Honeywell SIXSMOKE Frequently Asked Questions

Will a Smoke Detector Detect Heat?
Not all smoke detectors are designed to detect the presence of high heat. These sensors will only detect high heat if that is a specific function of the device. Otherwise, a smoke detector will only detect smoke, and nothing more. Learn more about smoke detectors and their functionality.
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Are Honeywell's Wireless Sensors Encrypted?
Honeywell's SiX Series wireless sensors are secured using 128-bit AES encryption to prevent signal tampering. Honeywell's 5800 series wireless sensors do not provide this feature. The 5800 series 4-button keyfobs, do provide a rolling code encryption to make remote arming and disarming more safe.
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What Wireless Sensors Can I Use with the Honeywell Lyric Controller?
When looking for a new wireless sensor for a Honeywell Lyric Controller, you will want to choose a 5800 Series sensor or a SiX Series sensor. Any of these sensors will work well with the Lyric Controller. Check out the Alarm Grid website to find great wireless sensors for the Lyric Controller.
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How Do Alarm Sensors Communicate?
The method that an alarm sensor uses to communicate with the panel varies depending upon the type of sensor. Common communication methods include a wireless RF signal, a hardwired connection and WIFI communication. Continue reading to learn more.
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How Do I Perform a Walk Test on a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
A walk test can be performed on a Honeywell Lyric Controller by putting the system into walk test mode and then faulting any sensor that you want to test.
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How do I program a SiXSmoke to a Lyric Gateway?
Since the Lyric Gateway doesn't provide access to user programming, you must contact your alarm monitoring company to program a SiXSmoke sensor to the device.
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How Do I Program a SiXSMOKE to a Lyric Security System?
Only an alarm company monitoring the Honeywell Lyric Gateway can program a SiXSMOKE to the security system. Learn why this is and how to program a SiXSMOKE.
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Can Apartment Dwellers Install a Security System?
Yes, installing a wireless, self contained security system makes it easy for apartment dwellers to do. Find out why a wireless security system is ideal
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How Do I Determine the Age of a Honeywell Wireless Smoke Detector?
When Honeywell smokes are made, a date code sticker is affixed to indicate the date when this occurred. Read on and learn how to interpret this date code.
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How do I add a SIXSMOKE to my Lyric?
The Honeywell SIXSMOKE features a Photoelectric Smoke detector, and a Fixed as well as a Rate-of-Rise Heat sensor. See how to add a SIXSMOKE to a Lyric system.
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