2GIG ® GC3 Security & Automation System
Installation & Programming Guide
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CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION
About this Guide
Document Conventions
Technical Support
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System Features and Capabilities
Internal Components
Additional Accessories
Important Information
Create the Installation Plan
Where to Place Wireless Sensors
Where to Place Burglary Protection Sensors
Where to Place Fire Protection Sensors
Where NOT to Install a Smoke Alarm
Recommended Smoke Alarm Placement
Installation Steps
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Install the GC3 Cellular Radio Module
Mount the GC3 Panel's Backplate
Connect an External Alarm Sounder
Connect the Hardwire Loops
Connect the Power Wires
Connect the Backup Battery
Hang the GC3 Panel
Install the Retaining Wall Bracket and Connect the AC Power Supply
Update the GC3 Panel Firmware
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Navigate to the Installer Toolbox
Navigate to the System Configuration Menu
Program a Wireless Zone
Program a Wired Zone
Program a Keyfob
Program a Keypad
Reset a Zone, Keyfob, or Keypad to the Factory Default Settings
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Q1: Enter installer code (4 digits)
Q2: Lock installer programming
Q3: Lock default programming
Q4: Exit delay, in seconds (45-120)
Q5: Entry delay 1, in seconds (30-240)
Q6: Entry delay 2, in seconds (30-240)
Q7: Remote services provider
Q8: 2-way voice
Q9: Disable siren after two-way audio
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Q10: Police emergency key
Q11: Fire emergency key
Q12: Emergency key
Q13: Quick arming
Q14: Auto stay
Q15: Exit delay restart
Q16: Allow quick exit
Q17: Quick bypass
Q18: Alert on disarm with keyfob after alarm
Q19: Keyfob arm/disarm confirmation
Q20: Keyfob/remote arming mode on system not ready
Q21: Z-Wave feature
Q22: Smart Home Controls require master code
Q23: Master user can access Z-Wave setup
Q24: Temperature display units
Q25: Swinger shutdown count (1-6)
Q26: Cross sensor zones 99-100
Q27: Cross sensor timeout, in seconds (10-120)
Q28: Siren supervision time
Q29: CS lack of usage notification time, in days (0-255)
Q30: Radio modem network failure time, in minutes (0-255)
Q31: Radio network failure causes trouble
Q32: Radio network failure reports
Q36: Periodic test, in days (0-255)
Q37: Alarm cancel time, in minutes (5-255)
Q38: Alarm cancel display
Q39: Alarm abort window transmission delay
Q40: Burglary bell cutoff time
Q41: Fire bell cutoff time
Q42: Trouble doesn't sound at night
Q43: Z-Wave siren mode
Q44: Open collector #1 output
Q45: Open collector #2 output
Q46: Time to detect AC loss, in minutes
Q47: Random AC loss report time
Q48: Programming mode entry reports to CS
Q49: Trouble reports to CS
Q50: Trouble restore reports to CS
Q51: Manual bypass reports to CS
Q52: Bypass restore reports to CS
Q53: AC loss reports to CS
Q54: AC restore reports to CS
Q55: System low battery reports to CS
Q56: System low battery restore reports to CS
Q57: RF low battery reports to CS
Q58: Sensor low battery restore reports to CS
Q59: System disarmed reports to CS
Q60: System armed reports to CS
Q61: Alarm restore reports to CS
Q62: Smart test reports
Q63: RF jam causes trouble
Q64: System tamper causes trouble
Q65: Auto unbypass for manual bypass
Q66: Force bypass reports
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Q67: Event log
Q68: Allow backlight always on (demo mode)
Restore the Factory Default Settings
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6 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION REFERENCE
Sensor Programming Reference
Panel Programming Reference
Features to Limit False Alarms
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7 SMART HOME SETTINGS MENU
About the Smart Home Settings Menu
Navigate to the Smart Home Settings Menu
Add a New Device
Remove a Device
Check the Network
Rediscover the Network
View All Devices
Associating Z-Wave Devices
Reset the Controller
Learn Controller
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Disable the Piezo Sounder
Perform a Walk Test
Verify the Radio Status
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GLOSSARY
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INDEX
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1 INTRODUCTION
Before you get started, review the following information:
About this Guide
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Document Conventions
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About this Guide
Touchscreen Navigation
This guide is designed for distributors, alarm dealers, and professional
installers of the GC3 Security & Automation System. It provides general
system information, safety precautions, and step-by-step instructions for
installing and setting up the system. It is intended for use only by
professional installers who are employed by or under contract with an
authorized 2GIG alarm dealer.
This table describes the action words used to inform users of methods for
touchscreen navigation.
For a list of 2GIG alarm dealers and distributors in your area, visit:
www.nortekcontrol.com or www.2gig.com.
Document Conventions
This section describes the document conventions used in this guide.
Table 1-1 Touchscreen Navigation
Glyph…
Action
Word…
Glyph…
Action Word…
Tap (or
single tap)
Swipe left
Touch and
hold
Swipe right
Swipe
down
Swipe up
Safety Precautions and Notations
It is imperative that you observe all of the safety precautions documented
in this guide. For your safety and the safety of others, the table below
details how this guide calls special attention to information intended to
safeguard life, health, and property.
Typographic Conventions
DANGER!!! This notation is used to indicate hazardous
situations which, if not avoided, will result in serious injury or
death.
WARNING!! This notation is used to indicate potentially
hazardous situations which, if not avoided, could result in
serious injury or death.
CAUTION! This notation is used to indicate a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in
minor or moderate injury.
IMPORTANT: This notation is used to indicate a situation
which, if not avoided, could result in property damage,
equipment damage, or data loss.
NOTE: This notation is used to call attention to notable
information that should be followed when installing, servicing,
or using this product.
TIP: This notation is used to call attention to helpful hints
related to using the product.
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The following typographic conventions are used to call attention to specific
words and phrases:
Bold Highlights key information in list bullets and draws attention
to words, phrases, and text encountered on the touchscreen's
user interface. For example, "open the System Settings menu"
or "swipe up and then tap the System Info button."
Monospace Denotes words, phrases, and text that must be
manually entered by a user through the touchscreen's keypad.
For example, enter the user code 1234 to access the System
Settings menu.
Italics Denotes the names of variable information and optional
settings that can be selected or entered using the touchscreen. It
is also used to refer readers to other Nortek Security & Control or
2GIG product documents that you can read for more information.
Dagger (†) Indicates that a specific setting or value is a factory
default setting or value. The setting or value on your particular
system may be different.
Double Dagger (‡) For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-012010: Control Panel Standard - Features for False Alarm
Reduction, indicates the setting or value is required in the United
States, Canada, and other countries that observe the ANSI/SIA
CP-01-2010 standard.
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Technical Support
Should you require support services for this system, contact 2GIG
Technical Support at Nortek Security & Control.
For support in the USA and Canada, contact 2GIG Technical Support at
Nortek Security & Control:
Telephone: 855-2GIG-TECH
Email: 2gigtechsupport@nortek.com
Dealer Site: dealer.2gig.com
Websites: www.nortekcontrol.com and www.2gig.com
For support outside of the USA or Canada, contact your regional 2GIG
distributor. For a list of distributors in your region, visit the websites above.
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This chapter includes the following information:
System Features and Capabilities
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Internal Components
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Additional Accessories
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Important Information
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Create the Installation Plan
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Where to Place Wireless Sensors
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Where to Place Burglary Protection Sensors
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Where to Place Fire Protection Sensors
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Where NOT to Install a Smoke Alarm
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Recommended Smoke Alarm Placement
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Installation Steps
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System Features and Capabilities
If you're familiar with other 2GIG Control Panels, you'll notice the new GC3
Panel from Nortek Security & Control offers the very best components of
the GC2 Panel and has been transformed by a major visual upgrade—
offering a larger touchscreen and an intuitive user interface featuring
convenient, gesture-based navigation.
Figure 1 GC3 Control Panel—Front View
Features
The system includes:
Touchscreen Display: A large, full-color, 7-in (17.8 cm)
diagonal touchscreen with an intuitive, gesture-based user
interface.
Piezo Sounder and Internal Speaker: An 85 dB Piezo
Sounder sounds external alarms. An internal speaker to delivers
voice annunciations, chimes, other system notifications.
CAUTION! Long or repeated exposure to sounds
at or above 85 dB can lead to Noise-Induced
Hearing Loss (NIHL).
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the system's firmware. See "Update the GC3 Panel Firmware"
on page 33.
Capabilities
The system includes these capabilities:
Security Codes: The system supports a maximum of 100
unique, programmable, security codes for accessing system
functions. You are provided with one (1) Master User Code, one
(1) Duress Code, and one (1) Installer Code (reserved for use by
2GIG alarm dealers and installers), and the ability to create 98
additional user codes for accessing the system.
Z-Wave® and Z-Wave Plus™ Compatibility: Installers (and
end users, if configured on the system) can add up to 232 smart
home devices to communicate with the GC3 Panel using the ZWave and Z-Wave Plus wireless communication protocol. The
GC3 Panel can be included and operated in any Z-Wave network
with other Z-Wave certified devices from other manufacturers
and/or other applications. All non-battery operated nodes within
the network will act as repeaters regardless of vendor to increase
reliability of the network. This device is a security enabled Z-Wave
Plus product that is able to use encrypted Z-Wave Plus messages
to communicate to other security enabled Z-Wave Plus products.
2-Way Voice: (Optional) Operators at the Central Station can
communicate directly with end users through the GC3 Panel .
Operators can also silently listen-in after receiving a user duress
report.
Date, Time, and Weather Forecasts1: Users can view the
current date, time, and weather forecast in an easy-to-read
format.
System Vocabulary/Voice Descriptors: A list of vocabulary
words integrates with the on-screen user interface and audio
announcements. This lets installers customize the sensor names
that display on the GC3 Panel , as well as for the audible system
announcements. For example, when someone opens the front
door, the system can be set up to announce "front door."
Alarm Button/LED Indicator:Tap this button to show Panic,
Fire, and Emergency buttons. For more information, see the
GC3 Security & Automation System Fingertip Guide.
Home Button/LED Indicator: A button to wake the
touchscreen and give users the ability to return to the
touchscreen's Home screen. For more information, see the GC3
Security & Automation System Fingertip Guide.
Removable Faceplate: A removable faceplate concealing a
door lock for the Cellular Radio Module bay.
