The Honeywell SIXSIREN is a wireless siren designed for the Lyric controller. This is Honeywell's first wireless siren that offers chiming capabilities, LED confirmation and it is fully powered by battery only. That's right, more technology and the flexibility to move it around the premise at your convenience! This device communicates back to the alarm panel using the revolutionary SIX technology. This is a new wireless protocol that uses a 2.4GHz frequency (same as WIFI) and strives to offer more reliable connectivity, longer range, and battery and RF signal level readings on the panel and remotely Alarmnet! The siren can produce sounds of up to 85 dB, which is the same as the Lyric's internal sounder.
Since this siren uses the SIX technology it must be enrolled as a wireless zone your Lyric controller. Similar to any RF SIX device, you can auto-enroll it by clicking into the serial number field and powering it up for the first time or pressing the tamper switch. Give the system at least 20 seconds to acquire a solid connection. The LED will rapidly flash green for 12 seconds. Then trigger the tamper switch again to lock in the device. There should be a solid green LED flash for 3 seconds. Always include the farthest SIX device from the panel first. After that, it is less important.
Ask and you shall receive! Honeywell created this siren based on customer feedback, particularly when it comes to the chime feature. Before the Lyric, the LYNX Touch panels relied on the installation of an auxiliary keypad in order to produce chimes outside the main control panel. In order to keep these wireless keypads from falling asleep (when battery powered) they required AC power. You were not able to get remote chimes from anything other than the wireless keypads on the LYNX Touch panels as the 5800WAVE wireless siren only sounded a full alarm. The SIXSIREN incorporates siren sound and chime sounding and as it's fully battery powered, it offers a very easy way to add extra panel siren/chime sound to your Lyric system. In fact, it only needs 4 AA Lithium batteries (included) which makes battery replacement convenient. No wiring at all!
The housing is a circular shape (3.78 inches in diameter and 1.14 inches thick) and looks just like a standard smoke detector. It can be wall/ceiling mounted or it can be just left loose. This is a great device for bringing around to peripheral points of the secured premise such as a shop, basement or even out by the pool. That way if even enters the home, even when the system is disarmed, you will be notified! Another common use, can be monitoring door/window openings from your teenager sneaking out at night or your curious toddler opening the slider to the back yard.
Honeywell came through big time on this product. It was long awaited and is finally here!
*Please note: this device is only compatible with Honeywell controller that support SIX series devices.*