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Adding a lock into Lyxn 5210 and 7000

Adding a lock into Lyxn 5210 and 7000

Learn the lock in via the Automation Icon:

-Add new scene, name and save.

-Click add new device, select the lock, in its arm away then make sure the icon shows locked

-Back all the way out to home screen

-Click the Automation Icon

-Select Scenes , Add new scene, name it and save

-Click Add new device,  select the lock, if you want to unlock click lock icon to show open/unlocked

save and back out all the way to home screen

-Select automation icon

-Select Rule 1, name it lock, Scene should say lock, Type should be scene, Action should be run scene, System option should be arm away save

-Select Rule 2, name is unlock, Scene is unlock, Type is scene, Action is run scene, System operation is disarm

In the master menu:

Select the master code and then the user

Make sure Z-wave is showing yes and that Z-wave unlocking door says Disarm Click SAVE

The keypad code must match the user code for the panel !!!!!

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ZWAVE Basics L5200

Once the Z-Wave devices are enrolled, watch this video to learn how to operate lights, thermostats and locks. For more information about LYNX Touch, visit our website at:

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Ad ZWAVE into L5200

This short video shows you how to enroll Z-Wave devices with your LYNX Touch 7000/5200. For more information about LYNX Touch, visit our website at:

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Use Lock to Disarm System L5200


Is your APP Secure?

27% of Third-Party Cloud Apps Pose Security Risk

More than 27 percent of apps connected to corporate environments pose a high security risk, possibly exposing corporate data to outsiders, said a new cloud cybersecurity report.

The CloudLock survey examined 10 million users, one billion files and more than 150,000 apps.

A large part of the threat comes from apps’ use of OAuth, a popular open protocol that lets users allow an app to act on their behalf without sharing their password. Some third-party apps using OAuth “have extensive, and at times excessive, access scopes,” CloudLock warned in the report. “Because they can view, delete, externalize and store corporate data, and even act on behalf of users, they must be managed carefully.”

The seven most risky apps? Clash Royale, Goobric Web App, My Talking Tom, Evermusic, Music Player, Pingboard and 8 Ball Pool.

The 10 apps most often banned as security risks: WhatsApp Messenger, SoundCloud, Power Tools, Free Rider HD, Madden NFL Mobile, Zoho Accounts, Sunrise Calendar, Pinterest, Airbnb and CodeCombat.

The top 10 trusted apps: Slack, Asana, Turnitin, Lucidchart, Smartsheet, LinkedIn, Zoom, Zendesk, Hubspot and Quizlet.

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Calgarys new REgs on False Alarms.

 Calgary, AB,
April 2016

Phased-In Changes to City of Calgary Alarm Bylaw 31M95 and CPS Dispatch Criteria

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The Calgary Police Service recently approved a phased-in approach to revise the current Alarm Services Bylaw and how and when officers respond to alarm calls. Public safety is paramount to the Calgary Police Service; these changes will facilitate an improved service to permit holders and licensed alarm agencies.

Police currently respond to approximately 45 alarm calls each day. Of these calls, 96 per cent are deemed to be false alarms. It takes significant police resources to clear a call as a false alarm. These changes allow CPS to respond to legitimate public safety concern calls for service.

Changes to the dispatch criteria will make for more efficient use of police resources and will better align Calgary with models for how alarm calls are responded to by other police services in major centres across Canada and North America.

All calls for service involving panic, hold-up or duress alarms, and any verified valid alarm activations will still be attended to by police.

Effective May 15, 2016, Calgary 9-1-1 will no longer dispatch alarm calls where only one zone has been activated within a premise. Alarm agencies will also be required to contact two key holders prior to contacting police.

A second phase will be brought in during the second half of 2016, where Calgary 9-1-1 will no longer dispatch police to locations where there is no valid alarm permit for the premise, the permit is suspended, the call is within 14 days of an alarm installation, or the alarm agency is not properly licensed. Police will also no longer be dispatched to commercial premises during regular business hours.

