Lyric Security System: Mounting Backplate to the Wall

Lyric Security System: Mounting Backplate to the Wall


So, now that we have the wire in, we’re just
going to cut this wire. We have plenty of extra wire here. Make sure this doesn’t fall
back down in your wall cavity, you don’t want to undo all that good fishing you just did.
But we’re going to use our backplate, our level and our pencil now. So we feed this
wire through this little oval shape, here. We can use our little bit of a stencil that
we have left over from before, although most of that got…also, that isn’t useful anymore,
now that we did the drywall hole. So we just want to make sure we’re as level
as possible so it looks as neat as possible on the wall, and then we can mark our screw-hole
spots. Oops, making sure you don’t move it between each hole. With your screws, when
you finally mount it, you can always make slight adjustments so it’s perfectly level
at the end. So the important thing is just to mark your four holes as best you can with
the level and the backplate. So now that they’re marked, you can see there’s the bigger portion
at the bottom and the skinnier portion at the top, that’s the way you can slide it and
latch it down into place. But we now have our four screw holes, and
we’re going to do one more here, which is a back tamper. So, the panel has a case tamper.
If the front plate got removed from the backplate, it would go into tamper alarm. But this little
piece of plastic here, you can see it’s got one, two, three, four little plastic bridges
from this piece in the middle to the backplate. And the idea is you put this…in our case,
we won’t be able to use this really because there’s not a stud there. But if you had this lined up and accessible
to a stud right behind here, you could put a nice long screw into your stud through your
drywall. And if someone tried to rip the whole panel off, because the screw is tight to the
stud, these four bit of plastic would rip away and your screws that are just in the
drywall would break away. But because you’re screwed into your stud, this piece of plastic
would tear from the panel. And so when the panel got ripped away, there’s
a little tamper switch on the back of the system that would no longer be getting held
down because this piece would stay stuck to your stud. And you would have some back-wall
tamper protection that way in case someone did rip it down like that. In our case, we
do not have a stud right behind here so it’s not really going to work for us. So we’re
just going to focus on the regular tamper that’s inside the panel. But we have our four
screw holes now, so we can use our drill to drill our holes and then mount our backplate
to our dry wall here. So now that we have our four holes marked,
this bag comes with the Lyric installation, and inside this bag there’s a few items. First
of all, we get this question a lot with the LYNX Touch, so I’m sure we’ll get the same
with the Lyric, is, “What do I do with this weird thing that was in the panel box that
I have no idea what it is?” And it looks like a little brown device with wires coming out
of both ends. And on the LYNX Touch, there’s only one. On the Lyric, you’ll actually see
you have two in this baggy. And what these are, are resistors, and they’re used for the
hardwired zones that the panel supports. So if you had an existing wired contact in
your house that you wanted to try to tie right into the panel…because let’s say this door
had an old wired contact and you’re right near the panel, so it’s easy to get another
wire. You could do that instead of having to buy another wireless contact, and this
resistor is used to supervise the wiring between the sensor and the panel. So, for most people
that are getting the Lyric, they’re getting it because it’s a wireless system. They don’t
want to use any wired sensors, you don’t have to use these resistors at all unless you’re
using either Zone 1 or 2, which are the two hardwired zones. The other thing we have in this bag is five
screws and five wall anchors, and that’s for the four mounting and the one drywall screw
if you wanted to use it for the back case tamper. And then there’s a smaller, little
screw in here, too. So there’s five of the same kind of screw, and five of the wall anchors.
And then there’s one smaller screw, which you actually use at the bottom of the panel.
You can screw the backplate into the panel here, with this tiny little screw, and that
will hold it in place so that someone couldn’t pop it open easily, they would actually have
to unscrew it. So we’ll put that in as well. So now we’re going to show you drilling your
holes, installing your wall anchors and screwing the backplate to the wall. All right, so we
have our power drill with our drill bit, this happens to have a level on it. So we want
to be in as straight as possible on all four of these holes which we’ve marked on the backplate,
and then we can push our wall anchors in and screw our backplate to the wall. You want make sure on this hole, because we’re
close to our wire, be very careful. We certainly don’t want to drill through our wire and ruin
our fish. Again, with this wire here, be careful that we’re not drilling into the wire, just
move it to the side a bit…and then the last one. We’ve got our four holes. We may need
to make these a little bit wider, depending on the anchors, but I just wanted to get them
drilled and then see what happens here. So we’ve got our wall anchor, and if we push
it in…we want this to be tight. So if you go a little too big, then you can’t
really undo it. If you go a little bit too small and you can’t push this all the way
in, you can always jump up a drill bit size and then try to redo it. Or, even with the
same drill bit, if you kind of work it around a bit you can get a bigger hole. In this case,
it’s pretty close. I’m just going to use a hammer to get it flush with the wall. You
want this wall anchor recessed so it’s flush, so when the panel is flat against the wall
there’s no wiggle or give to it. In this case, we use the 3/16th drill bit
which looks like it was the perfect size, certainly not too big as we’re needing to
use the hammer to get it in, and not too small where a size up would’ve been better. I think
3/16th looks like a pretty good size for these wall anchors that come with the unit. Be careful
here, this is kind of our weakest part of the drywall, based on our hole. We don’t want
to hit this too hard where we break this drywall in, so I’m just being a little more careful
on this one. All right, we have four flush holes for our mounting screws. That’s going
to hold the backplate to the wall. So we’ve changed our drill bit for a screw
bit and Phillips head, and we have our screws. Our wall anchors are set in the wall, and
we’re just going to screw these in almost all the way, just to have a little bit showing,
just about a quarter of an inch out, that way we can fit the panel in. Lock it in place
and then give them one more hit to get them tight to the wall. All right, so screws are in, just a few turns
out on each. We’ve got our nice, handy backplate here instead of the LYNX Touch, you have the
whole unit. They make it easy, we can just fish our wire through the hole here, and then
line up our four holes, lock it into place. And before we screw them down tight, we can
get one more adjustment on the level to make sure that it’s going to be as level as possible
on the wall. So you can see, somehow, we’re off just a
tad. But with just a little bit of a minor adjustment and some pressure, when we lock
these into place…when using a power drill you want to be careful. You don’t want to
over-tighten these, but you do want them tight. I’ve seen people where they over-tighten them,
and it actually warps the backplate a bit, which could cause problems with your case
tamper, so you don’t want to flex the back. In fact, even that one I think I might’ve
just a little too much. You’ll see, as soon as you go too tight, it’ll
flex this back plastic and you’ll know you went a little too far. But now we have a nice,
level backplate secured to the wall. It’s not going anywhere. You have a little tab
at the bottom, here. And this is a nice little feature for your installation that Honeywell
added. They call it the “third hand,” and it’s a little piece of plastic, flexible plastic.
You can actually hang the panel down from there, so if you were doing programming or
you’re hooking anything up, making your wired connections, it’s holding to the backplate
so you can use your two free hands to make your connections here.

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