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Meet the Honeywell Lyric Family

Honeywell Lyric

Meet the new generation of Home Security and Home Automation – the Honeywell Lyric Family!

This popular new product line features a home that adapts to you, a SmartHome that lets you take control whether you are at home or away.

All components are wireless and use your home’s WiFi network to communicate.

Are you looking for energy savings, comfort, and security? Honeywell Lyric offers it all, in one very stylish, sleek, convenient and affordable solution!

The Sleek, Wireless "Hub"

Lyric works with sensors featuring Honeywell SiX™ Two-way Wireless Technology—enhancing the effectiveness of your security system and providing you with complete, whole-house protection.

The stylish and sleek Lyric Controller is the hub of your SmartHome. It can be mounted on nearly any indoor wall or sit on your desk or counter – all with a vibrant 7″ touchscreen.

Lyric Controller

Control your security, thermostat, cameras, lights, or locks from the touchscreen, with the sound of your voice, or over your SmartPhone or tablet.

The Lyric Controller responds to simple voice commands, for convenient, hands-free home control. Simply say “Hello Lyric”, to bring it to life.

Whole-House Protection

Add on the Lyric Keypad, for the ultimate in portable convenience and flexibility. It blends with any décor and can be placed on walls, tabletops or nightstands.

Lyric Keypad

Secure your home with wireless Smoke Detectors, Door & Window Contacts, Motion Detectors, Glassbreak Detectors, Water Leak and Freeze Detectors, a Siren, and a Two-Way Wireless Key.



Want to see when the kids make it home from school? Want to keep an eye on your pets while you are away? Are you taking care of an elderly relative you would like to check in on?

Lyric Video

No problem! Lyric offers indoor and outdoor cameras, which can be viewed right from your Lyric Controller or mobile device.

Home Automation

Lyric makes it super easy to automate scenes for energy savings, comfort, and security.

Save on your heating and power bills by adding the Lyric Thermostat and control for your lights and locks.

The Lyric Round™ WiFi Thermostat works with Apple® HomeKit™, Samsung SmartThings, and other ecosystems.


Have the lights turn off and the temperature turn down when you leave. With the touch of a button on your SmartPhone, turn the lights on and the heat up for your return.

Even unlock the front door from your phone, if you have a babysitter or a dog-walker coming!

24/7 Peace of Mind Monitoring

Enjoy a great night sleep knowing your SmartHome is monitored 24/7 by a central station.

Whether you are home or away, highly trained professionals are standing by, ready to send help to your home in case of an emergency.

Honeywell Lyric

Think Like a Thief

Think Like a Thief

Think Like a Thief

What could be scarier than waking up in the middle of the night to someone BURGLARIZING your home?

Or returning from vacation to find your home BROKEN INTO?

There are several things you can do that will make it less likely for a burglar to pick your home.

A little bit of preparation may go a long way and here are some tips to get you started.

Wondering how Canada performs when it comes to Burglaries?
Have a look at what the Conference Board of Canada has to say.

Watch this video now, to Think Like a Thief.

Tip #1 – Get a Home Security System – preferably with Cameras

Security yard signs, stickers, and visible cameras discourage burglars and they may opt for an easier target in the neighborhood.

Posting a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign scares off thieves and you don’t even need to own a dog.

There are also visual cues like an overflowing mailbox or untrimmed lawn that may suggest that nobody has been home in some time and it’s safe to break in. Get a neighbor to shovel your driveway, if you are going away during the winter.

Although creating privacy with high fences, walls, trees, shrubs, and hedges may make you feel more relaxed, keep in mind that it also gives burglars the opportunity to ply their trade unobserved.

Tip #2 – Don’t post your vacation plans on social media

Of course you want everyone to know that you are going on vacation and post pictures of your travels.

Nowadays, a lot of burglars are quite social media savvy and may be watching for people who will be away.

You might just be putting a giant target on your home because finding out your address is a lot easier than you might think.

Post your travel pictures once you have returned home and take yourself off the target list.

Often times burglaries are not entirely pre-planned and leaving out home equipment like ladders may be aiding thieves to access open windows or attic entrances on a whim.

Keep your windows and doors locked and equipment put away, to ensure there is no easy access point into your home.

Tip #3 – Hide your jewelry and valuables in plain sight in something like a shoe box

As you saw in the video, one of the first targets inside the home is the master bedroom.

If you own jewelry and other valuables, don’t store them all together in the top of your dresser.

Make sure you put them in a plain storage container, such as a shoe box, and place them somewhere unusual like a kid’s bedroom.

The longer a thief has to spend time searching for valuables, the more likely they will give up and move on.

Tip #4 – Don’t leave cords and chargers with your electronics

That’s something many people may not even have considered, as we are constantly running around looking for chargers and cords to plug our equipment in.

Especially if you are going to be away for a while, store your electronics and chargers separately and possibly even distributed throughout the house.

Put away video games, as they can easily be sold once stolen. 

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