Getting Back Into Programming on an L7000 If You're Locked Out
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In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to get into programming on a Honeywell LYNX Touch L7000 if you become locked out. You will know that you are locked out of programming on an L7000 because nothing will happen when you click on Program within the Installer Tools Menu. The same is also true if you cannot access the Installer Tools Menu because you do not know the Installer Code.
There are two main reasons why you would become locked out of programming. The first reason is because you selected "No" when asked if you want to allow the installer to re-enter programming. You should always choose "Yes" at this question to avoid being locked out. The second reason is because you do not know the Installer Code for the system. You should always keep the system's Installer Code at its default of 4112 to prevent being locked out of programming.
If you are locked out of programming, then you must use the backdoor method to get back in. The backdoor method involves rebooting the panel and performing a special sequence of commands as the panel begins to boot back up. The first step of this process will be to reboot the panel. If you know the Master Code, then you can initiate a soft reboot by accessing the Test Menu within the Master Tools Menu. If do not know the Master Code, then you must perform a hard reboot by disconnecting the backup battery and unplugging the transformer, and then plugging the transformer back in.
One caveat is that the backdoor method cannot be used if the system is currently in an armed state. If the system is armed, then you must disarm it using a valid code before you can backdoor into programming. If you do not know a valid code, then you can try every code until you brute force your way in, or you must replace the panel.
Hi, DIY-ers. This is Michael from AlarmGrid, and today, I'm going to be showing you how to get back into programming using the backdoor method if you're locked out of programming on a Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 security system. Now, we have our L7000 right here, and normally, when you go into programming and then you do your changes in programming and you exit programming, you always want to choose Yes when asked if you want to allow the installer to re-enter programming because that will prevent you from being locked out. But if you choose No, then you can become locked out of programming and you'll have to do the backdoor method to get back in. So I'm going to take this system into programming right now and then I'll show you the option that I'm talking about and how you can become locked out of programming, and then what you have to do if you did become locked out of programming. You might also need to do this if you don't know the installer code for the system, then this is another way that you can get into programming. So we're at the main screen of the Lynx Touch L7000 security system and we're going to choose Security, and then we're going to use More, and we're going to use Tools. And then we're going to enter in our installer code, which ours is at the default of 4112. And then we're going to choose Program, and now we're in programming right here. So when I press the back button, it asks if I want to allow the installer to re-enter programming. And you always want to choose Yes at this option because it will allow you to get back into programming. But now, I'm going to choose No, and you're going to see that it allows me to, well, it won't allow me back into programming. So I'll choose Program, let me Back out, and this time I'm going to choose No, and I'm going to choose Yes, I am sure. And you do have to wait a few minutes for yourself to become fully locked out of programming because otherwise it'll get you right back in. But we'll wait a few minutes, and then we'll try this again. All right, we've waited around a little bit so we're going to try to enter a program now. And you see, it doesn't allow us back in. We're locked out of programming. Never do this. But now, I'm going to show you the process for getting back into programming. So we're going to go back out to the main screen here. We'll get fully to the main screen, we're going to enter in our master code just to get us there, or not, there we go. OK, so we're at the main screen of the L7000. We're starting fresh here. And so here's how you would get back into programming. You're going to choose Security, and then you're going to choose More, and you're going to choose Tools. And this time, you're going to enter in your master code, which ours is at the default of 1234. Normally, you change this code but we have ours at the default, so 1234. And now, we're in what's called the Master Tools menu. So we're going to choose Test and then we're going to choose Reboot, and it's going to ask us if we're sure. And once I click Yes, it's going to begin rebooting. Now, if you don't know the master code for your system, there is another way you can do this. You can open up the panel and disconnect the backup battery, and unplug the transformer to power down the system completely. And then when you plug the transformer back in, the system will boot backup. So you can also use that to be in the rebooting process, but we know our master code so we're going to do it this way. And then once the system is lighting back up, we're going to press Home and we're going to hold it until the bar at the top here-- so I'm going to demonstrate that now. So we're going to press Yes, and we're just going to wait for the reboot process to begin, and we're going to press and hold the Home button. And we have to hold this for a while, so this will be sped up. And we're going to keep holding down this button until the top bar changes to, in our case, it's probably going to give us a trouble condition because I think our battery's low in this system. But if you also get the Ready to Arm, whether the top bar is green or yellow, that's when you let go. So just keep holding. OK, now we got our button here, so we released it and press Security, and then Arm Stay, and you have to do that pretty quickly. And then you press Clear 00. And then it will allow us to get into programming again. So we've successfully gotten back into programming after we became locked out. So you just do that backdoor method like that. You either do a hard reboot of like opening up the system and just connecting back battery and unplugging transformer, or you do that menu option that I showed you. That's the one I recommend if you know your master code because you won't have to fiddle around at the panel or open it up. So it's a lot easier to do it that way. And then if you were doing this because you didn't have the installer code for your system, a lot of times you were locked out because they simply don't know the installer code, it was changed, and 4112 doesn't work. You would want to go into installer code and set it to 4112. We'll press Clear just to show you, 4112, and then we'll click Done. And that way, we know our installer code is at the default. So if we ever lose it again, we can look it up. We list it all the time on the AlarmGrid site, 4112. So make sure you know your installer code, and also when you exit programming, always choose Yes. So that way, you don't become locked out. And then we can just go back to the main screen. So that's how you get back into programming on a Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 security system. If you become locked out, you use what's called the backdoor method. If you have any questions about the L7000 or about a monitoring or any other security system, send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you found this video helpful, make sure to click the thumbs-up button below to like the video and remember to subscribe to our channel for updates on future videos. We hope you enjoyed the video. Thank you.