Which Z-Wave deadbolt works w/ a Lyric security system?
The Honeywell Lyric home security system is compatible with multiple Z-Wave locks.
The Honeywell Lyric Security System is the newest all in one wireless panels. The system has a built-in, and ready to use Z-wave module and WIFI communicator. After installing the unit and configuring the initial setup, the system is able to start enrolling and controlling Z-Wave devices. The Lyric system is a great candidate to be used with Total Connect 2.0 as this app allows a user the ability to remotely control their system and Z-Wave devices. With Total Connect 2.0 a user is able to add Z-Wave locks to automation programming to interact with the system. A Z-Wave lock can be programmed to interact with system functions such as unlocking when the system is disarmed or locking when the system is armed. Additionally, it can be programmed to disarm the system when unlocked or arm the system when locked. Z-Wave devices can also be programmed into a “Scene” together to all operate when a certain event or function occurs. For example when the system is disarmed through Total Connect 2.0, the front door can unlock, Z-Wave switches can turn on lights and a Z-Wave thermostat can turn up or down the temperature.
Users can also control the Lyric over a local WIFI network with its free app called My Home Controller. This app is available on Android or iOS smart devices and is free to download. The app has the same user interface as the Lyric and is a convenient way for a user to control their system from a tablet or smartphone. In some cases, users mount a tablet to the wall, running the app, and use this as a secondary keypad. This works well with Android devices, where the app never times out. Unfortunately, on iOS devices, the app is forced to shut down after a period of inactivity. One downside to this is that, for a device to access the system through the app, the device needs to be on the same WIFI network as the Lyric, so this is good for local control only.
The Z-Wave home automation market is constantly growing and evolving. Users have more choices than ever when selecting automation systems and devices. The Lyric does have a large library of compatible devices which is always being expanded. There are so many devices available though, that compatibility needs to be checked before making a purchase. The Lyric can work alongside other Z-Wave systems, as a secondary controller, but it can not be armed/disarmed by the 3rd party Z-Wave controller.
On page 27 of the Lyric programming guide there is a list of compatible Z-Wave devices, however the Z-Wave landscape is changing rapidly. It is a good idea to check compatibility online, in Z-Wave forums, and on our website prior to making a purchase. Our recommendation is to stick with Yale or Kwikset when selecting a Z-Wave lock for Lyric. Schlage is compatible but we have heard of some operation issues.
Here is a list of Lyric compatible Z-Wave locks (so far) :
Yale Real Living Push-Button Lever Lock
Schlage Link Deadbolt Lock
Schlage Link Lever Lock
Kwikset Smartcode Lever Lock
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- Joe Gonnella