2GIG GC3: Motion Walk Test with 2GIG PIR1-345

This video shows you how to perform a motion walk test with your 2GIG PIR1-345 motion detector with your 2GIG GC3 wireless security system.


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Pair the 2GIG PIR1-345 wireless motion detector with your 2GIG GC3 wireless security system to further increase the security of your home.

The 2GIG GC3 is a full-featured security system that can easily be paired with other 2GIG products (as well as those from other brands).

After programming the 2GIG PIR1-345 to your 2GIG GC3, it’s important to perform a motion walk test to ensure the two devices are working correctly.

Our video shows you exactly how to perform this motion walk test. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to do so. Another video of ours shows you how to program the 2GIG PIR1-345 to the 2GIG GC3.

Testing the motion detector is important to ensure it works properly. You don’t want to wait to see if it’s working until a burglary or other emergency event happens.

Our video shows you how to put the motion detector into “Motion Test Mode” by touching a magnet to the side of the device. It then goes on to explain how to put the security system itself into “Motion Test Mode” by visiting the “Installer Tool Box.”

As explained in the video, it’s essential to use your “Installer Code” when you access the “Installer Tool Box” on your 2GIG GC3. The video explains the difference between this code and your alarm “Master Code.”

Once both devices are in motion test mode, our video tutorial explains how to ensure they’re tripping accurately. It points out several common error messages you might receive. The video states that the most common among these is because the magnet test didn’t initially work.

Our video urges you to remember to test all the different motion sensors installed in your home individually to make sure they’re functioning properly.

Remember that you can only perform the motion walk test once the 2GIG PIR1-345 has already been programmed to the 2GIG GC3 security system. Once again, we have another video that shows you precisely how to enroll the two devices together.

After the test has been performed, the last thing our video shows you how to do is back out back to the home screen. You want to get back to the home screen to ensure that everything is still activated and working properly.

The motion detector is a welcome component of your security system because it offers increased home protection from burglaries and other home invasions. The PIR1-345 model is designed not to detect pet motion.

That’s the value of performing a motion walk test with your 2GIG PIR1-345 wireless motion detector and your 2GIG GC3 wireless security system – it ensures that the motion detector is accurately detecting motion and transmitting this information to the security system.


Transcript

Hi DIYers. This is Frank at Alarm Grid. We're back in the video lab working on the 2GIG GC3 panel. Today, we're going to show you how to test your 2GIG PIR1-345.

We already have a video on our channel regarding how to program this sensor in. This is the pet immune motion passive infrared motion detector that comes with the GC3 or with the GC3 kits if you purchase it in a kit, or you can also purchase these separately from a dealer. So as far as programming goes, check out the video.

Once you have this programmed, the first thing you should do, ideally, before even installing it is test it. So the way that you test this motion is a little bit different than other motion detectors, specifically Honeywell. It requires a magnet to get into that testing mode.

So what you want to first do is put the system into a walk test, and then use a magnet. Just beside, on the left side of the motion, there's a small arrow. And you want to touch a magnet to that arrow. It will put this into that kind of test mode, where it can then trip and transmit back to the panel. Even if this is tripping and the red light is going on, it will not send that back to the panel in the Walk Test Mode, until you use that magnet.

Now the trick with this is it does require a strong magnet. So if you're using, for example, like a DW10 2GIG DW10-345, this is the little magnet for it. It's too small. And what I noticed during doing testing in the lab earlier is when you press it up against this one in the walk test. It actually won't put it in that mode.

I used actually a larger magnet that's originally designed for a Honeywell 5816. Either this or larger would be ideal. If you just happen to have, maybe, just a larger magnet laying around, you can use that or if you have any Honeywell 5816 magnets.

Unfortunately, the PIR1 does not come with a magnet for testing. Although, we think it should. The reality is it does not.

You can purchase the 5899 magnet from our website alarmgrid.com, to be confused with the 5899B, which is a smaller magnet, which will again probably not work, just like this DW10 magnet does not. So I'll show you here on the system how to get to the Walk Test Mode first.

So from the from the Home screen, we'll hit the icon in the top right. To get into Toolbox, enter 1 5 6 1. And then you'll see Walk Test here. The 1 5 6 1 is our default installer code. Out of the box, this panel uses that.

If you've changed your installer code, then you want to change that here. Another way to get into the Walk Test Mode, you can use the System Settings screen. Although, you can use your master code to get into the regular system settings, which we have on default as 1 1 1 1. In order to get into the Walk Test, you'll still have to scroll down, go into Installer Toolbox, and you'll still have to use the installer code.

So no matter what, whichever way you try to get in here, you'll have to use the installer. So right now, we'll do the default 1 5 6 1. And it will go right into Walk Test. And you'll see two selections here. There's Sensor test and Console test.

Sensor Test, we'll use for this motion. So I'm going to show you a test that I did earlier. So we have the motion detector here. We have the arrow. And I'll put the smaller magnet up against it and try and trip it.

And as I'm touching this here, even though I am tripping motion and you can see the red LED, it's saying sensor has not trigger been triggered. So it's basically not in that Learning Mode yet, because this smaller battery is not putting it into that Learning Mode.

When you're in the walk test, it will be beep about every 10 seconds, 15 seconds or so. So that doesn't mean it's triggering. You have to actually see this report that it has triggered. So I'll put the smaller one down.

And I'll pick this larger one up. I noticed that in some cases this is barely strong enough. So in some cases, I'll put this next to the arrow. And I'll try and get into the Learning Mode, and then and then trip the motion.

It'll trip, but it won't send the signal to the panel. Now that's because this actually maybe is barely strong enough to trip this. So a little trick that I did was I'll take the backside of the 5899, and I'll take a flat head screwdriver. We can just poke this in there and leverage that back plate away from the magnet. OK.

You've got to really get underneath on the side on that and pop that back plate away. You'll see here now we have the back plate off. And you'll see an actual magnet inside. This is kind of a plastic casing for aesthetics.

You can use the flat head. And we'll actually pop this magnet right out. You can see it it's grabbing on hold to this screwdriver here. Now with this magnet out, we can put this directly here.

Living room motion.

You'll notice immediately that it put into the mode so that just that plastic casing might be enough--

Living room motion.

--to prevent this from getting into that learning Mode. Now that it's in Learning Mode, every time this trips, it should say the sensor was triggered. And you heard it announced already earlier.

So now you have this particular motion on your walk test, in green, says living a motion sensor was triggered. This now passed the walk test. OK. So if you had other motions here, you could go around with this little device. You could actually keep this out of the case and just use this to maybe monthly, quarterly, or annually test your motion detectors.

You just go around to each one, one at a time and use this to put it into the mode, and then trip it. And it'll send it to the panel. You can go to the doors and windows, open those. And at the end, you should see everything in your list as green and sensor was triggered.

Once this has already been tested, we can now back out all the way to the Home screen. We're back at the Home screen. And now this unit is fully tested. And we know that it is functioning and working properly.

So it's important to do this in the position before it's installed and then after it's installed. So we want to make sure before screwing any holes in the wall that it has a good range to the unit. So that's why we want to do it in our hand first.

And then once it's up, to verfiy-- when it's in its final resting place-- that it works, you can back in a Walk Test, use the magnet on the arrow, and then and then test it once more just for your own due diligence at the final location. So if you have any questions on testing your PIR1-345, you can e-mail us at support@alarmgrid.com. And don't forget to subscribe to our channel.


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