The 2GIG-IMAGE2 is a passive infrared (PIR) wireless motion detector with a built-in camera. Similar to its predecessor the IMAGE1, the IMAGE2 is designed to take snapshots when tripped, and upload them to Alarm.com. The IMAGE2 requires that the XCVR3-GC3 900 MHz transceiver be installed.
The 2GIG IMAGE2 is compatible with the GC3 and GC3e, These panels are only equipped with a 345 MHz receiver out of the box so in order to support the IMAGE2 the XCVR3-GC3 900 MHz transceiver must be added. The 2GIG GC3 will only work with the IMAGE2 if the panel has firmware revision 3.0.1 or higher. The GC3 panel was originally released with firmware 3.0.0 but it can be upgraded over the air (OTA) or with software that you can download from Alarm Grid.
This image sensor offers traditional motion detection as well as detailed visual reporting of exactly what tripped the sensor. It has a color camera during daylight hours with 320 x 240 (QVGA) resolution. It includes IR illumination for black and white night vision photos. The sensitivity can be adjusted to fit residential or commercial needs and there is configurable pet immunity for smaller pets weighing up to 40 lbs. A customer can upload up to 400 image sensor clips each month, depending on which image sensor plan is selected. Up to 40 of these clips can be uploaded via cellular connectivity, with the balance requiring the panel to have a WIFI connection.
These images can be downloaded via the Alarm.com app or website. There is also a "peek-in" feature that allows you to upload an image on demand. Via an image sensor recording rule, a snapshot can be uploaded the next time the image sensor is tripped locally. For full information regarding what features are available when using image sensors with Alarm.com, read this helpful FAQ. These images can be forwarded to local authorities and can make the difference in whether or not they catch an intruder. In some cases, images captured by image sensors can be forwarded to the central station, and can be used for alarm verification in jurisdictions where verification is required prior to the authorities being dispatched. The image sensor service requires specific features with your Alarm.com plan. Just remember to ask your dealer during system activation to enable the image sensor feature(s) for you.
Traditional PIR motion detectors are the most common cause of false alarms. For those struggling to find alternative solutions the image sensor is a great tool to take the mystery out of false alarms and lower the likelihood of repeat occurrences. Where false alarm fines are present this single device can save an alarm owner quite a bit of money.
Wall and corner brackets are included with this device for simple installation. Just like most PIR motions this device has a 90 degree field of view when mounted in a corner and the mounting height is recommended to be between 6' and 8'. It has a coverage area of 35' x 40'. After the image sensor has been installed it must be configured as a zone on the GC3. We recommend programming this device with a response type of "interior follower" unless it is looking directly at an entry/exit door. In that case it should be configured as an "interior with delay" response type.
- Device Type: Image Sensor
- Compatibility: GC3, GC3e
- Dimensions: 3.0" x 1.8" x 1.8" (76.2mm x 45.7mm x 45.7mm)
- Weight: 3.1 oz (With Batteries, Minus mounting hardware)
- Operating Temperature: 32℉ - 110℉ (0℃ - 43.3℃) for non-pet applications ; 60℉ - 110℉ (15.5℃ - 43.3℃) for applications using pet immunity
- Operating Relative Humidity: UL certified up to 85% relative humidity
- Tamper Detection: Yes, orientation based, using accelerometer
- Detection Range: 35' x 40' at 90° when corner mounted
- Required Adapter: 2GIG XCVR3-GC3
- Resolution: 320x240 (QVGA)
- Images Produced: Two (2) Images Per Activation
- IR Night Vision: Yes (Black & White Images when Enabled)
- Alarm.com Connectivity: Yes
- Battery Life: ~Three (3) Years
- Certification: ETL Certified for UL 639 and ULC S306