Using the Qolsys IQ Siren with a Honeywell Lyric Alarm

Using the Qolsys IQ Siren with a Honeywell Lyric Alarm


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hey di wires I'm George from alarm grid today I'm gonna be going over how to add this IQ closest z-wave siren to the lyric alarm system now this is a z-wave siren which means technically it should work with lyric system and I'm gonna show you guys how to include this and add it into the system so that it actually sounds off whenever an alarm goes off now again this is only gonna sound whenever an alarm is going off so whether it's a burglary or a fire alarm it's pretty much where you're gonna be able to set it to so the first thing we want to do is we want to go ahead and exclude it what that's gonna do is gonna wipe any memory that this system that this siren may have tied to another system so we're gonna want to exclude it first that goes for any z-wave device that you guys ever learn into a system always exclude and then you include alright so to do that on the lyric system I'm at the home screen I'm gonna hit the automation button from automation I'm gonna hit the down arrow and then I'm gonna go to tools and tools you're gonna see exclude devices it's gonna say entering inclusion exclusion mode and then now it says ready to exclude I'm just gonna hit this little button at the very top of the siren the light flashes unknown device excluded this is the only device that I have pressed so that's the device I was excluded now one weird thing about this siren is remember when I said it technically should work it does work except when it learns in it learns and that's a switch so it's just something for you guys to keep in mind when you guys are learning this in there's not a z-wave category or I'm sorry there's not a siren category in the z-wave options screen on this so it will learn in as a switch so you're just gonna go in there and then rename it to IQ siren so now that we excluded it I'm gonna include and you guys are gonna see that it comes in as a switch I press the button one more time the light the light flashes once and then the screen says device found I'm gonna only include just one so I'll hit done and you're gonna see one here secured one switch see one switch it seeing this as a switch so now I'm just gonna hit the back arrow key twice and it learning in my switch category so you see here what I said that there's no sirens siren categories it's just switches thermostats locks garages water valves so I have to go to my switches and my switch one I'm gonna highlight it I'm gonna hit edit and I'm gonna name it IQ siren because that's what it is so I'm gonna go ahead and spell it out let me see Q space and again you can name it whatever you like if you're putting this in a in a hallway siren you can put it living room siren bedroom one siren whatever you guys want to label it as I'm just gonna slate with it as an IQ siren so I hit save and now we can back out all the way to the home screen now to make this work with the lyric system you do need to make scenes now this lyric system is tied in with the total Kinect 2.0 account Total Connect 2.0 is as an application and a website where you can control the system remotely so you can arm disarm you can control z-wave devices create email and text message notifications on any alarms so if you do have a lyric with Total Connect accounts with the total yeah a lyric that's tied to a total Kinect 2.0 account you will need to make the scenes through Total Connect if you have a lyric that's just not tied to any monitoring service or not tied to a Total Connect account you can actually create the scenes from the automation screen today I'm gonna demonstrate how to do it from the Total Connect all right so I'm gonna go ahead and grab my iPad real quick I'm gonna go ahead and plug this into the wall by the way so cool thing about this IQ siren is that it plugs into a wall it has a built-in backup battery so if the siren does end up going off and somebody just unplug the siren it still keeps on sounding it has a backup battery in there the only way to make this siren stop sounding is to toggle it off on the panel or we're gonna create a scene that whenever we disarm the system it also the siren off all right so now that I have my IQ siren plugged into one of the wall outlets I'm now gonna go ahead and go to my tablet all right now that I have my tablet all to set up and ready to go I'm gonna go ahead and go to my Total Connect app make sure you guys do have the correct app downloaded it'll be a red with the white letters SATC if you're looking it up in the app store it's Total Connect 2.0 keep in mind in order to use Total Connect 2.0 you do need a monitoring company to enable it for you the app is free but you don't needs to be created by a monitoring company and I'm gonna go ahead and login to mine it actually probably is automatically logged in already yep you'll see office lyric has my password already there it remembers me and it brings me to the home screen of the lyric system which right now it's showing disarmed disarmed and just to make sure that my siren has pushed over to the app I'm gonna go down to the bottom navigation bar and hit automation and there you now since I just learned the siren and it is gonna bring up the screen it says you have one more one or more new devices added to your system select a represent representative icon for each of the devices I only have the siren so I'm gonna hit the siren and since there's no siren icons I'm just gonna leave it as a switch for now and I'm gonna hit continue and done alright so right now it's obviously showing that my siren is off I can toggle it on if I want to it's gonna take a while for the command to be sent the siren goes off when I toggle it on and I can turn it off cool so the siren