Honeywell SiXGB: Program to a Lyric Security System

Program a Honeywell SiXGB to the Lyric Security System

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In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to program a Honeywell SiXGB to a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. The Honeywell SiXGB is an encrypted wireless glass break detection sensor that is used exclusively for use with the Lyric. It sends an alert to the panel upon detecting an audible glass break event. It is great for monitoring windows and protective glass casings.

The Honeywell SiXGB uses 128-bit AES encryption when communicating with the panel. This helps prevent wireless hacking and takeover attempts. The sensor has a range of roughly (300) nominal feet, though thick walls and large metal objects can disrupt range. The sensor has a green LED light that assists with enrollment. When the device is unpaired with a Lyric Panel, the LED will blink quickly. Once it is successfully paired, then it will blink slowly. The sensor has a detection range of roughly (25) feet. It can be used to monitor multiple windows or casings when positioned properly. The device should have a direct line of sight to the glass that is being monitored. It uses a single CR123A battery for power. Use a lithium battery to ensure the longest life.

The Lyric System has a special SiX Programming Mode that you can use to enroll the Honeywell SiXGB. You can put the Lyric in this mode and then activate the sensor to send an enrollment signal. Either power on the sensor, or activate its tamper cover to send an enrollment signal. The panel will display the sensor on the screen. You can then edit the zone settings for the sensor. Most users will have the sensor set up with a Response Type of Perimeter. This means that if the sensor is faulted and detects a glass break event while the system is Armed Stay or Armed Away, then an immediate alarm will be triggered on the system.


