How to Bypass a Zone on a Honeywell LYNX Touch

Bypassing a Zone

Arm your Security System from Ready State

In order to arm your Honeywell LYNX Security System, it will need to be in the “READY” state.  That means that all zones should be in their closed position.  ThisIntegrated Security System isn’t always possible.  If the main display says “not ready”, it means the system believes that one of the zones is in a faulted/open position. Pressing the zone icon will bring up a list of zones that are open.

  • Door or Window left open
  • Door was replaced
  • Sensor malfunction
  • Magnet fell off door
  • Wire got cut
  • Trouble or Alarm condition not cleared.

Bypassing a Zone

Bypassing the faulted zone will allow you to arm the security system while temporarily ignoring the fault.  In order to bypass the zone, you simply select the zone you wish to by-pass from the zones screen and press the bypass button. It will ask you for your 4-digit user code. The zone will now be bypassed for one arming cycle

Arming the Security System

With the ready light green, you may now arm the security sytem as usual.  It should be noted though, that once the system is disarmed, you will have to repeat the bypass process to arm the next time.  This is to prevent you from forgetting about the faulted zone.  It should also be noted that the bypassed zone is not protected while by-passed.

If you have any other questions about your honeywell security system, you can consult your Honeywell users manual, or call us at (913) 667-7500.  If you don’t have a user’s manual, send an email to and we will send you an electronic copy.


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