Can I Add a Smoke Detector to My 2GIG Alarm System?
Yes, you can add a smoke detector to your 2GIG Alarm System. The wireless 2GIG Panels will readily support wireless 345 MHz smoke detectors from 2GIG and Honeywell. Compatible smoke detectors can be auto-enrolled with 2GIG Security Systems and assigned to wireless zones as needed.
Enrolling a smoke detector with your 2GIG Alarm System offers many benefits. When the sensor activates, it will trigger an alarm on the system and cause the panel's internal siren to activate. This is great for alerting building occupants to the situation so that they vacate the premises as soon as possible. If the system is monitored by a central station, then you can have automatic emergency dispatch sent out in the event of a fire alarm. And if your monitoring service includes access to Alarm.com, then you can receive text and/or email alerts regarding an activated smoke detector.
There are many wireless smoke detectors that will work with 2GIG Systems like the 2GIG GC2, 2GIG GC2e, 2GIG GC3, and 2GIG GC3e. The key is finding smoke detectors that operate at the 345 MHz wireless frequency. These include Honeywell 5800 Series Smoke Detectors like the Honeywell 5806W3, the Honeywell 5808W3, and the Honeywell 5800COMBO. You can also choose smoke detectors from the 2GIG 345 MHz Sensor Lineup, such as the 2GIG SMKT8-345. There are many discontinued models from this lineup that will also work with any 2GIG System.
There are a few important things to note when looking for compatible smoke detectors for a 2GIG Security System. First is that not all wireless Honeywell Smoke Detectors will work with the 2GIG Panels. Only the Honeywell 5800 Smoke Detectors listed above can be used with these systems. Other wireless Honeywell Smoke Detectors, like the Honeywell SiXSMOKE and the Honeywell SiXCOMBO cannot be used with 2GIG Systems. Additionally, if you decide to get an encrypted 2GIG SMKT8e-345, then understand that it can only be used with the encrypted 2GIG Panels, which are the GC2e and GC3e. That sensor cannot be used with the non-encrypted GC2 and GC3. But the non-encrypted 2GIG SMKT8-345 that we mentioned earlier will work with any of the 2GIG Systems, regardless of whether or not it is encrypted.
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