2GIG XCVR3-GC3 - 900MHz Transceiver and 345MHz receiver for GC3 Reviews
Submitted on 11/19/2019 Alarm Grid
The 2GIG XCVR3-GC3 is a transceiver module that allows you to use the 2GIG IMAGE3 Image Sensor with a 2GIG GC3 or 2GIG GC3e System. An image sensor is basically a motion sensor with a built-in camera. The camera will take one or more photos when movement is detected. This is good for confirming an intrusion or a fire. The 2GIG IMAGE3 in particular is known for providing high-quality images. In fact, it is a noticeable improvement over earlier image sensors. This makes the 2GIG XCVR3-GC3 module a good purchase and a nice addition to your GC3 or GC3e System. That is why we give it 5 Stars.
Using an image sensor can be a great alternative to using a more expensive video surveillance setup. The images provided from the 2GIG IMAGE3 that is used with the 2GIG XCVR-GC3 are high-quality, and you can use the image sensor to confirm any intrusions or fires. The 2GIG IMAGE3 takes two (2) photos when activated, and they are sent to Alarm.com. This way, you can view the images remotely from a web browser or from a smartphone with the Alarm.com Mobile App. You can even manually request a photo using the peek-in feature from Alarm.com. This is ideal for requesting a photo at any time.
There are some downsides to the 2GIG XCVR3-GC3. It is a physical module that needs to be installed inside the panel, which can be inconvenient for some users. Additionally, if you use it with the GC3e, then you will lose the ability to use encrypted 2GIG eSeries Sensors with the system. In that sense, your GC3e will be basically no different than a 2GIG GC3. But despite these flaws, the 2GIG XCVR3-GC3 does its job well. For that reason, it earns 5 Stars.
Good: Alternative to Video Cameras, High-Quality Images, Peek-In from Alarm.com
Bad: Must be Installed, Removes Encrypted Sensor Support on GC3e
Bottom Line: 5 Stars