Is the Honeywell Lyric Security System Compatible w/ Google Home?
No, the Honeywell Lyric Security System is not compatible with Google Home. But there are other voice assistants that can be used with the Lyric System. The two most notable are Amazon Alexa through the Total Connect 2.0 platform, and Siri through the Lyric's Apple HomeKit integration.
A compatible voice assistant will allow an end user to control their Lyric System using spoken voice commands. The Lyric Alarm Panel is compatible with a selection of voice assistants. When a Lyric System command is made through a compatible voice assistant (e.g. Alexa or Siri), it will first be passed through an interactive platform (e.g. Total Connect 2.0 or Apple HomeKit), before then being forwarded to the Lyric System itself. The Lyric will then execute the desired command that was initially spoken through the voice assistant. A variety of different security and automation functions can be performed in this manner, depending on which voice assistant is being used. But unfortunately, there is no possible way to integrate the Honeywell Lyric with the Google Home Voice Assistant. Google Home cannot integrate with any of the interactive platforms used with the Lyric System, namely Total Connect 2.0 and Apple HomeKit.
One very popular voice assistant that can be used with the Lyric System is Amazon Alexa. This is possible by setting the system up with the Total Connect 2.0 platform. The system must be monitored with a plan that includes access to Total Connect 2.0 in order for this to work. The user can then use the Total Connect 2.0 Alexa Skill to share their TC2 account information with Amazon Alexa. This will give Alexa permission to arm the system, provide current system status, and perform a variety of smart home automation functions. However, it is not possible to disarm using Alexa voice commands, as such a capability would represent a security risk. More information on setting up the TC2 Alexa Skill for controlling your Lyric System through Amazon Alexa can be found in this FAQ.
Another voice assistant that is frequently used with the Lyric is Apple Siri. This is possible thanks to the integration between the Apple HomeKit platform and the Honeywell Lyric Controller. Once properly configured, you will be able to control your Lyric System from virtually anywhere in the world by making verbal commands through the Siri Voice Assistant on your iPhone. It is important to note though that while the Lyric-HomeKit integration allows for a robust selection of home automation commands, the security commands that you can perform for the Lyric through Apple HomeKit are somewhat limited. More information on pairing a Lyric System with Apple HomeKit for control through Siri Voice can be found here. Please note that your monitoring company must activate the HomeKit feature on your Lyric Panel in order for this to work. This will require active alarm monitoring service.
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