Installing the Cell Module in a 2GIG GC2e
- Published on: Friday, July 3, 2020
- In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to install a cellular communicator inside a 2GIG GC2e. Remember that you must always power down the system completely before attempting to add or remove a cellular communicator. The 2GIG GC2e is powered down by opening up the panel, disconnecting its backup battery, and unplugging its power transformer from an AC outlet.
The cellular communicator is what allows a 2GIG GC2e System to communicate with the Alarm.com servers for monitoring service. The GC2e does not have a built-in WIFI card, so cellular connectivity is the only way it can send and receive signals. Alarm Grid recommends installing an LTE communicator for the 2GIG GC2e. Examples of compatible LTE communicators for the 2GIG GC2e include the 2GIG LTEA-A-GC2 AT&T LTE Communicator and the 2GIG LTEV1-A-GC2 Verizon LTE Communicator.
Once you have the cellular communicator installed, you must then activate it for alarm monitoring service. Your monitoring plan will need to include cellular connectivity. Examples of compatible alarm monitoring plans include the Alarm Grid Gold Plan and the Alarm Grid Cell Only Plan. Depending on your monitoring plan, your GC2e will be able to send signals to a central monitoring station and/or your phone or email address. Any signals will pass through the Alarm.com servers first. Without Alarm.com connectivity, monitoring service is impossible for a 2GIG GC2e.
Being able to control your system remotely from Alarm.com is another important feature, as this is how you can operate the system while you are away from your home or business. Alarm.com allows you to arm and disarm your system, check current system status, control programmed Z-Wave devices, view the live feed for Alarm.com Security Cameras, and more. Alarm.com can be accessed from a web browser or remotely using the Alarm.com Mobile App on an Android or iOS device.
- Source: https://youtu.be/__iBjluG3PM