Adding a 2GIG GB1 to the 2GIG GC3

Adding a 2GIG GB1 to the 2GIG GC3

Related Categories


In this video, Jarrett from Alarm Grid explains how to add a 2GIG GB1 Wireless Glass Break Detector to a 2GIG GC3 Security System. The 2GIG GB1 communicates at a wireless frequency of 345 MHz. It can be easily auto-enrolled with a 2GIG GC3 System. The sensor zone settings must be adjusted as needed.

The 2GIG GB1 is a wireless 345 MHz glass break detector. It activates upon hearing the low pitch "thud" of an object striking against glass and the high pitch "shattering" of the glass breaking. The device can detect glass break events from up to 15 feet away. It can monitor multiple windows if placed strategically. The device hasa 360 degree detection area, allowing it to listen for breaking glass from any direction. The device should be tested periodically using a glass break simulator to ensure that it is working properly. Remember to place your system on test mode before testing the device.

As a 2GIG 345 MHz Sensor, the 2GIG GB1 will work with the 2GIG GC2, 2GIG GC3, 2GIG GC2e, 2GIG GC3e, and the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System on Firmware Version MR3 or higher. The sensor can be auto-enrolled with any of these systems by putting them into their respective auto-enrollment modes through programming and then remove the GB1 Sensor from its mounting base to activate its tamper switch. The system should acknowledge the wireless sensor transmission and allow the user to program the zone.

When programming the 2GIG GB1, keep in mind that it uses Loop Number 1 for glass break detection. You will need to set an appropriate Response Type so that the system responds appopriately when the sensor is activated. Most users will set the GB1 to use a Response Type of Perimeter. This will have the system go into immediate alarm if the sensor is faulted while the system is Armed.


