Which Response Types Can I Use With the Honeywell SiXPIR?

There are a few different Response Types you can use with the Honeywell SiXPIR. The available selections for the Honeywell SiXPIR Response Type include Interior Follower, Perimeter, Day/Night, Interior With Delay, Resident Monitor, Resident Response, General Monitor and General Response.

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A unique aspect of the SiX Sensors is that you cannot choose any possible Device Type for the zone. This is not the case for the older 5800 Series Sensors, where you can set the Device Type to basically any option you want. For a 5800 Series Sensor, setting the Device Type to "Other" will allow you to choose any possible Response Type. This includes Response Types that would not be normally used with a particular type of sensor.

SiX Series Sensors are intelligent devices. When one of these sensors is enrolled with the Lyric, the system knows the type of sensor. If a SiXPIR is enrolled with the panel, then the only available Device Types are "Motion Sensor" and "New". If you select "New", this tells the system the sensor is "Not Used". With that in mind, the only real option is "Motion Sensor". And by choosing "Motion Sensor" you will be limited to a select set of Response Types.

Many people wonder if there is a Response Type of Occupancy Sensor that can be used with the SiXPIR. Unfortunately, there is not an Occupancy Sensor Response Type available with the Lyric Controller. An occupancy sensor is a motion sensor that can automatically adjust the building's lights or temperature based upon detected movement in an area. The SiXPIR cannot do this directly. However, the sensor can be used with smart scenes through Total Connect 2.0 to control smart home automation devices.

In the past, the Response Types available when a SiXPIR was learned into a Lyric Controller were somewhat limited. However, recently the available Response Types have been updated to include several of the monitor zone types. The following Response Types are available for the SiXPIR with the Device Type of Motion Sensor:

  • Interior Follower: An immediate alarm triggers if the zone is faulted while the system is Armed Away, unless an Entry/Exit Zone is faulted first.
  • Perimeter: An immediate alarm triggers if the zone is faulted while the system is Armed, unless the zone is bypassed manually.
  • Day/Night: An immediate alarm triggers if the zone is faulted while the system is Armed. A trouble condition is displayed if the zone is faulted while the system is Disarmed.
  • Interior with Delay: If the zone is faulted while the system is Armed Away, a valid code must be entered within the first set Entry Delay Period, or else an alarm will occur.
  • Resident Monitor: Zone faults will be displayed on the system, but the Event Log will not record any faults or restores. An audible alert will occur when the zone is faulted, Two Beeps followed by "Activity Detected" and the "Zone Descriptor" if voice is enabled. This message will repeat. The Lyric System will display the associated zone for 15 seconds. The display will clear, regardless of the state of the zone.
  • Resident Response: Zone faults will be displayed on the system until acknowledged by a valid user, or a button press from a keyfob, but the Event Log will not record any faults or restores. Zone fault will be accompanied by Two Beeps, then "Activity Detected" plus the "Zone Descriptor" whether voice is enabled on the system or not. This audible alert will repeat every ten (10) seconds until the fault is acknowledged. Once acknowledged with a valid code, or keyfob button press, the display will clear, regardless of the state of the zone.
  • General Monitor: Zone faults will be displayed on the system, and the Event Log will record any faults and restores. A one-time audible alert will occur when the sensor is faulted, Two Beeps followed by "Activity Detected" and "Zone Descriptor" if voice is enabled. A fault on this zone does not prevent the user from arming, and the fault will clear when the zone is restored. The system will not report activity on this response type to a central station, and this response type will never cause an alarm.
  • General Response: Zone faults will be displayed on the system, and the Event Log will record any faults and restores. Once the zone is faulted, an audible alert, Two Beeps followed by "Activity Detected" and "Zone Descriptor" if the voice feature is enabled, will be heard. This message will repeat every twenty (20) seconds until the fault is acknowledged, with either a valid Code entry, or a keyfob button press. Fault will clear from the keypad once the zone has been restored AND the fault has been acknowledged. The system will not report to a central station, and this Response Type will never cause an alarm.

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