Enrolling the 2GIG PAD1-345 Wireless Keypad to the 2GIG GC2
In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid teaches you how to enroll a 2GIG PAD1-345 Wireless Keypad to the 2GIG Go!Control GC2 Alarm System. This is a simple push-button keypad that allows you to arm and disarm your 2GIG GC2 System from a 2nd location. It operates at 345 MHz and can be easily enrolled.
The standard way to arm and disarm a GC2 System is from the panel itself. But if you have a second location in your home or business that you use for coming and going, then you might want to get a keypad so that you can arm and disarm from that area as well. After all, it can be annoying to have to rush across the building to disarm the system before the entry delay expires. The same principle applies if you need to quickly exit the building before the exit delay expires. Having a second keypad by your back door or your garage door can really come in handy.
The 2GIG PAD1-345 is extremely simple. It has push buttons that you use to provide arming and disarming commands. If you want to arm away or arm stay, just choose the appropriate option at the bottom and then enter a valid user code. To disarm, just enter a valid code. Just remember that the 2GIG PAD1-345 is a uni-directional device. It can only send commands to the 2GIG GC2 Panel. It cannot receive signals from the panel. This means that the 2GIG PAD1-345 will not actually know the current arming state of the system. It can only send commands to arm and disarm.
The 2GIG PAD1-345 operates at 345 MHz, and it can also be used with the 2GIG GC3 System. Additionally, it will also work with the newer 2GIG GC2e and 2GIG GC3e Systems. However, this keypad cannot be used with non-2GIG Systems. This includes Honeywell Panels and the 345 MHz version of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. This is because these systems will not allow
Hi, DIYers. This is Michael from Alarm Grid, and today I'm going to show you how to enroll your 2GIG PAD1-345 wireless keypad with your 2GIG Go Control GC2 system. Now this is a pretty cool keypad. It's very simple. It's just got push buttons on here. It's got some emergency buttons, fire, and police. You got Stay and Away on here. It's a very simple keypad. Nothing fancy about it. If you're just looking for something to put by your backdoor, maybe by your garage door, you have multiple entrances into your home or your business, and you just want something to put on the wall and disarm, arm your system very quickly as you're coming and going, this is a great keypad to use. It's very simple. It communicates at the 345-megahertz frequency, and it's used with the 2GIG Go Control GC2. You can also use it with the 2GIG GC3 system, and it's even compatible with the newer GC2E and GC3E systems. So it's a very versatile keypad, very simple to use, and it's pretty easy to enroll. So that's what I'm going to show you here today. So we have the GC2 system right here. We have it disarmed. We're at the main screen. We're going to click the 2GIG logo in the bottom right corner, and then we're going to enter the default installer code or whatever installer code you have. Ours is set at the default. It's 1561, so I'm going to go ahead and enter that-- 1561. OK. And then we're going to choose System Configuration, and now we're in the Programming Menu here. So this is question number 4 for keypad programming. So what I'm going to do, I'm just going to hit this Go To button right here in the center of the arrows right there, and then I'm just going to enter 04, and now I'm at the keypad menu. We don't have any keypads enrolled with the system right now, so I'm going to use keypad 1. So what I'm going to do-- as you might know, the 2GIG programming is a little bit-- you have to get used to it, but it's not too bad. So we're just going to keep at keypad one here. Basically, the way this works, you're using the side arrows to change within the selection, and then using the up and down arrows to move between selections. So to move on to the next one, we're just going to press the down arrow here. And then we want this keypad to be enabled. 1 would be enabled. So what I'm going to do, I'm just going to hit this side arrow here. And then it's enabled, so I'm going to go to the next one. And then I need to enter the equipment code. Luckily, the GC2 already knows the equipment code. You can just press the side button there. And then this equipment code happens to be 0867. And then you see PAD1-345 wireless keypad, which is what we're working with right here. So we're just going to accept that, and we're going to press down to continue. And then we have to enter the serial number. Now a great thing about this is that you can auto enroll it so that way you can confirm that it's transmitting properly. Make sure you have batteries in there. By the way, these uses CR2032 batteries. Those are little coin lithium batteries. So I'm going to hold down. You can hold down either the police or the fire button, the panic signals, to transmit a signal to the keypad. I'm just going to do fire. Hold it down. Actually, I'm sorry. What you actually have to do is you have to put it into Auto Enrollment mode first. So what you do is you press Shift down here, and then you press Learn over here, and now it's waiting for the transmission to go through. So now I'm going to press the panic signal, and as you can see, it beeps to confirm. It accepted the signal, and it's into the system now. So I'm going to press OK to confirm. And you can see the serial number actually shows up on the screen. Ours is 0584625. So that's good. So I'm going to go to the next one. And next you're studying the equipment age. You can set it to new or existing. This really doesn't matter. It's going to do the same either way, no matter what you do. So we're just going to keep ours at new. It really doesn't matter what you choose there. And then you're setting the emergency keys to disabled or enabled. So this is if you want the police and fire panic functions, if you want those to work, you have to set this to enabled. So let's say that we do. So we would change it to 1 for enabled, and go to the next one. And then this is when you would create a voice descriptor. This is what the system would say if it had to talk to the keypad, if it was announcing something about the keypad. Maybe it lost RF supervision, something like that, or it had a low battery, and it was letting you know that there was a problem. So you would enter a voice descriptor here. We're fine with keypad 1, so we're just going to go the next one. And then we're at the summary screen, so we've finished going through all the programming settings. So then what we're going to do we can just go to Edit Next, and then we're just going to go to End, and now it's going to give us a summary of everything. You want to make sure that the Save Changes box is marked. Otherwise it won't save your changes, and that would not be good. So we're just going to go to Exit, and the system is actually going to reboot to complete the process. And then once it is rebooted, the keypad is going to be enrolled with the system. So you just have to wait for a brief moment for it to do its reboot. It does this whenever you're doing programming for the GC2 system. It's completely normal. It just takes a brief moment. And there it came through. Just waiting for the screen to pop back up. And there we go. We're good to go. So I'm going to show you how-- so actually what you want to do after you've enrolled it, you want to make sure you test the keypad just to make sure it's working properly and everything. So it's very easy to arm and disarm. That's the best way to test the keypad. So we're just going to do an arming Stay. So I'm going to press Stay, and then I'm going to enter the master code. We're set at the default ours is 1111. You want to make sure you change your master code, but we kept ours at the default for demonstration purposes. So Stay, and then 1111. Sometimes you have to do it a few times. Let's try again. Stay. There we go. Arm Stay. I did it from the keypad, as you saw. So we're going to wait for a few moments for this to clock down, and then I'm going to show you how to disarm. So we'll just wait for that. OK. So now you can see that our GC2 System is in Arm Stay mode. So now I'm going to show you how to disarm using the keypad, and it's actually really simple. You just enter your master code or whatever user code you have. So as you can see, the system disarmed just after entering the master code, and so that confirms that the keypad was enrolled successfully. I can arm with it. I can disarm with it. It's working properly. We're good to go. So that's how you enroll a 2GIG PAD1-345 keypad with a 2GIG Go Control GC2 System. If you have any questions, please send us an email at email@example.com. If you like this video, please give it a thumbs up below, and you can subscribe to our channel if you want to get notifications on new videos. And be sure to check out our website, alarmgrid.com. Thanks. Have a great day. Bye.