Adding a Keyfob to The Honeywell Lyric Alarm System

Adding a Keyfob to The Honeywell Lyric Alarm System


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In this video Jarrett shows users how they can add security key fobs to their Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. There are two main key fobs that are most commonly used with the Lyric Controller. These are the Honeywell 5834-4 and the Honeywell SiXFOB. A 2GIG 345 MHz Fob can also be used with the system.

Key fobs offer some great convenience for many end users. These devices allow users to Arm and Disarm their system locally, but without having to to get up and walk to the panel or keypad. Instead, they can send a system command with the press of a button. If the Lyric has Arm Confirm enabled, then the panel will produce a loud tone to confirm that that the key fob arming command has gone through successfully. This feature can also be disabled if desired.

Most key fobs include four dedicated functions. These are Arming Away, Arming Stay, Disarming and triggering a panic. However, a user can reconfigure these functions if desired. Additionally, some key fob will allow for additional functions though the use of multi-button presses. Multi-button presses are particularly useful for triggering smart home automation scenes. Various rules and scenes will need to be established in order to use a key fob device for home automation control.

Remember, each key fob input will require its own unique key fob zone. These zones are created and configured from within system programming. The Honeywell Lyric has 32 dedicated key fob zones for this purpose. In other words, a user can add up to 8 four-function key fobs to the system, or they could add 4 eight-function key fobs. The system also has a Keys menu from within programming that makes it easier to enroll new key fob devices.

Of course, a user can also control their Lyric System through the Total Connect 2.0 service. Many users prefer using TC2, as it can be operated from anywhere using the Total Connect 2.0 Mobile App on an Android or iOS device. That is a major advantage over a classic key fob, as a physical key fob requires the user to be on-site and within the range of the panel.

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Hey, DIYers, Jarrett with Alarm Grid here. Today we're going to be discussing how you would add a keyfob to the Honeywell Lyric system. Now, the Honeywell Lyric can support up to about 32 different keyfob zones, that does amount to about eight 4-button keyfobs that you can program with the Honeywell Lyric. Now, technically you can program the keyfobs into one of the-- or a couple of the 128 wireless zones that the Lyric does support, but it is recommended that you do at least program them into the specific key zones that are programmed specifically for the keyfobs, so you do want to keep that in mind.

Now, standard 4-button keyfob-- some of them can be configured to do-- or to have multiple button presses. So a standard four button keyfob can perform up to about eight different functions if you wanted to program it that way. Each individual keyfob can be programmed in its own specific way depending how you want it to work, so if you wanted one keyfob to do one thing, you wanted the other keyfob to do a couple of other things, you could definitely configure that the way you want to. Now, lastly, a keyfob can be programmed or associated with a certain user. So basically, if you're a homeowner, you're a business owner, you had a couple of keyfobs, and you had a bunch of people that were trying to use the keyfobs, you can set it to a specific user so that you can tell who is arming and disarming the system, when they're doing so, so you can keep track of the activity of your alarm system.

So now, if you're adding a keyfob to a Honeywell Lyric, you have to make sure that is a compatible keyfob with the system. So the normal or the most common keyfobs that are used for the Honeywell Lyric are the Honeywell 5834-4 and the Honeywell SIXFOB, which I have both of them right here.

So the Honeywell SIXFOB is different from the Honeywell 5834-4 because this is the encrypted version of the keyfob. So because it is using the new Honeywell SIX technology-- so this is encrypted and this keyfob can only be paired with one Lyric system at a time. It can't be paired with multiple ones at a time. So if you were pairing Honeywell SIXFOB to a new Honeywell Lyric, you want to make sure if it's paired with another system or not. So the way to tell is the top two buttons on here. You're, basically, going to press and hold these till you see the lights come up on the top of the keyfob.

Now, as you can see, if it does alternate with the green light, then it is not paired to a Honeywell Lyric. Now, if you were to press those two buttons and both lights are solid, then it is paired with another system. So, now, if it is paired with another system, you can default the keyfob, so that you can use it with the new system. You just have to make sure that the keyfob wasn't used up to about 100 times with the existing system.

So now the Honeywell 5834-4. This is the more standard keyfob. This one is not encrypted and it can be used with multiple other panels, not just the Honeywell Lyric. Plus this keyfob can be programmed to multiple different devices at a time as well. So you can have it programmed with two different Lyrics or even a couple of them-- however you want to set it too.

