Here you will find the Honeywell Lyric Controller product review. In this review, you should be able to gather all the information you need to decide if the Lyric security system is the right system for you.
The first aspect end users should know when shopping for a DIY home security system is there are 3 major topics within home security. The first is of course security. This includes your main alarm control panel, accessories such as door/window contacts, glass break detectors, smoke detectors etc… Lyric uses SiX technology which has 128-bit encryption from sensors back to the main control panel.
The second aspect customers need to consider is home automation. The Lyric Controller is compatible with Apple Homekit. Apple Homekit is the most popular reason people go with the Lyric Controller. This integration has been a major hit. It allows customers to go to their pre-existing Apple Homekit scenes and add the lyric controller as armed or disarmed. Consolidating their home automation with a professional grade DIY security system.
Home automation in the security world usually means z-wave automation devices. Z-wave is a type of wireless frequency that is able to communicate with the main alarm control panel. Learn these z-wave devices into the Lyric Controller and you will be able to include them into scenes.
A scene is a collection of commands wrapped into one icon. A scene can consist of arming/disarming the Lyric security system, turning on/off lights, locking/unlocking of Z-wave door locks simultaneously when commands activate them. You can command these scenes using the Total Connect 2.0 application on your Apple or Android devices. In addition control of these sends can be controlled using amazon Alexa.
Now there are a few certain cases where you will see automation devices that actually wifi devices. This is normal for integrations to some Honeywell thermostats, Apple Homekit, Amazon Alexa and Chamberlin garage door integrations.
The last aspect of home security is security cameras. In order for your system to work together with cameras is when you install Honeywell IP Cameras. By installing Honeywell IP Cameras this will allow for end-users to view their cameras from the same application their security system uses Total Connect 2.0. “You can no longer view cameras on the Lyric Controller Touchscreen”.