The 2GIG LTEV-A-GC3 is a Verizon 4G LTE cellular communicator for the 2GIG GC3 wireless alarm system. The GC3 already supports standard 3...
The 2GIG LTEV-A-GC3 is a Verizon 4G LTE cellular communicator for the 2GIG GC3 wireless alarm system. The GC3 already supports standard 3G Verizon CDMAV-A-GC3 and AT&T 3GA-A-GC3 radios for Alarm.com but now it adds the reliability and speed of the LTE network! The Verizon LTE network touts faster data transmissions and longer life expectancy than its earlier generation CDMA1X network. We experience the benefits of LTE on our smartphones so now it is time to carry this over to your alarm system. The LTEV-A-GC3 requires firmware revision 3.0.2 or higher on the GC3 control panel. We offer free firmware upgrade software on our website.
Although this uses the Verizon LTE network the way this module communicates with Alarm.com is exactly the same. Signals from the alarm system are transmitted to the Alarm.com servers where they are processed and logged. At the server level these signals are sent to the Alarm.com app and/or a UL-Listed Central Station. Whether you are self monitoring your system via the Alarm.com app, getting local authority dispatching or both - these Alarm.com cellular modules are extremely versatile and super easy to install.
Just like the 3G models the LTEV-A-GC3 is a "sled." This is a terminology used for describing the way the module slides into the side of the panel enclosure. It makes it very convenient for just about anyone to install the module whether you installed the system or not. Always remember to power down the panel before installing any hardware to it. There is a backup battery inside the keypad so open it up and unplug the battery before removing the transformer to fully power down.
After installing the new communicator you will want to document the serial number. It is on the sticker on the sled itself and it can be found in programming: System Settings > Master Code (1111 by default) > Scroll Down > Cell Radio Swap > Radio Test. The last 10 digits (everything after the dash) is the serial number that your Alarm.com dealer will need to create a new account for you.
The Alarm.com platform is constantly pushing new third party integrations such as Nest and Amazon Alexa device control. The app and web logins are constantly being updated and pumped with new features from the developers. It is no longer as simple as controlling your alarm system. The Alarm.com team is looking to form a cohesive home automation and security experience within a single app that really works. Unlike other platforms that rely on WIFI like Smartthings and Wink, the Alarm.com platform offers much more stability and reliability especially with the introduction of this LTE module!