Disabling Auto-Stay Arming on a Honeywell Lyric
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In this video, Jarrett from Alarm Grid shows users how they can disable the Auto-Stay Arming feature on a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. A user might want to disable this feature so that they are not required to fault an entry/exit zone to set their alarm system to Arm Away Mode when testing sensors.
Auto-Stay Arming is a feature found on many alarm systems. Its main purpose is to prevent false alarms. Certain Zone Types respond different when the system is set to Arm Away rather than Arm Stay. The most notable example is Interior Zones. An Interior Zone will cause an immediate alarm if it is faulted while the system is Armed Away. This is because there should be nobody in the building, and an activated Interior Sensor represents a security breach. But an Interior Zone will not cause any alarm if it is faulted while the stay is Armed Stay. This allows the user to move throughout the building freely when their system is in Arm Stay Mode.
The key difference between Arm Stay and Arm Away is that with Arm Away, there should be absolutely nobody inside the building. If the system thinks that a user is still inside the building, then it will want to revert to Arm Stay Mode, even if the system was Armed Away. That is where Auto-Stay Arming comes in. With Auto-Stay Arming, the system will switch to Arm Stay Mode if no entry/exit zone is faulted during the exit delay period after setting the system to Arm Away. The idea is that since no entry/exit zone was faulted, the user must have remained inside the building. Since the system does not want false alarms to occur, it will switch to Arm Stay Mode instead.
While this feature has good intentions, it can cause confusion for users who want to test sensors in Arm Away Mode. Since they are just testing, it's likely that they won't open an entry/exit zone during the exit delay period. Since they don't know about Auto-Stay Arming, they might become frustrated when their system keeps Arming Stay instead of Arming Away. If a user wants to set their system to Arm Away, they must either activate an entry/exit zone during the exit delay countdown, or disable the Auto-Stay Arming feature entirely.
Hey, DIYers, Jared with Alarm Grid here. Today, we're going to be discussing how to disable the Auto Stay arming feature in the Honeywell Lyric system. The way you disable though the Auto Stay arming feature is you would go into the System Settings in the Installer programming of the Honeywell Lyric. But in order to make these changes, you will need the installer code. The Auto Stay Arming feature is a feature that is available in most alarm systems. So if you were a user and you were to put the system to an Armed Way mode, and you do have this feature enabled, you will need to fault an Entry-Exit zone in order for the system to know that you are not inside of the building. And it will go into Armed Away mode. The Auto Stay Arming feature is a feature that is enabled to prevent certain false alarms from happening. So if you were a user, and you were to put the system into an Armed Way mode, and you were still inside the building, you could potentially set off a false alarm by either triggering a motion detector, glass break detector, or even a door contact. So you do want to keep that in mind. So if you were a user-- so for example, basically what I mean is that if you were a user and you try to put the system into an Armed Away Mode, and you do have this feature enabled, and you do not fault an Entry-Exit zone, the system will assume that you are still inside the building. So it'll put itself to an Auto Stay Arming feature or mode. So for example, to show you what I mean by putting the system to an Armed Away Mode and having it go into an Auto Stay Arming Mode, I do have an Entry-Exit zone programmed into the Honeywell Lyric. And I'm going to arm the system, but I'm not going to fault this Entry-Exit zone. And you will see that the system will go into an Auto Stay Arming Mode. [BEEPING] Armed away. Exit now. [BEEPING] Armed stay. So as you can see, because it did not fault as Entry-Exit zone, the system has gone to an Auto Stay Arming Mode, because it is assuming that I am still inside the building. [BEEPING] Disarmed. Ready to arm. Time. So now what I'm going to do is I'm going to arm the system into an Armed Away Mode, but I am going to fault this Entry-Exit zone. And you will see that the system will successfully go into an Armed Away Mode. [BEEPING] Armed away. Exit now. [BEEPING] Armed away. So as you can see, the system has gone to an Armed Away Mode, because I have faulted this Entry-Exit zone. So the system is assuming that I am leaving the building. [BEEPING] Disarmed. Ready to arm. Time. [BEEP] So if you were a user and you did want to disable the Auto Stay Arming feature in the Honeywell Lyric system, you're just going to follow these simple steps. So on the top and the Main Menu of the screen, you're going to hit Security, and then you're going to press Tools on the top right. And you're going to type in your code. This time you're going to be typing in the installer code. The default installer code for the system is for 4112. So on this menu, you're going to press Program. And on the bottom right, you're going to see System Settings. So hit System Settings, and then in this window, you're going to look basically to the bottom right again, and you will see Auto Stay Arming. So to disable this feature, you're just going to tap it until it says No. Once you confirm it says No, then you're going to press Save on the bottom right. Then you're going to hit the Back Arrow. And then at this point, you could just hit the House button to take you all the way back to the Home screen. So to test out if we have successfully disabled the Auto Stay Arming feature, I'm going to put the system into an Armed Away Mode, but I'm not going to fault the Entry-Exit zone, and the system should go into an Armed Away Mode. [BEEPING] Armed away. Exit now. [BEEPING] Armed away. So as you can see, the system has successfully gone to an Armed Away mode, even though I didn't fault the Entry-Exit zone. [BEEPING] Disarmed. Ready to arm. Time. And that is how you disable the Auto Stay Arming feature in the Honeywell Lyric system. If you have any questions on Honeywell Lyric or alarm systems in general, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website, alarmgrid.com. If you found this video helpful, please like and subscribe. And if you want notifications on future videos, please click the bell icon. This is Jared with Alarm Grid. Have yourself a great day.