So if you were a user and you did want to add a keyfob to the Honeywell Lyric system, you'll follow these simple steps. So first, you're going to tap Security, then you're going to tap Tools, and you're going to type in the installer code. Default installer code is 4112. And then you're going to press Program. And underneath zones you're going to see keys. These are the specific keyfob zones that are made specifically for the keyfobs. These are the ones that we do recommend that you program the keyfobs in. So if you tap Keys, you'll see the option to add new on the bottom.

So, first, we're going to pair the Honeywell SIXFOB. So if you just tap Add New, and you're going to see the options to be able to program the keyfob. So we're going to auto enroll the keyfob, now is to do that. You're going to type serial number. And to pair the keyfob, you're going to press and hold the top two buttons until you see the lights come on. And once you see the lights start alternating, you can let go, and the system will pick it up, and it'll give you a confirmation beep.

[KEYPAD BEEPS]

OK. Now to finish the pairing process, you're basically going to do the same exact thing. So you just press and hold the top two buttons--

[KEYPAD BEEPS]

--and the Honeywell Lyric was able to pick up the serial number for this keyfob. So now when you're configuring the keyfob, you can configure the key type, the different button presses for the SIXFOB. You can assign the certain user. So, as of right now, the keyfob is programmed to a standard 4-button keyfob. If you wanted to change that to the multi-button press or even a single-button press-- whichever way you want to set it-- and you, basically, just tap keyfob type and, as you can see, you have the one button, you have two, you have the standard four, you have a 6-button press, and you have a 8-button press. So for this video we're just going to configure this as a standard 4-button.

All right. So to assign the keyfob to a user, you just going to tap user. And from here you'll be able to choose different users that you want to assign it to. We're just going to assign it to the master. So, as you can see, you see the four different button keys that you can configure. So, as you can see, is button key one, button key two, button key three, and button key four. So button key one you can see as arm away. Button key two is disarm. Button key three is arm stay. Button key four, right now, is set as no response, but normally set as a specific panic.

So if you wanted to set it to a panic, you're just going to tap it and you see the options to be able to configure it. So, as right now, we're just going to press 24-hour silence-- that-- if you were to hit the panic button on a 24-hour silent, it'll just set off a silent panic. So you won't be able to hear the system going off or the system sounding the alarm, but the central station will definitely know that there's something going on. So once you've confirmed that you have configured the Honeywell SIXFOB the way that you like it, you just press Save and it'll take you back to this screen.

Now, next we are going to pair the Honeywell 5834-4, so I can show you exactly how that pairs. So to do that, you're going to press Add New again and we're going to auto enroll this the same way that we did with the Honeywell SIXFOB. It's going to a little bit of a difference. If you tap serial number, it will take you to the option and what you're going to do is you're just going to, basically, press and hold one of the buttons until the Honeywell Lyric picks it up.

[KEYPAD BEEPS]

So, as you can see, the Honeywell Lyric was be able to pick up the keyfob, no problem. So, as it did explain, if you wanted to change the key type, you just tap it. If you want to set it to a user, just tap user. And we're going to assign it back to the master as well. As you can see, it's going to be the same exact thing. Button key one, button key two, button key three, and button key four. So we're going to keep the exact programming of the keyfob, but we're just going to change button key four to 24-hour silent panic. So just tap on it and we're going to have 24-hour silent. And once you have confirmed that you have programmed the keyfob the way that you want to, you just press Save. At that point, you just hit the back arrow until you go all the way back to the home screen.

So to make sure that we have configured the keyfobs correctly to the Honeywell Lyric, we're just going to do a quick arm stay or armed away with the Honeywell SIXFOB.

[KEYPAD BEEPS]

Armed away, exit now.

[KEYPAD BEEPS]

So as you can see, it's arming away at the moment. So I'm just going to disarm it real quick.

[KEYPAD BEEPS]

Ready to Arm-- Chime.

All right, so the Honeywell SIXFOB is definitely configured to the Lyric. And now to test out the Honeywell 5834-4, we're just going to do a quick arm away as well.

[KEYPAD BEEPS]

Armed away, exit now.

[KEYPAD BEEPS]

And, as you can see, it is going to an armed away.

[KEYPAD BEEPS]

Ready to Arm-- Chime.

And that is how you add keyfobs to the Honeywell Lyric system. If you have any questions about the Honeywell Lyric or alarm systems in general, please contact us at support@alarmgrid.com or go to our website AlarmGrid.com. If you find this video helpful, please like and subscribe. And if you want notifications on future videos, please click the bell icon. This is Jarrett with Alarm Grid. You have yourself a great day.


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