10 inch In-wall Cellular Antenna Module

2gig ant3x 10 inch in wall antenna

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The 2GIG ANT3X is a 10 inch in-wall cellular antenna module for the 2GIG Go!Control Alarm Systems. It is compatible with most of the communicators used with the Go!Control and GC3 Systems.
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The 2GIG ANT3X is a 10 inch in-wall cellular antenna module for the 2GIG Go!Control Alarm Systems. It is compatible with all but the LTE* communicators that are used by the Go!Control and GC3 Systems. This device is included with the purchase of the older 2GIG cellular communicators for the Go!Control System (the Verizon GCCDMV-A and the AT&T GC3GA-A). It must be added as a separate item if your GC3 Verizon CDMAV-A-GC3 or GC3 AT&T 3GA-A-GC3 doesn't have sufficient signal strength without the antenna.

Similar to the ANT2X, the antenna has a locking connector that offers a sturdy connection to the cellular radio. This a great option for increasing cellular signal without the time and energy of routing any cabling. You can simply connect the cable to the radio and then position the flat end of the antenna in a wall cavity or anywhere else where you can acquire a good cellular signal.

After the antenna is installed, it is recommended to test the cellular signal reading in the panel's Installer Toolbox. Press the logo in the lower right of the keypad. Then enter your Installer Code, and select the 'Radio Status' button. The minimum signal requirement is 7 out of 31 (7/31), or higher.

Like any cellular antenna, there is signal loss associated with signals traveling down the cabling. Antennas are intended to offer a better point of reception. They are not designed to amplify the cellular signal. If the cellular coverage is poor everywhere, we recommend looking into cellular amplifiers, such as a 3G signal booster. Microcells from cell phone companies do not work, as they require a phone number for enrollment.

*NOTE: This antenna is not compatible with LTE radios. The 2GIG-ANT5XL-GC2 is the compatible antenna for GC2 panels using an LTE radio. The 2GIG-ANT5XL-GC3 is the compatible antenna for GC3 panels using an LTE radio.

Brand: 2GIG

2GIG ANT3X Compatible Products

2GIG CP21-345 - Front
Go!Control Wireless Security System
2GIG GC2 Verizon-CDMA 3-1 Kit
Wireless Security System, 3 Door/Window Sensors, Motion Sensor, and 8-Foot Cable
2GIG GC2 Verizon-LTE 3-1 Kit
Wireless Security System, 3 Door/Window Sensors, Motion, and 8-Foot Cable
Do Not Buy! Upgrade to LTE Instead!
Submitted on 08/01/2019 Alarm Grid

We do not recommend the 2GIG ANT3X. This is because it works with older cellular networks like 3G and CDMA. It does not work with newer LTE networks. If you haven't upgraded to an LTE communicator for your 2GIG GC2 or 2GIG GC3 System yet, now is the time to do so. The 3G and CDMA networks will be discontinued in the next few years. Once that happens, your older communicator will no longer work.

The 2GIG ANT3X is an antenna designed for use with a 3G or CDMA communicator on a GC2 or GC3 System. People use antennas like this one because they do not have strong enough cellular signal for their system to communicate properly otherwise. However, many users will find that they get strong signals with LTE communicators. This is because the LTE cellular networks are more powerful and more reliable than their predecessors. In many cases, you can actually use an LTE communicator in place of a 3G or CDMA communicator and get strong enough signals so that no cellular antenna or amplifier is needed. This isn't always the case, but it's worth trying before you go out and buy an antenna that will only work with a communicator that you will need to replace in a few years anyway.

If you are currently using a 3G or CDMA communicator with your 2GIG System, then you should get an LTE communicator first and foremost. If you still need to get an antenna or amplifier, then so be it. But at least you will be "future-proofing" your system and making it compatible for alarm monitoring for the long run by going with LTE. If you decide that you still need an antenna for your LTE communicator, then the 2GIG ANT5XL-GC2 is great for GC2 Systems, while the 2GIG ANT5XL-GC3 is built for GC3 Systems. Alternatively, you might consider getting a cellular amplifier, as one of those modules will boost the cell signals for every compatible device in your household. We recommend the WeBoost 470101 4G LTE Cellular Amplifier for this purpose.

Bottom line, do not waste your money on a 3G antenna like the 2GIG ANT3X. Start by upgrading to LTE. If you still need an antenna or amplifier, you can get an LTE model.

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