How Can I Connect Wirelessly to a 2GIG GC3 with an iPad?

You can connect wirelessly to a 2GIG GC3 with an iPad by using the Alarm.com app. The GC3 must be activated with Alarm.com through its cellular communicator. The iPad must be connected to the internet. Once these requirements are met, the iPad can use the app to connect with the GC3.

Complete the following steps to connect an iPad to a GC3 security system:

  1. Obtain a monitoring plan. The 2GIG GC3 security system must be be set up with an alarm monitoring plan before it can be used with Alarm.com. Contact an alarm monitoring company, and ask them about their monitoring plans that provide service with Alarm.com. After you sign up for a plan, the monitoring company will most likely schedule a time for you to activate the GC3 system with Alarm.com
  2. Activate the GC3. Before the GC3 security panel can be activated, it will need to be powered up and have a cellular communicator installed. Once the GC3 system is on a cellular network, the alarm monitoring company will be able to remotely activate the device with Alarm.com using the serial number provided from the device.
  3. Login to Alarm.com. After your account activation is complete, the alarm monitoring company will send you an automated email, telling your the username, and allowing you to set up a password used to log into Alarm.com. It is recommended that you go through the initial account setup process using a desktop or laptop computer.
  4. Download and login to the Alarm.com app. After you have setup your username and password, download the Alarm.com app on the iPad. Make sure that the iPad is connected to the internet. The app is available for free in the app store, and it is simply called "Alarm.com". After installing, launch the app and enter your login credentials. You will now be able to interact with your GC3 security system using the app.

    The video below provides a brief overview of the Alarm.com mobile app.


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