2GIG Key2-345 Key Fob - Program to 2GIG GC3

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.

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Hey, DIYers. I'm George from Alarm Grid. Today, we're going to be programming a 2GIG-KEY2-345 to our GC3 system. Yes, this is the recommended key fob for the GC3. And you can also use it for the GC2, 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 going to be used to control, let's say, a lock-- I'm sorry. Let's say a light. You can actually control a lock with this if you have the correct scenes and rules set up. And you can also control garage doors. And then there's 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. I don't have it programmed 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 what 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 1561. 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 going to be hitting this little 2GIG icon in the top right corner. It's going to ask you for the code. Here's where you enter in the installer code. 1-5-6-1. It's going to bring us into our installer tool box. This is where we need to be to program in zones or key fobs. So we go to System Configuration. We then make our way over to Key Fobs. Now, I don't have any key fobs learned in, so I'm just going to learn it into slot 1. Key Fob 1. I'm going to go ahead and hit Edit Key Fob. I'm going to want to enable it, because I do actually want to use it. Now, this is a cool little 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 you're selling the home and people need to stop by, so you give this to the realtor, and 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 going to leave it enabled because we do need to test it after. So next is the equipment code. 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 and it will actually show you Existing Key Fob Remote, Normal Key Fob, or Other. We're going to leave it as 0866. And then for serial number-- sorry, serial number-- that is actually this little TXID. 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 going to want to press and hold the top left button. [FOUR BEEPS] It'll send the signal. This will read it. And it will actually match up the TXID, 0809591. 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 number's there. We're all good to go. Smart area assignment. I'm 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 this key fob. Equipment age. We're going to 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 to do an auxiliary, 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 guys have any extra wireless sirens or anything like that as well, 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 the alarm system to make any noise, but you do want a signal sent directly to the central station, letting them know that you're in trouble, you can go ahead and do silent. And you can also do a fire panic. All right? Now, we're going to put ours as audible, because I'm also going to show you guys how to test this at the end. So we're going to leave it as audible so you guys can see. The fob can disarm. So this is another cool little feature that you usually don't see on other systems. You can actually, if you're worried about-- 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 going to do is this little Disarm button right here, it's actually going to disable that button. So only the two Arm Away, Arm Stay, and then the Panic buttons will work. But the disarm feature will not work for the key fob. I'm going to leave mine enabled, just because 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 going to 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 they know that this is for a particular home, they can technically disarm your system with just this little fob. Touching on that basis, if you guys do lose the key fob, disable it or delete it. That way nobody can disarm your system if they find your key fob. All right. So I'm going to 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, et cetera. I'm going to leave that empty for now. Arm with no entry delay. This is what we call an arm instant. So when you do an arm with no entry delay and you do an Arm Away or an Arm Stay, what it does is it eliminates the entry delay period, meaning typically when you Arm Away, you open the front door, which is usually an entry/exit. 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 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 going to leave that disabled, arm 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 little dry contact on the inside here that acts as a relay. So whenever you guys press this button, you guys can actually send the signal over to the garage door motor to open up the garage. You can send the signal to the light to turn it on or turn it off. And you guys have the option of doing toggle output or momentary. Yeah, I'm not going to use that feature. So I'm just going to leave it disabled. And once I'm there, you can actually just hit Return to System Configuration. You'll see that it has oranged out what we just edited. So I'm going to hit the Back Arrow key. It's going to show me the changes that I made. I'm just going to 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 this, it's not just a button press and release. You actually have to press and hold. So I'm going to do an Arm Away. [THREE BEEPS] Arming away. Exit. And now I'm going to do a Disarm. System disarmed. Ready to arm. I can do an Arm Stay. [TWO BEEPS] Arming stay. And then I can do a Disarm. System disarmed. And then to set off the panic, remember, it's the top two buttons. So I'm going to press these two-- top two. Hold and press down. [ALARM SOUNDS] Alarm remote 1. 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. All right? Now, my master code was 1111. It's defaulted. You obviously want to use your master code or whatever sub user code you may have. And then it takes you through 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 Stay, Disarm, 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 GC3. If you guys have any more questions, you can email us at support@alarmgrid.com. You can go ahead and hit Like if you found the 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.


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