Receiving Sensor Notifications From The Lyric System via Apple HomeKit

Receiving Sensor Notifications From The Lyric System via Apple HomeKit


Description

In this video, Jarrett talks about how you can receive notifications from Apple HomeKit regarding activated sensors on your Resideo Lyric Alarm Control Panel.


Transcript

hey DIY is Jared with alarmgrid here today we're gonna be discussing how you would receive sensor notifications from the Honeywell lyric system to apple homekit now if you were trying to set up these type of sensor notifications you do need to set these settings from within apple homekit itself now if you did want to receive notifications for certain sensors then they do have to be set up to a specific response type the response types that you are able to set up is entry/exit one entry/exit two perimeter interior follower or interior with delay now there are specific sensor notifications that you actually cannot receive within homekit and that actually does include low batteries sensor tampers system tampers loss of supervision or trouble conditions for that's for specific sensors now this is why we do recommend that you use total connects you poi know if you are looking to use home kit because the thing is with Total Connect 2.0 you can actually receive these different types of sensors or sensor notifications compared to home kit which unfortunately you're not able to now if you were trying to set up a home kits to be able to receive remote notifications then you do need to have a specific home kit hub in order to do so that does include Apple TV you can use an iPad or you can use Apple home pod now if you have not already paired the honeywell lyric joe app a home kit there is an FAQ or a link to an FAQ that will be in the description for this video so just follow that link and it will assist you with setting up home kit with the lyric now as I did explain before there is a couple differences between home kit in Total Connect 2.0 you know with the sensor notifications and stuff like that so if you did want to read up more on that between the differences or the differences between the two applications there actually is going to be a link in the description of the video as well so you could take a look at that too now if you were trying to set up the notifications for the series with an apple homekit you're gonna follow these simple steps so the first step is you're going to enroll a sensor now if you haven't enrolled a sensor in the honeywell lyric before then there is going to be a link in the description for this video that you can follow Anna will assist you with setting up sensors within homekit now the second step is sending invites to the people that you want to receive those notifications so when you do set up these sensors if you want other people to receive notifications you have to send specific invites to these people so that they can they can get those notifications as well just as you now there are some steps you can follow in order to do so so what you want to do is open up apple homekit and as you can see you have the main menu right here so when you're at the main menu you're going to look at the top left for an house icon so you're going to tap on that and it's going to bring up the one window so if you look right in the middle you're gonna see people show under people you're gonna look for invite you're just going to tap on that and this is where you're going to add the different people so you're going to look on the left on the right side actually and there should be a circle with a plus sign inside of it you're just gonna tap on that and it's going to bring up the people that you can invite to send the invites to now when you're setting up when you're sending invites to specific people not everybody has to receive every single type of notification that you're gonna be receiving and you can set up or you can configure different people to receive certain notifications that's what we're actually we're going to be doing in this video so to follow through with this as you can see we have the users in here so for this video we have setup a user called test test so you're just going to tap on that I'm gonna tap on the use of you want to add and you're gonna press send invite so now that we have sent the invites oh it's going to we're going to be going to step 3 so the third step is basically setting up the status and the notifications for your specific sensors so in this video we only have the one door contact and rolled our programs into the lyric it is named default room main now Before we jump it to this third step when I show you how to do how to set up those notifications I just want to point something out to you real quick as you can see in the main menu it just tells you default remain now in the Honeywell lyric we do have a program this main door so apple homekit just basically gives you a specific zone description it doesn't actually tell you that it did the device type or the the device name so now in Total Connect 2.0 if you did if you were using that it would tell you that it is the main door now that we have gone over that let's jump in this real quick so to configure the notifications and stuff what you're going to do is you're going to tap and hold the sensor that you want to set up at the notifications for so we're going to tap and hold it and it's going to bring it to this menu so you're going to press settings at the bottom and you're going to see the different options to be able to configure the settings so as you can see you have the status you have tampered you can see the contact center States you can choose the specific room that the sensor is being associated with so if you tap on that you have bedroom living room test room entrance kitchen etc right so right now we're just going to leave it as default room and then if you look actually underneath that you'll see the type so you can change the sensor type so if you tap on that we have contact sensor blinds garage door opener window or door for right now we're just going to keep it as contact sensor now to change the notifications for the specific sensor you're actually going to scroll down until you see status and notifications so you're just going to tap on that and it's going to bring up these options now when you're setting up these notifications you want to make sure that including status and allow notifications are both on normally for new sensors when you enroll them allowing notifications is off but I've already turned it on so when you do turn on a lot of notifications you have the option for either time or people so for time if you want to set for specific times of the dates receive notifications either during the day at night or again specific times you can definitely set that and for people if the people were to accept the invites you do have the option to choose the people that you want to receive the notifications for these certain sensors and then you can either go you can either have it off you can have these notifications from when you're home or when you're not home so when you have confirm that you have gotten all the settings or input all the settings you want to have you're just going to hit the back arrow then you're gonna press done and then once you've done that you're going to tap on the screen again it's going to take you back to the main screen of home kit now those are the basically all the steps in order to set up the notifications for the certain sensors within home kit now basically the last step is testing the notifications so what we're going to be doing is I've already gone to the main screen of our iPad and I'm actually going to be setting off the alarm on the honeywell lyric with a burglary sensor so now I'm going to arm the system and we're going to trip the alarm okay so as you can see right now we have the cinnamon arm stay mode so I'm going to fault the sensor and we're going to let the system set off the alarm and you will be able to see how the notification shows up within homekit so as you can see apple homekit it did pull up a notification saying that the maine was triggered and then through total Kinect 2.0 you'll see main door sensor has been or the alarm has been set off and then as I just disarmed the system you can see that apple homekit did give us a message that the system is disarmed and then Total Connect 2.0 is telling us that the main sensor alarm has been cleared and disarmed now for the next thing that we're going to be doing is we're actually going to be setting off this smoke detector and we're going to trip we're going to set off the alarm to show you how the notification shows up within home kits compared to total connection point now so now what we're going to do is we're going to set off the alarm by spraying a can of smoke into our smoke detector so as you see when I did set off the smoke detector the alarm didn't go off on the Honeywell lyric and as you can see the notifications are coming up from Total Connect point O and apple homekit so as you can see with an apple homekit if there was a smoke alarm it just tells you default room lyric was triggered it does not tell you that there was a smoke alarm that actually went off with Total Connect 2.0 you can actually see right here are the notifications that the smoke detector sensor alarm has been reported and when I cleared it and I disarmed the system as you can see smoke detector smoke detect their sensor has been cleared so you know these are the notifications that you would get between homekit and Total Connect 2.0 this is why we definitely recommend that if you're using up a home kit that you do have Total Connect 2.0 and that is how you receive sensor notifications from the Honeywell lyric system in apple homekit if you have any questions about sensor notifications or alarm systems in general please contact us at support in alarmgrid comm or go to our website alarm grid comm if you found this video helpful please like subscribe if you'll notice on future videos please click the bell icon this is Jerry with the alarm grid yourself a great day


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