Microphone and Speaker: A built-in microphone and speaker
provide clear 2-Way Voice communication during alarm events
between users at the GC3 Panel and operators at the Central
Station.
Cellular Radio Module with Internal Antenna: A snap-in
Cellular Radio Module with an internal antenna that fits neatly in
the side panel.
24-Hour Backup Battery: A 24-hour backup battery to support
the GC3 Panel during temporary AC power failures and outages.
USB Port: A convenient USB port at the top of the GC3 Panel
that can be used with a USB thumb drive (not supplied) to update
1Date, Time and Weather Forecasts are supported by most Remote Service Providers in most
regions. Consult your provider to determine if this feature is enabled.
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Internal Components
Callout
Component
Description
This illustration details the GC3 Panel's internal components.
panel's firmware.
B
D
C
* SMOKE+/- not currently enabled.
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F
A
Additional Accessories
The installer typically sets up the system to communicate with a variety of
wired and/or wireless sensors. Some sensors are visible on the wall or
ceiling. For example, Wireless Smoke/Heat/Freeze Alarms and Wireless
Carbon Monoxide Detectors. Others may be hidden in door jambs . For
example, Recessed Door/Window Contacts. Sensors might also be
installed in additional locations. For example, a Glass Break Detector and
a Passive Infrared Motion Detector.
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H
Figure 2 GC3 Panel—Internal Components
NOTE: A variety of Linear- and 2GIG-manufactured sensors
are compatible with the GC3 Security & Automation System.
Sensors manufactured by other companies may also be
compatible with the system. For information, visit
dealer.2gig.com.
Table 2-1 GC3 Panel—Internal Components
Callout
A
Component
Backup Battery
B
Cellular Radio
Module
C
Terminal Block
Description
A backup battery used with the GC3
Panel to extend service during a power
outage.
An on-board digital communicator
transmits alarms and trouble alerts to the
Central Station, and also supports 2-Way
Voice communication.
Two terminal blocks with screw-terminal
positions for connecting the GC3 Panel to
electrical power (PWR+/PWR1),
hardwire loops/wired zones
(ZONE1/ZONE2), solid state output
(BELL+/BELL-), open collector output
(OCL1/OCL2), and terminals for a twowire smoke loop (SMOKE+/SMOKE-)*.
IMPORTANT: To ensure that the system's sensors are
operating properly, it is important for 2GIG alarm dealers and
system owners to ensure sensor batteries and wireless
signals are tested at least once a year.
Depending on the specific installation, systems may also be installed with
one or more of the following 2GIG accessories:
Kits & Keypads
2GIG Control Panel Desktop Kit
2GIG Wireless Keypad
Radios & Antennas
2GIG Cellular Radio Module
2GIG External Attic Mount Antenna
2GIG Thin Door/Window Surface Contact
2GIG Recessed Door/WIndow Contact
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E
Third Hand
Hanging Strap
A durable hanging strap provides
installers with an extra hand when
installing and servicing the GC3 Panel.
Receiver
Board
The main receiver board.
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Piezo Sounder
An internal 85-dB Piezo Sounder.
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GC3 Panel
Siren/Speaker
An internal speaker that sounds loud,
clear alarms, navigation tones, alert
tones, and supports 2-Way Voice
communication.
2GIG Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Detector
2GIG Glass Break Detector
2GIG Smoke/Heat/Freeze Alarm
2GIG Smoke/Heat Detector
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WLAN Card
A Wireless LAN card to support the GC3
system's self-contained Wi-Fi network.
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USB Port
A built-in USB port for updating the
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2GIG Panic Button Remote
2GIG Carbon Monoxide Sensor
2GIG Takeover Module
2GIG Doorbell
Universal Garage Door Receiver
Z-Wave Smart Home Controls
Consult your 2GIG alarm dealer for information about installing a wide
variety of compatible Z-Wave smart home controls including:
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Lights
Magnetic Phillips Head Screwdriver
Locks
Screwdrivers
Thermostats
Staple Gun
Wire Stripper
Important Information
The GC3 Security & Automation System conforms to the Security Industry
Alarm Coalition’s ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010: Control Panel Standard Features for False Alarm Reduction. The system also meets the
residential security system certification criteria for the ETL Listed Mark.
For Residential Settings
When installing the system in a residential setting, be aware of the
following:
Fire warning systems must be installed in accordance
with national codes: In the United States, fire warning systems
must be installed in accordance with ANSI/NFPA 72: National
Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and ANSI/NFPA 70: National
Electric Code. Before installing this system, always ensure that
you are in compliance with any national, regional, and local laws,
rules, and/or guidelines.
A permit may be required for this alarm system: Some
cities and municipalities may require an alarm system permit.
Before installing this system, always ensure that you are in
compliance with any national, regional, and local laws, rules,
and/or guidelines.
This system is intended for use with approved-model
smoke alarms only: For use as a smoke alarm system, there
must be at least one (1) approved 2GIG-branded smoke alarm
programmed into the GC3 Panel. See dealer.2gig.com.
Failure to follow ETL requirements voids this system’s
ETL Listed Mark: Failure to install the GC3 Panel and
accessories in accordance with the ETL requirements
documented in this manual voids its ETL Listed Mark.
Where to Mount the GC3 Panel
When choosing a location for mounting the GC3 Panel, work with the end
user to determine the best location. See also "Create the Installation Plan"
above. For best results, keep the following items in mind:
Always choose an indoor location that is protected from
temperature extremes.
Always choose a location that is above ground and centrally
located.
Always choose a location where you can connect the GC3 Panel
to an unswitched outlet. Do NOT connect the GC3 Panel to a
switch-controlled outlet.
Always choose a location above ground level. Do NOT install the
GC3 Panel below ground level, as this can impair wireless range.
Avoid choosing a location that can be easily viewed from doors or
windows.
Avoid choosing a location that is within reach of small children.
Avoid choosing a location in direct sunlight.
NOTE: If mounting the GC3 Panel on a wall is not an option,
the 2GIG Desktop Kit can be purchased for use with the GC3
Security & Automation System. This is an accessory that lets
one mount the GC3 Panel on a stand that can be placed on a
flat surface, such as desk or counter. Use of this option may
affect compliance with state or regional codes.
Operating Temperature
The recommended storage temperature for the GC3 Panel is -10°C to
60°C (14°F to 140°F). For optimal use, operation temperature is 0°C to
49°C (32°F to 120°F). No altitude range limitations have been reported
while transporting the GC3 Panel.
Create the Installation Plan
Before installing the system, the first step is to create an installation plan for
the premises. Next, determine the mounting location for all system
components, including the GC3 Panel and all sensors. If the system
includes wired sensors, you will need to connect the wiring to the GC3
Panel's terminal block.
Recommended Tools and Equipment
To install the system, these tools and equipment are recommended:
2-Conductor Power Wire (if connecting the GC3 Panel's power
supply to the system's terminal block)
Drywall Saw (or Equivalent)
Ladder
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Where to Place Wireless Sensors
When placing the system's wireless sensors, it is important to remember that they communicate with the GC3 Panel over radio frequency (RF). This subjects
the system to radio interference, which can be caused by a variety of sources, such as other RF devices, construction materials, or even when placing sensors
in close proximity to other appliances, electronic devices, or electrical wiring.
CAUTION! While the GC3 Panel includes a sensitive receiver that typically allows for placement of wireless sensors in nearly all locations, it is
important to always install sensors in areas that provide the best possible signal strength.
To ensure the system and sensors are placed appropriately, review the following illustration.
Control Panel Location Relative to Sensors
INCORRECT
Sensors at the other end of the
house might be too far away
CORRECT
Centrally Locate
Control Panel
Control Panel Location Height
CONTROL
PANEL
CONTROL
Basement PANEL
Basement
CORRECT
Mount Control Panel as HIGH
above earth level as practical
INCORRECT
Locating Control Panel below
earth level impairs range
Sensor Signal Loss Through Materials
90% - 100%
Of Full Power
65% - 95%
Of Full Power
10% - 70%
Of Full Power
Wallboard and
Wood Studs
Light Concrete
Or Brick
Concrete with Steel
Reinforcement or Metal
Lath and Plaster
Location of Sensors
SENSOR
DOOR
Minimum
3 ft
Concrete
slab
floor
Less
than
3 ft
above
slab
DOOR
Concrete
slab
floor
SENSOR
CORRECT
Large
metal
appliance
(refrig.)
Wall
SENSOR
CORRECT
INCORRECT
Figure 3 GC3 Panel and Wireless Sensor Placement
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Where to Place Burglary Protection Sensors
The following diagram shows a typical residential installation and the various types of wireless sensors and their function.
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FRONT AND SIDE DOOR SENSORS
(WITH ENTRY/EXIT DELAY)
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PIR
GB
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ENTRY
LIVING
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KITCHEN
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BED
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BATH
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BED
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DW - DOOR/WINDOW SENSOR
PIR - MOTION DETECTOR
GB - GLASS BREAK SENSOR
PAD - WIRELESS KEYPAD
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GB
PIR
GARAGE
DW
DW
PAD
MAIN AND SIDE GARAGE DOOR SENSORS
(WITH ENTRY/EXIT DELAY)
DW
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Where to Place Fire Protection Sensors
IN THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND OTHER COUNTRIES REQUIRED TO MEET THIS STANDARD: THIS EQUIPMENT MUST BE
INSTALLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 2 of ANSI/NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (National Fire Protection
Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269).
IMPORTANT: This system ships with an approved 24-hour backup battery installed and is compliant with UL 985: Household Fire Warning
System Units.
IMPORTANT: Specific requirements for Heat and Smoke Alarms vary from state to state and from region to region. A professional installer must
always verify current requirements for your area with the local Fire Department.
NOTE: Instructions describing the proper installation, operation, testing, maintenance, evacuation planning, and repair service are provided in
the printed Installation Instructions included with all 2GIG Wireless Smoke/Heat/Freeze Alarms and Wireless Carbon Monoxide Detectors.
Where NOT to Install a Smoke Alarm
Do NOT install a smoke alarm in a location where the normal ambient temperature is below 40°F (4.4°C) or higher than 100°F (37.8°C).
Do NOT install a smoke alarm directly above a sink, shower, or bathtub.
Do NOT mount a smoke alarm next to a door or window affected by drafts. For example, do NOT install near an extractor fan or air vent.
