Adding a Siren to My Lynx Touch Panel Using the Lynx-WEXT

Adding a Siren to My Lynx Touch Panel Using the Lynx-WEXT

Related Products

Wireless Home Security System w/ 7-inch Screen
List Price: $438.00
Our Price: $290.99
Wired External Siren Kit for the LYNX Touch Security Systems
List Price: $110.00
Our Price: $73.99

Related Categories


In this video, Joe shows users how to add a hardwired siren to a Honeywell LYNX Touch Panel using the LYNX-WEXT Kit from Alarm Grid. The LYNX-WEXT Kit ...


I do I was Joey from a long road and today we're going to show you how to hook up a wired external siren to your link system now today we're going to be working with the l7000 and we have it wired up to our power supply a wired relay and a strobe to show you what it looks like first let's go over the wiring connections that you're gonna have to make at your relay power supply and strobe because it's a little complicated and the instructions and can be kind of confusing so if we take a look we have a Honeywell power supply right here and as you can see I have this wire going to a Honeywell transformer and that's connected to our AC input on our on our power supply now from the power supply there's a couple things that are going to happen on the right-hand side we have our DC minus and our DC plus the DC plus we actually have a jumper going from this all the way open to the normally open input or terminal on the bottom of our relay this terminal also has to be jumped all the way over to our positive terminal trigger or a positive terminal up here on the top and then we have to have another jumper that goes all the way down to this plus trigger terminal on the bottom it's one of the more complicated connections of this setup just note you'll see this in the manual that we have posted on our website just know that the positive DC output on our power supply goes to the bottom normally open on the relay that's going to jump all the way up to the positive plus terminal on the top and that's going to go down to the trigger plus terminal down here on the bottom now I have a strobe here which is going to work just like a siren except it's going to be much easier on the ears and as you can see the hot or the positive from the strobe is making a single connection right here on the common terminal on the bottom of our relay that's the only place that has to go to the negative connection from the strobe that actually has a bunch of things that are happening this guy is going to our negative minus terminal on the bottom of our relay right here and this terminal is also actually connecting to our negative DC on our power supply so as you can see the power supply DC output the minus goes to the negative minus and the plus goes to the normally-open that's really all the connections from this one our strobe we have our positive going to the common and then the negative going to the negative minus we have two jumpers from our trigger plus terminal to our positive plus terminal and from our normally open bottom terminal to the positive plus terminal on the top now you might be wondering what this other wire is or whether it's coming from this is actually coming from our panel itself this is coming from the ground and the trigger terminal on our link system the ground terminal on the link system that's also going to meet up and it's going to connect to this negative minus terminal on the bottom as you can see and the other wire from the trigger is going to go to the trigger - terminal on the top now you're going to want to use this all tronic sensitive relay for use for an external silent with the link system as it is required now if we take a look up at our links panel to see what these connections look like let's go ahead and open it up I'm going to pop it open and you're gonna see that I have taken these wires that we connected down there we have the black one connected right to the power ground right to the main ground on our terminal block and we have the red one connected to what's labeled as trick that's our trigger with this setup and this wired like it is it should function just fine the next thing that we have to do to get it to function is set up a rule to make sure that the the siren or the strobe does activate when it does go into alarm so let's go ahead and close our system it's connected the siren from the system just so it doesn't blow my ears out keep this in mind if you are setting this up by pulling one of the pulling the siren jumper or mod plug rather on your system you can silence the siren and it makes it easier for testing don't have to hear this thing screaming your face every time you set the alarm off so now on our system let's go ahead and click tools will enter the installer code for one one two and then right here you're going to see a rules button so if I click that now we're in the rules menu from here I'm going to click add new I'm going to name it let's say external fire done the type is going to be a trigger output the action that we want is permanent on now to make this work the way we want start system operation I'm going to click this I'm gonna say any fire alarm stop system operation I'm gonna click this I'm going to do Bell timeout now what's cool about the Bell timeout is this will work when the Bell times out or when you disarm the system so it does two things so I'm gonna click bell time up I'm gonna click Save now this should be all set to activate our strobe when the system goes into a fire alarm if you want it to also which you'll probably will work with the burg arm too you're going to want to make another rule for that so just to show you what that looks like if I do add new name will do external bird type trigger output action permanent on start system operation will do any burglar alarm stop system operation Bell timeout so now when I click Save we have them both set up so now when I go back to the main menu and trigger a panic alarm just to make it easy for us we should see this strobe go off so I'm going to click back back I'm going to just clear this trouble message we have here so now we're ready to arm oh also when you are wiring up all of your connections with your with your strobe and your power supply and your relay make sure you leave it unplugged just to make sure you don't shore anything out or give yourself a shock which I have done I'm gonna go plug it in real quick as you can see we got lights on our power supply which tells the side of this powered up as long as I've done my wiring connections properly we should see the strobe go off when I initiate an alarm on the fire or the bark on my system I'm going to hold down the panic button and I'm going to click fire and as you can see the strobe is going off if this was a siren it would be making noise right now I'm going to disarm the alarm just to stop this from flashing and as you can see it turns off when I disarm and that will work with the bail timeout or with the dis one if you do have any questions about setting up a wired external siren on your link system about the relay power supply or any alarm questions in general feel free to head over to our website give us a call at eight at eight eight one eight seven seven two eight or send us an e-mail to support at alarm recom did enjoy the video feel free to subscribe and if you want to be notified when I post future videos hit the notification button below and we'll send you an update when we do so thanks for watching and have a great day