Lyric Security System: Change Master Code

Lyric Security System: Change Master Code


Hi, DIYers, Sterling with Alarm Grid here and today I'm going to show you how to change your master code.

So, one of the very first things you're going to want to do when you get your new Honeywell Lyric System, and you're ready for programming, after you've watched our Lyric installation video and you have it nicely mounted on the wall. You're going to want to start to program everything. You can start by programming your sensors, or you can change the master code. Which is what I would suggest you do first, so you don't forget to do it later.

The default master code is 1234, and if you forget to set it then an intruder that breaks in, all they have to do is try the default code. If they're at all familiar with Honeywell products, they'll know that 1234 is the master. So if you don't change it, you're letting someone just come in and try a default code and disarm your system. So we always recommend you change your master.

And to change it, you have to use the master. So, you hit "Security," then you hit "Tools" and you type the existing master code, by default it's 1234. If you've already changed it to something else and forgot how you did it, and you want to change it again, as long as you know what the code is, you just type it in and now you're on this screen. This is the master level programming screen. We have a video that explains installer level programming versus master level programming. So we invite you to take a look at that if you're not familiar with the various levels of programming of this system. But once you're in the master level programming, to change the master code you hit "Users" and then you highlight "Masters" so it's now blue. You can see it has four asterisks, that's security it doesn't want to show you what the code is.

But if you hit "Edit" you can rename...well, actually on the master you cannot rename, but you can see that it's set, Name "Master," Slot 02, the installer code is slot 01 for the user codes. The master code is slot 02, sub-user codes will be slot 3, 4, 5 and so on, all the way up to the guest code is 47 and the duress code is the user's code 48.

So, "Master" on slot 2, it says "Z-wave lock control" so that's something that can be toggled yes or no, if you do have Z-wave locks, you can have the lock unlock and disarm the system with the master code, that's what that's all about.

To simply change the code you tap where it says "User Code," again for security reasons they're not displaying what the current code is, but you can go ahead and change it. So, if we do 1397 and "Done."

Again it's showing asterisks, you just have to trust that what you did worked, and you're hitting "Save." Without hitting "Save" it will undo all the work you just did. And if we hit the back arrow, now when we hit "Tools" and 1234, nothing happens, it kicks us back out. Basically we gave a bad code. Same idea if tried any...well 1234 just verifies that we've now changed it to something else. So, if we do 1397, we're back in the master level programming, which shows us that we have successfully changed our panel's master code.

The master code is the code that the master user for the system should use to arm and disarm, okay? You can set up sub-users for your family members or your employees, but you, as the master, should use the master code. And it cannot be the same as the installer code, it doesn't have to be unique but we always recommend changing it away from 1234, to a secure four digit code that you will use to arm and disarm. And now, using that video, or using this video, you have the ability to change that master code.

So we hope you've enjoyed that and if you have any questions on changing your master code, please let us know and make sure to subscribe to our channel so you're up to date on all of the great new Lyric videos that we're releasing, along with the launch of this revolutionary new system.