Can I Use 2GIG Encrypted Sensors With a 2GIG GC2?
No, you cannot use 2GIG Encrypted Sensors with a 2GIG GC2. The 2GIG Encrypted Sensors are for the 2GIG GC2e and 2GIG GC3e Systems only. There are no wireless encrypted sensors that can be used with the 2GIG GC2. The panel only supports non-encrypted, legacy 345 MHz wireless sensors.
The inability to support wireless encrypted sensors was a big reason why Nortek and 2GIG discontinued the 2GIG Go!Control GC2 in favor of the 2GIG GC2e. The newer GC2e offers roughly the same specifications as the GC2 System. But the GC2e adds the ability to support encrypted sensors, specifically those from the 2GIG eSeries. The eSeries Lineup is specifically designed for use with the newer GC2e and GC3e Panels. These sensors are not supported by the GC2, and there is no add-on that can make them compatible.
Some users wonder if they can pair the 2GIG Encrypted Sensors with the 2GIG GC2 and use them as standard, non-encrypted wireless sensors. The answer to that question is no. The 2GIG Encrypted sensors cannot be used with the GC2 System in any manner, even as non-encrypted wireless sensors. It is somewhat disappointing that these sensors are not backwards compatible. But it's also understandable for ensuring the strongest possible protection and performance for the panels that do support encryption.
Fortunately, there are other wireless sensors that you can easily use with the 2GIG GC2 Security System. The panel has a built-in wireless receiver that allows it to accept signals from legacy 345 MHz sensors. There are two (2) notable sensor lineups that are used with the 2GIG GC2 Panel. The first lineup is the legacy 2GIG 345 MHz Sensors. These were actually originally created with the 2GIG GC2 System in mind. The 2GIG GC2 also supports the 345 MHz Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors. These work well with any 2GIG System, including the GC2. Please note, the GC2 will only support uni-directional 5800 Series Sensors.
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