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Honeywell Lyric Review, New Products, Features & Possibilities

The Lyric Controller is not just another Honeywell all-in-one wireless diy alarm control panel, its part of a new wireless connected platform.  This newly designed system is a Lyric Controller with a new line of encrypted Six-Series Security Sensors.  It integrates with numerous items, including but not limited to, the Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi thermostat. Zwave accessibility and control allows you to automate most everything in your home.  The Lyric Controller is backward compatible with previous Honeywell 5800-Series manufactured wireless sensors and detectors.  Every device is easy to install, easy to maintain and provides a higher level of security.  The Lyric Round thermostat, seen below left, is the most advanced zwave thermostat ever to be designed. 


                                 Lyric C2

Only the Honeywell wireless Six-Series sensors, such as the Lyric Keyfob (SiXFOB), Lyric Door Window Contacts (SiXCT), Lyric Motion Sensors (SiXPIR), Lyric Glassbreaks (SiXGB), Lyric Smoke Detectors (SiXSMOKE), Lyric Secondary Sirens (SiXSIREN) and future Lyric Accessories utilize a true 2.4 GHz 128-bit encryption signal to prevent possible intruders from jamming the RF signals.

The addition of Lyric Lock is useful as it dedicates the Six-Series sensors to communicate with only the originally installed Lyric Controller.  Unless deprogrammed from the Lyric alarm control panel, the Six-Series sensors are married to the existing Lyric Controller, which helps protect your investment from intrusion.

The Lyric Controller serves as the main control panel for security, home automation and cameras. The last two are of course, optional.  Did you leave your garage door open?  Lyric can let you know.  Want to program smart scenes?  With Z-Wave home automation devices, you can have your thermostat set itself according to your schedule.  You can have lights go on at predetermined times and even have your alarm system arm itself before you go to bed.  The controller has made some major advancements for the ever growing DIY security industry by building in the Wi-Fi and Z-Wave radios into the Lyric Controller.  You can also add a dedicated cellular communicator on the side of the control panel where you simply install one of the new AT&T or Verizon cellular communicators.  These cellular communicators can be replaced 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.  On the bottom of the Lyric alarm control panel, you will find a USB port, which is helpful because you can upload photos to create a slideshow right on the touch screen.   Keep in mind, we can also remotely update your controller firmware, which assures that your Lyric is always top of the line.

Specifications that You Can Live With

Smart Scenes - This is one of the most advantageous additions to the Lyric Controller because it consolidates older Honeywell LYNX programming modes called "scenes and rules" into what is now 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, when and how to act.  This makes the programming of Z-Wave Home Automation Devices into the Lyric Controller one step easier!

GEO Fence - With activation of Total Connect 2.0 and a Second Generation Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Thermostat you can set up a GEO fence, which is where you set up a perimeter, for example 500 feet from your location, and anytime you cross out of the set GEO fence, your Lyric Controller can arm itself, close the garage door and raise or lower your thermostats temperature.  At the same time, when you cross back over that GEO fence within your pre-set distance of your location, your controller can, for example, lower your thermostat and turn on a front porch light.  The fence feature can be manipulated to your liking.

Built In Camera- The Lyric Controller has added a built-in 2-megapixel security camera, so that when the security system has disarmed, a notification with photo can be sent to you in the form of a push notification text message and/or email notification.  In order for the camera feature to work, you must have Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 services activated.  Great for knowing that the kids are home, or that the staff is on duty. Built-in microphone - The Lyric Controller can receive voice commands to control Z-Wave automation and other features with the use of the built-in microphone.  The scenes can include a vast 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 Controller is the integration of the Lyric Wi-Fi thermostat.  To future proof the controller, Honeywell has also allotted another radio input for future compatibility in the event there are changes to the current radio standards.  This feature is located directly above where the current cellular communicator is to be installed.  For DIY installations of the Honeywell Lyric Controller, we recommend adding the(LCP500-DK which is a desk/table top mount.

Skybell - The Honeywell Lyric Controller has also added integrations with the all new Skybell HD Video Doorbell. The high-definition video doorbell lets you enjoy new levels of security, control and convenience, wherever you are in the world.  With Honeywell Skybell, you can remotely check doorbell activity on the Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 ® Remote Services app.  You can see, hear and speak to visitors at your door.  When you activate Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services to be used with the Lyric Controller, you can control your security system, compatible IP cameras including Skybell, thermostats, Z-Wave Lighting, Z-Wave locks and receive alerts from most smart phones, tablets and computers.

Full Control - Use you PC, Smart Phone or Tablet to access your system from anywhere.

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