The 2GIG GCCDMVX-A is a Verizon (CDMA) cellular communicator for the 2GIG Go!Control wireless security system. Traditionally, alarm systems relied on the AT&T network which in some cases is far inferior in terms of signal strength and reliability; especially in remote locations away from metropolitan areas. For this reason, this is the most popular of the 2GIG cellular radios. Those out there with poor AT&T coverage have a solution now! The GCCDMVX-A does not require a SIM card since the CDMA network does not use the same SIM technology as other cellular carriers. The Go!Control panel must be running firmware revision 1.9.4 or higher in order to support this particular communicator.
Similar to other 2GIG cellular radios, the module does not rely on any locally powered equipment in order to transmit signals. This makes communications to your monitoring far more reliable than that of a phone line or internet communicator. Both of these technology require a wired connection which can be cut. The internet hosts a myriad of potential issues such as IP conflicts, power failure to the modem/router and connectivity issues.
The GCCDMVX-A is installed directly into the Go!Control panel. There are two screws with two locking washers that will keep the unit in place. For best results, it is recommended to install the included 2GIG ANT3X which is a 10 inch in-wall antenna. The last step before enrolling in monitoring service is testing cellular signal strength.
Go into the Installer Toolbox by pressing the logo on the lower right of the keypad. Enter your installer code and click the 'Radio Status' icon. The minimum signal requirement is 7 out of 31 (7/31) or higher. If the signal is below this reading you can install the ANT3X (10 foot antenna) for a better point of reception or look into cellular amplifiers.