Can I Get Monitoring If I Install A 2GIG GC3 Myself?
The 2GIG GC3 control panel can be monitored even if you self-install it. All you need to do is install a compatible cellular communicator. Register for security monitoring service with an alarm.com provider. Get the system activated. Have fun & experiment with Alarm.com!
Install a compatible cellular communicator. The GC3 has 3 compatible communicators. The 2GIG CDMAV-A-GC3 is the GC3's compatible Verizon CDMA cell communicator. The 2GIG-3GA-A-GC3 is the GC3's AT&T 3G communicator. Finally, for those in Canada, the 2GIG-3GR-A-GC3 is the compatible Rogers 3G communicator.
Regardless of the network, the GC3's communicators are easy to install. They snap into the panel through a side door.
If you're installing the cellular module prior to initial setup, make sure your GC3 control panel is completely powered down. Do this by removing the transformer and disconnecting the panel's battery. Open the side door on the panel. The hinged door will stay open as you insert the communicator. Push in the cellular communicator until it snaps. Close the door. Follow instructions in the installation guide for power up. Please refer to the GC3 cellular communicator install guide for complete install instructions. or watch the video below if you'd like to see it done.
- Register for alarm monitoring with an alarm.com provider. Honeywell's security systems work with Alarmnet's Total Connect. 2GIG's are compatible with Alarm.com. Both are interactive monitoring options, but they are different in a lot of ways. The Alarm.com option allows for more customization over the phone. Additionally, Alarm.com works with third party products like Nest and, in this case, 2GIG systems. Using Alarm.com, you will be able to control your system from anywhere in the world. All you need to do is find an alarm.com provider and sign up. Alarm Grid is one such provider of alarm.com service, but the 2GIG GC3 should work with any company that offers the integration.
- Get the system activated. Traditional companies will send out a person to activate your GC3. Alarm grid, activates systems over the phone. It takes from 30 minutes to an hour to activate. All you will need to do is collect the serial number off the communicator installed in step 1. Provide this number to the company that is monitoring your system. If you are signing up with Alarm Grid, supply this information at check out. This number is necessary to activate your account.
- Have fun & experiment with Alarm.com! The 2GIG GC3 has a built in Z-Wave module. This module supports 232 Z-Wave devices - that said, 100 devices is as many as we recommend. Users can install Z-Wave light switches, light bulbs, door locks and thermostats. You can control these devices with the touch of a button. Any monitored GC3 will include an Alarm.com account. The Alarm.com interactive service gives users full control of their security system. The app allows you to control everything from the home automation (z-wave) to video surveillance. Users will receive email or text notifications on any alarm signal and event. You can even customize a notification list. This allows users to add unlimited email addresses and phone numbers for receiving notifications.
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