Lyric SIXGB: Installation to Wall
Hi, DIYers. Sterling with Alarm Grid here, and today we're going to show you how to install a Honeywell SIXGB, which is the Honeywell wireless glass break detector that's used with the Honeywell Lyric security system. The SIXGB is a SIX series sensor. It is not a 5800 series device, which is the traditional wireless sensors. This is one of the brand new beta SIX series sensors that works with the Lyric.
It's got a wider range, about 300 to 400 feet back to the Lyric, and it's, more importantly, encrypted and bidirectional. It speaks to and from the panel, so you're getting more frequent check-ins, and you're getting a more secure in-home wireless network between the sensors and our Lyric system. We've already programmed this sensor to the Lyric, and so check out our SIXGB programming video if you have any questions on how to program the device.
And now we're going to show you how to physically mount it. We chose this location because it happens to be directly opposite a double slider glass door. And while we've installed a contact on that sliding door, which will protect the door from being opened when the system is armed, because we have a big enough glass opening that can be smashed and someone could climb through the opening without opening the door, we want to put a glass break as a second layer of protection. That this device would hear the frequency of broken glass and set off an alarm if that type of intrusion happened. And this device will protect glass up to 25 feet away. Depending on the acoustics in your room, you may not get a full 25 feet, and if you're getting false alarm errors, there's a way to limit the range down to less than 25 feet.
In our case, we're trying to protect our entire dining room and living room with this one sensor. There are some windows off to that direction, which are smaller. We're not as concerned of a break-in through those windows. We're really concerned about the sliding glass door directly behind us. And this device sitting up here will protect from that kind of intrusion. So it's a great addition to any security system, is a SIXGB. It offers a second layer of perimeter protection aside from any door or window contacts.
So the device is a two-part device. It says Honeywell on the side here, and it says Honeywell on the back plate here. When these are put together and closed up, then our sensor is complete. When we pop it open, when we remove the back plate from the sensor, then the sensor opens up and we can use the back plate to mount to the wall and then twist our sensor into place.
So we're going to set that aside. And we've already used a tape measurer to measure across the door here. We had 37 inches, so we went 18 and 1/2, right to the center line. And then we measured from top to bottom here. It was 10 and 1/4. And we measured our glass break, so we have it perfectly centered. And we have our two lined up marks for the two screw holes. Left and right side of this back plate.
So now that we know where we're going to put our holes, we just need the hardware, the mounting hardware that comes with the glass break. You get a little bag, and in that bag you get three screws and three wall anchors. And then you get a little tiny screw that holds the cover to the back plate so that someone couldn't just twist it and remove it. They'd actually have to unscrew it to remove it. So one of these screws is used for the back tamper. On the back of the glass break, on the cover, there's a breakaway plastic tab that if you screw in to a stud, if someone tried to rip the whole glass break off the wall, the plastic piece would stay behind on the stud, and it would cause a tamper.
We don't have a stud right above our door here, and we chose this spot because it's going to look nice. It's white, it's in between the white frame here and the white frame here, so it's not just some random white device on the wall. And we have it centered between here and here, and it's still protecting our room. So in this case, we're going to lose the ability to have that back case tamper. But in a residential application we're not as concerned with that, anyways.
By the time someone gets here, the alarm should have already gone off if the system is armed. And when it's disarmed, we know who's in the house. We're not as concerned with that kind of tampering when the system is disarmed.
So what we're going to do, we have our power drill and our 3/16 drill bit. And we're going to just drill in our two holes here, and then insert our wall anchors and screw them in. So I'm going to hold this level and we're just going to drill our two holes. I'm going to actually pull this back a bit so I don't fall.
All right. Now we have our hole. We're going to insert our wall anchor. And we just want to tap it flush to the wall. So now that we have our wall anchor and we've switched over to our screwdriver, we can go ahead and mount our wall plate to the wall. And make sure that this glass break's going to be nice and secure. So you want to just kind of thread the screw in just a bit. And then do one at a time. Don't go all the way tight on either one until you're done. And then do the other side.
And now that we have them both, we can go a little tighter. We don't want to be too tight. We also want to try to keep this Honeywell center line as vertical as possible. So I'm just going to do a slight adjustment. And then tighten it back down again. And now we have a nice level back plate for our glass break. And if we line up our Honeywell word with our Honeywell here, it snaps into place, and our Honeywell, which is what we were trying to shoot for, is open into the room so people can see what it is.
We can take this sticker off. This is just the sticker to let people know this is a beta product still. Obviously, the home owners understand that, so we're just going to go ahead and remove the sticker.
So now that we have it mounted, we've measured and ensured that we hit our spot. We're centrally located over the door, and between the door and the ceiling, or at least to the trim. There is a small hole on the side, and they give you a tiny little screw with white paint on the top, so that you can screw the case cover to the back plate. So we've removed the unit and you can see that there's this hole opposite where the Honeywell is. On this beta, at least, they didn't drill this hole all the way clean through the plastic. So very carefully, I'm going to use a very skinny drill bit, and very little pressure. I just want to get through the plastic here.
So now that I have a nice hole all the way clean through, I should be able to put it back into place. And using the white tamper screw, keep it so that no one can easily take the device down. With that screw in place, it will give a little turn, but it won't turn all the way to the point where it would pop open.
So we have now completed our installation of our SIXGB wireless SIX series glass break detector, which has been programmed to our Honeywell Lyric security system and is going to protect our living room and our dining room from an intrusion where someone smashes glass. This audio microphone in the glass break will pick up the noise. As long as the system is armed, an alarm will go off.
So that's our installation of our SIXGB. We hope you've enjoyed this video and it helps you install your Lyric glass break detectors. If you have any questions on installing your Lyric glass breaks, please email us, email@example.com and also make sure to subscribe to our channel, as we'll be releasing a lot more installation videos and product introduction videos based around the new, revolutionary Honeywell Lyric security system.