The Number of Z-Wave Devices That are Supported on the 2GIG GC2 or GC2e

The Number of Z-Wave Devices That are Supported on the 2GIG GC2 or GC2e


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Note: Although 232 Z-Wave devices are technically supported on the 2GIG GC2 and GC2e Systems, 2GIG recommends using fewer Z-Wave devices if possible.


Transcript

hi di virus this is Michael from alarm grid and today I'm going to talk about how many z-wave devices are supported by the 2gig gc3 gig GC 2e the GC 2 is also commonly referred to as the go control system the 2gig go control panel it's a fairly old panel it was one of the first wireless panels released it was also one of the first wireless panels first panels in general security panels general that had built-in z-wave which was a big deal at the time now the GC to the go control original one it has standard z-wave and the GC te has z-wave plus newer z-wave Plus technology but they both support the same z-wave devices you can use z-wave Plus devices with a standard z-wave controller like the GC 2 it just will have the range and battery life of a standard z-wave device but today we're going to be focusing on the z-wave device limits now the gt2 and GC 2 e are pretty standard z-wave controller is pretty standard z-wave hubs and they both support the classic number of 232 that sounds random but really you'll see that on a lot of z-wave controllers 232 z-wave devices that's the maximum limit for local control so if you're planning on adding more than 232 z-wave devices this includes things like locks thermostats lights lights our big one add a lot of lights to your system garage door controllers water valves any automation z-wave devices you're going to have the maximum limit of 232 z-wave devices for local control I'm your gt2 or GC to eat and like I said that's a pretty standard number that you'll see on a lot of z-wave controllers where this can get a bit confusing though is that alarm.com that's the interactive automation platform used with these systems has its own smaller z-wave device limit and that limit is actually 122 z-wave devices so the way that this works when you pair a z-wave device with your GC 2 or GC 2e assuming that the system is monitored and connected with alarm.com servers for security and automation purposes the z-wave devices will get pushed over to alarm calm now that's very important because you use alarm calm for controlling the devices remotely using your smart phone you can use a web browser to access the alarm calm customer website and you can control your devices from pretty much anywhere in the world you can also include your devices with alarm calm smart scenes so that they activate automatically based on certain system events or based on a set schedule so really to get the most out of it you're gonna be wanting to use alarm calm local local control is nice it's it's convenient but it's it's a lot better to you know use alarm calm that's that's how you really get the robust automation capabilities there so the way that that works it you can only send up to 122 z-wave devices to the alarm calm servers from any alarm comm system so you you put your first 122 Zee advices on your GC 2 or GC 2e and they're gonna get pushed over to our alarm calm but when you add that 123rd 0 device and any number up to 230 to the maximum limit for these panels they're not gonna get pushed over to alarm comm anymore they're they're just gonna stay on the panel for local control so let's say you have let's say 150 z-wave devices on your GC 2 or GC 2e and there's a new sensor that you're adding and you really want it to get on to alarm comm you're actually gonna have to go back and delete enough sensors to where you're under that 122 device limit you're gonna have to have alarm comm refresh do a z-wave sync with your panel and then when you add a 120 seconds eBay device as long as you're under that limit that new sensor will get pushed over to alarm comm and then you got to understand that once you add a 123rd z-wave device 124th etc you're not gonna get pushed over to alarm comm anymore they're only gonna be on the panel for local control now we don't have a GC to set up on our board we but we do have a GC 2 e right here we don't have it powered on this is just the panel fresh out of the box actually just to give you a reminder of what it looks like this is a I believe it's a 5 inch touchscreen and that's how you would you'd use that to enroll your z-wave devices you're gonna want to clear them from the network of course before doing the inclusion process it's pretty straightforward and simple and you can do all your automation control on both the GC 2 and GC 2 e but like I said being pushed over to alarm comm is where you're really going to get the cool automation capabilities and remote access like turn on the lights when you're across the country in your home or business so that's that's where most the features come in so the key numbers to remember are 232 z-wave devices for local control and 122 C we have devices that can be pushed over to alarm comm so that's how many z-wave devices are supported on the GC 2 and GC 2 e if you found this video helpful make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video and remember to subscribe to our channel to get updates on future videos and if you have any questions about z-wave devices or the GC 2 or GC 2e send us an email at support at alarm grid comm hope you enjoy the video thanks


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