What Devices are Used With a 2GIG XCVR2-345 Transceiver on a Go!Control GC2?
The devices that are used with a 2GIG XCVR2-345 Transceiver on a Go!Control GC2 include the Go!Bridge IP Communicator, the TS1 Touchscreen Keypad, and the IMAGE1 Image Sensor. These are all 2-way communication devices. The GC2 needs the XCVR2-345 to communicate with these devices.
By default, the 2GIG Go!Control GC2 only has a 345 MHz wireless receiver. This module allows the GC2 to receive incoming signals. But it does not allow the system to send its own signals. To support devices that require 2-way communication, a transceiver module is needed. That is where the 2GIG XCVR2-345 Transceiver comes into play. This device lets the GC2 successfully send and receive signals with compatible devices. The 2GIG XCVR2-345 will replace the system's default 345 MHz wireless receive and allow communication at both 345 MHz and 900 MHz.
The Go!Bridge IP Communicator is an internet alarm monitoring communicator that lets the GC2 connect with Alarm.com. This device connects with a router through a hardwired ethernet connection. The GC2 System then communicates with the Go!Bridge module using the added XCVR2-345 Transceiver. The GC2 must be able to receive incoming commands from Alarm.com. It must also be able to send signals to the Go!Bridge module so that Alarm.com can receive any updates regarding changes in system status. The 2GIG XCVR2-345 makes it possible for the GC2 System to support the 2-way communication that is needed for the 2GIG Go!Bridge IP Communicator.
The 2GIG IMAGE1 Image Sensor consists of a PIR motion sensor with a built-in still-motion camera. When the motion sensor is activated, the 2GIG IMAGE1 will snap photos and send them to the Alarm.com Servers. The IMAGE1 communicates at 900 MHz, so the GC2 System needs the XCVR2-345 to maintain communication with the sensor. Remember, the standard wireless receiver that comes with the GC2 only supports the 345 MHz frequency, not the 900 MHz frequency needed for the 2GIG IMAGE1. Additionally, the GC2 System must be able to send status updates to the IMAGE1. The IMAGE1 needs to know whether the system is currently armed or disarmed, as you may not want the device to capture images when the GC2 System is disarmed. That is why 2-way communication is required for the 2GIG IMAGE1 to work properly with the 2GIG GC2.
Lastly, the 2GIG XCVR2-345 is also needed if you want to use a 2GIG TS1 Touchscreen Keypad with the system. Unlike the 2GIG PAD1-345 Push-Button Keypad, the 2GIG TS1 is a smart keypad that requires 2-way communication with the 2GIG GC2 System. This allows the GC2 to send status updates to the TS1 Keypad. This is important for being able to check the TS1 Keypad to find out if the system is currently armed or disarmed. Also, the GC2 needs to be able to receive any incoming 900 MHz signals from the 2GIG TS1. If you arm or disarm your GC2 from your TS1, then the system will need to receive the signal so that it can update the status properly. This way, the GC2 will know whether you armed or disarmed the system from the TS1 Keypad.
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