The Honeywell Lyric WiFi Security System Kit is not just another all-in-one wireless security system, it’s part of a new wireless connected platform. The new Honeywell wireless connected platform has four key components; the Lyric Controller (LCP500-L), a new line of encrypted SiX-Series security sensors, integrations with the Honeywell Lyric WiFi thermostat and Skybell HD Video Doorbell (DBCAM). The Lyric System is compatible with previous Honeywell 5800-Series manufactured wireless sensors and detectors except for bi-directional devices such as the 5800WAVE wireless siren and 5828/5828V wireless keypads. This allows you to reuse existing devices on the new Lyric platform.
Additionally, the new SiX-Series line of devices is easy to install, easy to maintain and provides a higher level of security. The Honeywell Lyric Six-Series wireless line of encrypted sensor’s include;
• Lyric Secondary Keypad (LKP500-EN)
• Lyric Keyfob (SiXFOB)
• Lyric Door Window Contact (SiXCT)
• Lyric Mini Door Window Contact (SiXMINICT)
• Lyric Motion Sensor (SiXPIR)
• Lyric Glassbreak (SiXGB)
• Lyric Smoke Detector (SiXSMOKE)
• Lyric Indoor Alarm Siren (SiXSIREN)
• Lyric Home Automation Gateway Hub Kit (LCP300KT)
Future Lyric accessories utilize a true 2.4 GHz 128-bit encryption signal to prevent possible intruders from jamming the RF signals.
This Lyric WiFi System kit is a wireless security system that includes; Lyric Controller w/battery and transformer, Built-in WiFi Communicator, three door/window contacts (SiXMINICT), one motion detector (SiXPIR), and a 2-way remote keyfob (SiXFOB).
The Honeywell Lyric Controller is the main control panel for both security and home automation. This is where everything can be manipulated such as programming security sensors, arming/disarming, programming Z-Wave home automation devices, setting automation smart scenes, changing system settings and much more.
Honeywell has made upgrades for the DIY installations by internalizing the Z-Wave and WiFi radios into the Lyric Controller and adding a dedicated cellular communicator slot on the side of the control panel where you simply install one of the new AT&T LTE (LYRICLTE-A) or Bell LTE (LYRICLTE-C) cellular communicators. The Lyric cellular communicators can be swapped at any time to increase flexibility in communication providers as some areas in the country may have better cellular service with one provider over another. To future proof the Lyric System, Honeywell has allotted another radio input for future compatibility in the event there are changes to radio standards. This door is located directly above where the current cellular communicator is to be installed. For DIY installations of the Lyric Security System we recommend adding the (LCP500-DK) which is a desk mount that requires no drilling and the (LT-Cable) which is the 8′ foot power cable. By using both of these products together the DIY installation becomes much easier.
On the bottom of the Lyric control panel, you will find a USB port which is helpful because you can upload photos to create a slideshow which can be presented on the Lyric Controller’s 7-inch touchscreen display. Additionally, the USB port is very beneficial as it allows you to install any software updates to your controller with the use of a user-friendly USB stick. Keep in mind, we can also remotely update your controller’s firmware if you have our Lyric alarm monitoring services.
The Honeywell Lyric Controller looks similar to previous alarm control panels such as LYNX Touch and 2GIG Go! Control series but, it’s NOT. Honeywell has made upgrades to the Lyric System such as;
Batch programming – While Programming SiX series wireless devices into the Lyric System instead of having to individually learn in their serial numbers to connect you can now activate and assign all of the serial numbers by pulling the battery tabs out of your new security sensors. The Lyric Security System is smart enough to assign these sensors to a dedicated zone. Once you have completed pulling the battery tabs out of the SiX-Series wireless sensors you can go back to the alarm control panel to make adjustments on how you want those sensors to act if triggered. Batch programming reduces the overall time used in the installation and process. Batch programming is only available with the newer Honeywell Six-Series sensors and not with previous 5800 series sensors such as 5816 contacts, 5800PIR motion sensors or 5834-4 wireless key fobs.
Smart Scenes – This is one of the best additions to the Lyric Security System because it consolidates older Honeywell LYNX programming modes called “scenes and rules” into what is called smart scenes. Once a Z-Wave home automation device is learned into the controller all you have to do is go to smart scenes to enable that device into a smart scene which tells that sensor how and when to act. This makes the programming of Z-Wave home automation devices into the Lyric Controller one step easier!
GeoFencing – With activation of Total Connect 2.0 and a Second Generation Honeywell Lyric WiFi thermostat you can set up a Geofence which is you where you set up a perimeter distance for example 500 feet from your location and anytime you cross out of the set Geofence your Lyric System can arm itself, close the garage door and raise your thermostats temperature. At the same time when you cross back over that Geofence within 500 feet of your location, your controller can, for example, lower a thermostat and turn on a front porch light. The GeoFencing feature can be customized to include the accessories of your liking and doesn’t have to be configured how we described. In order for the Lyric Security System to be able to control a garage door, you must also have the Honeywell 5877GDPK-KT1. The 5877GDPK-KT1 enables remote control of the garage door and can tell you the current status whether the door is open or closed.
Lyric Lock – The addition of Honeywell Lyric Lock is useful as it dedicates the Six-Series sensors to communicate with only the originally installed Lyric Controller. So, unless deprogrammed from the controller, the Six-Series sensors are joined to the existing Lyric Controller which helps protect your investment.
Front Mounted Camera – The Lyric Security System has added a built-in 2-megapixel security camera on the controller, so that when the system has disarmed a notification with photo can be sent to you in the form of a text message and email notification. In order for the security camera feature to work, you must have Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 video surveillance services activated.
Built-in microphone – The Honeywell Lyric Controller can now receive voice commands to control Z-Wave automation smart scenes and other features with the use of the built-in microphone. There are three basic commands the Lyric alarm control panel will understand Hello Lyric, OK Lyric Hello and Lyric home. Once the trigger word has been stated you can follow with your smart scene names such as Arrive home or Bedtime. These Smart Scenes can include an array of devices and simultaneously lock a door, lower a connected thermostat, turn on/off or dim lights, close or open a garage door, etc. These automation smart scenes are limited to the connected Z-Wave devices you have.
A new feature of the Lyric Security System is its integrations with the Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat. The Lyric Thermostat is a second generation WiFi compatible device that can control your home or business temperature from just about anywhere while using your smartphone application that can be found in the Apple App Store or Android’s Google Play. The Lyric WiFi Smart Thermostat will alert you when your filter needs to be changed and can be controlled with Apple HomeKit. The main purpose of this thermostat is to save energy and have the ability to set your desired temperature before you arrive whether that is cooler or warmer.
The Lyric System has also added integrations with the Skybell Hd Video doorbell as long as it is the dedicated Honeywell DBCAM-TRIM version. The SkyBell is a high-definition video doorbell that lets you enjoy new levels of security, control, and convenience wherever you are in the world. With Skybell you can remotely check doorbell activity on the Honeywell Total Connect® 2.0 Remote Services app, and see, hear and speak to visitors at your door from iPhone® or iPad®. When you activate Total Connect Remote Services to be used in conjunction with the Lyric Security System, you can control the security, compatible IP cameras including, thermostats, Z-Wave lighting, Z-Wave locks and receive text and email alerts via most smartphones, tablets, and computers.