Do NOT mount a smoke alarm outside. The alarm is designed for indoor use only.
Do NOT mount a smoke alarm in or below a cupboard.
Do NOT mount a smoke alarm in a location where air flow is obstructed by curtains, furniture, or other items.
Do NOT mount a smoke alarm where dirt, dust, or grease can collect and block the sensor.
Do NOT mount a smoke alarm where it can be knocked, damaged, or inadvertently removed.
Do NOT place any smoke alarm within 5 ft (1.5 m) of a kitchen appliance, furnace, water heater, or other source of combustion to minimize the risks of
setting off a nuisance alarm.
Recommended Smoke Alarm Placement
Early warning fire detection is best achieved when fire detection equipment is installed in all rooms and areas of the premises. Equipment should be installed as
follows:
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A smoke alarm should be located between the sleeping
area and the rest of the family living unit.
DINING
KITCHEN
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
SMOKE
ALARM
Indicates a required smoke alarm
Indicates an optional smoke alarm
if door is not provided between
living and recreation rooms
LIVING
ROOM
LIVING
ROOM
BEDROOM
HALL
DINING
KITCHEN
BEDROOM
DINING
ROOM
A smoke alarm should be
located on each story.
In family living units with more than one (1) sleeping
area, a smoke alarm should be provided to protect
each sleeping area.
TV
ROOM
Indicates additional smoke alarms
required for new construction
BASEMENT
C
B
BED
ROOM
BED
ROOM
BED
ROOM
HALL
BED
ROOM
LIVING
ROOM
RECREATION ROOM
SMOKE
ALARMS
LIVING
ROOM
BEDROOM
BASEMENT
D
In split-level configurations, smoke
alarms are optional where a door is
not provided between a living and
recreation room.
BEDROOM
IMPORTANT: Regulations pertaining to smoke alarm installations vary. For more information, contact your local fire
department or local authority having jurisdiction.
Figure 5 Recommended Smoke Alarm Placement
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Installation Steps
When installing the GC3 Security & Automation System, use the steps
below as a general guideline. Before you begin, make sure that you have
created the Installation Plan. See "Create the Installation Plan" on page
14.
I. Unpack the System: Unpack the system and ensure you have
all of the required tools and components.
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X. Program the Sensors & Peripherals: Program the system's
wireless and wired zones, as well as any keyfobs or keypads. See
"Programming Sensors & Peripherals" on page 35.
XI. Complete the Panel Programming Steps: Program settings
for the GC3 Panel and the rest of the system. See "Panel
Programming" on page 53.
II. Install the Cellular Radio Module: Ensure the Cellular Radio
Module is properly installed. Verify cell coverage with the
proposed panel location in the home. See "Install the GC3
Cellular Radio Module" on page 22.
III. Mount the GC3 Panel's Backplate: If you will be mounting the
GC3 Panel on the wall, identify the best location for the GC3
Panel near an unswitched power outlet. Then use the GC3
Panel's backplate to mark the wiring cutout locations and mount
the backplate to the wall. See "Mount the GC3 Panel's Backplate"
on page 24.
NOTE: If mounting the GC3 Panel on a wall is not
an option, the 2GIG Desktop Kit can be purchased
for use with the GC3 Security & Automation System.
This is an accessory that lets one mount the GC3
Panel on a stand that can be placed on a flat
surface, such as desk or counter. Use of this option
may affect compliance with state or regional codes.
IV. Connect an External Alarm Sounder: If the property will be
protected by an external alarm sounder, install the alarm sounder
following the instructions provided with the sounder. Once
installed, route the sounder's wiring to the appropriate screw
terminals on the GC3 Panel's terminal block. See "Connect an
External Alarm Sounder" on page 26.
V. Connect the Hardwire Loops: If the property will be protected
by any wired sensors, route the hardwire loop wiring to the
appropriate screw terminals on the GC3 Panel's terminal block.
See "Connect the Hardwire Loops" on page 27.
VI. Connect the Power Wires: There are two methods of
connecting power to the GC3 Panel. Connect the power cord
using the barrel connector or connect a 2-conductor power wire
(not supplied) to the appropriate screw terminals on the GC3
Panel's terminal block. See "Connect the Power Wires" on page
28.
VII. Connect the Backup Battery: Before connecting the GC3
Panel to the AC power source, ensure the backup battery is
connected. See "Connect the Backup Battery" on page 31.
VIII. Install the Wall Bracket and AC Power Supply: After
mounting the GC3 Panel on the wall, install the wall bracket and
then plug in the AC Power Supply. See "Install the Retaining Wall
Bracket and Connect the AC Power Supply" on page 32.
IX. Install the Sensors and Peripheral Devices: Follow the
Installation Instructions included with each sensor and peripheral
that you plan to install.
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This chapter includes the following information:
Install the GC3 Cellular Radio Module
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Mount the GC3 Panel's Backplate
24
Connect an External Alarm Sounder
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Connect the Hardwire Loops
27
Connect the Power Wires
28
Connect the Backup Battery
31
Hang the GC3 Panel
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Install the Retaining Wall Bracket and Connect the AC Power Supply
32
Update the GC3 Panel Firmware
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Install the GC3 Cellular Radio Module
System Powered ON
The 2GIG GC3 Cellular Radio Module is a snap-in unit providing the GC3
Security & Automation System with communication to the Central Station
for alarm signaling and delivering (Over-the-Air) OTA firmware updates to
the GC3 Panel. It also provides connectivity to the Remote Service
Provider and 2-way voice communication. The module also includes a
built-in antenna to provide a consistently strong communication signal.
To replace the Cellular Radio Module into a system that is powered ON:
1. From the Home screen, tap System Settings.
2. From the System Settings menu, tap Cell Radio Swap.
The figure below shows you the top view and bottom view of the GC3
Cellular Radio Module.
Top
Bottom
Figure 1 GC3 Cellular Radio Module—Top & Bottom View
Install/Replace the Cellular Radio Module
System Completely Powered OFF
3. Tap Begin.
4. If the Cellular Radio Module bay is locked, remove the faceplate
and then move the door-lock screw to the UNLOCK position. See
"(Optional) Lock/Unlock the Cellular Radio Module Door" on the
facing page.
5. Remove the hinged door from the GC3 Control Panel.
To install/replace the Cellular Radio Module into a system that is
completely powered OFF:
1. Remove the hinged door from the GC3 Control Panel.
Figure 2 Cellular Radio Module—Hinged Door
Figure 3 Cellular Radio Module—Hinged Door
NOTE: If you are not able to remove the door,
remove the door-lock screw for the Cellular Radio
Module bay. See "(Optional) Lock/Unlock the
Cellular Radio Module Door" on the facing page.
NOTE: If you are not able to remove the door,
remove the door-lock screw for the Cellular Radio
Module bay. See "(Optional) Lock/Unlock the
Cellular Radio Module Door" on the facing page.
2. If you are replacing a module, pull the tab to remove the Cellular
Radio Module. Otherwise, skip this step and continue with step 3.
6. If you are replacing a module, pull the tab to remove the Cellular
Radio Module. Otherwise, skip this step and continue with step 5.
3. Insert the GC3 Cellular Radio Module until it clicks into place.
7. Insert the GC3 Cellular Radio Module until it clicks into place.
4. Replace the hinged door.
8. (Optional) Install the lock on the Cellular Radio Module bay door.
See "(Optional) Lock/Unlock the Cellular Radio Module Door" on
the facing page.
5. (Optional) Install the lock on the Cellular Radio Module bay door.
See "(Optional) Lock/Unlock the Cellular Radio Module Door" on
the facing page.
6. Power up the system and wait 30 to 40 seconds for the Control
Panel to recognize the Cell Radio Module.
7. After installing the Cellular Radio Module, go to the Installer
Toolbox > System Configuration > Radio Test. Then tap
Start Radio Test. When the test reads "Success," tap Done.
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9. Replace the hinged door.
10. Tap Done.
(Optional) Install the External Radio Module Antenna
To install the optional External Radio Module Antenna, follow these steps:
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1. Disconnect the AC power supply from the power source.
2. Remove the Control Panel from the backplate and secure the
panel with the Third Hand Hanging Strap
3. Disconnect the battery from the Control Panel.
4. If the Cellular Radio Module is already installed, remove the
hinged door from the GC3 Control Panel and pull the tab to
remove the Cellular Radio Module. Otherwise, skip this step and
continue with step 5.
5. Remove the three (3) screws that secure the Cellular Radio
Module cover and remove the cover.
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11. Route the external antenna into the Control Panel and insert the
Cellular Radio Module into the Control Panel until it clicks into
place.
12. Route the antenna cable through the wiring cutout on the GC3
Control Panel's backplate.
13. Connect the battery to the Control Panel.
14. Mount the Control Panel on the backplate.
15. Connect the AC power supply to the power source.
(Optional) Install the External Attic Mount Cellular Radio Module
Antenna
If you will be installing the optional External Attic Mount Cellular Radio
Module Antenna, follow these steps:
1. Mount the antenna plate as high as possible on a wall or in the
attic.
2. Drop the antenna's 10-foot cable down to the GC3 Panel.
Figure 4 Cellular Radio Module—Remove Cover
6. Disconnect the antenna from the Cell Radio Module PCB and
remove the antenna.
7. Connect the external antenna to the Cell Radio Module PCB.
Figure 7 External Attic Mount Cellular Radio Module Antenna
3. Route the antenna cable through the wiring cutout on the GC3
Panel's backplate.
4. Route the antenna cable and attach it to the connector on the
Cellular Radio Module.
(Optional) Lock/Unlock the Cellular Radio Module Door
Figure 5 Cellular Radio Module—Connect External Antenna
8. Route the external antenna cable out through the slot on the
bottom of the module.
The Cellular Radio Module fits into the bay on the side of the GC3 Panel
and features a built-in door lock under the faceplate. The Control Panel
ships with the door-lock screw in the UNLOCK position. To limit the
possibility of someone removing the door, installers have the option of
moving the screw to the LOCK position.
9. Replace the Cellular Radio Module cover and secure with the
three screws.
10. Secure the antenna cable within the channel on the bottom of the
module.
B
A
Figure 6 Cellular Radio Module—Route Antenna Cable
Figure 8 GC3 Cellular Radio Module Door Lock
To lock and unlock the Cellular Radio Module door:
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1. Use your fingertips or carefully insert a screwdriver at the edge of
the faceplate. Then gently pry the faceplate from the chassis.
