2GIG GC2 Frequently Asked Questions

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 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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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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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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Why Won't My Keyfob Disarm My 2GIG System After a Panic Alarm?
After a panic alarm has been activated on a 2GIG system, the system must be disarmed from the panel itself. This involves entering in the Master Code or any valid user code. For security purposes, disarming with a keyfob is not possible after a panic. Learn more about disarming a 2GIG system.
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How Long Does a House Alarm Sound For?
The alarm on a security system will sound for as long as the bell timeout is set for. Many panels feature separate timeout settings for fire alarms and burglary alarms. Most panels allow users to easily access these settings through the Installer menu. Learn more about bell timeout settings.
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How Do I Remotely Control a ZWSTAT from my Android or iOS Phone?
The ZWSTAT can be controlled remotely using either the Total Connect app or the Alarm.com app. You will use Total Connect if you have a Honeywell system. Alarm.com will be used if your system is a 2GIG or Qolsys model. You will need to have a monitoring plan that includes Total Connect or Alarm.com.
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How Do I Get My Alarm Company to Change My Installer Code?
Contacting your alarm company is not needed to change the Installer Code on your panel. An end user is able to change their own Installer Code, assuming they know their current Installer Code. However, simply leaving the Installer Code at its default is the best option for the majority of end users.
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What is the Best Long-Range, Wireless Indoor Motion Sensor?
For long-range motion detection, the best wireless indoor sensor is arguably the Honeywell 5800PIR-COM. By using its included long-range curtain lens, the device offers an impressive range of 100 by 20 feet. This makes it a great motion sensor for long, narrow areas that require complete protection.
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