The 2GIG-ANT5XL-GC2 LTE Communicator Antenna will boost the cellular signal strength for a 2GIG GC2 or GC2e that is connected with an LTE network. By using an antenna, the panel will experience better cellular signal reception and more reliable communication with Alarm.com.
One of the most important things you can do for a 2GIG GC2 or GC2e is to ensure reliable communication. Whenever an alarm event occurs, the panel must be able to send a signal to the Alarm.com servers. Alarm.com then forwards the alert to a central station and/or to the end user, depending upon their alarm monitoring plan. If the panel fails to communicate with Alarm.com, then monitoring is not possible. Additionally, the antenna will also facilitate better communication when receiving signals from Alarm.com for remote control and home automation.
With flexible mounting options, the 2GIG-ANT5XL-GC2 is easy to install. Adjusting the antenna will help to promote superior communication with the cell radio tower. This is achieved by getting the antenna up to ten (10) feet from the main panel. The antenna can even be rotated in the direction of the cell tower, while also allowing the user to avoid obstacles that may cause interference. The antenna will only work with GC2 and GC2e LTE Communicators. These include the 2GIG LTEA-A-GC2 AT&T LTE Communicator the 2GIG LTEV1-A-GC2 Verizon LTE Communicator and the 2GIG LTEV-A-GC2 Verizon LTE Communicator which is no longer available from Alarm Grid.
The 2GIG ANT5XL-GC2 connects directly to the 2GIG GC2 or GC2e cell radio module. It should be connected to the receptacle marked "Main" and replaces one of the antennas that comes with the communicator. The ANT5XL-GC2 antenna includes a built-in 10-foot cable, and it has an IP65 weather protection rating. Even with its IP65 rating, the device is better-suited for use in an attic than an outdoor setting. The antenna measures 195mm by 39mm.
- Product Type: Cellular Antenna
- Compatibility: GC2 & GC2e LTE Cellular Communicators
- Coaxial Cable Length: 10-Feet
- Weather Rating: IP-65
- Connector Type: MMCX Plug
- Antenna Dimensions: 195mm by 39mm
- Operating Temperature: -4 Degrees Fahrenheit to 149 Degrees Fahrenheit
- Outdoor Use: Yes