SIXSMOKE: Program to Lyric Controller
In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to program a Honeywell SiXSMOKE to a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. The Honeywell SiXSMOKE is a smoke and heat detector designed exclusively for use with the Lyric. It uses photoelectric technology for smoke detection, and it offers both fixed temperature and rate-of-rise heat detection.
The Honeywell SiXSMOKE is part of the Honeywell SiX Series lineup of wireless sensors. These sensors use 128-bit AES encryption, and they are designed exclusively for use with the Honeywell Lyric Controller. Since these sensors utilize encryption, they can only be paired with one Lyric System at any given time. The device has a green enrollment LED that blinks quickly when it is not paired with a Lyric, and it blinks slowly when it is actively paired with a system.
The Lyric has a special SiX Programming mode that you can use to enroll SiX Sensors like the Honeywell SiXSMOKE. Once the Lyric is in this mode, the user must activate the sensor to send an enrollment signal. If the sensor is being used for the first time, then the user can remove the battery tabs to power on the sensor. Otherwise, the sensor can be enrolled by activating the device tamper cover or by removing and re-inserting the device batteries.
On the sensor programming screen, the user can choose whether to use the SiXSMOKE for both smoke detection and heat detection, or to disable one of the device features. Many users will disable smoke detection for areas where smoke might normally be present, such as a kitchen or a specially designated smoking area inside the building. Likewise, a user might disable heat detection if the sensor is being used in an area where the temperature might realistically exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit. When using smoke detection, the user must decide whether or not to use Fire Verification for false alarm prevention. Fire Verification requires that the sensor detects smoke on two separate occassions within a short period of time before an alarm will occur.
Hi, DIYers. This is Michael from Alarm Grid, and today I'm going to be showing you how to enroll a Honeywell SiXSMOKE smoke and heat detector with the Honeywell Lyric alarm system. The SiXSMOKE, it's part of the SiX series lineup of encrypted sensors and it's a smoke and heat detector. So it's a photoelectric sensor, which means there's a small light inside of the sensor, and when smoke enters the chamber, the light refracts and the sensor knows to alert the system to the fire, so that's how it detects smoke. It also has a temperature sensor in here, and if it gets too hot, extremely hot like, as in, there is a fire, then again, that will also cause an alarm on the system. Well, it'll send a signal to the system and then the system will go into a fire alarm. So the first thing I just want to look at real quick, if we open up the sensor, you should see the LED appear on the light, we do and it's blinking quickly right there. Yeah, it's blinking quickly to indicate that it is not currently enrolled. And when the sensor is enrolled, then it will blink slowly. So right now it's blinking quickly, that means the sensor is not enrolled. When it does a slow blinking, which I'll show you later, then that means it is enrolled with the system. You can only use this with the Lyric, it's exclusively designed for the Lyric, and like I said, it's an encrypted smoke and heat detector. So we're going to enroll our with our Lyric system today, and we're at the main screen of our Lyric. We're going to choose Security, we're going to choose Tools, and we're going to enter in our install our code, which ours is at the default of 4112. We're going to choose Program, and then we're going to press the down arrow and we're going to choose SiX programming, we're going to show you SiX programming. And there, now the Lyric is in a listening mode, it's looking for a SiX sensor to add. So there are a few different ways you can enroll the SiX smoke and heat detector. We're going to do the temper cover, if you're using it for the first time, you'll have a battery pull tab that can be used to power on the sensor, and that will send an enrollment signal. Or if you've used the sensor before, just take out one of the batteries and then put it back in to power on the sensor, and that will send a signal. But we're going to open up ours, and the way you do it, if you have it mounted on the wall or ceiling, you press against the wall or ceiling with the sensor and you twist it counterclockwise, and then you can pull off the cover. And we've opened up the sensor, let's confirm that the green LED is going. It is, it's rapid, it should appear on the Lyric shortly, it might take up to 20 or 30 seconds, so we'll wait. And there we go, we have our SiXSMOKE. And you see now that the LED is blinking slowly, the green LED is blinking slowly, that indicates that it's enrolled with the Lyric system. And you can also confirm there is the serial number for the sensor right there on this sticker, it's also on the side right there. And you can see that the serial number appears on the screen and they match, so we can check that if we really feel the need to, that's an option. But with