How Do You Add a 2GIG DW10 to the 2GIG GC3?

You can add a 2GIG DW10 to a 2GIG GC3 through system programming. The GC3’s system programming is accessed using the installer code to access the Installer Tool Box and Wireless Sensors. This section is where all wireless sensors can be programmed into the 2GIG GC3 security panel.

The DW10 is a wireless security sensor that is designed to be used on a door or window. The sensor has an internal reed switch as well as a set of terminals where a wired contact can connect. The sensor can use the reed switch and the hardwired terminal simultaneously if needed.


To add a DW10 to the GC3, follow the steps below:

  1. Access system programming. On the main home screen of GC3, click on System Settings > Enter the Installer Code (Default is 1561) > Scroll down and click Installer Toolbox > System Configuration > Wireless Zones.
  2. Select an open zone. The window on the left contains all of the wireless zones available for programming on the system. Find a zone which isn’t being used and click on it. Click on “Edit Zone”on the bottom right to program the zone's programming menu.
  3. Program the DW10. Once you click "Edit Zone" each programming option for this zone is shown on the left side of the display. Clicking on each field on the left will show the programming options for that field on the right side of the screen. Choose the appropriate option for each, then press the down arrow at the lower right to move on to the next field within that zone:

    Programming Fields Field Value
    Sensor Type "Entry/Exit" or "Perimeter"
    The most common sensor type selections for a door or window sensor is “Entry/Exit” or “Perimeter”. "Entry/Exit" provides both an exit delay, and an entry delay when the system is armed. This should be used on any door you may exit after arming, or enter while the system is armed. “Perimeter” zone type will provide neither an exit delay, nor an entry delay, and will be armed in all modes unless manually bypassed.
    Equipment Code 0862 - 2GIG Thin Door/Window Contact
    Serial Number Click the Learn button on the bottom of the screen. Move the sensors magnet away from the unit or fault and restore a connected hardwired contact. The system will automatically learn in the sensors serial number. Click accept to save the serial.
    Equipment Age "New"
    This field has no bearing on the sensors function. We generally recommend end users select "new," however, selecting "Existing" will not modify any of the panel's behavior.
    Sensor Loop
    • "Loop 2" if using the magnet and built-in reed switch.
    • "Loop 1" if using a connected, normally closed hardwired contact.
    Trasmission Delay "Disabled"
    With this option enabled, the sensor's alarm transmission will be delayed by the amount of time programmed in Q39, before sending an alarm signal to the central station. If the system is disarmed during the delay time, no alarm message will be sent. Alarm Grid recommends this option be disabled.
    Voice Descriptor Entering a voice descriptor will cause the system to announce the description when the sensor activates if chime is enabled. This also names the sensor for Alarm.com notification messages.
    Sensor Reports If this option is enabled, the system will transmit alarm signals from this sensor, when activated.
    Sensor Supervised Enabling this option tells the panel to listen for check-in signals from the sensor, and to indicate a trouble condition if it doesn't hear from the sensor within a certain amount of time.
    Sensor Chime The sensor can be programmed to chime when activated. There are numerous chime options on the system. If a voice descriptor is being used for the sensor, a chime option with the “Voice” attribute will need to be selected to enable voice annunciation of the descriptor.
  4. Save the programing settings. After configuring the zone programming, click the “Return To System Configuration” button in the top right of the screen. Click the back arrow on the left side of the screen. Click “Save” on the configuration screen that appears. This saves the zone programming edits. The system will jump back to the home menu.
  5. Test the sensor. Activate the sensor by moving the magnet away from the reed switch or triggering the hardwired contact attached to the unit. The system should display “Fault” and list the sensor description. Be sure to restore the contact and make sure the "Fault" display clears.

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