2GIG GC3PK-GC3 - Factory Packaged GC3, 3 wireless door/window sensors, 1 wireless motion, and a key fob kit Reviews

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Submitted on 07/24/2019 Alarm Grid

We do not recommend the 2GIG GC3PK-GC3 System Kit. This kit does not include an Alarm.com Communicator. As a result, you will not be able to activate it for monitoring service, unless you add a cellular module. The only reason to purchase this kit is if you already have an LTE cellular communicator for a GC3. Even then, you would usually be better off just purchasing a standalone GC3 System, which we sell for $259.99 at the time of this writing. You should only buy this kit if you already have a communicator, but you still need sensors.

Alarm Grid offers a very similar GC3 System Kit called the 2GIG GC3 Verizon-LTE 3-1 Kit that includes a Verizon LTE Communicator for monitoring service. Since you are going to need a communicator anyway, this is the most economical option if you are looking for a GC3 Kit. The 2GIG GC3 Verizon-LTE 3-1 Kit is available for $431.99 at the time of this review. Additionally, an AT&T LTE Communicator called the 2GIG LTEA-A-GC3 is expected to be available soon. Alarm Grid will most likely begin offering GC3 Kits based around this communicator once it is available.

It's worth mentioning that this pre-packaged GC3 Kit comes with a 2GIG KEY1-345 Key Fob, while the GC3 LTE Kits do not. This isn't really a big deal, as you can just control your system from your phone using Alarm.com once you have activated your system for monitoring service. Additionally, our LTE kits include a Honeywell LT-Cable for easy installation. This pre-packaged kit lacks an LT-Cable, so you will have to supply your own wiring. That's very inconvenient.

If that weren't enough, 2GIG is expected to release their 2GIG GC3e System sometime in Summer of 2019. You might just want to wait for that system to come out. You might also consider going with a Resideo Lyric Alarm System instead of a GC3. Most users find that the Lyric is easy to program. All things considered, the only reason to purchase this particular kit is if you are in the extremely niche situation of already owning a GC3 LTE Communicator, but you still need a GC3 System and sensors. That is why we cannot recommend this product.

As we mentioned before, many users considering a 2GIG GC3 ultimately decide to go with a Lyric Controller. We recommend reading our FAQ titled "Honeywell Lyric Security System vs 2GIG GC3".