How Do I Un-Bypass A Bypassed Zone On a Honeywell System?


Hey, DIYers. I’m Jorge at Alarm
Grid, and today we’re going to be going over how
to unbypass a bypassed zone on a Honeywell system. So to start off, I’m going to
be working with my Lyric today. And as you see, it is
already in a faulted state, which means that
a door is opened and it is not ready to arm. As you see at the very
top, not ready to arm. And it even tells you
the zone that is faulted. So first of all, what
is a bypass zone? A bypass zone is the
zone that you, as a user, can actually tell
the system to ignore. So let’s say you have a
window on the second floor that you want to leave open,
but you want to arm the system, let’s say, overnight. So if you wanted to
leave that window open and you didn’t want that to
stop you from arming the system, you can just bypass
that window zone, and then you can continue
arming the system. Now, the danger in doing that
is, if you do bypass a zone, and if that zone does
get triggered or opened or changes state for any reason
whatsoever, you guys do not get notified because the system is
completely ignoring that zone. So make sure before
you guys bypass a zone that you guys actually want
the system to ignore it. So today, just for
the sake of the video, I’m going to show you
guys how to bypass it, and then how to
clear that bypass. So right now, it
says the front door is faulted, which is why
it says Not Ready to Arm. So I’m going to make my
way over to the zones. And this is both technically the
same structure as a LYNX panel, as well. I’m just showing
it on the Lyric. So right there, it shows us
the zone that is faulted. And from this screen– so I’m going to back us
out to the home screen again real fast– so this is the
arming screen, right? If you hit Zones in
the bottom right, it takes you to all your zones. And it shows you
the faulted one. I’m going to highlight it blue. If you have more zones,
they’ll all be in there. And you can actually
select multiple ones, if you’d like to. I’m just going to select one. And then if you see
here, it says Bypass. So if I hit Bypass, it’s going
to ask me to enter in my master code, which for me is 1234. Since my panel is defaulted, I’m
using the default master code. Yours may be different. It should be different. So now it says No
Items to Display. And if you see at
the very top now, the system goes Ready to Arm. Even though my sensor
is still faulted. And remember what I said, the
system ignores the sensor. So I can close it, open
it, close it, open it. Nothing is going to
happen on the Lyric system because it’s ignoring
this sensor here. So now the actual question
is, how do I unbypass it? To unbypass it, it’s a
very similar procedure. Go to the arming screen. You make your way
over to– oh, sorry– you make your way over to Zones. And when you go
into your zones, it shows you what I have
in my system right now. And if you look at the
front door right there, it has a little circle with a
line going through it, letting us know that it’s faulted. Now, on the bottom,
it says Clear Bypass. So I’m going to go
ahead and clear it. Again, it’s going to ask
for your master code. I’m going enter in 1234. Yes. So now, the system, since
I cleared the bypass, it is no longer ignoring the
signal sent from the sensor. So I can remove it. And you hear a chime. And when I close it, it
goes back into Ready to Arm. I remove it, Not Ready to Arm. Put it back, and it
shows Ready to Arm. Now, one other thing that you
guys can do on this system, it’s called a forced bypass. It is something that
needs to be enabled. I’ll show you guys really
quick how to do that. So forced bypass
is basically if you want to arm the system
regardless of any doors or windows or any of those
kind of sensors being faulted, you can do so. But you need to
enable forced bypass. To do that, you go to Tools. Enter in the installer code. For me, it’s my default, 4112. Yours could be different. Make your way over to
Programming, System Settings, and then Forced Bypass. I have mine enabled
for the video, but usually it
would be set to No. So you switch it to Yes. You hit Save. And then you back out all
the way to the home screen. Now, if I have my sensor
faulted, I go again, I make my way over to Zones. And now, if you have a
lot of sensors bypassed, or a lot of sensors
opened, you can actually just do Bypass Faulted,
enter in the master code, and it’ll bypass every
open zone you have. So you don’t have to
select one by one, you can just any open
zone you have, boom, you can bypass it right away. Again, do keep in
mind, if you bypass it, the system is ignoring
those signals, which means that no alarm would
be triggered for that sensor. So you want to make sure you
guys do select cautiously. One other important note
you want to take down. Whenever you’re bypassing zones,
the only ones that cannot be bypassed are smoke detectors
or carbon monoxide detectors. Anything that’s fire or CO,
you guys cannot bypass those sensors, as that is a
life-threatening feature that, if you bypass something,
could go horribly wrong, which we would not want that. So the systems do not let you
bypass fire or CO detectors. Yeah? So that is how to bypass
a zone on the Lyric. I’m going to go ahead and
show you guys how to bypass a zone on a Vista panel now. All right, so now we’re
going to make our way over to our Vista panel now. So if you take a look here on
the Vista panel, I have a 6160. And I have it set
to Partition 1. And it is not in a
Ready to Arm state, which means that,
like the Lyric panel, I also have a sensor that
is faulted on this system. So you can actually hit
star to show you the faults. And it’ll show you that
I have a fault nine. This is a wireless
sensor that I have programmed into the system. When I connect the
magnet to the sensor, it’ll go into a
Ready to Arm state. There you go. So again, I’m going
to show you guys how to unbypass a bypassed zone. So the first thing we need
to do is bypass the zone. So to do that, you enter in
the master code, the command, which is six, and then
the actual zone number. So I’m going to
enter in my master code, which again is 1234. So I go one, two, three,
four, six to bypass, and then my zone number, 09. It says Bypass 09. So now, if I have the sensor,
I can close it and open it. Nothing is going to
happen on this keypad because it is bypassed. Now, the easiest way
to clear the bypass is to just disarm the system. So even though it
is in a Ready to Arm state, if you enter in the
master code and 1 for off, it’ll clear that bypass,
as you’ll see here. One, two, three, four, one. Yes. It has cleared the bypass. And you can tell because,
when I fault the sensor, it’s no longer ignoring it. Right? Now, this system, as well,
has a Bypass All feature, or forced bypass. It’s enabled through
a programming. I don’t know the exact
field, but I’m going to show you guys how it works. So I’m going to
fault the sensor. Now let’s say I
have multiple open. It’ll obviously show
me all my faults. Right now, I only have nine. So without actually bypassing
sensor zone by zone, I can actually do
a forced bypass. So it’s going to bypass
all faulted zones. So to do that, you enter in
one, two, three, four, six, and pound. Sorry, one, two, three,
four, six, pound. Watch. One, two, three,
four, six, pound. It bypasses all my open zones. The only one I have
is the zone nine. And then it goes into
a Ready to Arm state. And now, it is ready to arm. And if you want to disarm it,
one, two, three, four, one. Disarms it, clears the bypass. And since my sensor
is faulted, it shows the system is
not ready to arm. Once I close it up, boom. Ready to Arm light is back on. So again, this was just a quick
video on how to clear bypass, or how to unbypass bypassed
zones on a Honeywell system. We worked first on
the Lyric, and then we worked with the Vista panel. Easiest thing to remember is
to just disarm the system. If you guys have Total
Connect, you guys can disarm the system
from Total Connect, and you can actually clear
bypass sensors through there. And Total Connect, which
is an interactive service, once you have monitoring, also
allows you to bypass zones from the app, as well. If you guys have any
questions whatsoever, you guys can email us at
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