Hey, DIYers. Jarrett with AlarmGrid here. Today, we're going to discuss how you can add a 2GIG GB1 glass break detector with a 2GIG GC3 system. Normally, when you're going and programming the glass break detectors, or any sensors in general, you want to make sure that you have the installer code available. The installer the code is extremely important for these alarm systems, especially if you want to go ahead and add sensors or add any devices, because that allows you into the programming to get into the necessary menus to go ahead and set that up. Now, once you go ahead and set up a glass break detector, or even just the 2GIG GB1 in general, you want to make sure that you're testing it out to ensure that this glass break detector is picking up the correct signals and it is actually working correctly. Now, if you want to go ahead and test that out, you can use a glass break simulator, which one of them is called the Honeywell FG107. This is a glass break simulator specifically built to work with the Honeywell sensors, but it can also work with 2GIG sensors as well. There are a couple of other compatible ones available too. If you want to go ahead and check this out, just check out our web page. There's a couple of them but the one that we know that works for sure is the Honeywell FG107. Now, if you wanted to go ahead and program the 2GIG GB1 glass break detector into the 2GIG GC3, you're just going to follow these several steps. So the first step is obviously you want to wake up your screen if it's black or if it's blank. And what you want to do is at the top-right of the screen, you're going to hit the 2GIG logo. And this is going to immediately take you into the installer tool box. Now, this is always going to ask you for the code and this is where you want to type in the installer code. So the default installer code for the system is 1561. And then you're going to go into the System Configuration. You're going to go into Wireless Zones. And now, it's going to take you all the different zones that you have set up or even not setup. Now, just as a side note for this, whenever you're looking at the zones that are available, the ones that are available are going to be grayed outs and they're going to be almost transparent. Any zones that are currently configured, they're going to show up as bold. So for instance, front door, that is bold so that means that we do have a center set up on the. Zone 2, it is not bold, it's grayed out, so that means we don't have anything on that. So we're going to go ahead and use Zone 2. So once you go into that zone, you can press Add a zone. Excuse me. And now it's going to take you to the programming menu. So this is where you want to change all, or configure all these settings to make sure that it does work with the glass break detector, make sure everything is set correctly. On the right side of the screen is where you would go ahead and input the different selections. So as you can see, it pulls up the different menus when you go through them. Now the first one is sensor type. This is basically setting up how you want this glass break detector to work, right? So for instance, if this was a door contact, you would set the sensor type as Entry/Exit zone, or entry/exit. For glass break detectors, you would normally set those up as a perimeter sensor because perimeter sensors, the way they're set up is that if that sensor is triggered, it's going to immediately trigger the alarm. You don't normally want to have an entry/exit zone or a setting on there. Because if someone were to break the glass, this is set up as an entry/exit, it triggers an entry delay. And it doesn't trigger the alarm correctly until that specified time runs down. So for these, you want to set these up as perimeter-- excuse me-- so that it triggers the alarm immediately. So for this, if you know the two digit number for the sensor type, then you could just type that in. Or you can hit the menu button on the top right and it'll bring the dropdown for all the different options. So for this, we're just going to tap perimeter, and the sensor type number is 03. So if you knew that, you could just type in 03. Or you could do what I just did. Once you've done that, you can hit the down arrow. It's gonna take you to equipment code. This is basically setting up the sensor-- or setting the system to know what sensor this is. So if you know the equipment code, you can either type it in, or you can go ahead and press the Menu button and scroll until you see the glass break detector. So there is 2GIG glass break detectors right here, but I just want to scroll through and make sure that there's not one set specifically for the 2GIG GB1, which I do not see that. So we're going to go ahead and set this to 2GIG glass break detector. So once we've chosen 2GIG glass break detector, you're just gonna hit the down arrow, and then it's going to take you to serial number. So this is where you want to enter the serial number for the glass break detector to make sure the system is able to detect that this is the correct one. So basically, there's two ways of doing this. You can either manually input the zero number within the box up here. Or you can learn it in and just auto enroll the information. So for this instance, we're just going to auto enroll it. So if you want to do that, you just press Learn, and it puts the system into a listening mode. And all you have to do for the 2GIG GB1 is just take it off the back plate. And it picks it up immediately. So as you can see, it pulls up a serial number right here. Whenever you are auto enrolling sensors, you want to make sure that you're matching up the serial number to 100% confirm that that is the correct sensor that you're trying to enroll. So this shows 1010217. If you look right here, it's very tiny. If you look right here, it's very small. But you can see the TX ID, which is 1010217. So that is matching up with this. And once you've confirmed that, you just press Accept. If you want, you could just close up the sensor again. Make sure that is good. Once that's confirmed, you're just going to hit the down arrow again. It'll take you to Smart Areas Assignments. This is where you would go ahead and set up the sensor to a specific partition. So if you had two partitions or three partitions, let's say, you want to set this up on partition three, you just tap S3. Or if you don't have any partitions, you just have this set up normally, you just go to partition one and just leave it the way it is. Once you're done with that, hit the down arrow. And then you have equipment age. So this is basically telling the system if this is a brand new-- excuse me-- glass break detector, or if this is an existing one that you've already used. So for this, we're just going to keep it as New. And then you're going to hit the down arrow. And then we have sensor loop. So the loop number is very important for these sensors, or sensors in general, because if you have the incorrect loop set, then the sensor is not going to work correctly. So if you go ahead and fault that sensor, the panel is not going to pick it up-- or it might pick it up in general sometimes. So you want to make sure that that loop number is correct. For glass break detectors and the GB1 in general, it would be loop one. So you're going to hit the down arrow, and you'll go to transmission delay. This is whether you want the signal for the sensor to transmit immediately, or if you want there to be a delay period. So the delay period will be about 30 seconds. So if the alarm were to be triggered, there's no transmission that's being sent out for 30 seconds. If you have it disabled, then it'll send out the signal immediately. And then the central station will be able to know. But for this, we're just going to keep it enabled for the sake of the video. And then we're going to hit the down arrow one more time. You're going to go to Voice Descriptor. So this is where you want to set up a certain zone description for the sensor. So let's say, for instance, this is in your living room, or maybe even in a bedroom, right? So if you want to go ahead and set that up, you just press Edit Voice Descriptor. And you're going to go ahead and type in the different words to be able to set this up. Now you can't just type in any word. You would type in the word, and the system will pick it up for you and you basically just add it in there. So let's say this is for the bedroom, or master bedroom. So we're going to type in master-- and as you can see, it picks it up automatically-- so master bedroom. And we're just going to say glass break. So glass-- it actually showed it a little earlier. But we got glass break. Right now we have four words describing this, but you can set up to six words if you wanted to. But for this, we're just going to leave it as Master Bedroom Glass Break. So once you've done that, you press Done, take it back to this screen. And then you're going to hit the down arrow, and then you have sensor reports. So this is where you would set-- or you would enable this if you want the signals or the sensor to send out signals over to the central station directly, or if you want the alarm system to transmit this alarm signal to the central station, or if you didn't want to. If you disabled it, then you wouldn't have any alarm signals sent out. If you had it enabled, then it will report to the central station. Then you're going to hit the down arrow and go to Sensor Supervised. This is the supervision for the sensor. So if you want to make sure that the sensor is being supervised, you have that enabled. If you don't care about it, or if you don't want it enabled, then you just disable it. We're going to go to Sensor Chime, which is the last and final option for the sensors. This is if you wanted this, if you wanted the system to chime or voice enunciate, if the sensor were to be tripped. So normally you would set the sensor chimes for, like, door contacts, or sometimes maybe even motion detectors to let you know that these certain areas are being accessed, or the doors are being opened or anything like that. Glass break detectors-- normally you don't want to set up a sensor chime on it because these are meant for perimeter to trigger the alarm immediately. But if you want to go ahead and set that up, you just scroll here on the right, and you can see the different options. So we have chime, chime 2, chime with voice. If you wanted to set that UP you just choose it, and that's it. So for this instance, we're just going to leave it disabled. Or for this programming video, we're just going leave it disabled. But you can set that up if you want to. Now once you have everything programmed and you've confirmed everything is good, then you could just exit what you're doing. So you can either press Back to Zones, which would take you back to, obviously, the zones that you're trying to program. You can hit the Skip button to go to the next sensor, start programming that sensor. Or you can hit Return to System Configuration. So for this, we're just going to tap on that. And then it takes us to this window. So to save any changes, or discard, or anything like that, just going to hit the back arrow, and that's going to bring up this window. So it's going to show you everything that you've programmed. If you've confirmed everything is good, then you can either press Save. Or if you've confirmed everything is good, you could press Save. If you want to go ahead and edit anything, you can press Go Back. It'll take you back to the programming for the sensor. Or you could just discard it and not save any changes. For this we'll just press Save, and I'll take you back to the main screen. It'll do a quick reboot. But basically, you now have the 2GIG GB1 programmed to the 2GIG GC3. And that is how you set up a 2GIG GB1 with the 2GIG GC3 system. If you have any further questions about the 2GIG GC3, or alarm systems in general, please contact us at or go to our website, If you found this video helpful, please like or subscribe. If you want notifications on future videos, please click the bell icon. This is Jared with Alarm Grid. You have yourselves a great day.