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.
Generally, there is a duplex (two outlet AC receptacle) on the ceiling above your garage motor. The motor uses the first plug, and the relay's included power supply 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 motor, and land the patch cable to 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." Just land one on C and the other on NC and test. If it does not work, move the NC wire to NO.
After your connections are made, you need to enroll the 5877 to your Lyric Controller. Under "Automation", hit the down key and then "Garage Door Setup." Choose the garage door number, and enter the serial number located on the relay. 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. Without a sensor on the garage door, you will simply be toggling the motor up and down. You will have no way of viewing the status of the door.
Garage Door 1 links with Zone 127, Door 2 with 128, Door 3 with 129 and Door 4 with 130. This means that you have to program your garage overhead door sensor to that zone number in order for the status to match up with the proper relay. 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.
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, the siren is not completely necessary. If you want to pair it to the system, you can press "Include" on the bottom of the garage door setup screen.
Please note: There is an LED on the relay designed to mirror the armed status of the LYNX Touch series panels. This LED does not function with the Lyric. Also, the 5877 does NOT support MyQ LiftMaster Garage Motors.
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- Answered By
- Frank Longo