Does A 2GIG GC3 Require An Internet Connection?
The 2GIG GC3 control panel does not require an internet connection. The 2GIG GC3 actually has a built in WiFi module, but at this time 2GIG does not support WiFi / Internet communication. When 2GIG does offer WiFi communication, a panel firmware update can be made to enable the integrated WiFi module.
The 2GIG GC3 requires a cellular communicator to send signals to a central monitoring station and to connect to Alarm.com.
The compatible GC3 cellular communicators are:
Only authorized 2GIG dealers can activate the cell communicators. Each cell communicator comes with its own SIM card (AT&T, Rogers) and no other sim card should be used. Users will need to provide the dealer with the serial number (ADC number for Verizon units, IMEI number for AT&T and Rogers), which is found on the communicator itself.
The benefits of connecting to a central monitoring station are; trained operators are monitoring alarm systems 24/7 and will dispatch authorities if needed. When a burg signal is received at a central monitoring station, a trained operator will first call the user's contact list to verify a false alarm. If no contact, or if a user provides the incorrect password, the operator will dispatch authorities. If a duress or panic alarm is received, the operator will not call the contact list, they will dispatch authorities immediately.
The benefits of connecting to Alarm.com; users can remotely control the alarm system, home automation devices, and view video surveillance, if applicable, from any computer, Android, or iOS device. Users can also set up notifications (text or email) to be sent to them for events of their choosing.
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