2GIG Key2-345 Key Fob - Program to 2GIG GC3
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In this video, Jorge shows users how to program a 2GIG Key2-345 Key Fob with a 2GIG GC3 Security System. The 2GIG Key2-345 is a four-button security key fob that transmits signals at a 345 MHz frequency that is compatible with wireless 2GIG Systems. The key fob is enrolled through panel programming.
The Key2-345 is a four button key fob with designated buttons for arming away, arming stay, disarming, and triggering a system function. Any input requires that a button be pressed and held for a minimum of two seconds. This press and hold functionality helps to prevent false alarms on the security system. The device features a maximum RF signal range of 350 feet in open air. It is a great way to conveniently arm and disarm your panel while you are just outside your home or inside your car.
In order to program the Key2-345 you must access System Programming. This will require that you provide the Installer Code for the system. This code is set to 1561 by default, but it's possible that it may have been changed. There is a designated menu within programming for key fobs. The system can support up to 32 system key fobs. In the event that you run out of key fob slots, you can also program the key fob using one of the standard wireless system zones. But keep in mind that each key fob input will require its own individual system zone when doing this. So if you want to us all four buttons on the key fob, it will need four system zones. That's why it is usually easier to just use one of the 32 key fob slots.
Unlike the Honeywell Key Fobs, the star button on the 2GIG Key2-345 is not set to trigger a panic by default. Instead, it is a system auxiliary button. However, you can still trigger a system panic by pressing and holding the top two buttons on the device. These are the arming away and disarming buttons. To trigger a panic, you must press and hold the buttons for at least five seconds.
hey di wires I'm George from alarm grid today we're gonna be programming a 2gig key to 3:45 to our gc3 system yes this is the recommended key fob for the gc3 and you can also use it for the GC 2 which is right underneath it it is compatible with both controllers or both alarm systems now you see here we actually have an arm away we have a disarm we have an arm stay and this little asterisk is actually gonna be used to control let's say a lock I'm sorry let's say like a light you can actually control the lock with this if you have the correct scenes and rules set up and you can also go and control garage doors and then there's our actually a panic button feature as well for that you actually have to hold the top two buttons down at the same time now when you take this out of the box it should already be powered on you can actually tell if you just press a button the light will light red so we know it's powered on you know I don't have a program to the system right now which is why it didn't actually do anything so let's go ahead and get into actually programming this key fob to the gc3 first we want to do is go ahead and go into programming so to do that you will need the installer code mine is defaulted at 1 5 6 1 yours may be different so you want to make sure that you guys use whatever installer code you guys have for your panel now easiest thing to get to system programming is gonna be hitting this little too big icon in the top right corner it's gonna ask you for the code here's where you enter in the installer code 1 5 6 1 it's gonna bring us into our installer toolbox this is where we need to be to program in zones or key fobs right so we go to system configuration and then we then make our way over to key fobs now I don't have any key fobs learned in so I'm just gonna learn it into slot 1 key fob 1 I'm gonna go ahead and hit edit key fob I'm gonna want to enable it because I do actually want to use it now this is a cool feature where let's say for instance you have multiple key fobs set up and you want one to be disabled but you don't want to delete it from the programming you can actually just disable it this will actually come into use for instance if you have family members that are visiting out of town and they have a designated key fob for them if if you're selling the home and people needed to stop by so you give this to the realtor or and you know they can only use it during certain times you can actually enable and disable it through that screen as well so for our sake I'm gonna leave it enabled because we do need to test it after so next is the equipment code it by default since we are in the key fob section it already sets it to a key fob and you can open up that list I know that I'll actually show you existing key fob remote a normal key fob or other we're gonna leave it as zero eight six six and then for serial number sorry serial number that is actually this little TX ID I believe it's the seven digit number that you have there now you can type it in manually or what I'd recommend doing is hitting the learn you're gonna want to press and hold the top left button it'll send the signal this will read it and it'll actually match up the TX ID zero eight zero nine five nine one once you've confirmed that it has the same numbers as the sticker you can go ahead and hit accept yes so now that serial numbers there we're all good to go smart area assignment guessing this has to do smart areas is actually one of the new features on the gc3 it's what we normally refer to as partitions partitions are a group of individual zones that you can arm independently so for instance if you have an office you can actually assign a key fob just to arm that partition and it