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 AlarmClub Announces the Release of the Honeywell SiXSMOKE

Honeywell Lyric SiXSMOKE Wireless Smoke Detector

Honeywell Lyric SiXSMOKE Wireless Smoke Detector

The Honeywell Lyric SiXSMOKE has finally been released and is available for shipping within the USA and Canada. The SiXSMOKE was announced at the same time as all of the other SiX Series sensors and where available for ordering but, these sensors were delayed for a few months. The Lyric smoke detector is compatible with the Honeywell Lyric Controller and other systems that can utilize SiX sensor. Once the SiXSMOKE is enrolled into the panel, it cannot be used with another control panel until it has been deleted first because of the Lyric Lock feature. Each Lyric smoke detector has a unique MAC number located on the sticker on the unit.

The wireless SiXSMOKE has a maximum coverage area of 50′ X 50′ and detects smoke/heat in two ways Fixed =135° F Heat Sensing and Rate-of-Rise Sensing of =15° F within 1 minute. One of the coolest features of the Lyric SiXSMOKE, when paired with a Lyric Controller is the fact that if you have more than one detector you can set up the One Go All Go feature which will activate all SiXSMOKE’s if one is triggered. You can place the Lyric SiXSMOKE within 300 feet of the alarm control panel which allows you to install in those back areas. The SiXSMOKE works on a a Direct Sequence, Spread Spectrum (DSSS), two-way radio utilizing the 2.4GHz RF band. In the 2.4GHz band, there are 16 channels available for SiX™. When the device registers with the control panel, it will automatically determine which frequency channel the panel is operating on.

When the SiXSMOKE photoelectric beam detects the presence of smoke, it will go into alarm and send the alarm signal to the Lyric Controller. The Lyric SiXSMOKE works best when you have professional alarm monitoring for your Lyric Security System. Once our central alarm monitoring station receives these signals we can dispatch the exact fire department for your area. During an alarm condition, pressing the detectors test switch will silence the piezoelectric horn for 5 minutes. When programmed in one-go-all-go mode, the detector can only be silenced from the controller. When the battery of the Lyric SiXSMOKE is no longer working you will need to replace it with One 3V lithium battery. Duracell DL123 and DL123A, Panasonic CR123A, Honeywell 466. Remove batteries for at least 10 seconds, before installing new ones.

Note: Do not mix old and new batteries, battery types or manufacturers. 

Honeywell SiXSMOKE Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell SiXSMOKE Product Manuals

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 Review of the Honeywell Lyric SiXPIR

Honeywell Lyric SiXGB Product Review

Honeywell Lyric SiXGB Product Review

The Honeywell Lyric SiXPIR is an encrypted wireless motion sensor with mounting hardware and is intended for use with the Lyric Controller and systems that support’s SiX™ series sensors. The Lyric SiXPIR can be programmed and enrolled into the Honeywell Lyric Controller in a very quickly. Once enrolled, the Lyric SiXPIR sensor cannot be used with another security system until it is removed from the current controller because of its Lyric Lock feature. Each SiXPIR has a unique MAC number located on the sticker on the unit.

The Lyric SiXPIR has a 300-foot transmission range which is around 100 feet more than the previous 5800PIR so now you can place your motion sensor in those far away extra bedrooms from the Lyric Controller. SiXPIR has moved to a 2.4ghz operating frequency which provides you with a 128 bit fully encrypted signal to prevent intruders from jamming the RF signals. The Lyric SiXPIR has expanded its detection with a 40 foot x 56-foot detection pattern which has been designed to protect every size room. The SiXPIR has front and back tamper protection, to prevent anyone from tampering with the enclosure. There are LED indicators on the motion sensor for visual sensor notifications. If you have Total Connect services activated, you can also receive text and email notification anytime this occurs.

The Lyric Motion comes with a Panasonic CR12A Lithium battery that can last for 5 years with normal use. Once the Panasonic battery that comes with the SiXPIR has died you can replace it with One 3V lithium battery. Duracell DL123 and Duracell DL123a, Panasonic CR123A, Honeywell 466.

When installing a Honeywell SiXPIR motion sensor there are a few guidelines you should follow and look at if you are troubleshooting. The Lyric Motion sensor should be installed at a mounting height of 7’6″ either wall or corner mounted and allow a clear line-of-sight to all areas protected. Do not directly face a Lyric SiXPIR towards a window as traffic, window shades, or animals outside can set the motion detector off a cause false alarms. Avoid mounting a SixPIR in close proximity to moving machinery, fluorescent lights, and heating/cooling sources. Lastly, the Lyric SiXPIR is for use with pets no greater than 80lbs. In applications with pets mount the SiXPIR sensor with the center at 7.5 feet and where pets can’t come within 6 feet by climbing on furniture, stairs, or boxes. Before your permanently install a SiXPIR make sure that you run a Go/No Go test and determine if the pet immunity will work with your circumstance.

If possible it is always recommended to have at least one Honeywell SiXPIR motion sensor but, if you can’t use this there are other great options that will help solidify your home or business security system. Try to protect all of your door/windows by using one of the Honeywell SiXCT door/window contacts in the event an intruder opens an entry point and separates the magnet from the contact causing the Lyric Controller alarm to go off. Having door/window contacts is usually the most common method of security but, what if someone breaks into your location by breaking your glass door or window? If this is the case, we always recommend backing up your Lyric SiXCT contacts with a Honeywell SiXGB. The Lyric SiXGB works by detecting all UL listed glass break frequencies and sends the signal directly to the Lyric Controller as an alarm signal. A good combination of these devices will set your house apart from other homes especially when you have AlarmClub’s Alarm Monitoring Service that comes with Signs & Stickers as a deterrent.