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1. Position the GC3 Panel at the desired location on the wall.
2. Insert a pencil into the placement feature on the top of the panel
and make a mark in the reference groove.
3. Loosen the locking screw on the bottom of the GC3 Panel. This
allows the backplate to be removed from the rest of the chassis.
4.
NOTE: The locking screw cannot be removed from
the panel. Do not use excessive force to remove the
captive screw from the case.
Figure 9 GC3 Panel—Removeable Faceplate
2. Remove the door-lock screw from the UNLOCK position on the
right.
Figure 12 GC3 Panel Backplate—Nonremovable Locking
Screw
5. Separate the backplate from the GC3 Panel. The backplate hinge
is located on the top of the panel. Remove the bottom of the
backplate first.
Figure 10 GC3 Panel—UNLOCK position
3. Install the screw into the LOCK position on the left. This locks the
hinged door on the GC3 Control Panel.
6. Press the backplate flush against the wall at the mounting
location.
NOTE: The backplate has a built-in level to ensure
the GC3 Panel hangs straight.
Figure 11 GC3 Panel—LOCK position
4. Snap the faceplate back on the GC3 Control Panel.
Mount the GC3 Panel's Backplate
Before mounting the GC3 Panel in its permanent location, use the
guidelines below to choose the placement. Also ensure you have the
recommended tools and equipment. See "Recommended Tools and
Equipment" on page 14.
Choose the Wall Location
Figure 13 GC3 Panel—Built-in Level
To choose a wall location for the GC3 Panel, see "Where to Mount the
GC3 Panel" on page 14.
Mount the Backplate to a Wall
To mount the backplate to a wall:
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7. Use the backplate as a template to mark the location of the wiring
cutout. Then cut a slot in the dry wall for the AC power cord and
other electrical wiring (if needed).
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8. Route the barrel connector for the power supply or 2-conductor
wire (if connecting power to the GC3 Panel's terminal block)
through the wiring cutout.
9. If you are installing any hardwire loops, an external alarm
sounder, an external in-wall antenna, or open collector outputs
that must be connected to the GC3 Panel's terminal block, route
those wires through the cutout.
WARNING!! To avoid serious injury or death while
wiring the terminal block connections, do NOT
connect the GC3 Panel's power supply to a power
source and always ensure that you disconnect the
backup battery before servicing the panel's internal
components.
Figure 15 Optional 2GIG Desktop Kit—Rear View
10. Attach the backplate to the wall using the four (4) wall anchors
and screws (supplied). The center top screw is the wall tamper
and MUST have an anchor to work.
Figure 14 GC3 Panel—Backplate Installation
11.
NOTE: If you are upgrading the control panel from
the previous version, you can reuse the two (2) GC2
mounting screws.
12. Attach the GC3 Panel's third-hand hanging strap to the hook at
the bottom of the backplate.
Optional Desktop Kit
NOTE: If mounting the GC3 Panel on a wall is not an option,
the 2GIG Desktop Kit can be purchased for use with the GC3
Security & Automation System. This is an accessory that lets
one mount the GC3 Panel on a stand that can be placed on a
flat surface, such as desk or counter. Use of this option may
affect compliance with state or regional codes.
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Connect an External Alarm Sounder
The terminal block inside the GC3 Panel includes two (2) solid-state bell
terminals (BELL+/BELL-) for an external alarm sounder. An external
alarm sounder is typically housed outside of a property, in a location that
will attract the most attention, in order to scare unwanted intruders away
with an audible alarm (and sometimes also a strobe light). When choosing
a location for the sounder, ensure it is protected from harsh weather
(either housed indoors or in a weatherproof box). It should also be
mounted in a location where the siren can be easily heard by occupants.
If you are installing a new external sounder: First, install
the external sounder in the desired location. Then route the
wiring to the GC3 Panel's terminal block.
If you are replacing an existing external sounder: First,
install the replacement sounder in the desired location. Then
route the wiring to the GC3 Panel's terminal block.
If an external sounder is already installed: First, disconnect
power to the external sounder. Then route the sounder's existing
wiring to the GC3 Panel's terminal block.
IMPORTANT: The GC3 Panel is designed to connect to
Solid-State Relay sounders only. To avoid damage to the
output, do NOT connect an Electromechanical Relay bell to
the BELL+ or BELL- position on the GC3 Panel's terminal
block. In addition, bell output is only provided when the GC3
Panel's power supply is connected to an AC power source.
To connect an external alarm sounder to the GC3 Panel:
1. Install the sounder in a secure, weatherproof location where it
can be easily heard.
2. Disconnect the sounder from its power source.
Figure 16 Wiring Diagram—Bell Output
TIP: After the installation is complete, navigate to the Panel
Programming menu to configure siren supervision. This lets
the system notify both the user and the Central Station if the
wire between the external alarm sounder and GC3 Panel is
cut. By default, this setting is turned OFF. See "Q28: Siren
supervision time" on page 59.
3. Ensure the GC3 Panel is disconnected from both the AC power
source and the backup battery.
4. Route the wiring from the sounder through the back of the GC3
Panel's wiring cutout.
5. Connect the sounder's wires to the BELL+ and BELL- positions
on the GC3 Panel's terminal block.
6.
NOTE: For sounders with low current consumption,
low current relays, or in the event that the Piezo
Sounder produces a humming sound or noise,
install an 820Ω resistor in parallel with the sounder.
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Connect the Hardwire Loops
The GC3 Panel supports up to two (2) wired zones. Typically, these zones
are used for hardwired Door/Window contact sensors. You first install the
contact sensors and then route the loop wiring to the GC3 Panel. This type
of connection is commonly referred to as hardwire loops.
IMPORTANT: The GC3 Panel's hardwire loops are
designed to support contact sensors such as magnetic reed
switches or pressure pads. They are not designed for
hardwire smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors,
motion detectors, or glass break detectors.
TIP: If you are planning to upgrade the existing wired
security system at the home or business to a wireless system
or if you have a need to retrofit any pre-wired sensors in
newer construction for wireless, you can purchase the 2GIG
Hardwire Conversion Kit ( 2GIG-TAKE-KIT1) .
To install the hardwire loop wiring for the contact sensors:
1. Install the wired contact sensors.
8
COM
7
ZONE2
6
ZONE1
5
Bell–
4
Bell+
3
TX
9
RX
10
COL1
11
COL2
1 12
SMK–
13
SMK+
14
COM
2
PWR–
1
PWR+
Figure 17 Wiring Diagram—Hardwire Loops
TIP: After the installation is complete, you must
program the wired zone into the GC3 Panel. During
programming, you must define the normal state of
the circuit for each wired zone. See "Program
a Wired Zone" on page 43.
2. Route the contact sensor's loop wire(s) through the back of the
GC3 Panel's wiring cutout.
3. Use the diagram below as a guide for connecting the sensor's
loop wires to the GC3 Panel terminal block.
Normally Closed (N/C): Used for Normally Closed
(N/C) circuits. This means the circuit on the contact
switch is closed when the magnets are aligned on the
door/window contact. When armed, the GC3 Panel
activates an alarm signal it detects that the door or
window is no longer in the normally closed state.
Normally Open (N/O): Used for Normally Open (N/O)
circuits. This means the circuit on the contact switch is
open when the magnets are aligned on the door/window
contact. When armed, the GC3 Panel activates an alarm
signal when it detects that the door or window is no
longer in the normally open state.
End-of-Line Resistor (EOLR): Used to supervise the
sensor for open or short circuit conditions with an Endof-Line Resistor (EOLR). If EOLR supervision is
required, you must install a 2.2 kΩ resistor (not supplied).
End of Line Resistors must be installed at the location in
the loop farthest away from the panel. This feature allow
for the use of an EOL resistor for existing zones.
NOTE: For compliance with UL 38: Manual
Signaling Boxes for Fire Alarm Systems,
stranded conductors clamped under wire
binding screws or similar parts shall have
the individual strands soldered together or
shall be equivalently arranged.
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Connect the Power Wires
There are two ways to connect the wires for the power supply to the GC3
Panel:
GND
ZONE 2
TX
ZONE 1
RX
BELL OCOL 1
Terminal Block: Securely fasten a 2-conductor power wire (not
supplied) to the appropriate PWR+/PWR- screw positions on the
GC3 Panel's terminal block.
BELL +
OCOL 2
GND
SMOKE+
PWR SMOKE-
PWR +
Barrel Connector: A plug-in power supply with a barrel
connector can be plugged into the DC power adapter's barrel
jack on the GC3 Panel.
IMPORTANT: When selecting a wall outlet, never connect
the plug-in power supply to a switch-controlled outlet.
Table 3-1 Maximum Wire Gauge and Length
COM
American Wire Gauge
(AWG)
Maximum
Length (feet)
Maximum Length
(meters)
ZONE2
ZONE1
22 AWG
50
TX
RX
16.8
Bell–
COL1
20 AWG
80
25.9
22 AWG 2-pairs (19 AWG
equivalent)
110
33.5
Bell+
COL2
COM
SMK–
PWR–
SMK+
PWR+
18 AWG
125
41.1
Terminal Block
The most common way to connect the AC power supply for the GC3 Panel
is to use the system's terminal block. This requires you securely fasten 2conductor power wire (not supplied) to the appropriate PWR+/PWRscrew terminals.
Figure 18 GC3 Panel—Terminal Block
To connect the power supply to the GC3 Panel:
1. Locate an unswitched wall outlet for the plug-in power supply. Do
NOT connect the power supply to the outlet at this time.
2. Route 2-conductor power wire from the plug-in power supply
through the wiring cutout on the GC3 Panel's backplate. See
"Connect the Power Wires" above.
WARNING!! The proper wiring sequence for the
DC power supply terminal block is always ground to
ground, positive to positive, and negative to
negative. However, grounding the GC3 Panel is
NOT required for proper operations.
3. Insert the positive wire into the PWR+ terminal position. Then
tighten the terminal block's contact screw.
IMPORTANT: Do not over-tighten the terminal
block's contact screws.
4.
NOTE: Terminal 1 only provides power for the GC3
Panel when its power supply is connected to an AC
power source.
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5. Insert the negative wire into the PWR- terminal position. Then
tighten the terminal block's contact screw.
