Honeywell Lyric Alarm System: Adding Hardwire Zones


[SWISH] [CLICKING] Hey, DIYers. I’m George at Alarm Grid. Today, we’re going to be going
over how to hardwire zones into a Lyric Controller. Now the Lyric Controller,
Honeywell’s newest system, has 128 available slots
for wireless zones. It has 32 button zones. By buttons, I mean
key fob zones. So 32. Each key fob has four,
takes up four zones. So that would be a
total of eight key fobs. And it has two open slots
for hardwired zones, which are actually found
on the back of the panel. So if you grab the
Lyric Controller, you have everything
powered on, it’s going to throw up a cover tamper
right now because I’m going to take off the back plate. So I can show you guys
the two zones, the two slots for the hardwired zones. So usually– [BEEPING] You have a screw installed
at the bottom of the Lyric, which holds the back plate down. Stop beeping. Which holds the back
plate onto the system. Once you unscrew that, you
just slide the back plate down, or you have it mounted on the
wall, you bring the Lyric up. Go ahead and remove
the back plate. Now once you remove
that back plate, you’re going to see the– if you’re using an LTE cable,
which is the most recommended cable to power on
the Lyric unless you have your own cable, of course,
besides those two terminals, you’re going to see HWZ2,
the ground, and HWZ1. Hardwired zone 1,
hardwired zone 1. GND stands for ground. Now this is going
to be where you hardwire your contacts into. Now the only devices
that you should be wiring into this
system are going to be door or window contacts. You cannot wire in any
devices that require power, such as motions, glass
breaks, smoke detectors. You can’t wire any of
those into the system. Only door or window contacts. And I’m going to show
you why in a second, and we’re going to get
into the programming. So after you’ve
wired them in, also make sure whenever you guys
are wiring in those zones and powering it on that you
fish the cable through one of the holes here. That way, whenever you guys
go to position the back plate on this cable doesn’t get
stuck between the back plate, causing a tamper error. This cover tamper
button right here, if it’s not
correctly pressed in, will throw up a cover tamper. So that’s a common mistake
that I see happening a lot. So make sure that
you fish it through, or if you don’t, make
sure that the cable is not blocking the back plate
from fitting on correctly like how it is right now for me. [LAUGH] Once you snap it into
place, the system will have a cover tamper error. Once you have that in,
press the Home button twice. It’s going to ask you
for your master code. 1234 is Honeywell’s
default master code. Yeah. So to get into the programming,
other hardwired zones. After you have
them wired in, all I want you to do is if
you’re at the Home screen, because that’s where
we always start, you’re going to go
and hit the Security. Next option you’re
going to do, hit Tools. You’re going to use Honeywell’s
default installer code 4112. Now the installer
code may have been changed by you or
monitoring companies, so if you do know it,
use that one instead. But the installer code by
default is usually 4112. That’s what it comes directly
out of the packaging. Yes? Once you’re entering the
installer code, hit Program. Once you hit Program,
you go to Zones. Now in Zones, 1 and
2 are always going to be set to New unless
you have edited them. Yeah? Let’s say you do
have one wired in. You’re going to highlight
hardwired zone 1. You’re going to hit Edit. Now the reason that I
told you these can only do window or door
sensors is if you go to Device Type,
the only options it gives you are Window and Door. So let’s say we do Door. It’s going to give you the
response type, entry exit, which is usually
what you want to do, but you also have
different options. Let’s say you have a back
door hardwired into it and you don’t want an entry
delay on the back door, because nobody used that door to
enter the house when the system is Armed Away or Stay. You can go ahead and
set it to a perimeter. The zone description,
you guys can set it to whatever you want. I’ll set it to back
door right now. So I start typing it in. It’s going to start
giving me suggestions. Back. Another thing I commonly
see is people type in back, and then they’ll type in
door for zone description 2. You probably shouldn’t do that,
because the device type already says door. So if you type in door
as zone description 2, it’s going to say
back door door open. So it’ll repeat the door twice. Make sure if it’s a
window, same concept. You guys don’t have
to type window or door or motion or anything like
that in the zone descriptions. Just type the area in which
you have the sensor mounted in or where you plan on placing it. Now alarm report. If you’re being monitored
by a central station, you want to make
sure whatever zone or whatever sensor you want to
report to the central station that that is always
enabled and set to Yes. If you have it set
to No, if any alarm gets tripped on that
sensor, it will not report to the central
station or to AlarmNet. The chime, you can toggle
through the chimes. Different ones you can do. So this is if you
open up the door and you want to hear the
chime, the panel chime, you’re going to go ahead and
switch it to whatever you want. And then supervision. Now there’s different ways of
wiring in a contact, right? If you use a resistor at end of
line, an end of line resistor, you want to make sure you have
supervision set to end of line. You can actually
toggle through that. If you haven’t used
a resistor, you would just set it to normally
closed, and that’s that. And you also have the option
of doing normally open. Most of the time, you do
want to have resistors on your wired sensors. That way, if anyone shorts the
line, the panel’s notified, and it lets you know that
it’s been tampered with. So we’re going to go
ahead and leave it as end of line resistor. After you’re done with all
of your programming changes, make sure you hit Save. It backs it out. And now you have back door
[? learned ?] into zone 1. Zone 2 is your second
hardwired zone, and it has every
option that we just went through, so I won’t
go through that again. But just know that
zone 1 and zone 2 are going to have the
same features, yeah? Same options. Window, door. So I’m just going to go
ahead and back out of zone 2. And if you’re done programming
all of your sensors, make sure you hit the back arrow
key all the way out to the home screen. And since I don’t have
anything [? learned ?] into hardwire zone 1
and I programmed it in, it’s going to tell me right
now that the back door’s open, right? That’s what I set the
description as, because it’s not showing a closed circuit. So it’s letting me know
that the back door is open, but that’s because I haven’t
wired anything in, right? So that is going to
be how you hardwire and program zones into
the Lyric Controller. If you guys found this video
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[email protected] Thank you guys very much. I’m George. See you next time.

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