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Honeywell's Lyric security system syncs with Apple HomeKit - CNET

The Honeywell Lyric security system features a variety of sensors that connect to a central hub with 7-inch touchscreen and built-in camera. Tyler Lizenby/CNET

It wasn't long after the debut of the Honeywell Lyric smart thermostat that Honeywell decided to start offering dealer-installed, professionally monitored Lyric home security systems, too. Now, as the company teasedback at CES 2017, those Lyric security systems are finally set to sync up with Apple's HomeKit.

A set of iOS-based smart home protocols, HomeKit allows a given gadget to sync directly with your iPhone or iPad via Apple's Home app. From there, you can control that gadget using spoken Siri commands, or automate it alongside other HomeKit-compatible gadgets by programming scenes.

In the case of Lyric, you'll be able to put any of the system's lights, locks and thermostats under Siri's control, or arm your system with a quick voice command. You'll still need to enter your code in order to disarm the system,...(continued)

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