WARNING!! Do NOT plug the power supply into
the outlet at this time. Always complete all system
wiring and then secure the backplate to the GC3
Panel before connecting its power supply to the
outlet.
Control Panel Wiring Diagram
The following diagram shows the Control Panel wiring.
Hardware loops can be
programmed as normally
open or normally closed
Figure 19 GC3 Panel—Terminal Block Power
WARNING!! Do NOT plug the power supply into
the outlet at this time. Always complete all system
wiring and then secure the backplate to the GC3
Panel before connecting its power supply to the
outlet.
Example
hookup
showing
an armed
LED. The
Open Colector
output can be
programmed
to activate
during various
conditions.
1K
Open
Collector
Output
250 mA
@ 16 VDC
Maximum
2.2 K
Normally Closed
Contact
End-of-Line
Resistors
are
optional
on
hardwire
loops
UL NOTE: Wiring for
all wired sensors
and annunciators
must use UL Listed
low voltage Class 2
or better grade wire.
Sensor and display
voltages must comply
with Class 2 low
voltage requirements
2.2 K
Normally
Closed
Contact
LED
Supervised
Bell Output
14 VDC
@ 500 mA
Maximum
Plug-in 14 VDC
1.7 AMP
Switching
Power Supply
Piezo
Siren
Barrel Connector
An alternate method for connecting the AC power supply for the GC3
Panel is to use the optional barrel connector.
OBSERVE POLARITY
when connecting the
Power Supply
To connect the power supply's barrel connector to the GC3 Panel:
1. Locate an unswitched wall outlet for the plug-in power supply. Do
NOT connect the power supply to the outlet at this time.
2. Route the power wire from the plug-in power supply through the
wiring cutout on the GC3 Panel's backplate.
3. Plug the barrel connector into the DC power adapter barrel jack
on the back of the GC3 Panel.
Terminal 1 only
provides power when
the Control Panel’s
power supply is
connected to an
AC power source
CONTROL
PANEL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1 – 14VDC Power Input (+)
2 – 14VDC Power Input (–)
3 – COM
4 – Bell (+)
5 – Bell (–)
6 – ZONE 1
7 – ZONE 2
8
ALL output
voltages are
Class 2
Figure 21 Control Panel Wiring Diagram
Figure 20 GC3 Panel—Barrel Connector to DC Power Jack
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Terminal Blocks Wiring Diagram
The GC3 Panel includes an 8-position terminal block and a 6-position
terminal block. The table below describes each position on the terminal
blocks.
Figure 22 Terminal Block Positions*
Table 3-2 Terminal Block Positions
Position
Label
Output
Voltage
Description
1
PWR+
Class 2
14 VDC Power Input (+). Only
provides power when the GC3
Panel's power supply is
connected to an AC power
source.
2
PWR-
Class 2
14 VDC Power Input (-)
3
GND
Class 2
Ground (Low Side Hardwire
Zone)
4
BELL+
Class 2
Bell +
5
BELL-
Class 2
Bell-
6
ZONE1
Class 2
Hardwire Loop Zone 1
7
ZONE2
Class 2
Hardwire Loop Zone 2
8
GND
Class 2
Ground (Lowside Hardwire
Zone)
9*
TX
Class 2
Transmit (RS232 TX)
10*
RX
Class 2
Receive (RS232 RX)
11
OCL1
Class 2
Open Collector Output 1
12
OCL2
Class 2
Open Collector Output 2
13**
SMOKE+
Class 2
2-Wire Smoke Loop (+)
14**
SMOKE–
Class 2
2-Wire Smoke Loop (-)
* RS232– not currently enabled.
** SMOKE+/SMOKE– not currently enabled.
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Connect the Backup Battery
After connecting or wiring the DC power supply on the panel, use these
steps to connect the backup battery.
To connect the backup battery:
1. Ensure the backup battery is properly seated in the GC3 chassis.
The battery's label should be facing up and the battery's
connector wire should be on the left with the wire running in the
empty space between the battery compartment and Cellular
Radio Module's compartment.
2. Insert the wired battery pin into the PCB battery connector. The
connector is located directly behind the DC power adapter barrel
jack .
Figure 24 GC3 Panel—Piezo Sounder Connector
3. Ensure the connector to the internal siren/speaker is secure.
Figure 23 GC3 Panel—Backup Battery Connector
IMPORTANT: The GC3 Panel will not recognize
the backup battery connection until you plug the AC
power supply into the wall outlet.
WARNING!! Do NOT plug the power supply into
the outlet at this time. Always complete all system
wiring and then secure the backplate to the GC3
Panel before connecting its power supply to the
outlet.
Hang the GC3 Panel
To hang the GC3 Panel on the mounting plate:
1. Ensure all installed wiring is securely fastened.
Figure 25 GC3 Panel—Interal Siren/Speaker Connector
4. Place the backplate over the lower lip on the back of the chassis
and flip the GC3 Panel upwards.
5. Push the GC3 Panel over the mounting bracket until it clicks into
place.
Continue with the next step, "Install the Retaining Wall Bracket and
Connect the AC Power Supply" on the next page.
2. Ensure the connector to the Piezo Sounder is secure.
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Install the Retaining Wall Bracket and Connect the AC
Power Supply
After you have completed all of the required system wiring and connected
the battery backup, install the wall bracket and connect the AC power
supply to the wall receptacle.
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Figure 27 Retaining Wall Brackect—Decora-Style Duplex
Receptacle
5. Thread zip ties through the slots on the power supply and fasten
them securely.
NOTE: When power is initially applied to the panel it should
not be face down. In addition, do not touch the panel buttons
until after the panel is powered up.
NOTE: For compliance with ANSI/NFPA 70: National
Electric Code in the United States, you must install the power
supply retaining bracket. Use of the power supply retaining
bracket is not required in Canada.
To install the wall bracket and connect the AC power supply:
1. Locate an unswitched wall outlet for the plug-in power supply. Do
NOT connect the power supply to the receptacle.
2. Peel the adhesive backing off the power supply's retaining wall
bracket and attach it to the receptacle.
Figure 28 Wall Bracket Zip Tie—Standard-Style Duplex
Receptacle
3. Secure the bracket to the wall using the fastening screw.
4. Spread the ears of the retaining bracket apart. Then plug the
power supply into the outlet.
Figure 26 Retaining Wall Bracket—Standard-Style Duplex
Receptacle
Figure 29 Wall Bracket Zip Tie—Decora-Style Duplex
Receptacle
With the installation complete, you can begin programming sensors and
peripherals for use with the GC3 Panel. See "Programming Sensors
& Peripherals" on page 35.
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Update the GC3 Panel Firmware
5. Tap Update.
As 2GIG releases firmware updates for the GC3 Panel, download the
update to a USB thumb drive and then connect it to the USB port on the
GC3 Panel.
To update the firmware:
1. Download the latest firmware update from dealer.2gig.com.
2. Copy the firmware update to a USB thumb drive (not supplied).
NOTE: The USB thumb drive must be FAT/FAT 32
formatted. The system will not read an NTFS
formatted thumb drive.
Figure 32 Firmware Update Available from USB Device
3. Remove the USB protector from the USB port on the top of the
GC3 Panel.
NOTE: The Firmware Update Available from
USB Device message appears for approximately
10 seconds. If you are not able to tap the Update
button in the message in that time, you can
alternately tap the System Settings button or the
Firmware Update button in the system icons
area. Then enter the Master User Code, and then
tap Firmware Update to start the update process.
The GC3 Panel turns BLACK and in a few moments, the
Updating Firmware message appears.
IMPORTANT: During the update process, do
NOT disconnect the GC3 Panel from its power
source and do NOT remove the USB thumb drive
until the update is complete.
Figure 30 GC3 Panel-—USB Protector
4. Insert a thumb drive storing the desired firmware version into the
USB port at the top of the GC3 Panel.
When complete, the system restarts automatically and a new
message appears in the system's Inbox to notify users that the
firmware update was successful.
6. On the Home screen, tap the Inbox system icon. Then tap
Messages.
Figure 33 Inbox Messages
Figure 31 GC3 Panel—USB Port
The Firmware Update icon appears in the Status Icons area
and the Firmware Update Available from USB Device
message appears.
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7. On the Messages screen, tap the GoControl Firmware
Update message.
Figure 34 Messages
8. Review the message as needed. Then tap Delete, Mark as
Read, or Mark as Unread as desired.
Figure 35 New Message
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Program a Wired Zone
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Navigate to the Installer Toolbox
When installing sensors and peripherals for use with system, refer to the Installation Instructions included with each product. Once you know where you will
install the sensors, you can program them for use with the GC3 Panel. To do this, use the Installer Toolbox menu.
The Installer Toolbox is the primary menu used by 2GIG alarm dealers and professional installers. It provides these users with access to system and
peripheral programming functions for the GC3 Security & Automation System. There are two (2) ways to navigate to the Installer Toolbox menu. Use the
system logo in the top-right corner of the Home screen (or a menu) or access it from the System Settings menu.
NOTE: To use this feature, you must enter the Installer Code. The factory default setting is 1561.
To navigate to the Installer Toolbox:
At the Home screen or one of the menus, tap the logo in the top-right corner. Then enter your code to access the Installer Toolbox.
OR
At the Home screen, tap System Settings. Then enter your code and tap Installer Toolbox.
Figure 1 Navigate to the Installer Toolbox Menu
The Installer Toolbox menu is shown below.
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Figure 2 Installer Toolbox Menu
Navigate to the System Configuration Menu
The System Configuration menu provides installers with access to programming features for wireless zones, wired zones, keyfobs, and keypads. It also
provides installers with access to panel programming options.
To navigate to the System Configuration menu:
1. Navigate to the Installer Toolbox. See "Navigate to the Installer Toolbox" on the previous page
2. At the Installer Toolbox menu, tap System Configuration.
Figure 3 Navigate to the System Configuration Menu
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Program a Wireless Zone
The GC3 Panel lets you program a maximum of 100 wireless zones. To
begin zone programming, navigate to the Installer Toolbox. See
"Navigate to the Installer Toolbox" on page 36.Then tap System
Configuration > Wireless Zones.
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For example, if you are programming a Thin Door/Window
Contact for a Front Door, you might select 01-Exit/Entry as the
sensor type.
