Using the SiXCOMBO for Only Smoke or Only Heat Detection

Using the SiXCOMBO for Only Smoke or Only Heat Detection


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hi diy-ers this is michael from alarm grid and today i'm going to explain how you can use the honeywell 6 combo combination smoke heat and carbon monoxide sensor for only smoke or only heat detection um so like like i said the six combo it's a combination sensor it offers three main detection functions smoke heat and carbon monoxide now when you go into the programming for the six combo you'll see that each of those three functions are listed individually and you can actually toggle them on or off um so why would you want to do this um so there are certain cases where certain areas of a home or business where it might make sense to turn off smoke detection for instance or it might make sense to turn off heat detection in most cases you want to have all functions enabled so that way it's more likely to detect an emergency by having both smoke and heat enabled the sensor can respond to a fire more quickly and more accurately and carbon monoxide of course you want to have that enabled because carbon monoxide is very dangerous but if there was an area where it made sense to turn it off for example um maybe you have a kitchen and someone frequently burns the stir fry then you might want to turn off smoke detection because the smoke from the burnt food could activate the sensor and trigger a false alarm on your system so in that case you might say hey for this area only we're going to turn off smoke detection but we'll still have heat detection because if there's an extremely high temperature that would only be found in a fire then you know burnt food's not going to cause that by the sensor so you could still have heat detection and carbon monoxide detection but you won't have smoke detection another area maybe you have a sense a smoke detector a six smoke or a six combo in your bathroom and the humidity from the shower um you know the bathroom activities then uh it can trigger a false alarm potentially for the smoke detector uh that's just something that could happen uh so in that area again you might keep heat on put smoke off maybe you have a furnace room and it's very hot in that room um because the furnace is running and it's maybe it's a cramped furnace room or something and you know that the temperature could theoretically get above 135 degrees it could and you know that um you know having heat detection enabled could trigger a false alarm on your system but you're not going to have a false alarm due to smoke in that area so you might have smoke detection and not heat detection so you can toggle these on and off individually those are just some examples um often it's it's a good idea to turn off smoke detection in a garage or an attic because those are dusty areas and those could potentially trigger false alarms um i used to live in arizona actually and it would get up around 125 degrees believe it or not and so maybe in that area i would turn off heat detection so just an example there so if you want to toggle these on and off you have the option to do so remember that each of these functions will use its own zone on the lyric system so by turning one of these functions off you can save a zone on your lyrics so that's another benefit but anyway um so that that's just an overview of what you can do but let's get into it so we have our six combo already enrolled with our lyric system we're at the main screen of our lyric right here with a nice security menu in the upper left corner and we're going to choose that button right there and then we're going to choose tools and we're going to enter in our installer code which ours is at the default of four one one two and we're gonna choose program and we're gonna press the down arrow and we're going to choose 6 programming and then we have our 6 smoke co sensor right there that's the one we're going to be working with today just to show you uh how we can do this so we can press the button right here um the zone no the sensor i mean the stick sensor and it's highlighted blue and then we press edit down here in the bottom left corner and you see we get to this programming screen where we can configure various settings for the six combo device now let's say i wanted to turn off smoke we could press the button right there and you see that the option goes away we no longer have the option to do alarm report or the verify function because we have turned off smoke detection when it's gray it's off and when it's green it's on so right now we have heat detection and we have carbon monoxide detection but we don't have smoke detection if we want to turn it back on we can press the button again and you see it turns back green we do want to keep the alarm report enabled for anyone that's that's turned on because that's how the system sends a signal to alarmnet so that way it can be forwarded to the central station and or the end user via text end or email depending on their monitoring plan so in most cases these are live safety sensors you will most certainly want to have alarm report on there is a verify option where it has to detect smoke twice within a certain period of time in order to activate that's a false alarm prevention function which you can choose to use we have other information of that on our website but all of these we can turn on or off like so say we didn't want carbon monoxide detection for whatever reason we could turn that off if we wanted it didn't want heat detection we could turn that off as well now it's just a smoke detector and now we turn off smoke detection and now we have a sensor that's doing absolutely nothing so it's not using any zones on the system but we do want ours on right now we have them all off so let's turn them back on we press the button we have smoke detection we press the button we have heat detection and we press the button and now we have carbon monoxide detection and we have all of ours enabled you can turn those on or off as you please remember to press the save button in the bottom right corner so that way it saves the changes if you don't press the save button then you won't apply the changes and it looks like we have one go all go off here we want that on that's so that all the other six combo and six smoke devices on the system will activate um so we have ours set up the way that we want everything's on smoke heat co and one go logo we're gonna choose save and that's how you can make the changes there so that's how you can use the six combo for only smoke or only heat if you turn off the other functions then it will only do the function that you keep enabled so you can set those up however you want so if you have any questions about the six combo or the honeywell lyric alarm system send an email to support alarmgrid.com if you found this video helpful make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video and remember to subscribe to our channel for updates on future videos we hope you enjoyed the video thank you


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