Lyric SIXFOB: Program to Lyric Security System

A detailed walk-through video tutorial on how to program the Lyric SIXFOB to the Lyric control panel.


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Description

In this video, we will show you how to LKF500 Lyric key fob to the Honeywell Lyric system. As you will see, this fob is only available to be linked to one control panel. However, there is backward compatibility, and we will tell you how to have the ability to manage two systems.

The first thing you need to do is make sure the key fob has not been used, or the fob was enrolled to a previous system; to do this, the video will discuss the blinking LED lights on the fob. You will be looking for rapid flashing green lights.

To enroll the fob to the control panel you can follow along with the video. Through the home screen, you need to enter the dealer code on the tools menu and follow the prompts to the keys menu through the program list.

Here you will select the add new menu option. While this fob has 4 buttons, there is a total of 8 button combinations for up to 8 function control. This will allow you to program multiple alert functions.

This will come in handy if you want to use the key fob for multiple alerts such as fire as well as police alarms, in addition to the arm and disarm functions used for the alarm. The video will discuss all 8 button combinations and their applications.

The Lyric SIXFOB does not have a serial number. Instead, the fob has its own MAC address. You don’t need to enter the serial number; instead, you can use the buttons on the fob to auto enroll it to the panel. The step-by-step video will show you how to do this.

Once the MAC address has been enrolled, you will need to enter the user code. This will ensure the alerts are reported to the correct user. The video explains these steps and will then continue to show you how to set the functions for panic and alarms.

Testing the fob is crucial to ensure that everything is setup correctly. You will go through all the key fob buttons. As the video shows, the unit is a bi-directional feedback system. When you successfully press the arm button, you should be alerted by the panel.

Further, you will be alerted on the key fob itself with the flashing LED lights. When the system is set to arm away, the LED lights will flash red. Likewise, when you disarm the system, the lights flash green. The video walks you through every setting and tests the key fob and panel, so you know just what to do.

Upon a successful test, you are now ready to use the Lyric SIXFOB key fob with your Honeywell Lyric control panel. If you have not yet set up your Honeywell Lyric control panel, you can view our other videos to learn how.


Transcript

Hi, DIYers. Sterling with Alarm Grid here. And today, we're going to show you how to program an LKF500, which is a Lyric Key Fob to our Honeywell lyric system. So this key fob is very different than the 5800 series key fobs that you've seen in the past such as the 5834-4, which is the most popular one. This is a true encrypted bi-directional key fob that's designed to work with a Honeywell Lyric System. You can see the footprints a little bigger, a little different case design, and little different icons on the buttons.

Unlike a 5800 series key fob, which can be programmed to more than one system so that if you had a house and a business, you just program the fob to both systems and you're able to disarm/arm both systems with the same fob. Unfortunately with this unit and the way it learns to just one panel and one panel only, you would have to have a separate fob for each system. With that said, the Lyric is backwards compatible and supports 5800 series sensors. So you could use a 5834, put it in high security mode so it's encrypted and secure, and then you could use a fob to arm and disarm more than one system.

If you only have one system and you bought the Lyric, chances are you've got a fob with your kit. In which case, go ahead and use the fob that came with it, because you only have one system and one fob. And it's a secure fob to the system.

So the first thing you want to do is verify the fob is ready to enroll. And you could do that by pressing and holding both top buttons, and you see these alternating flashing LEDs, green LEDs. If you're fob does that, then your fob has never been programmed to any other system. If you try to press and hold those and you get like a solid flash or both solid flashes, then you know that this device has already been enrolled to another system and, therefore, cannot be enrolled to your system.

So the very first thing you want to do is just confirm you're getting the fast alternating flashes when you press and hold the top buttons. If you're not, you got to talk to your seller. Because they might have sold you a used item, or somehow that sensor or fob may have got enrolled to a different system in factory. And you may have to have Honeywell get involved to get it released. That would be done through your provider, your alarm provider, so they can help you with that. But if it's a brand new setup, then it should be showing these alternating flashes like it is now.

So now that we know how that a the LKF500 works, we're going to show you how to enroll it into the Honeywell Lyric System. From the home screen, you hit Security, Tools, Installer Code. By default, the 4, 1, 1, 2 installer code gets you in. When you hit Save on this screen, you're getting past the option to associate the account with alarm net, which is what you would do for monitoring purposes and that would be done through a provider typically with their assistance. So really, if you see this screen, just say no unless you're working with your provider for enabling the monitoring on your system. If you're already monitored, you won't see that screen.