The Calgary Police Service will also begin charging a nominal fee for alarm system permits. Recommendations will be presented to City of Calgary Council regarding changes to the false alarm penalty structure associated with recurrent false alarms. These measures will recover costs related to alarm bylaw administration and align with practices in other major jurisdictions.

Without having to respond to false alarms, members of the Calgary Police Service will be available to respond to other calls. Police anticipate that Calgary will see improved call response times, with a focus on responses to valid alarm activations and priority calls, with no increased risk to the public.

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Add Remove Users on Vista 21ip Panels

How to change the codes on a Honeywell alarm system?

While changing the alarm codes can be different depending upon which Honeywell security system you are using, you can change the master code of most Honeywell alarm systems via the following method. Note that you must know the current master or installer code in order to change the master code, or any of the additional user codes.

Set a new master code: [Master Code] + [8] + [02] + [New 4-Digit Master Code] + [New Master Code again]
The default master code on most Honeywell security systems is “1234.” Once you have the master code set, you can add and delete additional user codes. The number of additional codes depends on the Honeywell security system.

Add a user code: [Master Code] + [8] + user # + [New user code]
Delete a user code: [Master Code] + [8] + user # + [#] [0]
If you want to change the master code and you do not currently know the master code, you can also use the installer code to set the master code.

Set a new master code: [Installer Code] + [8] + [02] + [New 4-Digit Master Code]
The default installer code on most Honeywell security systems is “4112.” If you do not know the installer code either, you must enter the system programming using the backdoor method (Holding down [*] & [#] during the first minute of power-up. Then, you can change the installer code in field *20.


User’s Partition: System Master Code + [8] + [user no.] + [#] [3] + [0] + partition(s) + [#]
(VISTA-20P only)Factory Defaults:

Part. 1 = users 03-32

Part. 2 = users 33-49


This command assigns the partitions the user can access. If more
than one, enter partition numbers sequentially, then press [#] to end.E.g., master code + [8] + [user no.] + [#] [3] + [0] + [1] [2] + [#] gives
the user access to partitions 1 and 2 and the common partition.
  Partition Entries:
1 = partition 1 and common
2 = partition 2 and common
3 = common partition only




Add 24-Hour Trouble Zones to a Vista-P panel

How do I Add 24-Hour Trouble Zones to a Vista-P panel?

The Vista-15P, Vista-20P and Vista-21iP offer the option of a Configurable Zone type (2 on the Vista-15P, or 4 on the Vista-20P) which can be configured to provide a non-standard response in the event of such incidents as Loss of Heat, High Temp, Low Temp, Flood, or Refrigeration trouble. Configurable Zone Types allow you to choose the Contact ID reporting code for alarm and/or trouble, which is helpful when reporting to a Central Station.

The following settings will create a zone which activates a keypad trouble upon open or short (hardwired zones) or off-normal condition (wireless) whether the system is armed or disarmed, and will report the Contact ID Code specified if enabled (in this case, it would require a trouble report code in programming location *60). These examples assume this is the first Configurable Zone Type being programmed on the system, and will use Zone Type 90.

For a Hardwired Zone, enter programming and in *182, enter the following 10 digits:

8, 2, 8, 2, 8, 2, 0, 0, 0, 2

For a Wireless Zone, enter programming and in *182, enter the following 10 digits:

0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 2

In programming location *183, you must enter the Contact ID report code you wish to use with zones programmed as this type (Zone Type 90).

Loss of Heat – Program *183 as 1, 5, 3, 1, 5, 3

High Temp – Program *183 as 1, 5, 8, 1, 5, 8

Low Temp – Program * 183 as 1, 5, 9, 1, 5, 9

Flood/Water – Program *183 as 1, 5, 4, 1, 5, 4

Refrigeration – Program *183 as 1, 5, 2, 1, 5, 2

In zone programming, go to the appropriate zone number and program it as Zone Type 90.



Add / Remove user on Honeywell Vista Alarm Panels

Add a user code: [Master Code] + [8] + user # + [New user code]
Delete a user code: [Master Code] + [8] + user # + [#] [0]

If you want to change the master code and you do not currently know the master code, you can also use the installer code to set the master code.