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.