this sensor highlighted blue, we press the Edit button, and now we can begin editing the zone settings. So, like I said, there's smoke and heat on the sensor, we want to use both functions, so we'll keep them on. If we didn't want them on, we could turn it off by pressing the green circle right there, turning it gray and getting rid of it, that's an option. The alarm report options, we want those enabled because if alarm report is disabled, then if the zone causes an alarm on the system and alarm reports are disabled, it won't report to AlarmNet. AlarmNet forwards the signals to Total Connect 2.0 and/or a central monitoring station, depending on your monitoring plan. And that's how you receive help in the event of a fire, so really, you're going to want to have alarm report enabled. You'll also see this verify option right here, so the way that that works, it means that it wants a second verification if it detects smoke. So let's say there was a small disturbance, maybe you just burned some toast or something, or someone was vaping in the house-- I don't know --and it got some smoking in the detector and it just happened for a second, it would have to be activated again within 30 seconds, I believe. Or 30 seconds later again, it would check to see that it's activated again, and then an alarm would occur, it wouldn't activate on the first time. It's called fire verification, so it's kind of a false alarm prevention, it won't activate at the slightest little bit. So we'll turn verify on just to show that you can turn it on and off. Let's see, on, it's on now. And so, like I said, that's fire verification, it's false alarm prevention. You can use it if you want to, in our case, we'll turn it on. The descriptors, they determine the name for the sensor, so this is the name that this sensor will speak if it's activated-- the system will speak, I'm sorry, the Lyric panel will speak if you have voice enabled. And this also just kind of helps you identify the sensor. And you can choose any name you want, so we'll choose garage, garage, garage transmitter smoke, we'll do that. Garage transmitter smoke. Let's do something serious, we'll do bedroom. We'll clear on the upper right corner, add bedroom and we'll clear out transmitter. And there, we have bedroom smoke and bedroom heat because garage transmitter smoke would have been silly. But you can name it something silly if you want, we won't judge you. But you see it also has supervision, and you can't disable supervision on this sensor. Supervision, the sensor is always sending out a check-in signal with the panel, it's constantly sending out check-in signals. I mean, not every moment of every second in time, but often, at least once a minute, it's check-in in. And the Lyric needs to make sure that it's powered on and within range of the system and that it can receive the check-in signal. By the way, this sensor has a range of roughly 300 nominal feet. Walls, thick walls and large metal objects can reduce range, so keep that in mind. But if the sensor is unable to check-in with the system and the system doesn't receive the check-in signal, then you'll get an RF supervision loss trouble on the system, so keep that in mind. Lastly, I want to point out the One-Go-All-Go function of here. So that means if this sensor activated, then all the other SiXSMOKEs on the system, they will also activate, they'll be in sounding, and it has an 85 decibel sounder built inside. So that's a really cool feature, the One-Go-All-Go, people often get these devices just for that purpose. So our settings are good, we'll click Save down here, and then I just want to show you the zones. Yes, zones, because it took up two, one for heat and one for smoke, and we have it on 3 and 4 there. And so we're going to back out to the main screen, and the last thing I want to show you, I need to show you how to test the sensor. First, I'm going to put it back on the back cover to stop the chiming. And we put it on, and we turn it clockwise. And there, it should stop after I clear the trouble by doing the master code. And I'll do that again, and there, our system's armed. Now I need to show you how to test the sensor, so this will produce a loud sound, so if you're wearing headphones, be careful. And remember to put your system on test mode before doing this. You simply hold this button on the side right here for a couple of seconds, and we'll put our system into a fire alarm for testing purposes. And just to be clear, if you really want to test the sensor, you're going to need canned smoke or some smoke that you can blow into the sensor to actually test the smoke detection function. Or you can use a hairdryer to test heat detection function, this is just to test the transmission signals, but we're going to do that. And there we go. So we're going to disarm with our master code there, and we'll do that one more time. And there, so we have successfully tested our Honeywell SiXSMOKE smoke and heat detector. If you have any questions about the Honeywell SiXSMOKE, or about the Lyric alarm system, or about alarm monitoring in general, send an email to email@example.com. If you found this video helpful, make sure to give it a thumbs up below to the video. 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