Figure 6 Wireless Zone <###> Screen—Sensor Type
TIP: You can alternatively use the touchscreen
keypad to enter the two-digit code to select the
Sensor Type.
Figure 4 Wireless Zones Menu
This reveals the Wireless Zones screen shown below.
4. Tap ▼.
Step 1: Select a Wireless Zone
First, select the wireless zone to edit.
1. On the left side of the Wireless Zones screen, swipe up and
down to move through the list of zones.
2. Tap one of the available zones to highlight it.
NOTE: A zone is available for programming when it
appears in gray text. A zone that has already been
programmed appears in black text.
3. Tap Edit Zone.
Step 3: Select the Sensor Equipment Type
NOTE: If you selected 04-Interior Follower, 06-24-Hour
Silent Alarm, 07- 24-Hour Audible Alarm, 08-24-Hour
Auxiliary Alarm, 10-Interior with Delay, or 23-No Response
Type in "Step 2: Select a Sensor Type" above, you must also
select the Sensor Equipment Type. If you selected a
different Sensor Type, skip this step and continue with
"Step 4: Select the Equipment Code" below.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Sensor
Equipment Type.
2. Under Sensor Equipment Type, choose Contact or
Emergency or Motion. Available options vary depending on the
selected Sensor Type.
3. Tap ▼.
Step 4: Select the Equipment Code
Next, select the four-digit equipment code. For a list of codes, see
"Equipment Code" on page 67.
Figure 5 Wireless Zones Screen
This reveals the Wireless Zone <###> screen.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Equipment
Code.
2. Tap ≡ to expand the list.
3. Tap to select the desired equipment code from the list.
Step 2: Select a Sensor Type
Next, select the appropriate sensor type for the sensor or peripheral being
programmed.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Sensor Type.
2. Tap ≡ to expand the list.
3. Tap to select the appropriate sensor type from the list.
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Figure 9 Wireless Zone Screen—Learning Serial Number
TIP: You can alternatively use the touchscreen
keypad to enter the four-digit Equipment Code.
See "Equipment Code" on page 67.
TIP: Instead of placing the GC3 Panel into Learning
Mode, you can alternatively use the touchscreen's
keypad to manually enter the 7-digit TX ID. Or, if you
have previously programmed the wireless zone, you
can tap the ↙ button to the right of the entry display
field to automatically paste the last entered serial
number (TX ID).
4. Tap ▼.
Step 5: Enter the Serial Number (TX ID)
Next, enter the 7-digit TX ID (this is product's serial number) for the sensor
or peripheral. This is typically affixed to the product and/or its packaging.
To enter the number, choose one of these options:
Touchscreen Keypad Entry: Use the touchscreen keypad to
type the TX ID into the system.
OR
Learning Mode Entry: Place the GC3 Panel into Learning
Mode and then trigger the sensor twice to transmit the TX ID from
the sensor to the GC3 Panel.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Serial Number.
2. Place the GC3 Panel into Learning Mode by tapping Learn.
3. Trigger the sensor or peripheral. To learn how, see the
Installation Instructions that came with the product. When the
panel receives the sensor's 7-digit TX ID, the Sensor Received
message appears.
4. Verify that the serial number on the touchscreen matches the 7digit TX ID on the sensor or peripheral. Then tap Accept.
5. Tap ▼.
Step 6: Choose the Equipment Age
Next, choose the equipment age.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Equipment Age.
2. Under Equipment Age, choose New or Existing.
3. Tap ▼.
Figure 8 Wireless Zone Screen—Serial Number Keypad
The panel listens for the 7-digit TX ID transmission from the
sensor or peripheral.
Figure 10 Wireless Zone Screen—Equipment Age
Step 7: Choose the Sensor Loop
A sensor loop is a communication channel that informs the system how to
respond when events are triggered. Most 2GIG sensors and peripherals
are designed to use Loop 1 as the default setting. However, some
sensors and peripherals have additional features and programming
options that require a sensor loop. For example, when programming the
Wireless Smoke/Heat/Freeze Alarm, you can program it for smoke
detection using Loop 1 , for heat detection using Loop 2 , and/or for
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freeze detection using Loop 3. Always check the Installation Instructions
that came with the sensor or peripheral or visit dealer.2gig.com.
NOTE: When programming wireless sensors and
peripherals, each loop programmed for a wireless sensor is
treated as its own zone by the GC3 Panel.
NOTE: If the serial number (TX ID) for the sensor was
added using Learning Mode, the sensor loop will typically be
automatically selected for you. However, you must verify that
the loop number is correct.
Figure 12 Wireless Zone Screen—Transmission Delay
Next, choose the sensor loop:
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Sensor Loop.
Step 9: Select a Voice Descriptor
2. Choose Loop 1, Loop 2, or Loop 3.
Next, create a voice descriptor for the sensor or peripheral using the
words in the system's vocabulary. See "Voice Descriptor" on page 69.
NOTE: To determine the appropriate loop number,
see the Installation Instructions included with the
sensor or peripheral. If the serial number was
entered using the Learning Mode in Step 5, the loop
will automatically be added.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Voice
Descriptor.
2. Tap Edit Voice Descriptor to reveal the touchscreen keypad.
3. Tap ▼.
Figure 13 Wireless Zone Screen—Voice Descriptor
Figure 11 Wireless Zone Screen—Sensor Loop
Step 8: Enable or Disable the Transmission Delay
3. At the touchscreen keypad, enter the first few letters of the
desired vocabulary word.
4. Tap the matching vocabulary word above the touchscreen
keypad to select it.
Next, turn the Transmission Delay ON or OFF. When enabled, the feature
is ON and the system uses the dialer delay. The transmission delay
specifies the amount of time the system waits for it to initiate the digital
transmission when an alarm condition is triggered (see "Q39: Alarm abort
window transmission delay" on page 60.). When set to OFF, the dialer
delay is not used.
NOTE: This setting does not apply to CO or smoke alarms.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Dialer Delay.
2. Under Dialer Delay, choose Enabled or Disabled.
Figure 14 Voice Descriptor Touchscreen Keypad—Word Entry
3. Tap ▼.
5. Repeat the steps above to enter the desired phrase. Enter up to
six words to create a voice descriptor.
6. Tap Done.
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Step 11: Enable or Disable Sensor Supervision
Next, turn the Sensor Supervised option ON or OFF. When enabled,
the feature is ON and the GC3 Panel checks for regular, wireless
transmissions from the sensor or peripheral. If the GC3 Panel doesn't
receive a transmission from the sensor after a set amount of time, the
system issues a loss of supervision trouble report. When disabled, the
feature is OFF.
Figure 15 Voice Descriptor Touchscreen Keypad—Phrase
Entry
7. Review the voice descriptor.
8. Tap ▼.
NOTE: Because portable sensors (for example, the Panic
Button Remote) are frequently moved out of the system's
range when users leave the premises, always disable the
Sensor Supervised for panic buttons. A sensor will still
report to the Central Station with supervision disabled.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Sensor
Supervised.
2. Under Sensor Supervised, choose Enabled or Disabled.
3. Tap ▼.
Figure 16 Wireless Zone Screen—New Voice Descriptor
Figure 18 Wireless Zone <###>—Sensor Supervised
Step 10: Enable or Disable Sensor Reports
Next, turn the sensor reports feature ON or OFF. When enabled, the
feature is ON and the system sends a report to the Central Station when
the sensor or peripheral triggers an alarm. When disabled, the feature is
OFF and reports are not sent to the Central Station.
NOTE: If this report feature is turned OFF< the sensor can
still be used to trigger an alarm.
Step 12: Choose a Chime
Next, select the desired chime for the sensor or peripheral.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Sensor Chime.
2. Choose the desired chime from the Sensor Chime list. The
default setting is Disabled.
1. At the Wireless Zone <###> screen, highlight Sensor Reports.
2. Under Sensor Reports, choose Enabled or Disabled.
Figure 19 Wireless Zone <###>—Sensor Chime
Figure 17 Wireless Zone <###>—Sensor Reports
3. Tap ▼.
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You have finished programming a wireless zone. You can now choose
one of these options:
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To program the next wireless zone, tap Next Zone and repeat
the programming steps for another sensor. The system keeps
track of all your programming changes and prompts you to
permanently save all your changes as a group when you exit the
System Configuration menu.
To program the next wireless zone, tap uu|. This button
becomes visible and available only when programming the last
setting for a zone.
To erase all of the settings you just programmed for the zone, tap
Reset Zone.
To permanently save the settings you just programmed, tap
Return to System Configuration. Then tap t. At the
Confirm Changes screen, tap Save.
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Program a Wired Zone
The GC3 Panel lets you program a maximum of two (2) wired zones. To
begin zone programming, navigate to the Installer Toolbox. See
"Navigate to the Installer Toolbox" on page 36. Then tap System
Configuration > Wired Zones.
Figure 22 Wired Zone <###>—Sensor Type
Figure 20 System Configuration > Wired Zones
If you selected 04-Interior Follower, 06-24-Hour Silent Alarm, 0724-Hour Audible Alarm, 08-24-Hour Auxiliary Alarm, 10-Interior
with Delay, or 23-No Response Type in "Step 1: Select a Wired
Zone" above, you must also select the Sensor Equipment
Type. If you selected a different Sensor Type, skip this step and
continue with "Step 3: Choose the Equipment Age" below.
TIP: You can alternatively use the touchscreen
keypad to enter the two-digit code to select the
Sensor Type.
This reveals the Wired Zones screen shown below.
Step 1: Select a Wired Zone
First, select the wired zone to edit:
4. Tap ▼.
1. On the left side of the Wired Zones screen, review the list of
zones.
Step 3: Choose the Equipment Age
2. Tap one of the available zones to highlight it.
Next, choose the equipment age:
NOTE: A zone is available for programming when it
appears in gray text. A zone that has already been
programmed appears in black text.
1. At the Wired Zone <###> screen, highlight Equipment Age.
2. Under Equipment Age, choose New or Existing.
3. Tap Edit Zone.
Figure 23 Wired Zone <###>—Equipment Age
3. Then tap ▼.
Figure 21 Wired Zones—Edit Zone Button
Step 4: Choose the Normal State
Step 2: Select a Sensor Type
Next, select the appropriate sensor type for the sensor or peripheral being
programmed.
