Honeywell SIXSMOKE Frequently Asked Questions

Smoke Detector vs. Heat Detector
A smoke detector responds to the presence of smoke. A heat detector responds to unusually high temperatures. Both indicate that there is a fire. Learn about fire-safety products.
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Why Won't My New SiX Series Device Program Into My Lyric Panel?
Newer SiX Series Sensors have an updated MAC prefix. The new MAC prefix requires that the system is running Firmware MR7 or higher to support it. Learn about the Lyric Controller.
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Which Systems Do the Honeywell Wireless Smokes Tap Into?
Honeywell Wireless Smoke Detectors are designed for Honeywell Systems. But there are some other systems that can support these devices. Learn about Honeywell Smoke Detectors.
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Are Honeywell Smokes Compatible w/ Google Home?
A Honeywell Smoke Detector will not work with Google Home, even if the panel's interactive service is compatible. Find out why smoke detectors are incompatible with Google Home.
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Which Sensors are Compatible with the Lyric Alarm System?
The Lyric Security System will support encrypted Honeywell SiX Series Sensors that operate at 2.4 GHz. It will also support sensors that operate at 345 MHz. This includes any Honeywell 5800 Series Sensor and any 2GIG Sensor. Find out which sensors are compatible with the Lyric Controller.
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How Do I Batch Enroll SiX Series Sensors on a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
It is very easy to batch enroll SiX Series Sensors on a Honeywell Lyric Controller. The first step is to put the Lyric Controller into batch enrollment mode. Then power on the SiX Series Sensor. The sensor will be paired automatically. Learn more about the Honeywell SiX Series Sensors.
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Honeywell 5800COMBO vs Honeywell SiXSMOKE
The 5800COMBO and the SiXSMOKE are both fire-safety devices from Honeywell. The 5800COMBO provides smoke, heat and CO detection, while the SiXSMOKE only provides smoke and heat detection. However, the SiXSMOKE is encrypted, while the 5800COMBO is not. Learn more about these two devices.
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Can Honeywell 5800COMBOs be Interlinked?
An unfortunate downside of the Honeywell 5800COMBO is that multiple units of these devices cannot be interlinked. This means that there is no way to set-up a "one go, all go" function with 5800COMBO devices. However, this can be done on Honeywell SiXSmokes. Learn more about the 5800COMBO.
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How Does a Fire Detector Work?
There are two primary methods for detecting a fire. These are through either smoke detection and heat detection. For that reason, a "fire detector" is more commonly referred to as a "smoke detector" or a "heat detector". There are also combo smoke and heat sensors. Learn more about these devices.
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What's the Best Place to Install a Smoke Detector?
When choosing a location for a smoke detector, there are some things to remember. For example, it should be placed away from any vents or ducts that might affect its performance. It should also be at least 10 feet away from any kitchen appliances. Learn more about where to place a smoke detector.
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