Can I Connect a 2GIG GC2e to Apple HomeKit?
No, you cannot connect a 2GIG GC2e to Apple HomeKit. The 2GIG GC2e Panel cannot be recognized by Apple HomeKit. This makes it impossible to control the 2GIG GC2e Security System through Siri voice commands, and you cannot include the system with HomeKit Smart Scenes and Automations.
Apple HomeKit and the Siri voice assistant do not interface with alarm systems through interactive monitoring and automation platforms like Alarm.com. This is normally how a security system interfaces with voice assistants, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. But for security systems that interface with Apple HomeKit, the syncing process is done directly, typically through a WIFI connection. This allows the system and HomeKit to communicate with each other. But unfortunately, HomeKit cannot detect the GC2e, and such a pairing process is impossible. It's also worth mentioning that the 2GIG GC2e doesn't even have built-in WIFI, thereby making such an integration even less likely.
But there are other voice assistants that can be used with the 2GIG GC2e, including Amazon Alexa and Google Home. In most cases, the pairing process between the voice assistant and the GC2e is completed through Alarm.com. As such, the system will need to be monitored and set up with the Alarm.com platform for this to be possible. Whenever you make a command through the voice assistant, it will be passed through Alarm.com before ultimately being forwarded to the GC2e. Additionally, you can also pair Z-Wave devices with your GC2e so that they can be controlled through Alarm.com and a compatible voice assistant. Alarm.com smart scenes will allow you to have these devices activate automatically based on a set schedule or with predetermined system events.
If you want a system that is HomeKit compatible, then we recommend the Honeywell Lyric. This system offers a great integration with the Apple HomeKit platform. You can include the system with HomeKit Automations so that other HomeKit devices respond automatically based on system actions. If you want to learn more about the HomeKit integration for the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System, check out this blog post.
Did you find this answer useful?
We offer alarm monitoring as low as $10 / monthClick Here to Learn More