The Keypad Tamper Lockout Feature on the Lyric Security System

The Keypad Tamper Lockout Feature on the Lyric Security System


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The Keypad Tamper Lockout Feature on the Lyric Security System


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Hi DIYers. Joe from Alarm Grid, and today I want to talk about the keypad lockout feature on a Lyric security system. The keypad lockout features is a pretty straightforward feature. Basically what it does is locks the keypad if too many buttons are pressed that are not valid. If 30 button entries are entered on the system without entering a valid user code, the system will lock the keypad and not let you enter any user codes for a 15 minute period. When the 15 minute period expires, it'll go back to being normal. What this does is it prevents somebody from sitting in front of the system and just guessing codes until they get it. That's called a brute force attack on your alarm system. This can be a little annoying though because there are some situations where you may find that this actually gets turned on and you'll be stuck trying to disarm the system when you can't actually do so. A common situation where this could occur is if a guest is trying to arm the system before leaving and they don't remember their code exactly, they could keep trying it until the system locks down, and then they'll be stuck. Or if somebody comes in and tries to disarm the system and they don't have the proper code, they could also experience a keypad lockout. Again, 15 minutes passes, this expires. And if you are in front of this system and you accidentally do it, simply powering down the system and powering up will clear this keypad lockout. Also system key fobs, they'll continue to operate and you can additionally arm and disarm the system through Total Connect 2.0 if it is in a keypad lockout. If you do have your system monitored by central station and you do have your report codes enabled, they will receive a code when the keypad lockout occurs and it will be 461 wrong code entry. Also you can check in your system under the event log to see if there's been any keypad lockouts. So what I want to do now is I'm actually going to do a keypad lockout on the system. I'll show you what it looks like, and then we'll go into the event log and we'll see what that looks like too. So you don't see all of this, but basically I'm just going to hit buttons on the system until I get the keypad lockout. I'm going to go ahead and enter a bunch of random button pressed now to lock the keypad and show what this looks and sounds like. So that long tone is telling us that the keypad is locked out, and on the top you'll see we also have ready to arm user code error. If I try to go anywhere on the system using a user code, even a proper one, it's going to beep and not let me do anything. So I do also want to show you guys what the even log looks like for this code, so I'm going to go ahead and just power the system down by unplugging it, powering it back up because that's faster than waiting for 15 minutes to expire, and we'll go into the event log. So now we're rebooted. Let's check out the event log to see what this looks like. Security, Tools, default installer code 4112, events. You'll see right up here we have wrong code entry E461. That is our keypad lock out event. If you have any questions about the keypad lockout, getting your security system monitored, or this feature in general, feel free to reach out to us. Give us a call at 888-818-7728. Send us an email to support@alarmgrid.com, or head to our website www.alarmgrid.com. If you did enjoy the video, feel free to subscribe. And if you want to be-- you want to be notified when we post future videos, hit the notification button below, and we'll send you an update when we do so. Thanks for watching and have a great day.


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