Now that we're here, we can hit Program and Keys. Keys is the same way like on a LYNX Touch is what you would use to learn in a fob. We've shown you in a prior video how to do the 5834-4 to a Lyric, and we did keys-- same idea. On the LKF500, we're doing Keys and we're doing Add New to add a new fob.

This is a four-button fob. However, similar to the 5834-4, there is a chart and a sequence that you could actually use-- a double button press-- for alternative functions. So instead of just button 1, 2, 3, 4, you could do button 1, 2, 3, 4 followed by the bottom two buttons together or function number five. The two right-hand buttons together are function number six. The two left-hand buttons together-- function number seven. And the top two buttons together would be function number eight.

So if you wanted to be able to do a fire panic and a police panic or an audible panic and a silent panic, you could get more than four functions out of the four-button key fob up to eight functions. You would just select down until you got to key fob eight button, and then you can see you have the ability to enable these other buttons. For our purposes, we're just going to do the standard key fob.

So the first thing we want to do is go into the serial number box. It's looking for an RF-type 5800 series sensor. In our case, we don't have that. We have a new Lyric SIX device.

On the back, we see no seven-digit serial number. In fact, we see a 16-digit MAC address. These are much smarter devices. They're basically little computers. They, themselves, can get firmware updates, which we think is really cool. We're excited to see what Honeywell does that when they release new features being able to flash down to the sensor level is really important so you don't have to buy new hardware.

To activate the device, instead of typing in the MAC address which you could do if you select this over to SIX, you could then type in the MAC address with the keys, here. Otherwise, pressing and holding the top two buttons will auto enroll it. So the old fobs-- you have to press and hold one button. This, it's the top two buttons together.

Press and hold them until they start to flash alternating. This alternating happens for about eight seconds, and then the serial number should populate. And we can press and hold again to get the serial number, all right? I'm sorry, I'm so used to saying serial number-- MAC address is what was populated.

So the first one alternating, second one MAC address is in there. And then one final time press and hold. You saw the quick double flash, and you came to this screen where its learned in the proper MAC address.

We associate the fob to a user, just like we do with all fobs. The fob has to know which user code to report when the arm and the disarm goes through. Otherwise, it won't work. So we're mapping it to the master code, which is a default user code of 1, 2, 3, 4. And we have it set Arm Away for this badge. We have disarm for the badge with a check mark, and we have Arms Stay for the house icon.

We want to go ahead and enable a 24-hour audible panic for this bottom right button. Although you could select 24-silent. You could even do silent burglary. The panel would have to be armed to work in that case, but we like the 24-hour audible selection. That way if you're in the house you hear something go bump in the night, you can set off the alarm, scare people away. |f you're approaching the house and someone tries to attack you on your way in, as long as you're in range of the panel pressing this panic button will sound the loud alarm.

If we save that selection, we can see we have zones 131 through 134. This system supports up to 32 key fob buttons, which depend on how many buttons you're activating on your fobs can mean various amounts of fobs. In our cases, we're just using four. And when we come back to the home screen--

[BEEPING]

--we acknowledge our com trouble error because we're not yet monitored. And we can test the fob. So the top left button is Arm Way.

[BEEPING]

Armed away, exit now.

It's a press and hold. Top right button is disarm. You can see because this is bidirectional, we got those red LEDs to highlight that it's arming.

[BEEPING]

Rigged to arm. Check system.

We do the disarm, system disarms, and we get the green lights to show we're disarmed. So instead of just pressing a button and hoping that the key fob worked, this is bidirectional-- gives you feedback to let you know it's working. Armed stay.

[BEEPING]

Armed stay.

Press and hold the Arm Steady button. Red lights come on. We know it worked.

[BEEPING]

Press and hold Disarm again. We saw the green lights. We know it disarmed. And then finally, if we want to test the panic, press and hold the Panic.

[BEEPING]

Loud noise and disarm.

Disarmed. Not ready to arm. Check system.

Disarm alarm 134 key fob is alerted. You have Alarm Cancel at the top. Disarm again clears that latched trouble alarm, and we're back to ready to arm. And we now have a working LKF500.

So we hope you've enjoyed that video on how to enroll your Lyric key fob to your Honeywell Lyric System. If you have any questions on the unique features that the LKF500 provides, please email us -- support@alarmgrid.com And make sure to subscribe to our channel so you're up-to-date on all of the great new videos that we'll be releasing on all the great new features of this new Honeywell Lyric Security System.


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