The Lyric Controller is Honeywell's premier security and automation control panel in the form of a 7.0 inch graphic touchscreen keypad. Similar to other alarm systems such as Honeywell's LYNX Touch series or 2GIG's Go!Control series, the Lyric Controller is a self-contained system that integrates everything it needs into the keypad. However it is the first wireless alarm system to offer fully encrypted (128-bit AES) wireless technology between peripheral sensors. Currently, the only compatible sensors that support the encryption technology are Honeywell's new SiX series sensors. They use 2.4 GHz signals to communicate bi-directional signals to and from the Lyric Controller. The controller is able to poll for live battery and RF signal levels from any enrolled SiX sensor. These accurate readings are available locally on they keypad and even remotely on Honeywell's updated AlarmNet 360 server.
Physically, the Lyric touchscreen looks very clean and is equipped with an integrated camera for snapshots based on customizable system operations. Yes, you can trigger a photo to be taken upon disarm! These can be uploaded to Total Connect and generate email/text alerts as well. Unlike its predecessors, the Lyric Controller now has built-in WIFI and Z-Wave modules. This means that the system is capable of connecting to your WIFI network and building a local Z-Wave mesh network, right out of the box! The only communication module that requires a separate purchase is a cellular communicator. Installing and activating a cellular communicator will allow the Lyric to remain connected during internet outages. Upgrading to cellular is optional, but it is strongly recommended for receiving the most reliable monitoring service.
For cellular connectivity, Lyric users can choose between the Honeywell LYRICLTE-A, which communicates across the AT&T LTE Network, and the Honeywell LYRICLTE-V, which uses Verizon LTE. Since these are LTE communicators, your Lyric will be able to use them well into the very distant future. The LTE cellular networks are faster and more reliable than their 3G predecessors, which makes them ideal for use with security systems. They are also going to be kept in service for a very long time, as cellular companies have promised to maintain support for these networks for many years to come. Honeywell even designed a brand-new way to install the cellular modules while the system is still powered, without opening up the panel. There is a new side compartment designed to cut local power when you initiate the cellular install in panel programming. This makes it easier to add cellular communications after the system is already configured on WIFI.
The Lyric controller was named a "controller" since it is much more than a security panel. It is also a robust automation controller that supports up to 72 Z-Wave devices in the form of lights, locks and thermostats. For those looking to expand more into home or business automation this panel is exactly what you are looking for. There are customizable scenes, rules and schedules with triggers ranging from system operations like arming/disarming to zone faults. Another new feature that the Lyric offers on the automation side of things is the ability to integrate the Lyric Thermostat. This is the first time a WIFI thermostat can be integrated into automation scenes on a Honeywell alarm system. It is also the first WIFI thermostat to be available for remote access with the Total Connect 2.0 interactive app.
All in all, the Lyric Controller is designed for alarm owners who are looking to future-proof their alarm system and push to the very edge of alarm and automation technologies. This device is also flash-upgradeable so when new features are released your alarm company can push down the newest firmware. There are easy ways to integrate wired system infrastructures through the form of wired to wireless translators. In other words, just because you have an existing wired system that does not mean you should not upgrade to the Lyric. You can use the majority of your wired peripheral sensors (excluding life-safety devices) and simply connect them to a converter like the 5800C2W that will transmit them to the Lyric.
The Lyric comes with a transformer but no cabling included. Check out the LT-Cable for easy power cycling and installation. If you do not wish to wall mount your panel the LCP500-DK is a great desk mount option! Alarm Grid also offers a refurbished version of the Lyric Alarm System, which is available here. Please note that the Lyric is also sometimes referred to as the Honeywell LCP500.
- 10 Different Chime Settings. Set doors to different sounds to signify open/close.
- Built-in 2MP Camera. Takes 640x480 photo whenever system is disarmed.
- Supports up to 8 cameras. View Cameras On-Screen. Up to 4 IP Cams can be viewed on the Lyric screen at any given time. Simultaneously, they can be viewed in Total Connect.
- Voice-Assisted Scenes: use the following voice commands to trigger events on the system: "Wake up," "Bedtime," "Leaving the house," "Returning home," "Evening time," "Cameras."
- Voice Announces Sensor States in 4 Languages. The Lyric Alarm system will articulate the state of sensors and will indicate whether doors or windows are open or whether the system is disarmed. It can do this in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
- Up to 48 Users. Register up to 48 different user profiles, and 5 different kinds of user profiles.
- Supports up to 8 Wireless Keys. 4-button and 2-button keys with programmable options are programmable to the Lyric alarm system.
- Supports up to 128 Wireless Sensors. Can monitor even the largest homes. 128 different door/window, smoke, glass break, sensors, and more.
- 2 Hardwired Sensor Zones. Add two non-powered hardwired sensors to the Lyric system. Great for bringing over old sensors to the new system.
- Supports Many Different Sensors. Out-of-the-box, the Lyric Alarm is compatible with SiX Series Sensors, Honeywell's 5800 series sensors, and any 2GIG sensor.
- Supports up to 8 Lyric Keypads (LKP500).
- Supports Up to 72 Z-Wave Devices. Almost any Z-Wave device can be included to the Lyric. The Lyric supports up to 6 Z-Wave Thermostats, 6 Z-Wave Door Locks and 60 light modules, light dimmers, appliance modules, window shades, blinds, garage doors, water valves, and sirens or strobes.
- Everything Can be Managed within the system. Users are managed within the Lyric's system. 100 smart scenes can be created within the Lyric, itself.
- Remote and Local Programming Options, Firmware updates Available. Alarm Grid can use AlarmNet 360 to program your system if you should ever need it. Firmware can be updated. System usage can be monitored. Users can add sensors at the panel on their own by getting into programming (default installer code: 4112).
Size & Weight
- Height: 6.65 inches
- Width: 8.5 inches
- Depth: 1.3 inches
- Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Screen Size: 7-inch LED Screen, capacitive touchscreen display.
- Screen Resolution: 1024x600
- Screen Colors: Support for millions of colors.
External Buttons & Input/Output Connectors
- Physical Buttons: Home, Emergency Response
- Input/Output Audio: Speaker, Microphone
- Siren Intensity: 85dB
- Connectors & Modules: USB 2.0 Type A Port, Cellular Module Tray, Internal Backup Battery
Wireless & Cellular
- Radios: WiFi (2.4GHz), CDMA IXRTT (1800, 1900 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, X MHz)
- Home Automation: HomeKit & Z-Wave, network wide inclusion supported.
- Sensor Antennas: SiX Two-Way Wireless Technology antenna to support Lyric wireless sensors, Supports Honeywell Home 5800 Series wireless sensors.
- LTE Cellular Carriers: AT&T, Verizon
- GSM Cellular Carriers: AT&T, Rogers
- CDMA Cellular Carriers: Verizon
- Keypad Operations: Arm & Disarm, System Status, Emergency Response, Sound and Voice Annunciation.
- Plug-in Power Supply: 110VAC mains to 9VDC w/ 2.7A output.
- Backup Battery: 4-hour backup, or 24 hour backup available.
- Operating Conditions: 32°F–122°F (0°C–50°C)