1. At the Wired Zone <###> screen, highlight Sensor Type.
2. Tap ≡ to expand the list.
3. Tap to select the appropriate sensor type from the list.
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Next, choose the normal state of the circuit for the switching component
for the wired sensor or peripheral.
1. At the Wired Zone <###> screen, highlight Normal State.
2. Under Normal State, choose one of these options:
Not Used: Turns the switching component OFF and
disables the use of the sensor or peripheral for the zone.
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Normally Closed (NC): Sends an alert signal to the
security system when the sensor's circuit is no longer in
the NC state. For example, if the security system was
armed and a wired door/window contact programmed
as NC goes into the NO state, the change from NC to NO
would trigger an alarm.
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1. At the Wired Zone <###> screen, highlight Voice Descriptor.
2. Tap Edit Voice Descriptor to reveal the touchscreen keypad.
Normally Open (NO): Sends an alert signal to the
security system when the sensor's circuit is no longer in
the NO state. For example, if the security system was
armed and a wired door/window contact programmed
as NO goes into the NC state, the change from NO to
NC would trigger an alarm.
End-of-Line Resistor (EOL): Choose this option
when an end-of-line (EOL) resistor is present.
NOTE: An EOL resistor must be installed at
the sensor, not at the panel.
Figure 26 Wired Zone <###>—Edit Voice Descriptor
3. At the touchscreen keypad, enter the first few letters of the
desired vocabulary word.
4. Tap the matching vocabulary word above the touchscreen
keypad to select it.
Figure 24 Wired Zone <###>—Normal State
Step 5: Enable or Disable the Transmission Delay
Figure 27 Voice Descriptor—Touchscreen Keypad Entry
Next, turn the Transmission Delay ON or OFF.
1. At the Wired Zone <###> screen, highlight Transmission
Delay.
NOTE: You can scroll through the list of vocabulary
words by swiping to the right or the left.
2. Under Transmission Delay, choose Enabled or Disabled.
5. Repeat the steps above to enter the desired phrase. Enter up to
six words to create a voice descriptor.
6. Tap Done.
Figure 25 Wired Zone <###>—Transmission Delay
3. Then tap ▼.
Figure 28 Voice Descriptor—Touchscreen Keypad Entry
Step 6: Select a Voice Descriptor
Next, create a voice descriptor for the sensor or peripheral using the
words in the system's vocabulary. See "Voice Descriptor" on page 69.
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7. Review the voice descriptor.
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Next Steps
You have finished programming a wired zone. You can now choose one of
these options:
To program the next wired zone, tap Next Zone and repeat the
programming steps for another sensor. The system keeps track
of all your programming changes and prompts you to
permanently save all your changes as a group when you exit the
System Configuration menu.
Figure 29 Review Voice Descriptor
To program the next wired zone, tap uu|. This button becomes
visible and available only when programming the last setting for a
zone.
To erase all of the settings you just programmed for the zone, tap
Reset Zone.
8. Tap ▼.
Step 7: Enable or Disable Sensor Reports
Next, turn the sensor reports feature ON or OFF. When enabled, the
feature is ON and the system sends a report to the Central Station when
the sensor or peripheral is triggered. When disabled, the feature is OFF
and reports are not sent to the Central Station.
To permanently save the settings you just programmed, tap
Return to System Configuration. Then tap t. At the
Confirm Changes screen, tap Save.
1. At the Wired Zone <###> screen, highlight Sensor Reports.
2. Under Sensor Reports, choose Enabled or Disabled.
3. Tap ▼.
Step 8: Choose a Chime
Next, select the desired chime for the sensor or peripheral.
1. At the Wired Zone <##> screen, highlight Sensor Chime.
2. Choose the desired chime from the Sensor Chime list. The
default setting is Disabled.
Figure 30 Wired Zone <###>—Sensor Chime
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Program a Keyfob
The GC3 Panel lets installers program up to 32 portable keyfobs per
system. To begin zone programming, navigate to the Installer Toolbox.
See "Navigate to the Installer Toolbox" on page 36.Then tap System
Configuration > Keyfobs.
Figure 33 Keyfobs <###> Screen—Fob Used
3. Tap ▼.
Step 3: Select Equipment Code
Next, select the equipment code for the keyfob.
Figure 31 System Configuration Menu
This reveals the Keyfobs screen shown below.
1. At the Keyfob <###> screen, highlight Equipment Code.
2. Tap ≡ to expand the list.
3. Tap to select the desired equipment code from the list.
Step 1: Select a Keyfob
First, select the keyfob to edit.
1. At the Keyfobs screen, swipe up and down to move through the
list of keyfobs.
2. Tap to select one of the available keyfobs.
NOTE: A keyfob is available for programming when
it appears in gray text. A keyfob that has already
been programmed appears in black text.
Figure 34 Keyfob <###> Screen—Equipment Code
3. Tap Edit Keyfob.
TIP: You can alternatively use the touchscreen
keypad to enter the four-digit Equipment Code. See
"Equipment Code" on page 67.
4. Tap ▼.
Step 4: Enter Serial Number
Figure 32 Keyfobs Screen—Edit Keyfob
This reveals the Keyfobs screen shown below.
Next, enter the 7-digit TX ID (this is product's serial number) for the
keyfob. This is typically affixed to the product and/or its packaging. To
enter the number, choose one of these options:
Touchscreen Keypad Entry: Use the touchscreen keypad to
type the TX ID into the system.
OR
Step 2: Enable or Disable the Fob Used
Next, enable or disable the Fob Used option. When enabled, the keyfob
is ON and can be used with the system. When disabled, the keyfob is
OFF and cannot be used with the system (this is the default setting).
1. At the Keyfob <###> screen, highlight Fob Used.
2. Under Fob Used, choose Enabled or Disabled.
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Learning Mode Entry: Place the GC3 Panel into Learning
Mode and then trigger the keyfob to transmit the TX ID from the
keyfob to the GC3 Panel.
1. At the Keyfob <###> screen, highlight Serial Number.
2. Place the panel into Learning Mode by tapping Learn.
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Step 5: Choose the Equipment Age
Next, choose the equipment age.
1. At the Keyfob <###> screen, highlight Equipment Age.
2. Under Equipment Age, choose New or Existing.
Figure 35 Keyfob <###> Screen—Serial Number
The panel listens for the 7-digit TX-ID transmission from the
sensor or peripheral.
Figure 38 Keyfob <###> Screen—Equipment Age
3. Tap ▼.
Step 6: Enable the Emergency Key
Next, choose whether simultaneously pressing the Arm Away and
Disarm buttons on the keyfob triggers an emergency alarm.
1. At the Keyfob <###> screen, highlight Emergency Key.
Figure 36 Keyfob <###> Screen—Listening for TX ID
2. Under Emergency Key, choose one of these options:
Disabled: This turns the emergency key function
OFF on the keyfob.
3. Press any button on the keyfob for three (3) to five (5) seconds.
When the TX ID is received, the Sensor Received message
appears.
Auxiliary: This setting triggers a 24-hour auxiliary alarm
on the system.
4. Verify the serial number on the touchscreen matches the keyfob's
7-digit TX ID. Then tap Accept.
Audible: This setting triggers a 24-hour audible alarm
on the system.
Silent Panic: This setting triggers a 24-hour silent
alarm on the system.
Figure 37 Keyfob <###> Screen—Accept Serial Number
TIP: Instead of placing the GC3 Panel into Learning
Mode, you can manually enter the 7-digit TX ID on
the keyfob.
5. Tap ▼.
Figure 39 Keyfob <###> Screen—Emergency Key
3. Tap ▼.
Step 7: Enable or Disable Fob Can Disarm
Next, choose whether the keyfob can be used to disarm the system. When
enabled, the keyfob has the ability to disarm the system. When disabled,
the keyfob does not have the ability to disarm the system.
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1. At the Keyfob <###> screen, highlight Fob Can Disarm.
6. Tap Done.
2. Under Fob Can Disarm, choose Enabled or Disabled.
7. Review the voice descriptor.
Figure 40 Keyfob <###> Screen—Fob Can Disarm
3. Tap ▼.
Figure 43 Keyfob Programming—New Voice Descriptor
8. Tap ▼.
Step 8: Edit Voice Descriptor
Step 9: Enable or Disable Arm with No Entry Delay
Next, create a voice descriptor for the keyfob using the words in the
system's vocabulary. See "Voice Descriptor" on page 69.
Next, enable or disable the Fob Arm with No Delay option. When
enabled, the option is turned ON, the system ignores all Entry Delay timers
(see "Q5: Entry delay 1, in seconds (30-240)" on page 55 and "Q6: Entry
delay 2, in seconds (30-240)" on page 55) when a keyfob is used to arm
the system. When disabled, the option is turned OFF and the system uses
the Entry Delay timers when a keyfob is used to arm the system.
1. At the Keyfob <###> screen, highlight Voice Descriptor.
2. Tap Edit Voice Descriptor to reveal the touchscreen keypad.
1. At the Keyfob <###> screen, highlight Arm with No Entry
Delay.
2. Under Arm with No Entry Delay, choose Enabled or
Disabled.
Figure 41 Keyfob Programming—Edit Voice Descriptor
3. At the touchscreen keypad, enter the first few letters of the
desired vocabulary word.
4. Tap the matching vocabulary word above the touchscreen
keypad to select it.
Figure 44 Keyfob Programming—Arm with No Entry Delay
3. Tap ▼.
Step 10: Enable or Disable Fob Output
Finally, select whether the auxiliary (*) button on the keyfob can be used to
trigger the GC3 Panel's Open Collector #1 output. See "Q1: Enter installer
code (4 digits)" on page 55.
1. At the Keyfob <###> screen, highlight Fob Output.
2. Under Fob Output, choose one of these options:
Figure 42 Keyfob Programming—Word Entry Touchscreen
5. Repeat the steps above to enter the desired phrase for the
keyfob. Enter up to six words to make a voice descriptor.
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Disabled: This deactivates the option.
Toggle Output: Choose this option for toggle output.
This lets users press the Auxiliary (*) button on the fob to
control the device that is connected to the system's Open
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Collector Output #1. For example, to use the keyfob to
open and close a garage door, you would typically
choose Toggle Output.
Momentary Output: Choose this option for
momentary output. This lets users press the Auxiliary (*)
button on the fob to control the device that is connected
to the system's Open Collector Output #1. For example,
to use the keyfob to turn system-controlled lights ON or
OFF, you would typically choose Momentary Output.
