How to Arm Night Stay on Total Connect
Hi, DIYers. This is Frank at Alarm Grid. We're back in the video lab working on our Total Connect tutorial videos. And we're going to be working specifically with how to arm Night Stay on Total Connect. We'll be working from the web interface today. We'll have some videos just like this on the mobile devices as well for the iOS and Android apps. But for today, we'll be focusing on the web interface. So let me pull up totalconnect2.com. And that'll get us to the login screen, where we can post our credentials, which would be your username and password. We have ours saved here. Check out our how-to log in video, if you have any questions on how to get into Total Connect. Once you're logged in, you can see here that just actually as of today, December 5th, we have four different arming types now. When Honeywell released the new HTML5 version of the web interface, they actually dropped off Night Stay and Arm Custom. The Arm Customer is only for Lyric controllers. So anything outside the Lyric, you won't see this. But for other panels that do support Night Stay, you'll see Night Stay. Night Stay will only show up here if you have a motion detector on your alarm system with Night Stay mode enabled. So if you have a motion detector in your basement and when you arm at night, you want that basement to be protected, you wouldn't normally walk down there yourself. But if an intruder came in in the basement you'd want to know immediately or trigger the alarm. Then you'll want to go ahead and enable that motion within the local zone programming of your alarm system to say yes to Night Stay mode. And then you'll see this pop up. Same thing with local control on the the system, you'll only see the Armed Stay and Away until you enable a motion detector on Night Stay mode. If you don't have any motions that you want to be enabled in a Night Stay, then you won't see this icon. So if you don't see it, don't be surprised if you haven't enabled that motion detector. Some security systems you'll have to hit the down arrow on the Zone Programming page for the motion. So after you enter the serial number and the zone type, then if you hit the down arrow at the bottom or on the right of that page, on your LYNX Touch or Lyric panel, you'll get a second page where you can say yes to night mode. And that will then enable Night Stay arming. Once that's been enabled, you can then hit this little Arm Night Stay button here, and what that will do is it'll arm the system. Similar to Stay Mode it will disable motion detectors. The unique thing about Night Stay is that any motion with Night mode enabled, those will be active and only those. Any normal motion that's not set to Night mode or has that yes selection on the Night mode for that specific zone in local zone programming, will not be active. So again, the basement example, maybe a shed, maybe a garage; anywhere that you and your family won't be traveling once the system is armed. So once you've armed Night Stay, again, everything-- your normal perimeter, entry-exit zones such as door or windows glass breaks will all be enabled during regular Stay mode. But what separates this Night Stay is that those specific motions will be protected. So once you've armed this and you can do through the web interface and the app, you can leave this this way throughout the night. In the morning when you get up, before anyone moves around into those protected areas where those motions are or you exit the building, you'll want to disarm the system either through Total Connect or locally at the keypad. And then you should be good to go. So that is how you arm Night Stay on Total Connect on the web specifically. Again, we'll have videos on the app interfaces as well. And you'll be able to check out and see details on that. If you have any questions on arming Night Stay on your Honeywell alarm system, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel. And if you found this video useful, please click the Like button below.