Programming a SiXFOB to the Lyric Controller
In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to program a Honeywell SiXFOB to a Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. The Honeywell SiXFOB is a wireless key fob that you can use to control you system from a distance. The buttons on the key fob are customizable, but they are typically used for Disarming, Arming Away, Arming Stay, and triggering an emergency panic.
The Honeywell SiXFOB uses 128-bit AES encryption for enhanced wireless security and protection. It also supports dual-button inputs to increase the functionality for the device. A total of eight (8) button inputs can be programmed from a single SiXFOB device. The sensor includes a green LED light that assists with enrollment and confirming that signal transmissions were sent out successfully.
As a Honeywell SiX Series device, the Honeywell SiXFOB can only be used with the Honeywell Lyric. It will not work with any other security system. The buttons on the key fob have labels for their intended use, but really you can program them in any manner that you want. The SiXFOB can only be paired with one Lyric System at any given time, as it is smart enough to know whether or not it is actively paired with a Lyric System.
Remember that you can also control your Lyric System remotely using Total Connect 2.0, provided that the system is monitored. But the advantage to the Honeywell SiXFOB is that you do not need to pull out your phone and open up an application and login to an account to begin doing this. Instead, you can just arm and disarm your system with the press of a button. Many users also like to keep the device beside their beds to use a security tool in case they hear something suspicious in the middle of the night. This can provide extra peace of mind.
Hi, DIYers. This is Michael from Alarm Grid. And today, I'm going to be showing you how to enroll a Honeywell SiXFOB key fob with the Honeywell Lyric alarm system. The SiXFOB key fob is designed exclusively for use with the Honeywell Lyric. It can't be used with any other security system. So if you have a Honeywell Lyric, then it's a good key fob to use. And if you don't have a Lyric, then you want to find a different key fob. It's a part of the SiX series lineup, so it uses 128-bit AES encryption for enhanced wireless security. You see it has four buttons on there, but you can also use dual button inputs as well with the key fob. So let's just get right into it. So we're at the main screen of the Lyric. We're going to choose Security. We're going to choose Tools. And we're going to enter in our installer code, which ours is of the defaults of, 4 1 1 2. Then we're going to use Program. And then we're going to choose Keys. We're not going to choose this SiX programming option, which you would normally use for most other SiX series devices. We're just going to stay at this first initial programming screen, and we're going to choose Keys. And now, we're going to choose Add New. And so this is the key fob programming menu where we'll be setting up the key fob. So the first thing I want to do-- we're going to choose Serial Number. And we're going to change the RF type to 6. And this is how we will auto-enroll the key fob. We're going to press and hold the top two buttons on the key fob. And you'll notice that the LED lights, once I do this, they'll begin alternating. So that's how you know that it's not enrolled with a system, and it's trying to enroll with the Lyric. So we're going to press the buttons now. We're doing that now. [BEEPING] OK, and it enrolled the serial number, which is also known as the Mac address. And it took us back to the main screen, so we're good. The key fob is auto-enrolled. So now, you have to choose a user for the key fob. And what I'm going to do here, I'm going to choose a user that's not going to work. I'm going to choose a user that's not set up with the system yet, to demonstrate that the key fob won't work properly until we assign it a user that is enrolled. So normally, you would set it with the master or a user code that is enrolled. But in our case, I'm just going to choose user 9 for now. And I'll demonstrate later that the key fob is not going to work. And then I'll go back and change it to the master code. And then I'll show that the key fob does work, because the master code is set up with the system. So one thing I do want to do-- you see that there are four button keys on the key fob. And you'll notice the key fob has four buttons, and they actually correspond. This upper left button goes with the upper left menu option. The upper right one goes with the upper right menu option. The lower left one goes with the lower left option. And the bottom right one goes with the bottom right option. You'll notice the button key 4, the lower right one right here, the panic button, it currently doesn't have a response assigned to it. So we'll change that. We'll make that into a 24-hour audible, just so we can demonstrate that that works later on when we go to do that. Now, if you are setting up this key fob, and you're following SIA guidelines-- that's the Security Industry Association, they have special guidelines for preventing false alarms-- you actually have to follow a special process to prevent false alarms, to meet their guidelines. There are two ways to do this, actually. You can set it to a six-button key fob, or an eight-button key fob. I'm going to show you the six-button option. You'll see in the FAQ linked below that there is the eight-button option described, but I'm only going to show you the six-button option. So we're going to change the key type. We're going to keep toggling