AlarmNet Total Connect 2.0 Upgrade Kit
The GSMV is the discontinued cellular only communicator for the VISTA 15P and 20P systems. The TC2 version comes with a Total Connect upgrade chip that will make certain that a 15P or 20P can function with AlarmNet's Total Connect 2.0.
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The Honeywell GSMV-TC2 has been discontinued and replaced by the GSMV4G-TC2 cellular communicator upgrade kit. The GSMV cellular communicator that came in the discontinued GSMV-TC2 was a 2G cellular communicator. AT&T has announced that they will be dropping support of their 2G network by the end of 2016. Therefore all 2G cellular devices will stop functioning by that time. Therefore, anyone that had previously purchased a GSMV-TC2 to upgrade their VISTA-20P or VISTA-15P control panel to support cellular monitoring and Total Connect 2.0 should upgrade to the GSMV4G to ensure their alarm monitoring service will continue to work past 2016.
The Honeywell GSMV-TC2 is an AlarmNet Total Connect 2.0 upgrade kit that includes (1) Honeywell GSMV cellular alarm communicator, (1) Honeywell VISTA-15P alarm control panel micro-controller chip (PROM) and (1) Honeywell VISTA-20P alarm control panel PROM. The PROM chips will upgrade any VISTA-15P or VISTA-20P alarm control panel that is not currently compatible with AlarmNet’s advanced Total Connect 2.0 interactive service.
The GSMV cellular alarm communicator included in the GSMV-TC2 Total Connect 2.0 upgrade kit provides AlarmNet’s cellular alarm communications. You can upgrade a Honeywell VISTA Series security system with a GSMV to have your alarm signals sent to Alarm Grid’s central station wirelessly over the cellular GSM network. The GSMV in the upgrade kit has a software revision of 2.6.42 or higher making it compatible with Total Connect 2.0. Unfortunately, if your GSMV is Total Connect 2.0 compatible but your Honeywell VISTA-15P or VISTA-20P alarm control panel is not compatible with Total Connect 2.0, you will have to settle for the original Total Connect service. Your VISTA-15P or VISTA-20P must have a revision of 9.12 or higher to be able to use Total Connect 2.0. When Honeywell’s AlarmNet division released Total Connect 2.0 they anticipated many people who had alarm control panels with revisions less than 9.12 wanting the newer service. Therefore, they released Total Connect 2.0 upgrade kits that included an AlarmNet cellular alarm communicator along with the 15P PROM and 20P PROM upgrade chips.
Simply replace the existing PROM on your VISTA-15P or VISTA-20P alarm control panel and then install the GSMV to start taking advantage of all the great features Total Connect 2.0 has to offer. Total Connect 2.0 is based on Adobe® Flash and connects to your home security system much faster than the older Total Connect service. Also, instead of relying on your AlarmNet dealer to setup your Total Connect email and/or text message notifications, Total Connect 2.0 allows you to setup your notifications yourself. With a GSMV-TC2 AlarmNet Total Connect 2.0 upgrade kit you will have complete control of your Honeywell home security system.
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