2GIG GC3: Revolution in Home Security & Control

In this video we will discuss the all new revolution in home security with the 2Gig GC3 control panel.

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The all new 2Gig GC3 home security system is an incredibly powerful system with a ton of exciting features over the old Go!Control. Along with an easier to program interface, the GC3 comes Z-Wave ready, WiFi ready, and installation of the cellular module is as easy as opening the side and securing it with a small, firm push.

In this video we will show you the overview of the advanced technology that go in to making up the GC3 control panel. Follow along with the video to see these features and decide if the 2Gig GC3 control panel is the perfect fit for your home security needs.

The 2Gig GC3 control panel from Nortek Security is a whole new design from the ground up. Of the new features the GC3 boasts: a 7-inch full color graphical touch screen. With an 800 by 480 resolution, the easier to read screen and streamlined graphical user interface (GUI) will reduce Do-It-Yourself installation time by 30%.

As you will learn from the video, it is also compatible with 100 wireless zones, 2 hard wired zones and 2 open collector outputs. You can also program up to 100 unique users, making it perfect for small businesses.

The GUI boast a huge improvement in usability and functionality noticed by installers and end users alike. The 2Gig GC3 control panel has a menu designed to allow for the fewest possible steps to accomplish the desired task, making the system not only easy to use, but efficient to program.

Visibility and information were cornerstones in the new design. With time and weather displayed prominently on the home screen you will always know what type of day to expect. Simple one touch arming and a visual count down timer let you know exactly how much time you have left before the system is armed.

With mobile app integration you can control your smart home from anywhere in the world. Giving you complete control over lights, door locks, thermostats and many other sensors and devices.

Scenes, using Z-Wave enabled devices make entire routines easily programmed and run with the push of a button. The GC3 control panel also has an innovative rooms feature that will allow you to control all the devices in a single room, or in close proximity to each other from a single one touch run option.

Full home automation is possible with the 2Gig GC3 control panel, where you can enable your system with the touch of a single button or run automations with no touch at all. True automation is now at hand. This video will show you exactly how it is accomplished with the all new 2Gig GC3 control panel from Nortek Security.

To find out more about the GC3 control panel, or how to use its individual features, have a look at our other videos.


Innovation has always been at the core of what we do at 2GIG. The original 2GIG security and automation panel changed the game in the security industry, by being the very first to include a touch screen and on board smart home control module, in an incredibly easy to install and program self-contained security system. 2GIG became the fastest growing security and control platform in history, with over three million installations worldwide.

Now Nortek Security and Control is proud to introduce the latest 2GIG self-contained security and control platform, GC3. GC3 is more than an upgrade to the current panel. Not just a larger screen over an older design. It is a complete redesign of the entire 2GIG panel platform Graphical User Interface and menu structure, created to be the easiest most intuitive experience of any security system in the industry.

The new GC3 panel offers a seven inch color, capacitive touchscreen with 800 by 480 pixel resolution. New, easier to read and streamlined Graphical User Interface, reducing installation time by 30%. 100 zones of wireless security. Two hardwire zones and two open collector outputs. Up to 100 unique users.

Both installers and end users will find the intuitive Graphical User Interface to be a huge advantage over other security products on the market. The menus are designed to be simple to use, with the absolute minimum number of steps to perform each function. True one-touch arming makes setting your system easier than any security panel in the industry.

Simply push the larger arm stay button, to arm the system while you're at home, protecting the outside of the home while allowing you to move freely inside the home. Or press the arm away but if you are leaving for the day. The easy to read time, date, and weather information let you know what kind of day to expect. And the easy to see countdown timer eliminates guesswork on how much time remains until the panel is armed.

Smart home control has been at the heart of all 2GIG panels, since the very beginning. The new GC3 panel makes working with your smartphone devices easier than ever before. Programming new smart home devices is a snap, with clear step-by-step menus, to give you simple control over lights, thermostats, door locks, and tons of other solutions.

The system can be controlled from the panel or from anywhere in the world using a mobile app. Home automation by definition should work automatically with the way you live. The GC3 allows you to establish scenes that can control multiple devices with the press of a button, making common activities, like leaving for work or going to bed, much easier. For instance, you could create a good night scene that will turn off the lights, lock the door, and set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature.

The innovative rooms feature is a first in the self-contained security panel market. This feature lets the user group together smart home devices and scenes, into a room where they can view all of the automation settings for that room. Another innovative feature is the ability to bookmark a screen, giving the user the option to create their own customized home screen, by selecting a screen that they use every day.

These features make GC3 as simple to use as other consumer electronic devices. Providing full control with a simple touch of an easy to read button. Or automatically through no touch at all.