2GIG GC2 Frequently Asked Questions

Qolsys IQ Panel 2 vs 2GIG GC2 (Go!Control)
The IQ Panel 2 is the latest offering from Qolsys, while the GC2 Go!Control is an older system from 2GIG. Although the IQ Panel 2 is more technically advanced by today's standards, both panels will function well in most modern security setups. Learn more about how these two systems compare.
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2GIG GC3 vs 2GIG GC2
Two of the most popular security panels from 2GIG are the GC3 and the GC2. The GC3 is considered to be 2GIG's flagship panel, while the GC2 is an older model. While the GC3 does offer some upgrades over the GC2, none of these upgrades make the GC2 obsolete. Learn more about the GC3 and the GC2.
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What Does Bypassing a Sensor Accomplish?
Whenever you bypass a sensor before arming, the sensor that you bypass will essentially remain disarmed, while the other sensors will still arm as normal. You must individually set each sensor to bypass each time you arm your system. Learn more about bypassing sensors on a security system.
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How Do I Get Alarm.com?
A user can get Alarm.com by obtaining a security system that is compatible with the Alarm.com service. They will also need to have a monitoring plan that includes access to Alarm.com. The service will be set up by the user's monitoring company. Learn more about the Alarm.com service.
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Can I Program My Alarm Using Just Alarm.com?
The majority of panel programming cannot be conducted through Alarm.com. This includes enrolling new sensors and changing most settings Instead, most programming will need to be done on-site with the system itself. Learn more about Alarm.com and the features that it offers for security systems.
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How Do I Replace a Keyfob on a 2GIG Go!Control?
Replacing a keyfob on a 2GIG GC2 requires you to access system programming and then change the serial number of the old keyfob to the new one. You will need to know the system installer code to do this. Continue reading to learn the entire process for replacing keyfob on a 2GIG GC2 system.
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Do I Need Monitoring if I Have Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com?
In order to use Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com, you will need to have a security panel that is actively monitored by an alarm monitoring company. Without monitoring service, you panel will not be able to connect with either of these services. Learn more about Total Connect 2.0 and Alarm.com.
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Can I Add Sensors to My Home Alarm on My Own?
Programming sensors to a home alarm system is a task that can be completed by an end user. To do this, the user will need to know the Installer Code for their system. This code will allow the user to access zone programming so that they can program a sensor. Learn more about adding sensors.
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Can I Connect a GC2 to Alexa?
The 2GIG GC2 system connects with Alexa through the user's Alarm.com account. The user will need to enable the Alarm.com Smart Home skill to use Alexa to control their GC2. From there, they must link their Alarm.com account information with the app. Learn how to control the GC2 using Alexa.
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How Do I Open My 2GIG GC2 Security System?
To open up a 2GIG GC2 panel, you will need a flathead screwdriver. Lay the system face down, and use the screwdriver to release the latches that hold the back cover in place. Once both latches have been released, you can pull the back cover off. Learn more about opening up a GC2 system.
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