Hi, DIYers. This is Michael from AlarmGrid, and today, I'm going to be showing you how to enroll a Honeywell SiXGB Glass Break Detection Sensor with a Honeywell Lyric alarm system. The Honeywell SiXGB, it's a glass break detection sensor, meaning it listens for the sounds of broken glass. This is an encrypted sensor, so it has an added wireless security. So it can be used to monitor windows or protective glass casings. If it hears the sound of glass being smashed, along with a thud of an object striking against the glass, the sensor has a specially designed microphone to listen to it for those types of sounds. And when it detects that type of sounds, it will alert the system, and the system will trigger response based on how you set the zone. So we have our sensor here, and we're going to be enrolling it today. The first thing I want to show you when it's not enrolled, another way to get it off the back plate. You press against it, and then you can just twist it, counterclockwise, the sensor. And then you can see the LED light. It's blinking green quickly to indicate that it's not rolled. So we're going to put ours back, and we can close it by putting it on the back plate and then turning it clockwise. So we have our sensor closed right now, but I'm going to get into SiX programming, and then talk about how you can enroll it. So let's start from the real main screen of the Lyric right here. So we're at the main screen. We're going to choose Security, we're going to use Tools, and then we're going to enter in our installer code, which ours is at the default of 4112. And then we're going to choose Program, and we're going to press the down arrow, and we're going to go to SiX programming. And now you have a few options for enrolling the SiXGB. If you're using it for the first time, there will be a battery tab that you can pull to power on the sensor, and powering it on will send the signal. If I do the tamper cover, which is what we're going to do, then that will also send an enrollment signal. If you used the sensor before, you can open up the sensor and insert a fresh battery into it, and powering it on will trigger the enrollment signal as well. So the Lyrics is in its listening mode right now. So we have our sensor, and we have it. We're pressing it against the wall, assuming it was mounted, and then we're just twisting it anticlockwise to remove the back cover. And the LED is blinking fast. We should get a confirmation on the panel shortly. There we go. So we have our SiXGB, and if you see the LED, it's now blinking slowly to indicate that it's enrolled with the Lyric system. And just to avoid any more trouble, we're going to close the sensor here. Here we go. We got it on there, and then we just twist it clockwise. And now our sensor is closed. Our SiXGB is ready for action. So let's begin adjusting the zone settings, which is a very important part of setting up any sensor, on your Lyric system, or any system for that matter. So we have ours highlighted blue. We have the sensor we're working with highlighted blue. We're going to choose Edit down at the bottom, and this is where we can configure the settings. So, Response Type. That determines how the system responds when the sensor is faulted, that is, when this detects a glass break event. Perimeter means that, when the system's armed and it detects glass break event, it will cause an immediate alarm on your system. And that's usually the most popular option for a glass break detection sensor because, if your system's armed and then someone smashes in the window, you're going to want an immediate alarm. So that's usually the one to go with. But there are other options here that you can certainly choose from. We have an FAQ that talks all about response types if you want to learn more about them. But, we're just going to use Perimeter today because that's the popular option. We're going to have our chime disabled because we don't necessarily want a sound emitted from the panel, a notification sound, just to let us know that our window has been smashed. So we'll keep our chime disabled. And Voice Descriptors. So those are actually important. That represents the name for the sensor, what the panel will speak out when the zone's faulted. And it will [INAUDIBLE] speak the device type of glass, so we don't need to put in Glass as the second descriptor. We can just do whatever we want here. So we'll do baby bedroom, and then we'll press Save. And we have Baby Bedroom Glass. That's what we'll go with as the voice descriptor name. OK. So then we have these toggle options down here. Right now they're both enabled. Let's start with Alarm Report. So when you have Alarm Report enabled, that means when this zone causes an alarm on your Lyric system, the Lyric, assuming you're monitored-- it's set up for monitoring service-- will send a signal to AlarmNet. And then AlarmNet can forward the signal to Total Connect 2.0 and/or a central monitoring station depending on your monitoring plan. Total Connect 2.0 can send you text and email alerts about a faulted zone, so that way you can call for help yourself. So that's an option to get notified. The other option I was talking about, the central monitoring station. A trained dispatcher will see the alarm on your system, and they'll know to take action based on the instructions on your account. That usually involves contacting you, and if you can't provide a false alarm passcode to let them know that everything's all right, then they'll be sending out emergency dispatch and the authorities will soon be at your home or business. So we want to have our Alarm Report enabled because, if someone smashes our window or breaks our protective glass casing, then we'll want to know about it. And just by the way, this sensor will detects glass break events from about 25 feet away, and make sure there is nothing between the glass that it's monitoring. So just keep that in mind. It can monitor multiple windows or glass casings if you position it carefully. That's something to going to keep in mind. Supervision. So this sensor, regardless of whether or not you enable supervision, is sending out check-in signals with the panel at all times. But supervision, that's determining whether or not the Lyric is actively listening for the supervision check-in signals. So it has to check in periodically, and if it doesn't send a signal and the Lyric is expecting it, maybe because the sensor is out of range-- it has a range of roughly 300 nominal feet. Wireless range can be disrupted by large metal objects or thick walls. So if it's out of range or it's powered down, and it can't get a check-in signal to the Lyric, the Lyric will be wondering, hey, where is the check-in signal? There must be trouble. So it will give you trouble. It always give you the RF supervision lost trouble. And then you'll know about that on your system, so that will be a problem. So keep this in range and keep the batteries fresh. And lastly, we have-- and it even says right there, for Supervision, it has the time set at one hour, and there's no way we can change that. We don't have a way to press the button there. So the last thing we're looking at is the Sensitivity. We have a few options here. We usually recommend setting ours on low or medium security, because setting it on maximum security, the sensors are designed pretty well, but something such as dropping a plate, smashing a plate, could accidentally trigger it, for instance. So just to prevent false alarms, we'll set ours to low security. We don't want it on lowest, but we'll keep it on low for sensitivity, yes. Yes. So we have ours on low sensitivity now, and there. Our zone looks good, so we'll click Save, and there. So our zone is fine. And I just want to show you the zone in the zone section here. We have that right there, Baby Bedroom Glass Break. So that's our sensor here. And now we're going to Return to the home screen, and the best way to test these sensors is with a glass break simulator, which we didn't bring out today. So instead, just we'll do a tamper cover. Again, we press it against the wall, and we turn it counterclockwise, and we get the trouble condition. It doesn't speak out the name, unfortunately, but we do know that it's programmed. We're just going to close that, and we have to disarm with our master code to get that to go away. Dezoned. Ready to arm. [? Tech ?] zone. Do a double disarm there. Dezoned. Ready to arm. And now we're ready to arm. If we did do a traditional-- well, if we broke a window, or we did a glass break simulator test, then it would mention the baby bedroom glass break as the fault. But since we just see the tamper just to show that it's programmed there. And you can also confirm, if you look in Zones, by the way, when you're enrolling the sensor, I just want to show you one last thing here. You can see that it has the serial number, the MAC address, for the sensor right there at the bottom, and you can confirm it by checking the sticker on the device if you want to really make sure that you have the right device programmed. So, just something to keep in mind as you're programming if you're programming a large number of sensors. But we have ours successfully enrolled, so we're happy now, and we'll get back to the main screen here. There we go. So that's how you enroll a Honeywell SiXGB with a Honeywell Lyric alarm system. 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