How Do I Walk Test a 2GIG GC3?

You can Walk Test a 2GIG GC3 by accessing the Installer Toolbox and putting the system into its Walk Test mode. While in this mode, you can activate various sensors to make sure that the panel recognizes them. Any faulted zones will be displayed on the screen and verbally announced.

2gig gc3 diy wireless security system w slash 7 screenAfter installing new sensors, you will want to test them to make sure they work properly and are recognized by the system. But you won't want to cause any false alarms while doing this. That is where a Walk Test comes into play. When the system is in Walk Test mode, any faulted sensors will be conveniently displayed, and their voice descriptors will be verbally announced. Additionally, no alarm reports will be sent out.

Motion sensors represent arguably the most important sensors for Walk Testing. This is because a motion sensor mounted in a poor location is likely to cause excessive false alarms or not respond when an intruder is present. These sensors are tested by walking around the room, which is how the test gets the name "Walk Test". Other sensors used with Walk Tests are door and window contacts, glass break sensors and smoke detectors.

Note: You must place your system on test mode with the central station before performing a Walk Test. More information can be found here.

If would like to Walk Test a 2GIG GC3, complete the following steps:

1. Access Walk Test Menu. Begin from the main screen of the system. Make sure the system is Disarmed. Press the 2GIG logo in the upper-right. Enter in the Installer code, which we recommend keeping at the default of 1561. Then choose the Walk Test button. The system will enter the Walk Test Menu.

2. Perform the Sensors Test. There are two (2) parts to a Walk Test on a 2GIG GC3. There is a Sensors Test and a Console Test. To perform the Sensors Test, choose the option labeled "Sensors Test". You can then begin faulting sensors. Any faulted sensor will be displayed on the screen, and its Zone Descriptor will be verbally announced.

Motion sensors can be tested by walking around the area and checking to see if they activate. If you have pets, you can let them walk around the room to see if they trigger the sensors. Door and window contacts can be tested by opening and closing the door. Glass break sensors can be tested using a glass break simulator. Smoke detectors can be tested using an integrated test button or by using canned smoke. If a sensor does not respond in the way you want, you may need to adjust its positioning, check its programming settings, or replace the device. Click the Checkmark button when you have finished.

3. Perform the Console Test. Click on Console Test. The system will display a series of tests. Click on each one, and respond Yes or No accordingly. After you have finished performing the Console Test, you can press the Checkmark button to continue.

4. Exit the Walk Test. You should exit Walk Test mode once you have finished performing both tests. To do this, simply press the return arrow on the left side of the screen until you are taken back to the main screen.

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