How Do I Program a Key Fob Into a 2GIG GC2e?
You can program a key fob into a 2GIG GC2e by configuring Question 3 (Q3) within System Configuration. This is the section of System Configuration that is used for adding and editing system key fob devices. A maximum of eight (8) key fobs can be enrolled with a 2GIG GC2e Alarm System.
Most 345 MHz key fobs will work with the 2GIG GC2e. Compatible key fobs include the 2GIG KEY2e, the 2GIG KEY2-345, and the Honeywell 5834-4. Various key fob functions can be enabled or disabled when configuring the key fob. Any key fob programmed with the GC2e will not take up one of the system's wireless zones. It will only require its own key fob slot.
Complete the following steps to program a key fob into a 2GIG GC2e:
1. Access key fob programming. Start from the main screen of the 2GIG GC2e. Click the 2GIG logo in the bottom-right. Enter the system's Installer Code (1561 by default). Choose System Configuration. Choose the Skip option, followed by the Skip option again. This will take you to the key fob programming section. The top of the screen will read Q3: Select Fob # (1 to 8).
2. Choose the fob slot. Use the left and right arrows to scroll between key fob slots. The key fob slots range from 1 to 8. Once you have the desired key fob slot selected, press the down arrow to continue.
3. Configure key fob zone. From here, you will use the left and right arrows to scroll between different options for the current field. Once you have the proper option displayed, you can press the down arrow to proceed to the next selection. If you make a mistake, you can press the up arrow to return to the previous selection. Once you finish making all the selections, pressing the down arrow a final time will take you to a summary screen.
The following selections are made:
- Select Fob Used: Set to (1) Enabled, unless you want the key fob zone to be disabled and not use the key fob with the system. This is how you would remove a key fob that was already programmed.
- Select Fob Equipment Code: Scroll until you find the model of the key fob you are using. If the corresponding model is unavailable, just select 0577 Existing Key Fob Remote. The 2GIG KEY2e uses Equipment Code 2866. This information is not included in the current version of the Installation and Programming manual.
- Enter Fob Serial Number: This assigns the unique Serial Number for the key fob device to the panel. Click the Shift button, followed by the Learn button. The GC2e will begin searching for an incoming key fob signal. Press and hold one of the buttons for the key fob. Once the Serial Number (ID #) is displayed, choose OK. Then press the down arrow to continue to the next programming field.
- Select Fob Equipment Age: This does not affect key fob performance choose either (0) New or (1) Existing.
- Select Fob Emergency Key: This is for 2GIG Key Fob devices only. Honeywell Key Fob devices cannot use an emergency key function on a 2GIG Panel. Please see this FAQ for more information on using a Honeywell Key Fob with a 2GIG Security System. If you are using a 2GIG Key Fob, then the emergency key input is activated by pressing and holding the top two (2) buttons simultaneously. These are the Arm Away and Disarm buttons. Choose Disabled (0) if you want to turn off this function. Choose Auxiliary Alarm (1) for an auxiliary medical alert (remember to notify the central station regarding the function of this input). Choose Audible Alarm (2) for an audible intrusion alarm. Choose Silent Panic (3) for a silent intrusion alarm. Choose Fire (4) for a fire alarm.
- Select Fob Can Disarm: Choose (1) Enabled, unless you don't want the key fob to be capable of Disarming the panel.
- Construct Fob Voice Descriptor: This is what the panel will speak out when the key fob is activated. It also serves as a name for the key fob zone. Adding a Voice Descriptor is optional, but it can certainly be done if you want. A new word is added by pressing the Insert key. You can use the left and right arrows to choose between available words. You can also enter the 3-digit code associated with the word you want to use (see Pages 35 - 36 of the 2GIG GC2e Programming Guide). To scroll between added words, press the FWD and BACK keys. To delete a highlighted word, press the box with the X inside of it.
- Select Fob Arm No Delay: This is typically set to (0) Disabled. If you set it to (1) Enabled, then arming the system with the key fob will cause the system to ignore the Entry Delay when an Entry/Exit Zone is faulted. In other words, faulting an Entry/Exit Zone after the system has been armed using the key fob will cause an immediate alarm. The reasoning is that you may want the system to only be disarmed by using a key fob or remotely using Alarm.com, and to trigger an alarm if a user opens an Entry/Exit door to disarm at the panel. This is a helpful option to use when leaving for an extended period, such as when you go on vacation and no one should be entering the house while you are away.
4. Save the changes. Once you reach the end of the configurable settings, you will reach the Summary Screen. Choose Edit Next if you want to add an additional key fob, or press Skip if you want to finish. Assuming you are done, press End in the bottom-right corner. You will be taken to the Summary of System Configuration screen. Make sure that the Save Changes box is marked. Then press Exit in the bottom-right. The system will reboot as part of the process. Any changes you made will be applied once the system reboots.
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