Honeywell SIXSMOKE Frequently Asked Questions

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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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 Security System?
The Honeywell SiXSMOKE can be auto-enrolled with the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. Learn how to program a Honeywell SiXSMOKE to your Lyric System for smoke and heat detection.
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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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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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