looks like we do have four different partitions we can use on keyfob equipment age we're gonna leave it as new emergency key this is going to be the panic button that I was telling you about you have to press the top two buttons to enable now it gives us the option into an auxilary which is usually a medical panic we have the option of doing audible which is a police panic usually and it enables all the sirens including the siren built-in if you have any if you guys have any extra wireless sirens or anything like that as well that's what it's gonna be that's what the audible panic will set off it has the option to do a silent panic so if you guys don't want to be alarm systems to make any noise but you do want a signal sent direct this is a Central Station letting them know that you're in trouble you can go ahead and do silence and you can also do a fire panic alright now we're gonna put ours as audible because we I'm also gonna show you guys how to test this at the end so we're gonna leave as audible so you guys can see the fob can disarm so this is another cool little feature that usually don't see on other systems you can actually if you're worried about you know if you're walking in the house someone coming up to you and taking your key fob from you and using it to disarm you can actually disable that feature by hitting the disabled and what that's gonna do is this little disarm button right here it's actually going to disable that button so only the two arm away arms stay and then the panic buttons will work but the disarm feature will not work for the key fob I'm gonna leave mine enabled just cuz uh you know usually if you're pretty disciplined with these key fobs you don't really need to leave that disabled if you're someone that feels like you're gonna lose the key fob or you just tend to leave things laying around a lot you may want to disable that because if anybody finds your key fob and then you know that this is for a particular home they can technically disarm your system with just this little fob touching on that base is if you guys do lose the key fob disable it yeah or delete it that way nobody can disarm your system if they find your key fob all right so I'm gonna leave mine as fob can disarm the voice descriptor that's if you have multiple key fobs and you want to assign it a name you can actually set it as a master user 1 user 2 etc I'm gonna leave that empty for now armed with no entry delayed this is what we call an armed instance so when you do an armed with no entry delay and you do an armed away or an armed state what it does is it eliminates the entry exit the entry delay period meaning typically when you arm away you open the front door which is usually an entry exit right and you're given about 30 to 60 seconds maybe more depending what you have it as to go to the system and disarm it what this does is if you enable it it gets rid of all those entry delay periods so essentially you need to basically use your key fob before you enter the home because if funding if anybody opens up any entry exit door and you guys have this enabled then that means that that's no longer valid and that all the doors are now set to perimeter which means that if they're opened the alarm system goes off immediately so if you guys have this enabled keep in mind you have to disable the system before entering the home and then I'm gonna leave that disabled armed with no entry delay I like having my entry delay and then the fob output this is for this little button right here remember what I was telling you you can use it for a light more often people use it for a garage controller this has a this has a little dry contact on the inside here that acts as a relay so whenever you guys press this button you guys can actually send a send the the signal over to the garage door motor to open up the garage you can send the signal to the lights turn it on or turn it off and you guys have the option of doing toggle output toggle output or momentary yeah I'm not gonna use that feature so I'm just gonna leave it disabled and once I'm there you can actually just hit return to system configuration you'll see that it has orange doubt what we just edited so I'm just gonna hit the back arrow key it's gonna show me the changes that I made I'm just gonna go ahead and hit save and now we're back at our home screen now I have the option keep in mind whenever you do is it's not just a button press and release you actually have to press and hold so I'm gonna do an arm away and now I'm gonna do a disarm I can do an arm state and then I can do a disarm and then to set off the panic remember it's the top two buttons so I'm gonna press these two top to hold and press down sorry about that now that is a little caveat that you guys need to remember if you guys set off a panic with the key fob you cannot disarm it from the key fob you have to disarm it from the panel alright now my master code was 1 1 1 1 it's defaulted you obviously want to use your master code or whatever sub-user code you may have and then it takes you to the history you can go ahead and do clear alarm history to get rid of that panic so that's our key fob arm away arm stayed disarmed home automation device light garage door whatever you want to set it as and then panic is the top two buttons and that is how you program a key fob and use one on a g3 if you guys have any more questions you can email us at support at alarm grid comm you can go ahead and hit like if you found this video helpful make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel and hit the little bell icon to enable notifications so whenever we upload new videos you guys do get notified I'm George I'll see you guys next time