Properly Replacing a Bad Sensor On a 2GIG GC3 or GC3e

Properly Replacing a Bad Sensor On a 2GIG GC3 or GC3e


In this video, Jarrett from Alarm Grid shows you how to properly replace a bad sensor on a 2GIG GC3 or 2GIG GC3e. This process involves clearing the wireless ...


hey diyers jade here from alarm grid uh today we're going to be covering how you would replace a bad sensor in a 2gig gc3e system normally when you go ahead and replace bad sensors on the system the thing that probably pops up in your head is let me go into the programming and i'm just going to replace the serial number for that sensor that is having an issue right when you get that new sensor you get a new serial number with it you just go into the programming and just swap out the serial number with the gc3e it's not as simple as that right if you try to do that then it's a possibility that sensor could have an issue um even further with the system basically like one of the areas that you can have is what's called bypass that device if you go ahead and try to replace that serial number with the new one and you go ahead and save the changes and everything you're going to see that the sensor is or is probably going to say bypassed at device what that means is that the sensor is bypassed and the system is completely ignoring anything that's going on with this sensor um if it faults if the assist if the system is armed and defaults it's not going to see it's just going to completely ignore what's going on with it because it's bypassed now some other abnormal activity could probably happen as well if you go ahead and try to do that with the sensor there's a few things that we have seen so to avoid all of that it's best that you actually go into the programming completely remove that zone that was having the issue save the changes go back in and then reprogram that zone with the new sensor um that's what we'll be covering uh later in this video now it is going to be you know it's a few more steps than just going in and replacing the serial number however if you want to avoid all of those other issues that would waste even more time then you want to go ahead and just get those changes done replace that that zone with the new one and that's it so now if you want to go ahead and um replace the sensor then basically you're just going to go into the main programming of the system and we're going to be using the installer code for this so what you want to do is up at the top right of the screen you normally see a 2gig logo so if you tap on that it's going to bring up this keypad and this is actually going to be taking you directly to the installer programming or the installer toolbox so we're just going to type in 1561 that is the default installer code and now you're just going to go into system configuration and then up at the top left wireless zones now this is going to bring it to your zone list right if you scroll down a little bit you'll see all of your different zones that you have you're going to locate or you're going to look for that zone that's having an issue at the moment in this occasion we have a sensor program to zone 1 right now just a normal 5800 series sensor because the two gig systems can work with honeywell 5800 series sensors so we have it programmed on zone one um as you can see on the left side we you know you can you can spot that but on the right side it shows you all the settings for this device now as you'll see i mean you'll see the serial number right here and you do not want to as i said you do not want to just replace the serial number you want to completely remove the zone so we're gonna tap on the trash can and you're going to reset zone one so once you've done it once you've reset that and basically you know you've confirmed that it's not even saying wireless zone one anymore just tap on return to system configuration hit the back arrow it's going to prompt you to go ahead and confirm your changes so you want to confirm these changes to make sure that the system is registering that you did remove that zone so i'm going to tap on save system disarmed ready to arm and now you're going to re-add that zone so we're going to follow the same exact steps to re-enter the program and to get to the zone programming um this is a little bit tedious but it's the way to ensure that your system is working correctly so go into system configuration wireless zones and here you'll see zone one completely removed there's nothing here for uh serial number sensor type is is completely nothing all of this has been reset so um you're gonna go ahead and tap on that zone that was having the issue and you're going to press edit at the bottom and take you to the setup here so sensor type you want to go ahead and choose the one that you're that you're setting up essentially this is going to be like if you're using a door contact then if you're setting it up for like an entry exit area then entry exit one um if you have like a longer delay period for when you're coming in the home then entry exit two or exit injury two um program and motion detector perimeter sensor you know this is essentially where what you're going to be assigning that sensor to do whenever the alarm system is armed so basically we're just setting up a door contact so we're going to be choosing exit entry one so equipment code this is also extremely important as well because you want this is basically assist you're telling the system what kind of sensor you're programming if you're setting up like like one of the two gig thin door contacts you choose that it's gonna be a recess door contact you choose uh the two gig recess door contact you know smoke detector you wanna choose smoke detector you're assigning this zone to that specific sensor you're telling the system what sensor it is that you're using so for a honeywell door sensor 5800 series we're going to be choosing existing door window contact then we're going to go to zero serial number enter this is where you want to get the center serial number go ahead and you can manually enter that or you can put the system to learn mode and you can have it pick up the sensor automatically when you fault it so if you tap on learn it's currently listening for it so if we fault the magnet from the sensor it's going to pick it up just tap on accept and there you go you have the new serial number programmed so now that you have the serial number programmed you can go ahead and move forward with setting up the rest of the settings here you have smart areas assignment basically if you have any certain partitions you can go ahead and assign this sensor to that partition you have the equipment age sensor loop you want to make sure the sensor loop is set up correctly now i mean the thing is if you are manually programming the sensors then you want to make sure that it's using the right loop but if you go ahead and auto enroll the sensor just like i did then normally it would just program that loop automatically but you always want to make sure it's matching up with the sensor to make sure the sensor is working correctly and then you have the transmission delay voice descriptor uh sensor reports supervised or supervision and then the center chime um you can enable disable these options if you want to just make sure that you're configuring this the way that you like the sensor to work now once everything is configured and corr or correct to your standards then just go ahead and click on return to system configuration and then hit the back arrow and now it's going to bring up this window it's going to go ahead and ask you to save the changes just like earlier at this point once you've confirmed everything is correct just press save system disarmed ready to arm no okay i thought it was going to talk so now once you have the sensor program you just want to test it out make sure it's working correctly in this instance i did just fault the sensor by accident but and it did pull it up but now as you can see it is pulling up on the system it's not exactly giving me a voice description or a voice enunciation because i didn't enable that so if you did want to go ahead and hear the or hear the voice enunciation anytime a center is faulted or like a door sensor then you would go into the programming and enable the um the chime or the central chime you can choose voice only you can have a certain chime go off whenever the door is opened however you want to set it so just first things first you know you just want to fold the sensor make sure it's working correctly second thing is you want to make sure you can bypass the sensor as you can see once you when you fault that sensor it should bring it up right here and you see a bypass option down here another method to go ahead and bypass the sensor is by going into the programming so if you go to system settings at the bottom we're not going to go up here but if you go down here to system settings you can tap on that you can go ahead and just enter your master code the default master code is one one one one now right at the top you'll see bypass sensors go into there you'll see the sensor that we have programmed now if you're trying to you know whichever sensor you program whatever zone it's on you're just going to look for it in that list that pops up and if you can go ahead and bypass it then you're fine once you've gone ahead and done the bypass i mean i mean well two bypass essentially you just tap on bypass and you hit the back arrow but once you've confirmed everything is working and the sensor has been successfully bypassed then you just go ahead and unbypass it and if you do want to go ahead and actually do like a full system test with the sensor like if you want to make sure that the sensor is actually tripping the alarm whenever the system is armed then just make sure that you're notifying the central station first or put the system in test mode so that you make sure you're not causing any issues or causing any alarms to have the police dispatched anything like that so just keep that in mind but once you've made sure everything is correct and the sensor is working fine then you're good to go just go ahead and pop the sensor in place where the bad sensor was and you're all set and that is how you replace a bad sensor on a 2gig gc3e system if you have any further questions about the 2gig gc3e or alarm systems in general please reach us at support over to our website if you found this video helpful please like and subscribe if you want notifications of future videos please click the bell icon this is jared with alarm grid have a great day