2GIG Edge: Programming a Zone

2GIG Edge: Programming a Zone


In this video, Jorge from Alarm Grid shows you how to program a zone on the 2GIG Edge. Programming a zone is the act of assigning a sensor to the system.


hey diy-ers george here from alarm grid today i'm going to show you guys how to program in a wireless zone into your 2gig edge system so you guys just got a 2gig edge you powered it on you have a whole bunch of sensors and you don't know where to start if you are a diy-er this video will be super helpful because i'm going to show you guys how to program in one sensor and with that you guys can pretty much do the rest on your own so the system actually holds up to a hundred different zones so that could be a hundred different sensors and it actually it works with the new two gig encrypted series of sensors it is backwards compatible with honeywell 5800 series sensors and it's all also compatible with the normal two gig sensors as well two gig has the encrypted ones and the non-encrypted ones honeywell has the 5800s if you have honeywell 6 series or pro 6 series sensors those will not work with the system only the honeywell 5800s will work with the 2gig edge all right so a couple of things you need to know before programming in a zone you're going to need to know the um installer code so if you guys just bought the system it's coming right out of the box the installer code will always be defaulted at 1561. if you guys have had the system for a while now and are being monitored by another company and you guys try to enter in one five six one and it doesn't work in the video or as you're following along in the video then it could be that the code may have been changed so you wanna make sure you guys have that installer code as it's super necessary for a lot of di wires out there so that you guys can program in your own devices all right so just going to go ahead and light up my screen real fast and i'm going to get started i'll be working with this normal door window sensor today and i'll be pretty much just going through all of the options in a zone description and like the different things you can add into that zone field so we need to get into programming to do that we're going to hit the little gear icon in the bottom right hand corner it's going to ask you to enter in the code this is where your installer code comes in handy you're going to enter in one five six one again if it doesn't work you need to get it if you're gonna add in your own devices from here you're going to scroll down to install your toolbox and we need to go into panel programming because we're programming in a sensor so panel programming what are we programming in we are doing a wireless zone as you see here there's different ones the system has built-in um built-in sensors i think it has a built-in glass break uh you can add in key fobs key pads image sensors and you can also do some other advanced stuff but today we're learning in this door window sensor so you go to wireless zones now from here it shows you all your zones available they're all grayed out right now because i don't have anything programmed in and so it takes me to my first one which is wireless zone zero zero one or zone one you see all the um all the zone information here we're gonna go to edit zone after i hit edit zone we're going to start off with the equipment code this is going to be the type of sensor you have now if you guys are doing the encrypted 2gig sensors you need to make sure you use the correct equipment code if you click on this little menu icon right here on the right side it's the hamburger sign it'll open up a list of different sensors to choose from all right so as you see there's a lot of 2gig there's a lot of e series 2 gig sensors you want to make sure you use the correct equipment code because if you don't it could cause some unusual behavior on the system after you guys save the programming and back out to the home screen and everything all right so for this i'm just gonna leave this blank on my end um as this is not an encrypted sensor i'm just gonna leave it as other uh some honeywell you'll see here as i scroll through it actually you'll see some normal 2gig encrypted 2gig and i think at the bottom you'll see hw which stands for honeywell alright um i'm just going to leave mine set to zero zero for now because i actually don't need it for this sensor the sensor type again it gives you the menu icon you can look through the different options this is going to be how your system responds whenever the sensor is tripped since this is a door window it can be i guess programmed in as different options it could be programmed as an entry exit it can be programmed in as a perimeter it can be programmed in as interior follower as a panic day zone many different options you want to make sure you're looking at the manual or if you have any questions on you know if you need help figuring out what to do you contact your company or if you're monitored with us you give us a call we'll give you some suggestions to use since i'm going to use it as a as a door window i can either use entry exit or perimeter for the sake of the video i'm going to show you guys after what it go what it does when it when it's set off and what when what an alarm sounds like so i'm going to leave it as perimeter that means there's no entry delay no exit delay as soon as the system arms and the sensor is opened the alarm will go off right away all right the tx id that is the serial number on the sensor most sensors have it right on the back here underneath the barcode sometimes it's on the inside of the sensor so it all depends what sensor you're using however instead of manually typing it in which i can do if i want to i actually i'm going to hit the learn button when you hit learn the panel is going to go into listening mode and that's where you're gonna grab your sensor and trip it i literally tripped it one time and it brings up the tx id number you can match that up with what's on the sensor zero five one four six two three that's exactly what's on the sensor right here zero five one four six two three i'm gonna go i'm gonna go ahead and hit accept and it learns in my serial number for me now if you guys do the learn button very important things to watch out for if you guys have installed motion detectors and somebody just happens to walk by it that motion will send out a signal and it the system may pick up on it if it's in listening mode so be careful with that if you're doing the auto learn make sure the serial number matches up with the serial number on the sensor you have in hand trying to program in all right the next option is the sensor loop uh the loops in sensors sometimes offer different functionality so you want to make sure you're looking at the sensor manual or you contact your company and have them help you an example of a sensor that has different loops can be like a honeywell 5816 loop one is typically used for the internal read and loop two i'm sorry yeah the internal terminal so you can wire contact to it and loop two is used for the actual sensor acting as a as a normal door window sensor itself so they're different loops have different functions on some sensors so this one i'm just going to leave it as loop 1. the voice descriptor all right voice descriptor you can add in a voice description so if you actually want the system to say front door back door side door garage motion kitchen motion kitchen smoke you can actually add in if you hit edit voice descriptor it'll start giving you some different options up here but uh for