Honeywell Lyric Alarm System vs Tuxedo Touch Keypad

Honeywell Lyric Alarm System vs Tuxedo Touch Keypad


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In this video, Jarrett from Alarm Grid compares the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System with the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Keypad. These are completely different devices that offer completely different functions. The Lyric is a wireless alarm panel, while the Tuxedo is a touchscreen keypad for a VISTA System.

It is important to understand that the Lyric and the Tuxedo Keypad cannot be used with each other in any manner. They are unable to interact with one another, and they cannot be used on the same security system. Some users mistakenly believe that they can use the Tuxedo Touch Keypad as a secondary keypad for the Honeywell Lyric Security System. However, that will not work. If you want a dedicated secondary keypad for the Lyric, then the Honeywell LKP500 Keypad is your best option. You might also set up a dedicated tablet for Total Connect 2.0 and use that for controlling the system.

Another thing to understand is that the Tuxedo Touch is not a standalone security system. It is a keypad for controlling a Honeywell VISTA Security System. As the Lyric Panel and VISTA Systems are their own independent alarm systems, they cannot be used with each other. You also cannot use the Tuxedo Touch as its own independent alarm system. You will only use the Tuxedo Touch if you have a VISTA System, and you want a touchscreen keypad for controlling it.

In addition to providing touchscreen operation and control for a VISTA System, the Tuxedo Touch also serves as a fully functional Z-Wave controller for a VISTA System. This is great if you want to get started with home automation, and it can be really useful if you have your VISTA System set up with Total Connect 2.0. Please note that the Lyric System already has a built-in Z-Wave controller, so you don't need to add one to the system. And keep the Honeywell LKP500 in mind if you are wanting to add a keypad to the Lyric System.

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Hey, DYIers. Jarret with the Alarm Grid here. Today, we're going to talk about the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System versus the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Keypad. Now there has been some questions whether the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System is the same as the Tuxedo Touch. And this is actually not true. They both do some similar things, but they're completely different. So the Honeywell Lyric is an alarm system, while the Tuxedo Touch is basically a touchscreen keypad for a hardwired system. What I mean by that is normally these keypads, the Tuxedo Touch, are used with the Honeywell Vista Series panels. So basically if you're not familiar with what that is, that's one of these. This is a Honeywell Vista 21IP. This is a completely hardwired system. But the Tuxedo Touch allows you to be able to control the system from a different area in the home. Now if you wanted the touch screen option, then the Tuxedo Touch is a great option to do that. So the Tuxedo Touch does allow you to be able to program this alarm system. It does lets you change certain settings and stuff like that because of the interface and the settings that you can go through to be able to do so. The Honeywell Lyric is not a keypad by any means. It's the alarm system. This is not used with any hardwired systems at all. This is a completely wireless alarm system and cannot be used with the Tuxedo Touch at all. If you wanted to use a secondary keypad with this system, then you would have to use what's called the Honeywell LKP 500 keypad. It's a specific keypad designed for the Honeywell Lyric system. Now they both have some similarities, as I said. They both can control Z-Wave devices. They have the built-in Z-Wave controller. Now they're not going to be able to utilize U-Wave-Plus devices. But you can use normal Z-Wave devices. They both communicate to Total Connect 2.0 through an internet connection. But one difference is that this can communicate to Total Connect 2.0 through a cellular connection as well. This can only be used through an internet, hardwired Ethernet connection, or a Wi-Fi connection. Now they both can be used to see sensor faults and stuff like that. They're both going to show up on the display. But there is a big difference-- the Tuxedo Touch does not work directly with any wireless sensors. Meaning that the wireless sensors are not going to communicate directly to this device. It's going to communicate directly to the Honeywell Vista. As I said, this is a touchscreen keypad that allows you to control the Vista, but it's not the alarm system. This is just a keypad. So wireless sensors, like Honeywell wireless sensors, they are designed to work directly with this Honeywell Lyric because this is a wireless alarm system. So this can support up to 128 wireless sensors. And the sensors are going to communicate directly to this system. And you won't be able to see the sensor faults and everything. But this is designed to be able to do that while this is not. So just to go over it one more time, the Tuxedo Touch is a keypad. It is a touchscreen keypad that is designed for the Honeywell Vista Series Systems. But it's not the central control hub. This is the central control hub and this is the actual alarm system. This is only designed to be able to control that. Now this is a hardwired keypad. So this does need to have some hardware contacts run directly to the system. Doesn't connect wirelessly to the Vista panels. Now the Honeywell Lyric, it is the central control hub. It is the security system, as I had mentioned earlier. So all alarm sensors, basically all Z-Wave devices, everything and you're going to set up for this alarm system is going to communicate directly to this. This is where you control the Z-Wave scenes, the Z-Wave devices. And this is where you're going to control those sensors as well. And this is not hardwired. The only hardwire that you're going to be setting up for this is just the power for it. The other keypad that works with this system, which is the LKP 500, it works wirelessly to the Honeywell Lyric. You don't need any hardwires running back to the system at all like you would with the Tuxedo Touch. Now just one last thing that I would like to add on is they both work in similar ways, as I said, but they are completely different. 100% different. Now there is a new Tuxedo Touch. It's going to be released pretty-- I wouldn't say pretty shortly, but there is a new Tuxedo Touch in the talks. It is being developed. It is actually going to look like-- my bad-- the Honeywell 6290W. It is said that it's going to look very similar to this. But it will have the integrated Z-Wave controller, just like the existing Tuxedo Touch has. It's just going to have more of a updated design. But the interface is going to be a little bit different than what the 6290W currently has. Just going to be slightly different. But other than that, if you are looking forward to that, by all means, it is going to be a nice cool addition to the Honeywell Vista Series Systems. And it is going to be a really nice touch screen that you can add on instead of the previous Tuxedo Touch in which they do still work very well. But either way, those are the main differences between the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System and the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Keypad. If you have any further questions about any keypads or alarm systems in general, please contact us at support@alarmgrid.com or go to our website, alarmgrid.com. If you found this video helpful, please like or subscribe. If you want notifications of feature videos, please click the bell icon. This is Jarret with Alarm Grid. You have yourself a great day.


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