Honeywell Lyric Alarm System Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Home Security System?
Most users would consider either the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 or the Honeywell Lyric Controller to be the best home security system. Both are excellent all-in-one panels that offer tremendous functionality and a great end user experience. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and the Lyric Controller.
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What Does Bypassing a Sensor Accomplish?
Whenever you bypass a sensor before arming, the sensor that you bypass will essentially remain disarmed, while the other sensors will still arm as normal. You must individually set each sensor to bypass each time you arm your system. Learn more about bypassing sensors on a security system.
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How Do I Install a Lyric Security System?
Performing a clean install of a Lyric Controller is actually a relatively simple process that can be completed by many end users with the proper tools. However, mounting the system onto a wall will require some wiring and some drywall cutting. Learn more about installing a Lyric Controller.
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What is the Difference Between AlarmNet & Total Connect?
Total Connect is an interactive service for Honeywell security systems that is hosted on AlarmNet servers. Honeywell owns and operates AlarmNet as its primary network for security communications. End users manage their systems through Total Connect. Learn more about Total Connect and AlarmNet.
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Is the Honeywell Lyric Z-Wave Compatible?
The Honeywell Lyric comes included with Z-Wave function. This allows the panel to sync with Z-Wave devices. These Z-Wave devices can be integrated into a user's home automation setup, and they can be controlled remotely using the Total Connect app. Learn more about Z-Wave on the Honeywell Lyric.
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Do I Need Monitoring if I Have Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com?
In order to use Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com, you will need to have a security panel that is actively monitored by an alarm monitoring company. Without monitoring service, you panel will not be able to connect with either of these services. Learn more about Total Connect 2.0 and Alarm.com.
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Can I Program My Alarm Using Just Total Connect 2.0?
Most alarm system programming is done at the panel and cannot be completed through the Total Connect 2.0 service. Total Connect 2.0 is mostly for interacting with your system once it has already been programmed, not for actually setting up the system. Read on to learn more about Total Connect.
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Can I Add Sensors to My Home Alarm on My Own?
Programming sensors to a home alarm system is a task that can be completed by an end user. To do this, the user will need to know the Installer Code for their system. This code will allow the user to access zone programming so that they can program a sensor. Learn more about adding sensors.
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How Do I Add a Cellular Module to a Lyric Controller?
The Lyric features an expansion slot on its side where a cellular module can be added. Within advanced settings, there is an option for installing a cellular communicator. Put the Lyric into this mode, and then insert the module into the slot. Keep reading to learn more about this Lyric add-on.
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How Long Does a House Alarm Sound For?
The alarm on a security system will sound for as long as the bell timeout is set for. Many panels feature separate timeout settings for fire alarms and burglary alarms. Most panels allow users to easily access these settings through the Installer menu. Learn more about bell timeout settings.
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