Can A 2GIG GC3 Be A Z-Wave Controller W/O Monitoring?
Yes, the 2GIG GC3 has a built in Z-Wave module that does not require monitoring to control Z-Wave devices.
The 2GIG GC3 control panel supports up to 232 Z-Wave devices. The 2GIG GC3 is Z-Wave and Z-Wave plus compatible. Z-Wave Plus is the latest technology in Z-Wave products. All Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus certified products are fully inter-operable.
The 2GIG GC3 is compatible with any Z-Wave network and with other Z-Wave certified devices from other manufacturers.
To add a Z-Wave device, tap the 2GIG logo on the Home Screen > enter the four digit installer code, 2GIG factory default code is 1561 > Installer Tool Box > Smart Home Settings > Add Device.
Listening for Devices to Add will appear with a message in the middle of the screen that reads “Add Devices Now”. Trigger the Z-Wave device you want to add. Example: a light switch, flip the switch. Each device is different so follow the device instructions and trigger the device as instructed.
Once the 2GIG GC3 panel has found the device, “Adding Device” message will appear. Once the device has been added, the message changes to “New Device Was Added To The System” > press OK. The 2GIG GC3 panel will beep twice when the device was successfully added.
Once the device is added, users have the option to “rename” the device. Tap “Rename” and a touchscreen keypad appears. Type in the description > Done. The new name will appear under Listening for Devices.
Tap the < arrow to return to Smart Home Settings menu.
Once Z-Wave devices have been included into the 2GIG GC3 panel, users can set up scenes and rules.
In addition to the security benefits of a monitored 2GIG GC3 system, a great advantage is having an Alarm.com account. An Alarm.com account provides the user with the ability to control the alarm system, home automation and video surveillance from any smartphone, computer and/or iOS device. Users can control Z-Wave thermostats, door locks, light switches, blinds, water valves and light bulbs. Users will also receive notifications via email and or text message on any alarm signal or event.
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