it, until we have-- I actually passed it there, so we'll go back again-- until we get six-button, right there. Now, what we want to do, first of all, I'm going to set this back to 24-hour audible, just so we can demonstrate the single button input. Normally, to meet SIA guidelines, you wouldn't use this fourth button with the panic button. So you would actually leave this as something that's not going to trigger an alarm on your system. But for our example, we'll keep it that way, just to show you. But SIA guidelines-- normally, what you would do is you would set button 6 to the panic button. And we'll make it 24-hour audible. And now, you'll notice that there is a fifth button on here. And we're just going to set that to no response, because we're not using the fifth button on the key fob. Now, what we want to do-- we have to note that button six is zone number 136. And it's important to remember that, because we're going to go in, and manually change zone 136 to a different loop number. So we're going to do that. So make sure to note that number-- in our case, 136. And for now, we're going to choose Save. And we're going to choose the return arrow in the upper right, and we're going to choose Zones. And we're going to scroll down to 136. So we'll get there. All right, button 6, we're going to Edit. And then we're going to change the loop number to loop number 5-- just toggle it, until we get to loop number 5. And that's going to allow us to use the bottom two buttons to trigger a panic. But remember, I didn't set the user to an appropriate user. I set it to a user that's not set up with the system. So I will click Save for now, and I'm going back out to the main screen. And you're going to see that the key fob doesn't do anything. We're going to try the upper left button right here. And we're going to see that nothing happens, because I didn't set it to a user that's assigned with the system. So what we have to do-- we have to go back into Tools. And we'll choose 4 1 1 2. We're going to go to Program, and Keys. And we're going to click on the key fob to highlight blue. And then we're going to click Edit. And this time, we're going to set it to a user that is set up with system. We'll use our master code, our master user. So now when I use the key fob, it should work properly. But first, I have to save. Then I'm going to back out to the main screen again. And now, just a warning. You will get a loud chime when we press the button on the key fob. So if you are wearing headphones then watch out. Be careful. So I'm going to do this now. I'm going to press the button. You'll see that we get the response on the system. [BEEP] Armed [INAUDIBLE]. Exit [INAUDIBLE]. There we go, WE armed away. And now, let's try pressing the Disarm button. [BEEP] Ready to arm. And [INAUDIBLE],, we got the Disarm button. Now I'm going to demonstrate the Panic button. First, I'm going to do it with non-SIA guidelines that we set up with the response 4. Remember, the lower right button. remember, they correspond-- upper left, upper right, lower left, bottom right. So we're going to press the Panic button here. And be careful, because this is going to trigger a siren. We did set this to audible. So that way, you know that there is an alarm on your system that you've triggered by the key fob. So we're going to do that. [SQUEAL] And we're in alarm now. We're going to disarm with our master code. [BEEP] Disarmed. Not ready to arm. And we have to do a double disarm, so we'll click Disarm again. You could also press the Home key, the green Home button right there. Punch in our master code again. Disarmed. Ready to arm. And now we're in our Ready To arm. State. So remember, that was the non-SIA guidelines, if we weren't following the guidelines recommended by the security industry association. But since we set it up-- remember, normally, you would set this button to No Response. Because to prevent false alarms, they want a dual button input. Having to press two buttons, it's less likely you'll make a mistake and accidentally trigger an alarm on your system. But since we did set it up, I can press the two bottom buttons, and you'll see that nothing happens. [LAUGHS] So it turns out that the reason that nothing happened was because I forgot to click Save when I was adjusting the loop number for zone number 136. I kept it at loop number 6, but I needed to set it to loop number 5. So I'm going to go and change that now. So if you made the same mistake that I did, you can get back into programming-- 4 1 1 2, assuming your system has the default installer code. We'll Program, and then we'll do Zones. And we're going to go down to 136. We'll highlight it, and we'll click Edit. And then, we'll change the loop number to loop number 5. All right. Then we'll click Save this time. Remember, last time I backed out, I didn't save it. So now, we'll back out to the main screen. And now this is the SIA guidelines. Headphone warning. We'll press and hold the bottom two buttons. [SQUEAL] And we got the alarm. And we'll silence it with the master code. Disarmed. Not ready to arm. And then we'll do the double disarm. We'll enter in the master code again. Disarmed. Ready to arm. And now, we're at the Ready to Arm screen. And our key fob is enrolled with the system. So that's how you enroll a Honeywell SiXFOB key fob with the Honeywell Lyric alarm system. If you have any questions about the Honeywell Lyric, or the SiXFOB key fob, or about alarm monitoring services, send an email to email@example.com. If you found this video helpful, make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video. 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