Lyric SIXPIR: Corner Mount Installation

Lyric SIXPIR: Corner Mount Installation


Hi, DIYers. Sterling with Alarm Grid here.
Today we’re going to show you how to install a Six PIR, which is a Honeywell wireless motion
detector for the Honeywell Lyric Security System. The Six PIR, we’ve shown you in a
prior video how to program this device to your Honeywell Lyric system. This is one of
the Six Series sensors, very different than the 5800 wireless sensors. This is an encrypted
device and bi-directional to the Lyric panel, meaning it can talk to and from the panel.
Other than that it’s a passive infrared motion. It does have new wireless technology, but
in terms of detection, for security purposes, it works just like the 5800 PIR-RES. It’s
a passive infrared motion that’s looking for a change in passive infrared energy in the
room. To detect the motion, it’s looking for a change
in temperature or passive infrared energy. But for all intents and purposes, it’s looking
for a change in temperature. A human body is the different temperature than the ambient
temperature in the room, and therefore when the body walks throughout the room then the
motion activates and the alarm is triggered. You can see that the entire front face is
the lens. When you open up the unit there is a tab at the top that you press and it
pops the back from the front and you can see on the back it says “Up.” You want to make
sure “Up” is towards your ceiling. Basically the tab to open it goes to the top and for
that reason we want to not install it right up at the ceiling because you would have no
way to get it down. If we put it just slightly below the ceiling, enough to get a finger
up and push the tab down, then we’d be able to pop this unit off if we ever had to change
the battery. Optimally this is installed at seven and a
half feet, although it will work anywhere from seven to nine feet up. Right at this
location we happen to be about seven foot two inches. We should be at perfect installation
height so that we can still get a finger to open up the sensor when we need to, but it’s
going to be good for the angles of detection for triggering the alarm. We are going to set aside the motion and we
going to mount the back plate to the wall. The motion actually, at least for our beta
purposes, came with two screws, and on the back plate there is two different mounting
options. If we’re going to mount it flat to the wall like this, then you would use this
screw hole and this screw hole. If you’re going to use the corner mounting, like we’re
going to do, then there are actually four screw holes options. One here, here, here,
and here. Basically, you mount and you push it into the corner so it’s flush. Your beveled
corner edge is flush to each wall. Then you put your screw into one of these little screw
mount options and you use your power drill to screw right into the wall. We’re going
to go ahead and just use one to mount it, because when you do two, you run the risk
of having them angled and beveled so it would bevel the case backing a little bit. We don’t want to put pressure at two different
points like that, so we’re just going to use one screw. This isn’t a very heavy device,
so it shouldn’t need more than one screw to hold it in place. We have our power drill
with our nice Philips head tip. We mount or hold our unit up to the wall here and I’m
going to come at it to this screw hole here and we’re just going to screw it into place. You can see the plastic kind of frayed open
as it got to that point and just going to loose this just a tad, and we have a really
nice secure bracket. Obviously one more screw to this side could hold it as well but it’s
not going anywhere with just the one. Now we take our motion and you fit it so it’s
just slightly below the top edge, and then it snaps up into place. Now we can get our
finger up there if we have to pull it down. When it’s up and closed it’s good to go. Actually,
I’m going to go ahead and put that second screw up. I’m not liking that it does have
a little bit of play so I’m going to go opposite corner here and screw in the bottom corner.
I’m not going to go tight, but now we can see there’s no give it all. I don’t think
I warped the back plate at all doing that and I think it will be a better install. We
don’t really want any homeowner to feel like it’s a little loose up there. Now it’s a little
more secure. That’s how to install a Honeywell Six PIR
wireless Lyric or Six Series motion detector for a Honeywell Lyric Security System. We
hope you’ve enjoyed this video and now you know how to install your Six PIR. If you have
any questions on using or installing your Lyric motion sensor, please email [email protected]
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