Honeywell Lyric SiXPIR Product Review

Honeywell Lyric SiXPIR Product Review

Honeywell Lyric SiXPIR Frequently Asked Questions

Honeywell Lyric SiXPIR Product Reviews

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 Review of the Lyric SiXFOB?

 

Honeywell Lyric SiXFOB Review

Honeywell Lyric SiXFOB Review

The Honeywell Lyric SiXFOB is a wireless, 4-button, encrypted wireless keyfob meant for use with the Honeywell Lyric Controller and system’s that support SiX series sensors. The Lyric SiXFOB can be programmed into the Honeywell Lyric Controller very efficiently. When setting up, please remember to enroll and update the SiXFOB firmware at the Lyric Controller to ensure the latest version is being used. Once enrolled the keyfob cannot be used with another system until it is removed from the current controller due to Lyric Lock feature. Each Honeywell Lyric SiXFOB has a unique MAC number located on the sticker on the unit.

The Honeywell SiXFOB has a built-in piezo sounder for confirmation of arm, disarm, enrollment, or alarm conditions. Likewise, the fob has a red and green LED that provides the status for the enrollment into the controller, status for arming, disarming, alarm, low battery (no LED) and RF transmission. The SixFob has multi-button operation which can include control of connected Z-Wave device and has panic buttons. With the SiXFOB there are recessed keys which help reduce buttons from accidentally being pressed which cause false alarms.

The wireless SiXFOB can be programmed automatically very simply into the Lyric Controller. When the Lyric Controller is ready to receive the SiXFOB information in the KEYS enrollment screen of the Controller, press the top two buttons together for about two seconds to cause the transmitter to register with the controller. Then, just press the top two buttons again to complete the enrollment.

The SiXFOB is flash upgradeable and can be upgraded via the Lyric control panel in the Master Tools “Advanced” screen. When performing a SiXFOB firmware update, it requires the user to press a button to activate the fob. Press and hold all four keyfob buttons for 5 seconds at once, immediately after starting the update. The SiXFOB uses a 3V lithium coin battery. It is recommended you replace with a 3V 210mAh lithium coin battery manufactured by Maxell CR2032 or Duracell DL2032. The SiXFOB does not send supervision check-in signals but it will still send low-battery signals to the controller. The wireless range of the SiXFOB is 300ft+ (92+ meters) indoor (non-line of site). This distance will vary based on each installation due to environmental conditions.

If you are looking for alarm monitoring for the Honeywell Lyric Security System contact AlarmClub Security or by phone 1-844-335-5897

Product Features

•Tactile keys are recessed to deter false alarms

•For use with Honeywell Lyric Controller and systems that support SiX Series SensorsUp to 8 Separate Functions Total

•Up to 4 Multi-Button Functions

•Icons for simple, easy-to-understand functionality

•Battery life is 3 years (with typical use)

•User replaceable, long-life lithium batteries

 

Honeywell Lyric SiXFOB

Honeywell Lyric SiXFOB

Honeywell SiXFOB Product Manuals

Honeywell SiXFOB Frequently Asked Questions

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 How to Add User Codes into the 2GIG GC3 Wireless Security?

Knowing the basic functions and features of your 2GIG GC3 wireless security system is very convenient. So today we want to show you how you and or your family members can add user codes into the 2GIG GC3 wireless security and home automation system. To do this Select system settings, enter your default installer code “1561”, users, select the plus sign in the top right of the screen, enter the desired name, next, assign a security code, confirm the code by entering a second time, next, verify your information, select back button to exit programming.
Having individual codes for each user is a very important feature because every time that code is used whether its arming, disarming, programming or making any kind of changes to the system you can always view this information in the system event history log and or setup notifications through interactive alarm monitoring services with GEOARM.

For the lowest No-Term alarm monitoring rates contact GEOARM Security 1-877-443-6276. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page so you can keep track of all of the new how-to/product videos from all of the top security system manufactures such as, Honeywell, DSC, Qolsys, GE, 2GIG, Napco, Telular etc…

 

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 DIY Alarm Monitoring vs Professional Alarm Monitoring?

 

If you currently have a security system you may be wondering what is the difference between DIY alarm monitoring and professional alarm monitoring? DIY alarm monitoring services – Works when your home or business security system sends its alarm signals directly to your smart device via push notifications and or email’s. Once you receive these alarm signals it will be up to you to dispatch the proper authorities if need be. When thinking about activating DIY alarm monitoring keep in mind that your security system must have the ability to integrate with a interactive alarm monitoring application such as Honeywell’s total connect 2.0, Alarm.com, Telular home control etc… As these interactive security software’s are what allow for notifications from your security system back to your smart device’s.

Professional alarm monitoring – The way this works is if you think of your security system as a data center, that data than needs a method of transmitting those signals to a alarm monitoring station. Typically your security system can transmit this data via phone line/voip services, broadband internet, WiFi, Cellular or dual path communications. If GEOARM receives alarm signals from your security system we will analyze those signals, reach out to your emergency call list that you have provided to us, if there is no answer or a wrong password is given we will dispatch the proper authorities to your location for police, fire or medical services. In most cases if you are activating your security system for insurance purposes this will be the option you are going to want to go with. Reason being is because in order to meet most insurance company requirements for a certificate of alarm they want to have your security system signals picked up by a professional alarm monitoring company.

For the lowest no-term contract alarm monitoring rates contact GEOARM Security at 1-877-443-6276.

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