this i'm going to type in uh living room because again i'm going to make this my um my window so as i start typing li it starts giving me some options living and then i'll type in room after and it gives me the option for room so living room i'll hit done all right the sensor chime this is basically whenever you trip the sensor the the system will make different times they can go it can do different options here you can do voice only you can do like a doorbell ding dong you can include the voice name as well so if you just want to hear the chime if you want to hear the voice description uh for this i'm gonna do chime number one and i also i wanna hear the voice name so i hear i get the chime and the voice at the same time smart areas the system has four smart areas are what's known as partitions um if you're if you're familiar with honeywell systems they call it partition a partition is basically a an area that you can independently arm from the rest of your system an example could be if you have a guest house if you have a detached garage if you have a an office in your home if you're working from home right now and you want to arm your office and keep the rest of the house disarmed you can actually set all the sensors in that area as a separate partition that way you can keep one area armed and keep the rest disarmed i'm not going to do any separate partitions today again this is only my first sensor this may come in handy for you you can play around with it so i'm going to leave it as smart area number one smart area aka partition transmission delay this is pretty much how long the system holds on to the signal the alarm signal coming from the panel before it sends it out to the alarm.com cloud service now typically the default transmission delay on most alarm.com systems like this one are 30 seconds now you don't want to have or we don't recommend to have a transmission delay we like to know as soon as the alarm goes off we like to get that signal right then and there if you guys have the transmission delay enabled your system will wait that amount of whatever your system is programmed to wait at before it sends the signal out that's why you know that kind of gives if somebody's breaking in it gives them that couple of seconds to go in and do what they need to do and then get out so that's why we like to keep it disabled that way there is no delay it gets sent right away as soon as it goes off all right so i'm gonna disable my transition transmission delay um again i don't know what if you guys are using a different company if that's going to affect you guys keep that in mind sensor reports oops sorry wrong option sensor reports this is basically the sensor reporting to either the alarm.com cloud or sending it to the um central monitoring station you typically want to have sensor reports enabled um unless there's an area that you don't want the panel to send out alarm signals on something like this may be like maybe a temperature sensor you know maybe if if you guys have a temperature sensor you necessarily may not want that to dispatch any authorities or go to the central station so you can always disable the sensor reports and you can use disable the sensor reports and use that zone so that you monitor it locally only it'll still go off locally at the system it just won't send any signals to the central monitoring station all right we like to keep it enabled just because if you're being monitored we'd like to give you guys a call at least and let you know there's something going on sensor supervised we also like to keep this enabled sensor supervision is basically checking to make sure that the sensor has checked in with the system if the sensor is not supervised and let's say the battery runs out or it's too far away and it's not able to communicate with the system the the system if if this is disabled the system isn't going to care if the sensor is checking in periodically or not so sensor supervision enabled will actually have the system notify you if the sensor hasn't checked in so if you have a sensor that's too far away or a sensor that's run out of battery and the system hasn't gotten an opinion from the sensor the system will let you know hey there's something going on with this sensor and that way you can go and check it it might need a new battery um it might be too far away somebody may have tampered with the sensor somebody may have removed it it may have gotten knocked off or something um you want to make sure you keep that enabled just so that you're aware of what's going on with your system and devices after you're done with that that's literally the last option if you have more sensors to program in you can hit next zone um i don't i'm just doing that one zone so i'm going to hit the back arrow key in the top right corner all right so i'm only learning in that one sensor for right now so i'm going to go ahead and back us out to the main screen just to show you guys how this device will basically make the system act whenever i trip yeah so i'm going to go ahead and hit the back arrow key all the way out to my main screen so right now it's ready to arm because i have the sensor closed once i move the magnet away from the sensor remember i enabled the chime and i also added on the voice with it as well so the system should do time number one and it should also do the voice description once i move the magnet away and it should go into not ready to arm so here we go [Music] you guys probably didn't hear that it said living room like very quietly i'm sure there's a voice setting in here i can uh make higher um but basically it did chime number one and then it said living room um and then if i close it up it goes back into normal now remember this is set as a perimeter which means there's no entry delay this was just showing you what happens whenever the system is disarmed and you open up a window the system will actually let you know and uh it'll chime and do voice now let's go ahead and arm it away real quick right since this is a perimeter if you open a perimeter sensor while the system is arming or after it's armed there is no delay the alarm goes off right away watch this is what an alarm would sound like if somebody were to break in or open up a door sensor while your system is armed you're going to enter in your code mine should be defaulted it'll say alarm report already transmitted remember my delay was zero but since this system right now is not active it's gonna basically the transmission will fail i'm just gonna hit ok for now and then once you hit okay you need to clear the alarm history that way your system goes back into not ready to arm you close the sensor back up and boom you're ready to leave the house and arm away or stay if you're going to bed um so you're pretty much going to do those same programming um for this sensor on every kind of sensor you have whether it's a window whether it's a door a smoke a co detector a motion detector glass break detector flood detector whatever it may be you're gonna generally just follow the same steps i just walked you guys through in that video there's a lot of different settings you can play with if you guys have any questions um please don't be afraid to reach out our email is support alarmgrid.com if you go to alarmgrid.com and look at the number at the top of the website you can also contact us there if you found the video helpful make sure you hit like underneath subscribe to the youtube channel and hit the little bell icon so when we upload new content you guys get notified i'm george and i'll see you guys next time