Pairing a 2GIG SP1 with the 2GIG GC3e

Pairing a 2GIG SP1 with the 2GIG GC3e


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hey diy-ers jerry here from alarm grid today we're going to be going over how you would pair the 2gig sp1 keypad to the gc3e um now normally i mean there's a couple of reasons as to why you would go ahead and set up an a keypad in general with like a wireless alarm system really if you want to go ahead and be able to configure the system from or you know be able to arm and disarm the system actually from a different point in the home or business then you would set up a keypad that gives you a secondary point to be able to do that let's say for instance you have the gc3e like up in the master bedroom or if you have like an office right you have this main system sitting inside that room or those rooms but you want to be able to arm and disarm the system from let's say the front door the back door in an office setting you want to go ahead and disarm it from the front door so you would set up a keypad so that it gives you a secondary point um or secondary place to be able to arm and disarm the system and do what you need to now when you're setting up uh you know different keypads and everything you do want to keep in mind though that normally keypads are not able to let you do programming on the system if you want to do programming or anything normally you have to do it directly right there at the local panel because everything is being saved up on here these keypads don't really give you that option so you want to keep that in mind whenever you're setting this up and everything but otherwise it is actually very very simple to go ahead and do the programming if you did it locally anyway so now the uh the the gc3e is able to support up to four keypads you're going to see a little bit later in the video there's options for about eight of them but you're actually only able to set up four of these keypads with the system so you definitely want to keep that in mind when you're setting these up and you can actually have the partitions and everything interact with the keypad too and we'll go over that in a little bit now when you're pairing the keypad to the system you want to make sure that they both are on the same wi-fi network okay if you try to pair these and they're not set up on the same wi-fi network they're not going to be able to connect so you want to make sure that if you're setting these up within like a certain area or anything you have that same wifi network available if you have like a bad signal strength for that wi-fi network in a certain area that you're trying to set this up in maybe look into setting up a repeater or something to push that wi-fi network out so that you can go ahead and do that and set up this keypad so now one other thing i want to add here about the pairing of the keypads and everything you don't have to worry about the firmware version the gc3e actually comes with the latest firmware version for the system but you don't have to really worry about the firmware version when setting up the keypad to these systems and also lastly the pairing process for this system you can go ahead and set it up with the wi-fi and as i said you know you want to make sure that both the keypad and the key and the panel are both on the setup on the same wi-fi however if you're not or if you aren't able to get a good signal in that area and you're not able to get a repeater the other thing is you can set up an access point betw for the system so that the keypad can go ahead and connect to that now when you set up the access point you're not going to get a long range normally so you want to bear in mind whenever you're setting that up normally you know it's good like 30 so feet maybe 40 feet if you're able to push that boundary get a little bit further out there that's great but you want to keep that in mind about setting it up with the access point now for this video we're not going to be covering how you would set it up with the access point though if you do want to go ahead and check that out we do have a link in the description below that you can go ahead and follow or for the faq for this video you can actually go check that link out from there as well so if you want to go ahead and set up your keypad to the gc3e it's very simple first you want to go ahead and make sure that your keypad is actually set up to the wi-fi so um we already have our keypad powered up right now but if you want to go ahead and do that i mean or when you do power it up it's going to pull up this main menu here you have wireless you have wired and then paired now for if you want to set up the wi-fi you just tap on wireless and it's going to go ahead and bring up this next window here with the different wi-fi networks available i'm just going to look for the one that you're using and just tap on it it's going to bring up this window for entering the password so at this point just go ahead and enter your password real quick and then actually at the bottom right there's a next there's a blue next button so once you type in your password you're going to tap on next it's going to bring up this next window so it's just going through this process right now connecting it's going to bring this up right here it gives you you know an ip address that is connecting to subnet mask gateway dns everything it tells you that it is connected so once you've confirmed this connected just hit the back arrow on the right or on the left side now it's going to bring you back to this main screen so at this point we're going to be directing our attention over to the gc3e so that we can get this paired to the sp1 so on the main system itself at the top right you're going to be tapping on the 2gig logo this will take you straight to the option enter your installer code so you can access the programming so the default installer code is 1561. and then we're going to go into system configuration i'm going to go into keypads over to the right and now this is where we're going to go ahead and pair the keypad so on the left side you're going to see different keypad addresses or zones that you can assign the keypads to as you can see there are eights but we're only able to pair four keypads to the system so it doesn't matter which keypad address you choose we're just gonna be starting on keypad one and then you're gonna on the right side you're gonna see the information for the different settings so if you wanna go into keypad one at the bottom you tap on edit keypad it's going to give you the option to go ahead and configure that so first one is keypad used you want to make sure it's enabled so we're going to go ahead and just tap on that then we're going to go to equipment code oh and sorry over so so the left side of the screen is going to be your different options that you're going to go ahead and configure so you can connect the keypad on the right side it's going to show you what you're setting up and what your options are so as i well showed you when you have keypad used over here you can either disable it or enable it but to go ahead and pair your keypad you want to go and choose enabled for equipment code you actually want to keep this the same don't really change it but this is the correct equipment code for that keypad and then next you have