Will the Lyric Security System Open/Close Garage Doors?

Yes, the Honeywell Lyric Controller will open and close garage doors. This requires the Honeywell 5877 Garage Door Relay. This a wireless relay module that supports both Normally Open and Normally Closed garage motors. It requires AC power and a two wire connection to the garage motor.


Please note that there is an LED on the relay designed to mirror the armed status of the Honeywell YNX Touch Series Panels. This LED does not function with the Lyric. Also, the 5877 does NOT support MyQ LiftMaster Garage Motors. Keep that in mind if you are planning to set up the 5877 for use with the Lyric.

When setting up your garage doors, we recommend setting up a Honeywell 5822T Garage Door Tilt Sensor. This sits on the inside of the overhead door and reports the status of the door back to the system. This is particularly helpful when using the garage control features on the Lyric Panel or remotely through the Total Connect 2.0 Mobile App. TC2 will not allow you to remotely control the garage door if there is no zone programmed for it. You must be able to see the door status remotely in order to be able to control it remotely.

If you intend on using a 5822T as recommended, you must program it to the correct zone, based on the Garage Door Number you are using for the 5877 Relay. Garage Door 1 links with Zone 127, Door 2 with 128, Door 3 with 129 and Door 4 with 130. If you program the sensor to a different zone, it will not show the proper status in the automation section of the Lyric Controller, nor Total Connect 2.0.

For this FAQ, we will assume that a Honeywell 5822T has already been set up with the Lyric and installed on the garage door. Complete the following steps to set up the Honeywell 5877 with the Honeywell Lyric so that you can use the system to control your garage door:

1. Complete the wiring. Generally, there is a duplex (two outlet AC receptacle) on the ceiling above your garage motor. The motor uses the first plug, and the included power supply for the relay can plug into the other open slot. We recommend 18 to 22 AWG (gauge), 2-conductor cabling for the connection from the relay to the motor. There is usually a wall button for local control of the motor. Trace this wiring back to the garage door motor. Land the 2-conductor wire from the 5877 relay in parallel on top of those same connections. On the relay, you want to land one connection on your common (C terminal), and the other on NC (Normally Closed) or NO (Normally Open) depending on the motor. You will not hurt the relay by trying this with "trial and error". Land one on C and the other on NO, as this is the most common configuration, then test. If it doesn't work, move the NO wire to the NC terminal on the 5877.

2. Enroll 5877 to Lyric. After your connections are made, you need to enroll the 5877 to your Lyric Controller. From the main screen, choose Automation, followed by the down key, and then "Garage Door Setup." Choose the Garage Door Number you want to use. Remember that this will be base on the zone number programmed with the 5822T. Zone 127 is for Garage Door 1. Zone 128 is for Garage Door 2, and so on. After choosing the proper Garage Door Number, select Assign Device. In the proper field, enter the Serial Number located on the relay.


3. Pair the siren. The 5877 comes in a kit called the 5877GDPK, which has a relay and the SSA1 Z-Wave Siren. The siren offers audio-visual warning when the relay triggers the garage door to close or open. If you have the traditional laser beams that determine when the garage door is blocked, the siren is not completely necessary.

If you want to pair the siren to the system, you can press "Include" on the bottom of the garage door setup screen. Then activate the inclusion function on the siren. This is done by pressing the Program Switch button on the back of the SSA1. You should get a message stating that the siren was paired. Remember to have batteries inserted inside the siren so that it is powered on prior to attempting the pairing process. You can then back out to the main screen by repeatedly pressing the return arrow in the upper-right corner.

4. Test the garage door. From the main screen of the Lyric, click the Automation option. Then choose Garages. Click on the garage door you programmed. Verify that the garage door status is shown correctly. When the garage door is up, it should show open, and when it is down, the panel should indicate that the door is closed. Then try to control it by choosing Open or Close. If you can successfully open and close the garage door from the Lyric, then the setup was successful. Verify that an Automation Sync has been successfully performed with Total Connect 2.0, if used, and next test to be sure the door can be controlled from there.

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Did you already do a panel sync from the Locations section? That should pull in all your automation devices including the garage door control. Then you should see the garage door in the Automation section of TC after that. This all assumes that have TC Automation services enabled from your monitoring company. If you are a customer of ours please email us directly at support@alarmgrid.com for help.
I installed the 5877 through the lyric and I can see how to open and close it from the panel in "Automation" but can't find anywhere to do it on TC2... Help? Todd
I have the same controller maybe and fixed it by putting the two wires in the far left (should be empty) wiring holes on the garage motor itself. When I wired them with the button wires it didnt work. All good now. I have the M4700
Philip HomeKit is not compatible with the 5877 through the Lyric. That's one situation where having Total Connect 2.0 is an advantage over having HomeKit alone. If you have TC2, you'd be able to control your garage door using the 5877 remotely.
Do you know how to get the 5877 sensor to show up in Apple home kit? I have reset HomeKit and reloaded, and the sensor still will not appear in HomeKit.
We don't seem to have any accounts linked to this email. Are you able to email support@alarmgrid.com with your request using the email associated with your account so we can assist? Unfortunately, the 5877 is not compatible with the Lyric Gateway and only works with the LYNX Touch and Lyric touchscreen systems.
Hmm, I'm not sure why it would have an LED unless it's a more advanced type of control. Have you checked with the garage door manufacturer?
Yes I am at a loss. The wall control has a lighted button and when I wire the 5877 to the same terminals with the wall control on the actual motor the light goes out on wall and stops functioning. It's a marantec 260
Well typical push buttons don't even get power and are just wired back to the garage door controller so that when pressed, the controller changes state. Therefore, adding the wires from the 5877 back to the same 2 terminals on the garage controller in parallel to the existing wiring shouldn't affect the button's control of the controller.
Similar push button wall control. No matter how I wire it to garage, the wall control loses power
We're not familiar with that specific type of garage opener. Does it use something other than a normal push button that changes the state of the door in terms of the "wall control"?
Hooked up to marantec garage opener directly and the wall control loses power. Any ideas?
Unfortunately, the 5877 is not compatible with Liftmaster MyQ door controllers at this time.
I have two Liftmaster garage doors that I open and close using the MyQ app. If I purchase the 5877 module will I be able to open and close the doors using Siri on my iPhone and with the Lyric Controller? In other words, ditch the MyQ app and use Lyric and HomeKit instead?
It requires the Self Silver plan since garage door control falls under automation services.
In order to monitor and control garage doors remotely would the "Self Silver" level of self-monitoring be required or would "Self Bronze" work?
You will need the Chamberlain CIGBU Internet Gateway. This will give you access to the garage on the MyQ app. Like Sterling said, there is no way interact with the the Lyric or TC due to compatibility issues.
Unfortunately, the 5877 module needed for the Lyric garage door feature isn't compatible with the Liftmaster MyQ doors so you'll have to use the separate MyQ app to control your door independent of the Lyric system.
Do you have a recommendation for how to connect the Lyric Controller with a Liftmaster MyQ garage motor?

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