One of the greatest benefits of having a Honeywell lynx security system is it's versatility. With an array of wireless sensors, the Honeywell Lynx has quickly become the choice for home security systems that many alarm companies use. Wireless sensors means no more messy wires or drilling within your home. Wireless sensors also means reduced installation time. Most home security systems in the past required an elaborate installation process that usually would take one to several days. The Honeywell Lynx can generally be installed in several hours. These and other advantages makes the Honeywell Lynx practical and easy to install.
Step 1-Entering Program ModeThe Honeywell Lynx security system consists of a control panel and the respective wireless sensors associated with the particular installation. These wireless sensors are manually programmed into the Honeywell Lynx control panel. In order to program the associated wireless sensors, you must first enter into program mode. To enter program mode you simply enter the installer code followed by 888. The factory installer code on the Honeywell Lynx security system is 4321.
Note: if the installer code has been changed by the original installer, there is a way to retrieve it. To retrieve the existing installer code you must first power the entire Lynx security system down. Immediately you can proceed to power back up the Honeywell Lynx control panel and within 20 seconds of power up you must press the * and # keys simultaneously. At this point the Lynx control panel will display 20 Installer code. Press #20 and the existing installer code will be displayed back to you. After you have retrieved the installer code, simply press *99 which will return you back to normal operating mode.
At the moment you enter the 4 digit installer code followed by 888 you will get a voice prompt saying "programming". This is your indication that you have entered programming mode properly.
Step 2-Add SensorsOnce you are in programming mode, the next step is to navigate thru the menu mode. You will immediately get a voice prompt that will say "programming..use arrows to scroll choices...press select to accept...press escape to quit". The first step is to choose "add" sensors. This will be the first option when you use the arrows to scroll choices. At this point you will use the arrow on the right side to choose the sensor type you wish to add. As you press the arrow key, the first option will be ‘delay door", this option means door sensor with a delayed time to enter. This type of sensor is ordinarily used for a door that you enter and exit the home thru. The sensor will allow a time delay for entering and exiting the home. If you wish to program a window sensor instead, simply press the arrow key twice instead of just one time and you will hear a voice prompt say "window". Immediately press "select" once you have determined whether you want to program a door or window sensor.
Step 3-LocationAfter you have selected door or window sensor, you will be prompted to choose the location where the door or window sensor is located in your home. At this point you will again use the arrow keys to choose the proper location. The arrows will allow you to scroll choices with descriptions such as "front, back, side" for doors and "living room, dining room, kitchen.." for windows. Once you have found the description for the sensor you are adding then simply press the "select" key to accept the description.
Note: prior to pressing "select" for this step, you may want to modify the description name, see step 4 for details
Step 4- ModifyThis step is an optional step. After you have chosen the description you wish to use for the door or window sensor, you can modify that description. After pressing "select" at the description option you will hear the voice prompt say " activate sensor twice to accept, or press select to modify". Pressing "select" at this point brings you to a new set of secondary descriptions to help better describe the location of the sensor you are adding. Once you have decided which secondary description you wish to use then simply press "select' again to accept the entry.
Step 5-Learn Sensor InAfter you have pressed "select" you will be prompted to activate the sensor twice. This means the Lynx security system must see the door or window sensor activated twice in order to learn it into the system. Simply walk over to the door or window sensor and open and close it twice. After the second activation the Honeywell Lynx system will give you a confirmation beep and voice prompt repeating the description of the actual sensor. If you do not get this confirmation then you must go back to the sensor and try activating it twice again. If for any reason you attempt to activate a wireless sensor which is already learned into the Lynx system, you will get a long rejection beep.
Step 6-Confirm SensorThe last step in adding a door or window sensor is confirming the entry by pressing "add". This will be prompted to you right after you have successfully activated the sensor twice. This finally learns the sensor into the Honeywell Lynx security system and makes it ready to be used for normal operation.
Step 7- Exit ProgrammingAfter you have added the door or window sensor into the Honeywell Lynx alarm system you must then exit system programming. The way to exit programming after the sensor has been added is by pressing the "escape" key on the Lynx control keypad. This will bring you back to the normal operating function of the Honeywell Lynx security system.
After exiting the programming menu mode you must reactivate the chime function if desired by entering your access code followed by the 9 key. This reactivates the audible chime function on the home security system.
You can get additional information on how to program a wireless sensor by calling our office at 786-325-7867 or 305-233-6044. Speak to one of our security system specialists for help or you can visit our website at www.miamifloridahomesecurity.com and visit our contact form.