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Introducing the Next Generation Security System…. Honeywell Lyric

Are you wondering when the next great thing is going to happen with Security Systems? Wait no longer… Honeywell Lyric is here!

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Honeywell Lyric is a new wireless connected platform designed to simplify home security while providing comfort and awareness by controlling connected home products with a single app. individually, each product performs brilliantly. Together, they’re a way to orchestrate life. (Hence the name!)

The system centres around a new touchscreen Smart Controller, which connects to seven new devices—a keypad, siren, glass break sensor, motion detector, smoke detector, wireless key fob, and a security camera. But unlike previous security systems, Honeywell has thrown in additional connectivity features. The Honeywell Lyric Security System can be connected to your thermostat and controlled directly from your mobile device. It can also serve as a hub for Z-Wave devices. The Z-Wave element is the key to home automation integration. Now you can control locks, lights, blinds, etc., from the on-site touch screen controller, by voice prompt, or your mobile app.

Powerful and efficient, the Honeywell Lyric Controller delivers a great connected home experience right out of the box. It puts many of your homes’ features at your fingertips—all from one vibrant, 7-inch display. It’s intuitive, easy to learn and easy to use, whether you control the system with a tap on the touchscreen or the sound of your voice.

The contemporary, low-profile design blends with any décor. With the Smart Controller, Honeywell has attempted to make its security system as future-proof as possible. It has a USB port, as well as a slot to contain the cellular radios; the cellular radios can be swapped out as new wireless standards are adopted. There’s another slot for housing additional radios, should ZigBee, Thread, or some other automation protocol become familiar.

The controller has a built-in camera that can snap photos of whoever is using the device. It also has a microphone for voice control. Thanks to its built-in Z-Wave radio, the new Lyric system will work with 40 switches, 6 door locks, and 6 different thermostats, including the Honeywell Lyric thermostat of course.

The Lyric’s security siren has a circular design with a speaker type grill pattern. It also has a light in its centre that flashes red when the alarm is triggered; green when the system has been deactivated. For a simple security panel, Honeywell seems to have nailed the software behind it. The touchscreen is pretty responsive, with smooth scrolling and sensitive tap buttons. The system listens for the command “Hello, Lyric.” When it hears this, it will prompt you for a command. For example, if you tell the Lyric “Wakeup,” it could disarm the security system, turn on some lights, and unlock your front door. Of course, you would need a smart ecosystem of lights and locks for all that to work.

If you are ready for the next level of smart electronics in your home, Honeywell is available with the Lyric. Protection Plus will be Happy to install it and provide monitoring and support.

To find out more about Honeywell Lyric, call us today.