Receiving Sensor Notifications From The Lyric System via Apple HomeKit
In this video, Jarrett talks about how you can receive notifications from Apple HomeKit regarding activated sensors on your Resideo Lyric Alarm Control Panel.
Hey, DIY-ers, Jarrett with AlarmGrid here. Today, we're going to 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 essential notifications, you do need to set these settings from within Apple HomeKit itself. Now, if you didn't 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 1, entry-exit 2, perimeter, interior your follower, or interior with delay. Now, there are specific sensor notifications that you actually cannot receive within the homekit. That actually does include low batteries, sensor tampers, system tampers, loss of supervision, or trouble conditions for specific sensors. Now, this is why we do recommend that you use Total Connect 2.0 if you are looking to use homekit because the thing is with Total Connect 2.0, you can actually receive these different type of sensors or sensor notifications compared to homekit which unfortunately you're not able to. Now, if you were trying to set up Apple HomeKit to be able to receive remote notifications, then you do need to have a specific homekit hub in order to do so. That does include AppleTV, you can use an iPad, or you can use Apple HomePod. Now, if you have not already paired the Honeywell Lyric to Apple HomeKit, 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 homekit with the Lyric. Now, as I did explain before, there is a couple of differences between HomeKit and Total Connect 2.0 with essential 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 sensors with an Apple HomeKit, you're going to follow these simple steps. So the first step is you're going to enroll the sensor. Now, if you haven't enrolled the sensor in your Honeywell Lyric before, then there is going to be a link in the description for this video that you can follow and it 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 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 going to see People. So under People, you're going to 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 going to 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 going to be receiving. You can set up or you can configure different people to receive certain notifications. That's what 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 set up a user called test test. So you're just going to tap on that. I'm going to tap on the user that you want to add and you're going to press Send an invite. So now that we have sent the invites, we're going to be going to step three. 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 enrolled or programs inside of Lyric. It is named Default Room Main. Now, before we jump into this third step, I'm going to show you how to set up those notifications. I just want to point something out here real quick. As you can see in the main menu, it just tells you default room main. Now, in the Honeywell Lyric, we do have a program that's main door. So Apple HomeKit just basically gives you a specific zone description. it doesn't actually tell you the device type or the device name. So now in Total Connect 2.0, if you were using that, it would tell you that is the main door. Now that we have gone over that, let's jump into this real quick. So to configure the notifications stuff, what you're going to do is you're going to tap and hold the sensor that you want to set up the notifications for. So we're just going to tap and hold it, and it's going to bring into 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 sensor states. You can choose the specific room that the sensor is being associated with. So if you tap on that, you have a bedroom, livingroom, test room, entrance, kitchen, et cetera. 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 type on that, we have a contact sensor, blinds, garage door opener, window or door. But right now, we're just going to keep it as contact sensor. Now to change the notifications for this 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 include in status and allow notifications are both on. Normally for new sensors when you enroll them, allow 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 a time, if you want to set for specific times or the date to receive notifications, either during the day, at night, or again, specific times, you can definitely set that up. Now 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 have it off, you can have these notifications from when you're home or when you're not home. So when you have confirmed that you have gotten all the settings or input all the things you want to have, you're just going to hit the back arrow, then you get a press Done. Once you've done that, you can tap on the screen again. It can take you back to the main screen of HomeKit. Now, those are basically all the steps in order to set up the notifications for the certain sensors within HomeKit. 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 iPod, 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. OK, so as you can see, right now, we have the system an 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. Disarm system now. Disarmed, not ready to arm. Check the zone. Disarmed, ready to arm. So as you can see, Apple HomeKit, it did pull up a notification that is saying that the main was triggered. And then through Total Connect 2.0, you'll see main door sensor has been, or the alarm has been set off. And then as I just disarm the system, you can see that Apple HomeKit did give us a message that the system was 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 HomeKits compared to Total Connect 2.0. 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. Disarmed, ready to arm. Check the zone. Disarmed, ready to arm. So as you can see, when I did set off the smoke detector, the alarm did go off in the Honeywell Lyric. And as you can see, the notifications are coming up from Total Connect 2.0 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 in 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 detector sensor has been cleared. So 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 Apple HomeKit, that you do have Total Connect 2.0. And that is how you receive sensor notifications from the Honeywell Lyric System and Apple HomeKit. If you have any questions about sensor notifications or alarm systems in general, please contact us that email@example.com or go to our website, alarmgrid.com. If you found this video helpful, please like and subscribe. If you want notifications on future videos, please click the bell icon. This is Jarrett with AlarmGrid. You have yourself a great day.