2GIG GC3 vs 2GIG GC2

The GC3 and GC2 are both security panels from 2GIG. The GC3 is the newer system, and it is considered to be an upgrade over the GC2, with more zones and a larger display screen. However, the GC2 can do virtually anything that the GC3 can, and both are considered great by today's standards.


As far as features and functionality goes, the GC3 and GC2 are largely considered equal. Both are wireless security systems that can interface with the same types of security sensors. They are also both compatible with Alarm.com, and they can control Z-Wave devices. Both panels can use WIFI and cellular connectivity.

However, the GC3 does maintain some advantages over the GC2. The screen is larger on the GC3, and many users say that the GC3 is more aesthetically pleasing. The GC3 is also simpler to program and to use. In addition, the GC3 supports more wireless zones than the GC2, with the GC3 supporting 128, and the GC2 only supporting 100. These differences aside, both panels will work quite well in a security setup.


2GIG GC3
2GIG GC2
Compatible Sensors
2GIG, Honeywell 5800 Series
2GIG, Honeywell 5800 Series
Display Screen
7 Inch LCD Touchscreen 3.75 by 2.25 inch LCD Touchscreen
Dimensions
5.25″H x 8.9"W x 1.25″D
6"H x 8.5"W x 1.4"D
Built-In Voice
Yes Yes
Interactive Service
Alarm.com Alarm.com
WIFI Connectivity
Yes (Built-in) Yes (Sold separately)
2GIG Go!Bridge
Cellular Connectivity
Yes (Sold separately)
2GIG 3GA-A-GC3
2GIG CDMAV-A-GC3
2GIG LTEV-A-GC3
Yes (Sold separately)
2GIG GC3GA-A
2GIG LTEV-A-GC2
2GIG GCCDMV-A
Cellular Connectivity
Yes Yes
Encrypted Sensors
No No
Siren
85 dB 85 dB
Camera
None None
User Codes
100 Total
64 Total
Power Input
1.7A 14VDC adapter
14VDC @ 1.7 A Max
Power Supply
100-240VAC 50/60Hz
100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Battery
Lithium Polymer 3200mAh
Lithium Polymer
Wireless Zones
128 60
Hardwired Zones
2 Built-In 2 Built-In

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