2GIG Key2-345: Program to 2GIG GC3

Here is our comprehensive explanation of how to program the 2GIG Key2-345 wireless security key fob to your 2GIG GC3 wireless security system.


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Here is our comprehensive explanation of how to program the 2GIG Key2-345 wireless security key fob to your 2GIG GC3 wireless security system.

Program the 2GIG Key2-345 wireless security key fob to work alongside the 2GIG GC3 wireless security system by going to the “Installer Tool Box” and following the steps laid out in our video.

The 2GIG Key2-345 is a four-button key fob designed to be used on your keychain. Keep it with you at all times to arm and disarm your 2GIG GC3 alarm system.

Another function of the wireless key fob is a panic alarm. Our video shows you how the panic button works as well as how to change its specific settings. Press the button to alert police, medical, or fire dispatching of your emergency.

Our video tutorial shows you exactly how to program and install the device to your 2GIG GC3 wireless security system. It also explains how to toggle between settings.

In particular, the video walkthrough explains how to change alarm settings. The two main settings are “Audible” or “Silent” alarm.

The “Audible” alarm setting means a loud siren will go off when the system is tripped. An alert is also sent to central station.

An audible alarm doesn’t go off with the “Silent” alarm setting. Instead, a silent alert is sent directly to central station.

The video briefly discusses how to change the call order. You can set the security system to automatically call police, medical, or fire dispatchers depending on your situation.

Another interesting feature our video explains is how to disable the 2GIG Key2-345 while leaving it programmed. This function temporarily inactivates the key fob. It’s a good solution if you need to give your key fob to someone else, such as a contractor.

Disable “Fob Can Disarm” by following the steps outlined in our video. Doing so means that while the key fob can arm the security system, you must disarm it by entering your code on the GC3 touchscreen. This prevents someone from stealing the fob and entering your home.

A unique feature of the 2GIG Key2-345 is “Arm with No Entry Delay.” Our video explains how to set this up, so that no one can enter your home without the key fob. The setting disables the normal alarm delay that allows you to type in the code. Instead, the alarm trips immediately if anyone enters your home without an enrolled key fob.

Enable voice descriptor settings by following the steps described in the video. Voice descriptor makes the touchscreen clearly enunciate the location and name of the device when needed.

That’s the value of pairing the 2GIG Key2-345 wireless security key fob with the 2GIG GC3 wireless security system – it allows you to arm/disarm the system, eliminate entry delay, and further improve the security of your home or business.


Transcript

Hi DIY-ers, this is Frank at Alarm Grid again. We're working here in the Alarm Grid Video Lab on the 2GIG GC3. And today, we'll be working on programming the 2GIG-KEY2-345. This is the four button wireless key fob

This here, right here, this is the supported key fob for this panel, the remote control, as well as the GC2 down here beneath. This is a very popular item. It comes with most of the kits that the remote control systems come with. And it has a disarm, arm away, arm stay, and panic icon on here for doing those functions.

So the GC3 has some newer selections when programming this device, so we'll walk through all of that in just a moment here. Out of the box, the battery's already inside and pretty much ready to go. So you can press and hold one of these. You'll see a little red button there.

So what we'll do is we'll go right into programming mode. The first thing we'll do is hit 2GIG on the top right, 1-5-6-1, which is our default installer code. If you've changed your installer code, you can go ahead and enter that. System configuration, and we'll go right to key fob. There's a specific section just for key fobs.

Once we're in here, we don't have any enrolled yet. So we can go to Fob used and click Enabled. Now, this is a pretty cool feature that I like, something the Honeywell panels do not offer. Basically, this is the way we can program a key fob. And you could disable it but leave it in programming.

It might be handy for times when you hand this off to a contractor or someone else that may be coming into the home only during specified periods of time. So you can basically disable it momentarily for a few weeks or any time you're on vacation, but then daily or monthly, whenever they need to have access to the home with their own key fob that they have, you can just simply enable it at the keypad.

So we'll keep it enabled for now because we want it to work. The equipment code is by default already on, the 0866, which is our KEY2-345 key fob, so we'll keep it there. And serial number, serial number, and you can show all zeros there on the number pad.

You can either manually enter this in by looking at the TX ID in the back. Or you can hit Learn and auto-enroll. So once we hit Learn here, we'll press and hold on the key fob. And once the panel recognizes the sensor, it'll show the serial number.

Before we lock it in and accept, we'll make sure on the back of the key fob that the TX ID matches. And it shows 0635911. And we have the same here. So we'll click Accept.