was toggled off from the app so remember whenever you're sending sending commands through the app keep in mind it does have to go to the AlarmNet servers then down to the panel and then to the z-wave device so it's sometimes it does take a little bit if you guys have slow connection to your Wi-Fi if you guys have if you guys are using your phone and you guys have a bad set eater reception as well it could take a while for the commands to be sent so it's just something to keep in mind when you're using the app so that shows you right there that the siren is working with the automation now what we have to do is create scenes the scenes is what we're gonna use to make the Lear to make the siren go off whenever there's a fire alarm or a burglar alarm and then in order to I'm sorry we're gonna make the scene to turn the siren on when there's a fire or burglar alarm and then we're gonna make a scene to turn the siren off whenever you disarm the system so I went over to my scene icon over there in the navigation bar at the bottom of the app and on the top right you should see a plus sign I'm gonna hit that plus sign and I'm gonna start off naming my the first scene I'm gonna name it fire alarm alright and I'm gonna hit save now the device that we want to use is going to be the closest siren so we're gonna toggle that and we want the siren to turn on whenever there's a fire alarm so you hit continue now the trigger is what's going to cause the siren to turn on so you want this based on another device and the device that it's going to be is going to be the actual security system we're gonna have the system and basically whenever the alarm system goes into a fire alarm it will make the siren turn on and as you can see there that's the summary screen the trigger is when your security system is in a fire alarm and then the siren turns on you're just going to hit save and it's gonna say loading smart scenes now keep in mind we do want to give it a little bit of time for the scene to be sent down to the lyric system just to make sure it works properly so now that we have the fire alarm created we're gonna create another one now because I'm gonna show you guys how to test it and I'm gonna do I'm gonna name this one IQ siren off or siren off siren off save the device that we want to use again is going to be the IQ siren we're gonna leave it set to the off position because that's what we want the siren to do and then the trigger again is going to be based on another device and we're gonna select security system and we're gonna do the system disarms hit continue so now our trigger is when your security system is disarmed the siren goes into the off position you hit save and it's loading the smart scenes all right now like I said you usually want to give it a little bit of time for the scenes to be sent down from the app to the servers to the Honeywell panel all right now that that's all set and done the scenes should be added to the lyric system we can easily test it right now by setting off a fire panic which will turn the system into a fire alarm which should cause the siren to go off as well so give me just one moment I'm gonna show you guys how to do that and let me go to the home screen on the app okay so now on the system I'm just gonna set off a quick fire alarm and hopefully the command from Total Connect has been pushed down to the system by now and if that's the case when we set off the fire alarm the IQ siren will also go off so I'm gonna hold the red exclamation point down for two seconds and I'm gonna set fire the siren is going off which is perfect now as we disarm its to turn the siren off [Music] [Music] give me a second okay so that's actually a small little copy caveat there so the siren worked whenever the fire alarm went off which is perfect and however what happened is remember the scene we made is whenever the system goes into a disarm state what what happened right now the system was already in a disarmed state and all we did was set on fire panics so the system was never actually able to be disarmed it was just able to be cleared of the fire trouble let me go ahead and go into me off into my automation or into my scenes real quick and see if I can edit that scene and the trigger to make it yeah see the only trigger is disarmed so in that case what I had to do there I had a part of the system so that I could then disarm it so that it would actually give me an actual disarm which is why you saw now when I actually disarmed that system to siren turned off in your case whenever you guys create a scene for the burglar alarm to go off the burglar alarm goes off when the system is armed so whenever you disarm the system the IQ siren should also go off if you guys run into the same issue that I did and another thing that you guys could easily do is just go to this automation screen switches and you can easily just turn on and off the siren from here turn it on turn it off so you guys can easily control that from the automation screen you guys can control it from the app as well so that is a small little caveat again it only did that because I I did the panic while the system was in mode if it was armed and if I would have disarmed it just like the just like the trigger says whenever the system disarms it would have turned the IQ siren off all right that is just a quick brief video on how to add the IQ siren and make it work with the lyric system you saw there's a couple little caveats there so you want to make sure that you guys do pay attention to those when you're setting up your siren if you guys have any questions at all whatsoever give this email us at support at alarm grid comm if you 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 do get notified I'm Jorge and I'll see you guys the next time


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