device id so this is we're gonna where we're gonna place the gc3 into pair mode or into the pairing mode so that we can go into the listening mode so that we can go ahead and pair the sp1 keypad so we're going to tap on pair now it's listening so now what you have to do is on the sp1 keypad we're going to go ahead and pair this now so you have the option for pair just going to tap on pair and it's going to start going through this pairing process and now it says sp1 connected right on the right on the panel and then over here it's going to give you like a pairing key and serial number you actually don't have to worry about this at all just generates that when you go ahead and pair it so once you've confirmed that it is connected on the sp1 just hit the back arrow so it takes you back to the main screen and as you can see the pair option is actually grayed out that's because we did pair this to the system um if it is not grayed out then there may have been something that happens you might want to go ahead and try repairing it or reconnecting it to the wi-fi make sure it has good wi-fi connection and then repairing it so back over to the gc3e we have the device id we have everything paired right here if you want to go ahead and just pair a new keypad then you tap on pair new but we're going to move over to smart areas assignments so smart areas assignments this is basically like your partitions if you have different partitions set up on the system in this case you have four that you can go ahead and set up then you would assign that to this keypad now you're not assigning this keypad to a specific partition so you can go ahead and control that partition actually you're assigning the partition to the keypad so that any trouble conditions that generate on that partition show up on this keypad so if we choose let's say partition 2 for the keypad right any trouble conditions anything that is happening on on partition 2 are going to show up on the sp1 keypad but if you have you know sensors on partition 1 those sensors are you know going through different events and everything or activity they're not going to show on the keypad so if you want to see certain events from a certain partition on that keypad you want to make sure you're choosing the right partition in the smart areas assignment area so for right now we're just going to keep it on sp or we're going to keep it on s1 because we don't really have any partition set up at this moment now you move on to equipment age so equipment age it actually has an effect at all you can choose new or existing we're just going to keep it to new and then you have emergency keys this is if you want to go ahead and set panics on the keypad so for instance on the gc3e you have you know like a medical panic a police panic you have like a silent panic if you want to set that up if you want those to be shown on the key pen so you can look so you can actually activate those as well then you would choose enabled if you don't then you go ahead and choose disabled for this one just going to keep it enabled and then the last one we has we have voice descriptor now voice descriptor it's it's it's a way that the gc3e can talk to the sp1 keypad if you set a descriptor you basically just tap on edit voice descriptor and you can type in any name that you want to but the gc3e is essentially going to periodically check for the sp1 keypad and when it does and you have this voice descriptor set up it's going to enunciate um that descriptor for the keypad so they can go ahead and try to communicate with that sp1 this is optional you don't exactly have to set it up if you don't want to um for right now we're just going to leave it blank but once you have everything configured here and you've confirmed everything is good to go then at this point you're just going to tap on return to system configuration over at the top right yeah over at the top right and then you hit the back arrow now it's going to bring up this window so it's going to show you the key you know the different options or different settings that you change you have the keypad added keypad use enabled the sp1 touchscreen everything that we just configured um if you've confirmed everything is good to go then just press save now it's going to bring this back to the main menu and then this keypad or the sp1 keypad is either going to go through a loading process so that it brings up everything from the gc3e system and sometimes you can go through that loading process or it'll immediately bring everything up right there so once it's paired you'll see the main screen of the keypad pop up on here or it's going to display like basically the main screen as you can see very similar you know i mean really the only way you can tell between the two systems are the two buttons and the look of the panel itself as well but essentially it is going to go ahead and mimic that main screen now as i said when you pair that keypad if it's going through like there are occasions where you can go through a synchronization process it just brings up a window and says a synchronizing just give it a little bit few minutes or so so it can go ahead and sync everything and pair up with the system correctly and then once that's done it's going to bring this up so once you you know once it has pulled go ahead and pulled this up you just want to do some testing make sure everything's working so let's just put the system into arm stay so if you tap an arm stay arming stay you can see it's controlling the system at this point so um if you want to go ahead and do that all you got to do is just tap on stay if you disarm it then it's going to bring up the keypad to disarm it so i'm going to put in the master code wrong code disarm ready to arm i used a different master code for a different system uh don't use don't do that next time uh but one two three four is not the master code for this i just use one one one one to go ahead and disarm it if you want to go into arm away mode then you know you just tap on that go into arm away mode on the system as well if you want to go ahead and you know check out your smart home controls you have your lights thermostats everything for your z-wave devices um if you want to check out your smart areas this is where you would go ahead and take a look into your partitions and everything you have a system info usage you want you know you need to check certain information on from the system so for your dealer or anything then you go into there you want to go into system settings then you can just tap on that and it'll bring this up it's going to give you some very basic options here you know you have user sounds bypass everything if you need to go ahead and configure a couple of things there then you can but keep in mind you normally are not able to do that deeper level programming as you would with your main keypad and that is how you pair the sp1 keypad to the 2gig gc3e system if you have any ques further questions about the 2gig gc3e or alarm systems in general please reach us at support alarmgrid.com or go to our website alarmgrid.com if you found this video helpful please like and subscribe if you have notifications of future videos please click the bell icon this is jared with alarm grid you have a great day


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