Using the Smart Areas Feature on the 2GIG GC3

Using the Smart Areas Feature on the 2GIG GC3


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hadia wires I'm George from alarm grid today we're gonna be going over how to use the smart areas feature on the 2gig gc3 system so what the smart areas feature is it's a new feature that was introduced with the latest firmware on the gc3 yet if you guys need help on updating the firmware we also have an FAQ on how to do that you're just gonna need a USB and the file to download it onto very easy to upgrade so yeah if you guys are looking to do the smart areas feature you guys need to upgrade gc3 tool it it to the latest firmware update now what the smart areas feature is is if you've ever had a Honeywell system or if you've ever heard of partitioning it's the same thing so smart areas the same thing as partitioning what it allows you to do is control a certain set of zones independently from the rest of the alarm system so for instance if you have an office in your home and you want to arm the office separately from your house you can do so by setting that to a smart area all right now I currently have my gc3 on the latest firmware update so I'm gonna go ahead and get right into it how to show I'm gonna show you guys how to enable it and how you can add zones two different smart areas alright so right now if you look at my main screen the bottom as soon as I enable the smart areas you're gonna see a new button down there that's gonna say smart areas alright sorry let me back out that didn't mean to press that now first thing we need to do to enable that is going to the system programming so you're going to need to know your installer code mine is defaulted at one five six one so years may be different or it may have been changed by the monitoring company so to get to programming I'm gonna hit the 2gig icon in the top right and turn my default installer code one five six one I'm gonna go to system configuration then I'm gonna go to panel programming and as soon as you're there you need to go to question 69 that's the one that's gonna allow you to enable or disable the smart areas feature so I'm gonna hit the go to I'm gonna type in 69 go and you'll see right now it says disabled I'm gonna go ahead and enable it then I can go ahead and hit return to system configuration hit the back arrow key one time it's gonna ask you to save the work shows you everything you did in that screen as you see the only thing I change was the smart areas I hit save and now if you see smart areas that little orange button down there it's gonna ask you for a code you can enter in your master code or your installer code I'll enter in my master code which is one one one one years obviously again may be different if your your company has changed it now you'll see here smart space smart space two three and four are currently disabled why because I have not learned any sensors into it I'm gonna show you guys what it's gonna look like once I do add sensors to it so right now you see disabled disabled disabled and the normal system let's say partition one it says not ready to arm because my sensors are currently faulted which means they're open so you can choose to bypass the sensors at this point but I'm gonna show you guys how to add the zones to two different smart areas now so again we need to go into the programming so you need to go ahead and hit the top right to gigai con enter in your installer code 1 5 6 1 whoops sorry 1 5 6 1 I'm gonna go to system configuration and then this time I'm going to wireless zones I have 3 zones learned in currently I'm gonna go ahead I have one as my office so I'm gonna switch I'm gonna hit on the office one I'm gonna hit edit zone I'm gonna go down to the smart area assignments this is where you assign zones to a separate smart area I'm gonna assign let's say I want my office to be a smart area number two I'm gonna then go back to zones I'm gonna hit the third one and I'll switch this smart area to 3 all right I'm gonna hit return to system configuration hit the back arrow key one time it's gonna let me know that I switched my zone 2 to a smart area 2 and my zone 3 to smart area 3 I'm gonna hit save and now when I hit smart areas you're gonna see smart area two and three are gonna be able to be armed and disarmed so I'm gonna hit one one one one and now you see the only one disabled is four cuz I don't have a zone applied to that smart area but smart area too or sorry smart space too smart space three and the regular system are both showing not ready to arm again cuz the zones are faulted if you click the little chat icon or the little message icon it'll actually let you know what's going on with it right now you can choose to bypass the sensors directly from this screen you can bypass all let's return to the home screen there and again this is just different ways that you can um set out smart areas and everything in your houses or smart spaces aka partitions as well now I'm gonna show you guys what it looks like on the app so in order for it to show up on the app it needs to be enabled on the system first so if you guys are being monitored and you have the alarm.com application I'm now going to show you what it looks like on the app alright so once you guys have your smartphone or your tablet or even the website pulled up the first thing you want to do is go ahead and go to the website or to the app if you're using a smart device I'm gonna go open up my alarm calm you're gonna enter in your username and your password so give me just one second while I enter in my credentials here and by the way if you just recently for instance just right now since I just updated my my panel to enable the the smart the smart space or smart areas feature it's very important that if you enable it on the panel give it about I would say up to a minute minute and a half maybe for it to actually send up that feature up to the app if you're logged in to the app try to log out stay logged out for about a minute and a half I just experienced this myself where it wasn't pulling into the app he needed to be updated from the panel itself up to the alarm.com servers so it does take a little second for it to adjust on your absolute if you don't see it right away give it a few minutes log out and then log back in you should see the now now that I have my Apple up you're gonna see exactly what I see you're gonna see security system it's gonna show you the partitions which you can actually scroll through on the main page or if you look at the navigation bar it's a left-hand side you can hit the little shield icon and it's gonna show you both of the partitions right now they're showing us unknown because I haven't given them a name or anything you can always name them yourself if you'd like to but as you skirt as you see on that on that on this security system page where it shows you the state of each partition if you just scroll down it's actually going to show you that partition two and three the sensors are open that's because I don't have the magnets connected to the sensors but you can also armed them still just by patent just by by bypassing them so you can go ahead and check mark it I'm just gonna go ahead and send a disarm command to both partitions so I sent a disarm command to partition two and partition three which on again on the pan was actually referred to as smart areas or smart space but yeah I just wanted to show you guys a quick view of what it looked like on the app you can arm and disarm two partitions individually through the app so that's actually pretty cool not only can you do it through the panel but you also have control of the individual smart areas through the app as well if you guys do have any questions about the smart areas feature on the gc3 feel free to give us a call or even email us our email is support at alarm Creed comm if you found this video helpful make sure you hit the like underneath subscribe to the YouTube channel and enable the notifications so that whenever we upload new content you guys do get notified i'm george from alarm grid I'll see you guys next time


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