Turning off Confirmation of Arming on the Honeywell Lyric

Turning off Confirmation of Arming on the Honeywell Lyric


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In this video, Jarrett shows users how to turn off the Arm Confirm feature on a Honeywell Lyric Controller. Arm Confirm is a feature that instructs the panel to produce a quick loud tone when Arming Away using a keyfob or keypad. The option for turning it off is found within the panel Sounders Menu.

There are a few things to keep in mind when a user sets their system to Arm Away. By Arming Away, the Interior Zones for the system will be active. This is different from Arm Stay, which automatically bypasses Interior Zones. The reason Arm Stay bypasses Interior Zones is because these are typically sensors found inside the building. The idea behind Arm Stay is that any remaining building occupants should be able to move throughout the building freely. As such, the system bypasses the Interior Zones to prevent the end user from accidentally setting them off.

But the idea behind Arm Away is that there is nobody staying inside the building. Instead, everyone is supposed to be away from the building. If an Interior Follower Zone is activated during this time, then an immediate alarm will occur. This action is logical, as it signifies to the system that someone broke into the building thru illegitimate means. Remember, there should be nobody inside the building after Arming Away. If somebody does remain inside the building, then it is likely that the occupant will set off an alarm.

With the strong implications of Arming Away, the system will want some way of making sure the user knows that they have Armed Away. This is especially true when using a keypad or keyfob to arm the system, as they may have done so by accident. The Arm Confirm tone is one way to let the user know that they have Armed Away. But if the user finds this tone to be annoying or unnecessary, then they have the option of turning it off.

In addition to Arm Confirm, there are other features designed to prevent false alarms caused by accidentally Arming Away. One of which is Auto Stay Arming. This feature will have the system automatically revert to Arm Stay mode if no Entry/Exit Zone is faulted during the Exit Delay period after Arming Away. The idea here is that the user will need to activate at least one Entry/Exit Zone to successfully leave the building after they have Armed Away. If no Entry/Exit Zone is faulted, then the system assumes that the user is still inside the building. As a result, the system will switch to Arm Stay mode to prevent any false alarms. This feature can also be disabled if desired.

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Transcript

Hey DIYers, Jarrett with Alarm Grid here. Today, we're going to be discussing how you would turn off the arm confirmation feature on the Honeywell Lyric system. The arm confirmation feature is basically just a quick, loud beep noise that occurs when you were to put the system into an armed away mode. Now it's not going to work, or it's not going to give you the loud confirmation beep if you were to put the system to an arm stay mode. And it only works if you were to arm the system away. Now you also cannot change the volume on the arm confirmation feature as you would with the exit delay countdown. So you do want to keep that in mind, if you do have the feature enabled. Now the reason why you would use the arm confirmation feature is so that, basically, if you're using a key fob or an RF keypad maybe located across the home to arm the system, then at that point, you can have it turned on so you could hear the loud confirmation beep to let you know that the command has successfully gone to the Honeywell Lyric, and is going into an armed away mode. Now the device that you would normally use to arm the system away if you weren't physically in front of the actual Honeywell Lyric, would be the LKP500 key pad, or the Honeywell 6 fob, or the Honeywell 5834-4. Now if you did want to turn off the arm confirmation feature in the Honeywell Lyric system, you would follow these simple steps. So first, on the main screen, you're going to see Security. Then you're going to go to Tools. And what we're going to type in is the installer code. The default installer code is 4112. So you're going to go to Program. And then on the bottom left, you'll see Sounder. So you're going to tap Sounder. And as you'll see on the bottom right, you'll see that arm confirm. So as of right now, it is set to all RF. Now there are four different options you can choose from for the arm confirm feature. So as of right now, it is set to all RF. So basically, what that means is that if you were to arm the system with a key fob or the keypad, then at that point, you will get the arm confirmation beep. Now if you were to tap it, it's going to take you to RF key fob. So basically, what that is, is if you were to arm the system with the key fob, then you'll get the arm confirmation beep. If you were to arm the system with the keypad, you're not going to get that confirmation beep. Now if you tap it again, you'll see RF keypad, which is basically flipped. If you have armed the system with a keypad, you'll get the confirmation beep. If you arm the system with the key fob, you will not get the confirmation beep. Pretty simple. And then lastly, if you tap it one more time, you'll see none. So that's basically completely turning off the confirmation beep. But for right now, what I'm going to do is we're going to set it to all RF. And I'm going to put the system to an armed away mode, so that you can hear that loud confirmation beep. So you're going to press Save, once you've confirmed that you made the changes. And you're going to hit the back arrow, take you all the way back to the Home screen. [BEEP] So now we are at the main screen of the Honeywell Lyric. So for this video, I have paired a Honeywell 6 fob to the system. So to show you the arm confirmation beep, I'm going to arm the system with the key fob. [BEEPING] (DIGITAL VOICE) Armed away. Exit now. Armed away. Exit now. [BEEPING] (DIGITAL VOICE) Armed away. So as you can see, the system has gone to armed away mode. And you did hear the arm confirmation beep at the beginning. So now we're just going to disarm it real quick. [BEEPING] (DIGITAL VOICE) Disarmed. Ready to arm. And as you can see, you will get the confirmation beep too, when you do disarm the system, if that arm confirmation feature is enabled. So what we're going to do next is, I'm going to disable or turn off the arm confirm feature. And I'm going to arm the system again. And I'm going to show you, basically, how different it sounds when that feature is turned off. So we're going to go back into Tools. You're going to type in 4112. You're going to go to Program, Sounder. And on the bottom right, again, you'll see Arm Confirm. So we're just going to tap it until you see None. [BEEPING] Now once you confirm that you have turned it off, you're going to press Save. You can hit the back arrow to take you all the way back to that Home screen again. [BEEP] So I'm going to put the system into an armed away mode again with the key fob. And you're going to see that the loud confirmation beep won't even occur anymore. [BEEPING] (DIGITAL VOICE) Armed away. Exit now. [BEEPING] Now I'm going to disarm the system again. [BEEPING] (DIGITAL VOICE) Disarmed. Ready to arm. Time. So as you can see, we have successfully turned off the arm confirmation feature on the Honeywell Lyric system. If you have any questions about the Honeywell Lyric, or alarm systems in general, please contact us at support@alarmgrid.com. Or go to our website, alarmgrid.com. If you found this video helpful, please like and subscribe. And if you want notifications on future videos, please click the bell icon. This Jarrett with Alarm Grid. You have yourself a great day.


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