Lyric SIXSIREN: Installation

We will show you step by step how to install the Lyric SIXSIREN in your home with this video tutorial guide.


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Description

The Honeywell Lyric home security system makes use of the all new SIX series sensors and monitors. The Lyric SIX SIREN is a wireless siren, strobe light and chime enunciation device specifically designed for use with the Lyric system.

The Lyric SIXSIREN is the first device that will sound the actual siren and chimes without being the actual control panel. This video will show you how to install the siren in a place in your home where you might not be able to hear the control panel alarms.

In this video the location for installation is upstairs near the bedrooms. The control panel is located downstairs and is not easily heard in the middle of the night upstairs near the bedrooms.

This is a perfect location for the SIXSIREN as it will alert the homeowners in the middle of the night of an intrusion, fire or other alarm triggered at the control panel.

The first step is to remove the back plate from the device and use it as a template to mark the holes where the screws will be secured into the ceiling. Once the holes are marked, use a drill to make the holes so the back plate can be mounted.

The mounting hardware that comes with the Lyric SIXSIREN includes wall anchors, three screws and a case cover screw that is used to secure the cover to the backing plate.

You can follow along with the video to see how to use the wall anchors in the pre-drilled holes. The anchors should fit snug in the holes so they don’t fall out, but tight enough that they need to be hammered flush.

Once the anchors have been hammered flush you can position the back plate and align the screw holes to the anchors. Using the power drill with a screw driver attachment, screw the screws into the anchors.

Do not over tighten the screws as this will cause the back plate to warp. If the back plate is warped, the siren will not mount correctly to the back plate. The video will cover this in detail.

Once you have the back plate secure to the ceiling (or wall) you can optionally screw the tamper switch to a wall or ceiling stud. This will send a tamper alarm to the control panel, alerting you that the siren has been removed from the mount.

The final step is to twist lock the siren to the back plate, securing it to the mount. You can use the cover screw to secure the siren in place and prevent accidental removal.

When you have the siren in place you should always test to ensure everything is in proper working order. Follow along with the video to see how to easily test the siren.

You can view our other videos to learn more about enrolling the siren to the Lyric control panel, or about the control panel features and functions.


Transcript

Hi, DIYers. Sterling with Alarm Grid here. And today we're going to show you how to install a SIX Siren. Which is a wireless siren and strobe and chime enunciator for a Honeywell Lyric Wireless Security System.

So this is a really great device. Honeywell has to yet release any unit that can do both siren and chime without being an actual keypad. So we're really excited about this sensor being available with the new Honeywell Lyric System and we're going to show you how easy it is to mount this in a location where you won't otherwise hear your Lyric Siren and then you'll know that there has been an alarm event in your house and you can take the proper actions.

So we're upstairs near the bedrooms, our panel is downstairs in the living room a floor down and towards the back of the house, so we're not hearing that siren as well as we would like up by the bedrooms. And therefore, we're going to put our siren right here, which is going to make each of these bedrooms hear any kind of alarm. Whether it's a fire alarm or a burglary alarm, in the middle of the night the people in the home will know what's going on.

So, ignoring this old wired siren, we're going to install this wireless siren right up on the ceiling here. And the first thing we do is remove the backplate from the cover and now we have a backplate that we can mount, or at least mark our holes for when we're going to drill and screw it in. So I'm going to put it up to place where we want it and we're going to mark our holes. One here, one here and then we can take this down. We've got our power drill and we're just going to drill up into these two holes that we just marked.

The SIX Siren comes with some mounting hardware in a little bag here. We have two wall anchors, three screws, and then a case tamper screw, or a case cover screw, which has some white paint on it so it blends in nice once you're done. We're going to not use the third screw, which would be used for the wall tamper. There's a breakaway plastic that you can use in case someone rips the entire unit down, it would go into tamper alarm. For our purposes we're not going to use that.

And we're going to take our wall anchors and stick them up into the holes we just drilled. And I have a little hammer here so that we can bang these flush to the ceiling. If we switch from our drill to our phillips head screw bit then we can screw our screws into our wall anchors. You don't want to screw them in 'till we get our backplate up there. So very carefully, because I'm at the top of the stairs here. We don't want to tighten it until we know we're aligned on the other side. Looks like we're right on line there so we take our other screw. And now that that one is tight you tighten the other side. Going to actually back that out just a bit, we don't want that backplate to be beveled at all. It's tight enough that it's secure.

On the side of the sensor opposite of where it says "Honeywell" you will see a small little hole and if you use a really skinny drill bit, in this case I'm going to use 3/32nds, switch back to the drill and we can drill out this little tamper hole. We want to be really careful because were drilling in towards the device here. We just want enough to have broke through the plastic like we did. Switch back to the screw one more time and we line up the "Honeywell" here with the "Honeywell" here, and it snaps into place. And then finally we take our white cover tamper screw that had a little white paint on it to make it blend in and very delicately, don't want to over tighten, but now the device can't be undone unless someone means to, so we now have our installed SIX Siren.

We hope you've enjoyed this video. If you have any questions on installing your Lyric Wireless Siren please email support@alarmgrid.com and make sure to subscribe to our channel to keep up to date with all of the new Honeywell Lyric installation programming and feature videos that we'll be releasing.


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