone. Press the [*] key to confirm. You will then be prompted to "Delete Zone?" Press [1] for "Yes". Repeat this process for each button zone that was programmed on the key fob. After the last button zone has been deleted, and you've been returned to the "Enter Zone Number" prompt, press [00] to exit zone programming. Finally, press [*99] to exit programming.

The reserved key fob zones for a VISTA-15P are numbered 49 through 56, while the reserved key fob zones on a VISTA-20P and a VISTA-21iP are numbered 49 through 64. However, any zone above number 8 can be used for a key fob. This is why it is very important to always write down the zone associated with your wireless devices so that you can easily access them later.

On a Honeywell LYNX Touch or a Honeywell Lyric Controller, there is a specific menu for configuring key fob devices. From the home screen, go to Security > More (if using a LYNX Touch) > Tools > enter Installer Code (default is 4112) > Program > Keys. This will take you to key fob programming. Click on the key fob device you want to delete to highlight it. Then select "Delete" at the bottom of the screen. Select "Yes" when the panel asks you if you are sure.

On the Lyric controller, when removing a SiXFOB, you will be prompted to press any key on the fob to complete the deletion process. This will un-pair the fob from the system so it can be used again on a different system. If the SiXFOB has been lost, go ahead and delete it from programming. If someone finds the keyfob and attempts to use it on your system, pressing any button will complete the deletion process, even if this occurs at a much later time.

On a 2GIG GC2 system, press the Go!Control button in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Then enter the Installer Code (the default is 1561). Then choose "System Configuration". A keypad will be displayed. Press the "Skip" button twice to get to "Q3: Select Fob". Use the left and right arrows to locate the key fob you want to delete. Then press the down arrow to select that key fob. Press "0" to disable the key fob. Then press "Next". On the following screen, hit "Edit Next". Then hit "End" in the bottom-right corner of the screen. On the summary screen, make sure the box next to "Save Changes" is checked. Then hit "Exit". The panel will reboot, and the key fob will be disabled.

On a 2GIG GC3 system, press the 2GIG logo in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then enter the Installer Code (the default is 1561). Then choose "System Configurations", followed by "Keyfobs". Locate the key fob you want to delete, and click on it to highlight it. On the right side of the screen, select the "Fob Used" field. Select "Disabled". Next, select "Back to Keyfobs" in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Then choose "Return to System Configuration" in the upper-right corner of the screen. Then hit the back arrow on the left side of the screen. You will be asked to confirm your changes. Select the green "Save" button. You will be taken back to the home screen, and the key fob will be disabled.

On a Qolsys IQ Panel 2, start by clicking on the small grey bar at the top of the screen. Then choose settings, followed by advanced settings. You will then enter in the Installer Code (the default is 1111). Next, choose installation > devices > security sensors > delete sensor. Locate the key fob you want to delete, and then hit the check box on the left to select it. Then hit the "Delete" button at the bottom of the screen. Confirm that you want to delete the sensor by selecting "Ok". Then hit the picture of the house at the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen. The key fob will be deleted from the system.

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