The 2GIG LTEV-A-GC2 is an Alarm.com ready cellular communicator that uses Verizon's advanced 4G LTE network. This radio requires firmware...
The 2GIG LTEV-A-GC2 is an Alarm.com ready cellular communicator that uses Verizon's advanced 4G LTE network. This radio requires firmware version 1.17 or higher. Originally the second generation Go!Control security system (also known as the GC2) only supported Verizon's CDMA1x network with the GCCDMV-A. Now Nortek (2GIG's parent company) is offering a way for the GC2 to communicate signals faster and more reliably using Verizon LTE towers. By choosing this communicator alarm owners will experience faster data transmissions when controlling their system from the Alarm.com app. Also the LTE network is here to stay and eventually the earlier generation CDMA network will be phased out in a similar fashion to the AT&T 2G sunset. Longer life expectancy, faster speeds and greater reliability!
The 2GIG GC2 requires a cellular communicator in order to interface with Alarm.com. By adding a device like this your local alarm system can report alarm signals to a central station for live 24/7 monitoring. It also includes remote access in the form of an app and web login where users can remotely control the system, view status and configure advanced email, text and push notifications. Now Alarm.com also integrates many third party technologies such as Amazon Alex devices, Nest thermostats and Liftmaster MyQ Garage Doors!
The LTEV-A-GC2 does require decent LTE signal in your area. In some cases, there are regions of the country that may get solid CDMA service and poor LTE signal. To ensure that you have good enough LTE signal we already recommend checking an online coverage map on Verizon's website. If you have Verizon cell phones they are able to jump between CDMA and LTE so that is not a good way to gauge LTE signal.
If you only get AT&T signal we recommend that you checkout the GC3GA-A. This is an AT&T radio that relies on the 3G network. It will not benefit from the faster speeds and longer life expectancy but it there is not good Verizon signal there is not much you can do outside of installing a cellular amplifier.