Program SiXCT to Lyric Controller
In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to program the Honeywell SiXCT to the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. The device is part of the Honeywell SiX Series of wireless sensors that are designed exclusively for use with the Lyric. The Honeywell SiXCT in particular is a door and window contact sensor that will let your system know when a door or window is opened.
As a SiX Series device, the Honeywell SiXCT uses 128-bit AES encryption, and it has a wireless range of roughly 300 nominal feet. In addition to being used as a standard door and window contact sensor, the SiXCT can also be used as a wireless transmitter for a single hardwired contact. When using the SiXCT as a regular contact, the magnet should be installed on the moving portion of the door or window, while the sensor should be on the stationary door or window frame.
The Honeywell SiXCT has an enrollment light that helps you with troubleshooting. When the green LED light is blinking quickly, it means that the device has not yet been enrolled. When it is blinking slowly, the device is actively paired with a system. The Honeywell SiXCT can only be paired with one (1) system at any given time. For power, the device uses a single CR123A camera battery. It can be mounted using screws or double-sided foam tape.
Honeywell also offers the SiXMINICT, which is a smaller version of the SiXCT. The Honeywell SiXMINICT has a slightly smaller wireless range of 200 nominal feet, and it lacks the auxiliary input for integrating a wired contact and having the sensor act as a wireless transmitter. However, some users prefer the smaller and more compact design of the SiXMINICT, which makes it more difficult to notice when the sensor is surface-mounted on a door or window.
hi diy-ers this is michael from alarm grid and today i'm going to be showing you how to enroll the honeywell 6ct door and window contact sensor with the honeywell lyric alarm system uh the six ct um it's pretty standard door and window contact sensor it's a surface mount sensor so you just put it on the door window frame and you have a magnet on the moving part of the door or window when you open the door window the magnet separates from the sensor and then it alerts the system and the system responds based on the response type that you set for the system for the zone that is um you also have an auxiliary input terminal block inside the sensor which you can use to wire a hardwired contact a hardwired or window sensor and then then the 6t will send a wireless signal on behalf of that that sensor so if you want to integrate a wired sensor with your lyric system a wired contact sensor then well the 6ct is an option for you but we're going to going to enroll ours today um and the lyric has a special six uh programming mode we're not actually on the main screen of the lyric here now we are this is what the main screen looks like of the lyric and we're going to show you how to enroll the 6ct so uh we're at this screen and we're going to choose security then we're going to choose tools and we're going to choose our installer code which ours is at the default of 4 1 1 two we're going to choose program and we're going to go down to 6 programming and there are a few different ways that you can enroll this if you have if you're using the sensor for the first time there'll be a battery tab that you can pull to power the sensor on um what is going to work for us we're just going to um fault the sensor because we are we're going to tamper the sensor we're going to move the tamper cover because we have ours closed right now and that will send an enrollment signal you can also just take out the battery and insert a battery again um to power it on so powering on or activating the tamper cover but to open the sensor up we have our sensor and we can just push down and we slide it right off and you see the the led light is blinking quickly um to indicate that it's not currently enrolled once it enrolls it's going to do a slow blinking so we're just going to wait for it to get our signal and look at that it does so we have our sixth contact here and we're going to choose edit and we can begin editing the zone uh you see here we have two options uh we have the read switch which is when you're using the the with the magnet um as a standard door window sensor and you also have the terminal block option um we have that disabled right now but that i mentioned that earlier that's when you uh you can wire a contact to the block and um you can uh use it as a wireless transmitter for another hardwired or windows sensor so uh we're but we're only gonna focus on the read switch one today and we're gonna choose edit right here and we can begin um configuring the zone settings so the serial number is fine it was learned in automatically um the service uh read switch that's the one we want to use um i do want to talk about the zone descriptors and how they work um so these are the names for the sensor uh this is what the panel will speak out when you um when you fault it assuming you have voice enabled for for the sensor it will also speak the device type so right now it's going to read front door it's going to say that it will say the device type but let's say we wanted to call it a window um so we'll clear that clear that well i'll press clear up there that works a little bit