2GIG GC3 Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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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Can I Connect a GC3 to Alexa?
A 2GIG GC3 is able to connect with Alexa through the user's Alarm.com account. The Alarm.com Smart Home skill must be enabled through the Alexa app before the Alexa device will be able to control the GC3. The user will need to link their Alarm.com account with the app. Read on to learn more.
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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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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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How Do I Replace a Keyfob on a 2GIG GC3?
To replace a keyfob on a 2GIG GC3 you must access keyfob programming, locate the old keyfob and change its serial number setting to reflect the new keyfob. You will need to know the installer code for the system to do this. Continue reading to learn how to replace a keyfob on the 2GIG GC3.
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