Using the Qolsys IQ Siren with a Honeywell Lynx Touch

Description Another option to turn the siren off once it has started sounding is to choose "Bell Timeout" instead of disarm. This will cause the ...


hey di wires on George from alarm Gert today I'm gonna be showing you guys how to learn in this closest IQ z-wave siren - and l7000 so first thing you want to make sure is that you're l7000 has z-wave module installed in it the reason why is this is a z-wave siren so it needs a z-wave module in order to communicate to the l7000 all right so first thing we want to do with this siren is go ahead and exclude it what excluding it is gonna do it's basically gonna clear any memory that this may have to a z-wave hub and it's just gonna start it fresh so on the main screen of the l7000 we're gonna go want to go to automation from automation we hit the down arrow key one time you will go to tools we go to exclude devices it's gonna say entering an exclusion mode and once it's ready it'll stay ready to exclude device I'm gonna press the little button at the top of the siren the light will blink one time and it'll say unknown device excluded yeah make sure that you just press and release don't hold it down because it will not work if you hold press and hold you just press and release so unknown device excluded perfect we've wiped the memory on this IQ siren we hit the back arrow key we go to include enter an inclusion mode once this is ready to include press and release epi' press and release okay it could be I have it unplugged from the wall so the battery is pretty much draining right now so let me plug this in real quick I'm gonna press and release it it'll say device found I'm gonna go ahead and hit abort cuz I'm I'm done including all my devices and it'll say binary switch and it seen that's the one weird thing like I was telling you guys before it learns in that's a switch not as an actual siren so now that it's learning as a switch we're gonna hit the back arrow key I'm gonna want to go to my switches and I'm gonna highlight the switch I'm gonna want to edit it real quick I want this instead of saying switch to 0 0 1 I'm gonna name label this as my IQ siren so I queue siren I'm gonna hit done now obviously you guys can name it whatever you'd like to if it's a if its senior hallway if it's in bedroom one living room go ahead and name it whatever you guys want you guys are free to choose whatever custom name you guys want now I'm gonna hit the back arrow key and now you see it's labeled as my IQ siren but it's still in the switch section so just to test it real quick if you guys want you can always toggle it on the command will be sent I'm gonna hit the back arrow key you see that it's on highlight the screen again and I'm just gonna turn it off I'm gonna hit the back arrow key and now you see that little light bulb is off so there is some delay in the actual screen whenever you're doing it from there but as you see if you hit the back arrow key it kind of refreshes it and now you see it's turned to off so it doesn't it's almost like the system isn't capable of realizing that the siren is on or off I think it has to do with the confusion between it being a siren and the panel recognizing it as a switch if that is one of the small little caveats when you're using this IQ siren since it is z-wave technically it should work with the system but there's always weird things whenever you're using different manufacturers and stuff like that all right so now that we got this now I actually we also have another video that shows you guys how to create the scenes for the IQ siren through Total Connect so you guys can always refer to that on this video I'm gonna show you guys how to create scenes directly from the panel alright so we're gonna create a scene and a rule that will show you how you guys whenever the alarm goes into a fire alarm or burglar burglar alarm to set the siren to go to turn on so whenever the system goes into an alarm mode so there's a siren and then we also have to create a scene to make the siren turn off whenever the system is disarmed so to do that we're still in this in the z-wave screen we're gonna hit the down arrow key we're gonna create a scene and then we have to create a rule so the scene I actually created it prior to the video let me go ahead and delete them real quick so you guys can see what they look like alright so it says I cannot delete the scenes until I delete the rules so let me delete the rules first then I go back to the scenes and let me delete these so I can show you guys how to create them from scratch so we're here are seen are the we at the down-arrow crew you go to scenes and you'll see that the scene menu is completely blank there's no scenes added we're gonna add a new one I will name it fire ah name done I need to add the device I'm gonna go to switches cuz that's where it is and then I'm gonna go to my IQ siren and I want whenever there's a fire I want it to turn on well whenever the the fire scene runs I want the IQ siren to turn on alright I'm gonna hit the back arrow key and I have my scene 1 I'm also gonna need to create another scene I'll name this one siren off woops sorry misspelled their siren off done I'm gonna add a new device and this time I want the IQ siren to turn off so I'm gonna hit save and now I have my fire scene which will cause the siren to turn on and my siren off which will cause my siren to go into an off mode now that we have those scenes created I'm going to go ahead and make so we hit the down arrow key and we go to rules you go to add new the name of this one I'm just gonna name it fire again actually you can name it fire alarm if you want again you guys are free to play with the names as you wish after I name it fire alarm the type I need it to be a scene all right now the scene that I want is gonna be fired the action I want you guys to run the scene and the system operation I want it to be whenever there is any fire alarm the I like the down arrow key to show you guys what's after that but you pretty much don't need to worry about the rest just the trigger which is the system operation you need to make sure it's set to scene and you need to choose the scene that you created which remember Wiis we made the scene fire to turn the siren on now that that's done we need to make sure that the action is set to run the scene so you want the scene to actually run so we're gonna make sure the action is set to that and we're just gonna hit save so we have one rule created so whenever there's mice at whenever my system goes into in a fire alarm mode the siren will go off now we need to make a scene to turn the siren off so I'm gonna go ahead and go to add new again I'm gonna name this one siren off it'll be the same name as a scene siren off the type you need to press two times for scene for the then you have to select your scene which I'm gonna do siren off for the action you want it to run it run the scene and for the system operation you want it whenever the system is disarmed I'm gonna hit save and then if you're doing the burglar alarm you would do the same thing whenever there's any burglar alarm you set the siren to go off which remember we made the scene to fire so we can always do that I'm just gonna hit the back arrow key and back on out of here and I'm gonna show you guys now what's the siren going off will look like and then what the disarm will look like so I'm gonna hit security and one second before armed it away let me get the siren hopefully it has a little bit of juice in it to show you guys it going off and on I'm gonna place it right on top of my panel here and now I'm gonna do a quick arm away the reason I'm doing an arm away is so that you guys can actually I can actually do SARM so that's the weird little caveat with the system the siren is meant to go off like turn off when the system is disarmed so if I set off a panic and I disarm and I just clear that fire panic it's just clearing a system it's not disarming it so I need to arm it in order to disarm it so I'm gonna do a quick arm away I'm gonna do a quick arm arm away quick arm and I'm gonna set off fire panic now so that it sets off the fire signal to go off I'm gonna hold down my panic button I'm gonna set fire you should see the siren go off and now if you disarm it ships on the siren off because I disarmed the siren went off and obviously my fire alarm I just need to disarm it one more time to clear that so as you saw the siren went off when the when the fire alarm went off and when I disarmed the system it also turned the IQ siren off as well all right so that's just a quick little video on how to make the IQ start and work with the l7000 if you guys have the l7000 on the Total Connect application we actually have how to create the scenes on the Total Connect app on the lyric video so if you guys have the app and you guys are looking to create the scenes just through the app go ahead and look at the lyric and the IQ siren video and that will show you guys how to do it through the app if you guys have any questions at all about the IQ siren or the l7000 feel free to email us at support at alarm grid comm if you guys found the video helpful make sure you hit like underneath subscribe to the YouTube channel and enable the notifications so whenever we upload a new content you guys are notified I'm George and I'll see you guys next time