better and uh we'll press we'll call it bedroom so we'll do baby bed there we go bedroom that's what we want and we'll do save you see it already knows some some names already because the lyric is smart so that's uh great so right now it'll read bedroom door you can put in a second zone descriptor if you want to but you don't have to we're not going to in that case but you'll see when i fold it later it will say bedroom door um response type so this is how the system will respond when the sensor is faulted entry exit are arguably the most popular ones this means that when the system's armed stay or armed away it's in an armed state and you fault the sensor you're going to have to disarm within an entry delay period or else an alarm will occur on your system so the entry delay will give you a chance to put your stuff down get situated and go and casually disarm the system make sure you set an adequate entry delay to prevent false alarms don't leave yourself rushing every time you can adjust that but that's a different topic um so um another option to do is perimeter perimeter will cause an immediate alarm if you fault the sensor while it's armed and arm stay or armed away armed knight whatever so perimeter means you won't get that chance to disarm you won't get that um you know opportunity to do your entry delay disarm uh so that's more popular for windows because most people don't come and go through the window usually if a window is opened while the system's armed someone's up to no good so the the system will know to do an immediate alarm but uh we're using ours on our bedroom door so we'll do entry exit one and um so just uh the other settings alarm report that basically means if this zone causes an alarm on the system then the system will report out to alarmnet and then alarmnet can forward the signal to total connect 2.0 so you can get a text and or email alert i can also forward it to the central monitoring station for automatic emergency dispatch this will depend on the monitoring plan you have and you need monitoring or else the signal is going nowhere um so we can also set a chime for for our sensor we'll keep ours at the standard that's just the little ding dong sound it makes to let you know that the door has been open that that will occur even if the system's in a disarmed state so just kind of lets you know hey somebody opened up the bedroom door uh supervision so um regardless of whether or not you have this um supervised or unsupervised the sensor will always be sending out supervision signals but the difference is that um if you have it set to unsupervised this the system the lyric won't be looking for the supervision signals but if you do have it supervised then the lyric will be expecting um every in our case it's every 60 minutes and you can't change the setting by the way you see it's kind of grayed out we can't we i'm pressing it but we can't change it it's always set to 60 minutes and if um the system doesn't receive a check-in signal every 6-60 minutes either due to the sensor being out of range the sensor has a range of roughly 300 nominal feet by the way obstacles can reduce that range or if it's powered down because you removed the battery or you smashed it or something then the lyric will say hey there's trouble i haven't received a check-in signal from this sensor there's rf supervision lost trouble so you can turn that off if you want but we'll keep ours supervised um but just remember that the sensor will be sending out signals regardless um so we'll just do a save here and we have we'll do save again because we're taking back to this previous screen and i do want to show you uh the zone just um to where it is see we have bedroom door right there and zone number three and we see that our sensors enrolled with the system i'll just tamper it real quick um i'd like to see the light on here but we're not getting it let's try to power it down and power it back on and there we have our light there it's slowly blinking because it's enrolled when it's enrolled it has a slow blinking led as you saw earlier when it wasn't enrolled it had the rapidly blinking led so uh we'll just put our sensor back on just put the cover there and then click it into place like so now we have our magnet and we align it with the tabs of the indentations on the side of the sensor so right now we're simulating our door to be closed okay um it's in a closed state so we're going to go back to the main screen all the way to the main screen this time we're going to get back here and then we're at the main screen of the lyric and i just want to show you right now our system's fine we don't have any faults but when i open the door then it's going to display and it's also going to speak out bedroom doors so let's go ahead and do that we're going to open up the door you see it read the first zone descriptor and it also read the device type and we have the fault on the system if i press security you'll see the bedroom door is open so now let's close our bedroom door by restoring the magnet and we're fine and just to demonstrate one more time we open the bedroom door and then we close it and we get it we get it ready to arm on our system so that's how you program a honeywell 6ct door and window contact sensor to a honeywell lyric alarm system if you have any questions about the lyric or 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