Arming/Disarming Lyric Alarm System from Phone, Tablet, or iPad

Arming/Disarming Lyric Alarm System from Phone, Tablet, or iPad


Hey DIYers, I’m
Jorge at Alarm Grid. Today, we’re going to be going
over arming and disarming your Lyric controller
from your phone. So there are two
methods of doing this. The first method is using
the My Home controller app, which is actually a free
app that you can download in your Play Store or app
store, depending whether or not you have Android or Apple. The second way is by
using Total Connect. Now Total Connect is
actually created for you by your monitoring
company so you do need to have
the panel monitored in order to have Total Connect. So the first one
I’m actually going to be doing it from my iPad
but the screens and the layouts and everything is the same,
it’s just on the iPad. It’s going to flip it
to a horizontal view. So I’m going to go ahead and
open up the My Home controller app. It’s a blue icon
with a white shield. Now it’s going to give
me a list of steps and since mine failed before,
I’m going to do try again, and it’s going to say
connecting to Wi-Fi network, and it gives me a
list of steps to do. So if I start off
on the main screen, it says select Security. I go to the next step. I’m going to go ahead
and do Select Tools. It’s going to tell me
entering my master code. The panel is
defaulted at 1,2 3, 4, so I’m going to go 1, 2, 3, 4. It then asks me to hit keypad. I’m going to keypad. And then you didn’t see
it did pretty quick, but it recognized
the MAC since they’re both on the same Wi-Fi networks. Now this app here, the
My Home controller app, it acts as an
emulator to the Lyric. So it basically says the
same, it has the same screen. Now one thing that
I do want you guys to keep in mind, with this
My Home controller app, it only works when
it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi a network. So it only works when
you’re within range of the same network that the
actual Lyric controller is on. So if you leave the
house and you’re trying to control it
from work using the app, you’re probably not connected
to the same Wi-Fi network so that won’t work. That you would need
Total Connect, which is the remote way of doing it. Now just to go
back to this here, the My Home controller app,
it acts as an emulator, you can arm it, arm away. I’m going to go ahead
and enter in 1, 2, 3, 4. You can see it arms it. Like I said my panels defaulted,
so I have this set to that. I can disarm it, 1, 2, 3, 4. And boom it goes back into
ready to arm, shows that. The one thing that you cannot
do on this app is programming. Yeah so the programming needs to
be done through the main panel, this is just an emulator. Now I’m going to go ahead
and close out of this app. So yes I go to the
home screen and I’m going to open up Total Connect. Now it’s going to
automatically sign in. Obviously it’s going to ask you
for your username and password. Now Total Connect,
again, you can arm away. It doesn’t ask you for
your code because it’s already associated
to the profile that you signed in with. And it will say arming away. You can disarm it. Now Total Connect
is the app that you would use if let’s say you
wanted to control your system remotely, and again
remember Total Connect is only given to a user by
the monitoring company so if that’s something you want
you can definitely contact us as we have a lot of plans
that include the Total Connect application in it. So those are the two methods,
we have the My Home controller app, the Total Connect My Home
controller works locally only and it needs to be connected
to the same Wi-Fi network. Total Connect is the
remote interactive services which you can use
anywhere in the world as long as your connection
to the internet and you can log in
to your account. And that was just a
quick way of showing you how to arm and disarm. If you guys do have
any more questions, you can always email us
at [email protected] If you found the video
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whenever we upload new content you guys do get notified. Again, everyone. My name was Jorge. I’ll see you guys
next time, thank you.

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