Is the Qolsys IQ Siren Compatible with a 2GIG GC3 Alarm System?
Yes, the Qolsys IQ Siren is compatible with a 2GIG GC3 Alarm System. This is a Z-Wave siren that can be enrolled like any other Z-Wave device. The siren will activate whenever a system alarm occurs. To get the siren to stop, you must clear the alarm or wait for the bell timeout to expire.
The Qolsys IQ Siren is a Z-Wave Plus device that is very easy to use. It plugs into any standard wall outlet for power. It also includes a built-in rechargeable backup battery that will allow the device to function even if the power is out. The siren produces sounds of up to 105 dB, which is about as loud as a helicopter or a jackhammer. It also includes a strobe light to provide a visual indication of an alarm. The loud wireless siren automatically activates alongside a system burglary or fire alarm. It is great for placing inside a larger home or business in a separate location from the main panel. The siren should only be used indoors.
To learn the siren in with a 2GIG GC3 Alarm System, you should start by plugging it in. You should then clear the device from the network. This is done by putting the panel into its exclusion mode and then pressing the button on the bottom of the IQ Siren. The panel should acknowledge that a device has been cleared from the network. Then enroll the siren by putting the panel into its Z-Wave inclusion mode and pressing the same button. The panel should acknowledge that a device has been added. Just like that, the siren will now automatically activate alongside a system alarm. You should keep the siren plugged-in to a wall outlet so that the battery remains charged.
If the siren activates, you must clear the alarm from the panel in order to get it to stop. This will require you to provide a valid system code. Once the panel's internal sounder stops, the IQ Siren will stop as well. If you don't know any codes, then you will need to wait for the bell timeout period to expire for the siren to stop. Remember, unplugging the siren won't do any good, as it will keep running on battery power. Please note that you will not need to create any special rules or scenes on the GC3 System for the siren to activate during an alarm or to stop when an alarm is cleared.
Note: The IQ Siren will not produce a Temporal 3 sound for fire alarms or a Temporal 4 sound for CO alarms. It produces the same constant alarm tone regardless of the alarm type that has occurred.
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