Why Did I Hear My Lyric Alarm System Speak Unexpectedly?

You heard your Lyric Alarm System speak unexpectedly because its Lyric Voice Command feature was enabled without being properly calibrated. The Lyric is mistakenly hearing one of the trigger phrases and then responding with voice annunciation. Disabling the feature will fix the issue.


The Lyric Voice Command feature allows you to control your Honeywell Lyric System using spoken voice commands. You can use the feature to perform smart scenes that have been set up with the system. This includes smart scenes set up locally at the Lyric or remotely through Total Connect 2.0 if the system is monitored with access to that service. For more detailed information on the Lyric Voice Command feature, please refer to this FAQ.

As part of the feature, there is a "Voice Training" option that will allow the Lyric to become more familiar with your voice and respond more accurately. This is essentially the calibration process for the Lyric Voice Command feature. We strongly recommend completing the Voice Training process upon enabling the Lyric Voice Command feature to prevent the Lyric from mishearing you and speaking for seemingly no reason.

If you find that your Lyric is speaking at seemingly random times due to the Lyric Voice Command feature being enabled, then you have a few options to correct the issue. If you want to continue using the feature, then you might want to try completing the Voice Training process. To do this, start from the main screen of the Lyric, and choose Security > Tools > enter the Master Code (default 1234, but usually changed) > Voice Command > Voice Training. You can also try decreasing the Trigger Sensitivity setting so that way the Lyric is less sensitive to voice triggers. You can also adjust the accuracy setting for specific commands within the Counter setting of this menu. A lower number equates to a lower sensitivity, and a lower likelihood of triggering that command by mistake.

If you want to disable the feature entirely so that there is no possibility of the Lyric speaking unexpectedly, then you should access the setting by starting from the main Lyric screen and choosing Security > Tools > enter the Master Code (default 1234, but usually changed) > Voice Command. To disable the feature, toggle the "Voice Control" setting (directly under the Voice Training and Voice Control tabs) so that it is white. In this menu, blue means enabled, and white means disabled. In the example below, you can see that it is disabled. You can then press the green home button on the front of the panel to return to the main screen after making your selection.

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