Equipment age is new, emergency key-- so this is where you can set what this asterisk key, how it responds at the system. So auxiliary is usually a medical panic and that's something that won't have quite the loud, audible burglary alarm that the audible setting will. And generally, that's set for medical panic.

You can hit Audible, and that will trigger the full-on siren, any sirens connected to the unit, as well as the siren built into the keypad. That's generally designed for an audible police panic. So it will dispatch the police.

The silent panic would be something that you could use for fire, medical, or police. But what that means is it's completely silent, no audible noises at all on the keypad. It simply will send a panic alarm to the central station, and then they could do with that what they will.

Setting your call order on a panic is between you and your central station or your alarm company. So you want to verify whether you want them to call and verify the alarm or the panic with you or just dispatch immediately. Generally, on the silent panics when we call and verify to avoid false alarms, with the audibles, you can set that as a dispatch immediately, assuming that if it does go off accidentally, you could disarm at the panel and clear it or just reach out to the central station and cancel.

The last selection here, we have fire. So that would be a fire panic. So let's say that you get a grease fire in the kitchen, and you want to get the fire department there immediately, just press and hold this. As long as it's mapped to the fire, it will send the fire department.

So we can go down to the next selection here, Fob Can Disarm. If you're worried about this potentially compromising security in your system, maybe you're worried about somebody grabbing you as you're walking into the home and disarming using this or losing it, you can actually just click Fob Can Disarm, and you can set that as Disabled. And what that would do is it will allow you to still use this key fob to arm, both arm away with the person walking out of the home and arm stay with the person inside the home. And you can use the panic button.

But we disable this disarm key. Again, just security measure, if you're worried about somebody using this to disarm who's not you, then you can go ahead and disable that. We'll keep it enabled just to make sure that we keep it on our key chain in a secure place.

So we'll move to voice descriptor. This is just a description to know which key fob this is. We'll put this in here because we may set up a few here in the lab. I'll put this in here as mine as Frank. I'll just make a custom word and-- it actually will not let me do that.

So we'll just set this up as-- let's see. Let's set this up as the Master. So this will be Master-- can't use fob either, so there will be a limitation here in some of the words. We'll just use it as the master for now.

So we'll do arm with no entry delay. So this is also a cool feature, something that is new to this panel and different than Honeywell systems. And that is you can set this so that if you plan on using this only when you're outside the home and you're going to arm and disarm before you enter, what you can do here is you can enable this. And then when you arm with this key fob, it will basically do what's called Arm Instant.

And what that means is it will eliminate any entry delay period. So when you arm with this and leave, if somebody comes back in and they don't have a key fob, they can't get in or they trigger an alarm. Traditionally, your entry/exit doors would give you that delay period to get into the panel and disarm. If everyone has key fobs in the home or business and you're fairly disciplined with it, then you can set this to Enabled. And what that would mean is every time you arm from the key fob, it will eliminate the entry delay in all the entry doors just to make it a little bit more secure. So you can use that.

Or you can even just enable this when you're going on vacation if you wanted to come in here and change it. Generally, you would want to disable that so that we do have our entry/exit for our other users if somebody else does need to come in and disarm the system.

Fob output is the last one. This is unique to the 2GIG panels. So there's a open collector inside this unit. Essentially, it's just a dry contact or relay that will allow this key fob to either toggle that open collector or do a momentary output, like almost like a trigger output, on that open collector.

So anything wired to that, maybe like a light, anything that would be connected to the open collector inside the keypad, this key fob would-- you can program this to control that. And this is the setting you can use either as a toggle to turn it off or turn it on or as a momentary trigger output. So we'll keep that disabled since we're not using the open collector.

Most commonly, customers will not use that, or end users. So we'll just keep that disabled for now but just letting you know what it is. So we'll hit return to system configuration, back out to the homescreen, and hit Save.

And now we can test here on the key fob, it says, "Ready to arm here." We can try an arm stay by hitting that person inside the home. And it'll say, Arming Stay and give you the countdown. That's our 45 second exit delay.

We can now get the open padlock icon and it'll say, "System disarmed. Ready to arm." So you could also test the panic at this point as well. I don't want to do that right now, but I do recommend doing it.

If you ever do want to test your panic button, if you already have central station service, make sure you put your system on test with them in advance of testing with the panic. After you've tested your key fob, you can put this on your key chain and go about your day.

So if you have any other questions when it comes to enrolling or setting up the KEY2-345 2GIG key fob, you can email us at support@alarmgrid.com. And don't forget to subscribe to our channel.


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