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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