Figure 45 Keyfob <###> Screen—Fob Output
Next Steps
You have finished programming a keyfob. You can now choose one of
these options:
To program another keyfob, tap Next Keyfob and repeat the
programming steps for another keyfob. The system keeps track
of all your programming changes and prompts you to
permanently save all your changes as a group when you exit the
System Configuration menu.
To program the next keyfob, tap uu|. This button becomes
visible and available only when programming the last setting for a
keyfob.
To erase all of the settings you just programmed for the keyfob,
tap Reset Keyfob .
To permanently save the settings you just programmed, tap
Return to System Configuration. Then tap t. At the
Confirm Changes screen, tap Save.
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Program a Keypad
The GC3 Panel lets you program a maximum of four (4) keypads. To
begin keypad programming, navigate to the Installer Toolbox. See
"Navigate to the Installer Toolbox" on page 36.Then tap System
Configuration > Keypads.
Figure 48 Keypad <###> Screen—Keypad Used
3. Tap ▼.
Step 3: Select Equipment Code
Figure 46 System Configuration Menu
For a complete list of the system's four-digit equipment codes, see
"Equipment Code" on page 67.
1. At the Keypad <###> screen, highlight Equipment Code.
This reveals the Keypads screen shown below.
Step 1: Select a Keypad
2. Tap ≡ to expand the list.
3. Tap to select the desired equipment code from the list.
First, select the keypad to edit:
1. On the left side of the Keypads screen, swipe up to move
through the list of keypads.
2. Tap one of the available keypads to select it.
NOTE: A keypad is available for programming
when it appears in gray text. A keypad that has
already been programmed appears in black text.
3. Tap Edit Keypad.
Figure 49 Keypad <###> Screen—Equipment Code
For example, tap Keypad 1 to select it.
TIP: You can alternatively use the touchscreen
keypad to enter the four-digit Equipment Code.
See "Equipment Codes" on page 1.
4. Tap ▼.
Step 5: Enter the Serial Number (TX ID)
Next, enter the 7-digit TX ID (this is product's serial number) for the
keypad. This is typically affixed to the product and/or its packaging. To
enter the number, choose one of these options:
Figure 47 Keypads Screen—Edit Keypad
Touchscreen Keypad Entry: Use the touchscreen keypad to
manually enter the TX ID into the system.
Step 2: Enable or Disable Keypad Used
OR
Next, enable or disable the keypad. When enabled, the keypad can be
used with the system. When disabled, the keypad cannot be used with the
system.
Learning Mode Entry: Place the GC3 Panel into Learning
Mode to automatically enter the TX ID into the system.
1. At the Keypad <###> screen, highlight Keypad Used.
1. At the Keypad <###> screen, highlight Serial Number.
2. Place the GC3 Panel into Learning Mode by tapping Learn.
2. Under Keypad Used, choose Enabled or Disabled.
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1. At the Keypad <###> screen, highlight Equipment Age.
2. Under Equipment Age, choose New or Existing.
Figure 50 Keypad <###> Screen—Serial Number
The panel listens for the 7-digit TX ID transmission from the
keypad.
Figure 53 Keypad <###> Screen—Equipment Age
3. Tap ▼.
Step 6: Select Emergency Keys
Next, enable or disable the emergency Panic and Fire keys on the keypad.
1. At the Keypad <###> screen, highlight Emergency Keys
setting is selected.
2. Under Emergency Keys, choose Enabled or Disabled.
Figure 51 Keypad <###> Screen—Listening for TX ID
3. Touch and hold any button on the keypad. Consult the Installation
Instructions that came with the product for information on how to
trigger it. When the panel receives the TX ID, the Sensor
Received message appears.
4. Verify that the TX ID on the touchscreen matches the one on the
product.
5. Tap Accept.
Figure 54 Keypad <###> Screen—Emergency Keys
3. Tap ▼.
Step 7: Select a Voice Descriptor
1. At the Keypad <###> screen, highlight Voice Descriptor.
2. On the touchscreen, tap Edit Voice Descriptor to reveal the
touchscreen keypad.
Figure 52 Keypad <###> Screen—Accept Serial Number
TIP: Instead of placing the GC3 Panel into Learning
Mode, you can alternatively use the touchscreen's
keypad to manually enter the 7-digit TX ID.
6. Tap ▼.
Step 6: Choose the Equipment Age
Figure 55 Keypad <###> Screen—Edit Voice Descriptor
Next, choose the equipment age.
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3. On the touchscreen keypad, enter the first few letters of the
desired vocabulary word.
4. Tap the matching vocabulary word above the touchscreen
keypad to select it.
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System Configuration menu.
To program the next keypad, tap uu|. This button becomes
visible and available only when programming the last setting for a
keypad.
To erase all of the settings you just programmed for the keypad,
tap Reset Keypad .
To permanently save the settings you just programmed, tap
Return to System Configuration. Then tap t. At the
Confirm Changes screen, tap Save.
Reset a Zone, Keyfob, or Keypad to the Factory
Default Settings
Figure 56 Touchscreen Keypad—Voice Descriptor Entry
When you reset the GC3 Panel to its factory default settings, the system
erases all of the programmed settings for any of the zones, keyfobs, or
keypads controlled by the system.
To reset zone, keyfob, or keypad to its factory default setting:
5. Repeat the steps above to enter the desired phrase for the
keypad. Add up to six words to create a voice descriptor.
6. Tap Done.
1. At the Wireless Zones, Wired Zones, Keyfobs, or Keypads
screen, tap the trash can icon next to the desired item.
The illustration below is an example of the Wireless Zones
screen.
Figure 57 Touchscreen Keypad—Voice Descriptor Entry
7. Review the voice descriptor.
Figure 59 Example—Wireless Zones Screen
2. At the Reset Zone message, verify that you are deleting the
desired item. Then tap Reset.
Figure 58 Keypad <###> Screen—Review Voice Descriptor
Next Steps
You have finished programming a keypad. You can now choose one of
these options:
Figure 60 Reset Zone Message
This restores the factory default settings for the specified zone,
keyfob, or keypad.
To program another keypad, tap Next Keypad repeat the
programming steps for another keypad. The system keeps track
of all your programming changes and prompts you to
permanently save all your changes as a group when you exit the
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This chapter includes the following information:
Q1: Enter installer code (4 digits)
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Q2: Lock installer programming
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Q3: Lock default programming
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Q4: Exit delay, in seconds (45-120)
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Q5: Entry delay 1, in seconds (30-240)
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Q6: Entry delay 2, in seconds (30-240)
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Q7: Remote services provider
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Q8: 2-way voice
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Q9: Disable siren after two-way audio
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Q10: Police emergency key
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Q11: Fire emergency key
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Q12: Emergency key
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Q13: Quick arming
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Q14: Auto stay
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Q15: Exit delay restart
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Q16: Allow quick exit
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Q17: Quick bypass
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Q18: Alert on disarm with keyfob after alarm
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Q19: Keyfob arm/disarm confirmation
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Q20: Keyfob/remote arming mode on system not ready
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Q21: Z-Wave feature
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Q22: Smart Home Controls require master code
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Q23: Master user can access Z-Wave setup
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Q24: Temperature display units
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Q25: Swinger shutdown count (1-6)
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Q26: Cross sensor zones 99-100
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Q27: Cross sensor timeout, in seconds (10-120)
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Q28: Siren supervision time
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Q29: CS lack of usage notification time, in days (0-255)
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Q30: Radio modem network failure time, in minutes (0-255)
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Q31: Radio network failure causes trouble
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Q32: Radio network failure reports
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Q36: Periodic test, in days (0-255)
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Q37: Alarm cancel time, in minutes (5-255)
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Q38: Alarm cancel display
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Q39: Alarm abort window transmission delay
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Q40: Burglary bell cutoff time
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Q41: Fire bell cutoff time
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Q42: Trouble doesn't sound at night
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Q43: Z-Wave siren mode
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Q44: Open collector #1 output
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Q45: Open collector #2 output
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Q46: Time to detect AC loss, in minutes
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Q47: Random AC loss report time
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Q48: Programming mode entry reports to CS
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Q49: Trouble reports to CS
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Q50: Trouble restore reports to CS
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Q51: Manual bypass reports to CS
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Q52: Bypass restore reports to CS
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Q53: AC loss reports to CS
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Q54: AC restore reports to CS
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Q55: System low battery reports to CS
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Q56: System low battery restore reports to CS
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Q57: RF low battery reports to CS
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Q58: Sensor low battery restore reports to CS
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Q59: System disarmed reports to CS
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Q60: System armed reports to CS
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Q61: Alarm restore reports to CS
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Q62: Smart test reports
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Q63: RF jam causes trouble
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Q64: System tamper causes trouble
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Q65: Auto unbypass for manual bypass
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Q66: Force bypass reports
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Q67: Event log
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Q68: Allow backlight always on (demo mode)
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This section details the Panel Programming questions. A dagger (†)
indicates a factory default setting. A double dagger (‡) indicates a default
setting for compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010: Control Panel
Standard - Features for False Alarm Reduction.
Q1: Enter installer code (4 digits)
Defines the unique four-digit code for installers to use when accessing the
GC3 Panel's Installer Toolbox. See "Navigate to the Installer Toolbox"
on page 36.
Choose one of these options:
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Allow Limited Reset of Defaults: Lets installers restore some
of the factory-default values, with the exception of "Q1: Enter
installer code (4 digits)" above, "Q2: Lock installer programming"
above, "Q3: Lock default programming" above, and "Q7: Remote
services provider" on the next page. This setting takes effect 48
hours after the setting is changed, and the countdown timer starts
when you exit the System Configuration menu.
Do Not Allow Reset of Defaults: Does not let installers
restore the factory default values to the GC3 Panel. This setting
takes when you exit the System Configuration menu.
† 1561: This is the factory default setting.
Q4: Exit delay, in seconds (45-120)
Enter a unique four-digit code. If you change the Installer Code,
be sure to remember it so you can access the system later. The
Installer Code must be unique from the Master User Code and all
other user codes.
Configures the number of seconds for the Exit Delay countdown. This is
the amount of time occupants have to exit the building through a door after
arming the system. The doors programmed as Exit/Entry 1 and Exit/Entry
2 use this timer. When the user arms the system, the countdown starts.
IMPORTANT: To minimize the risk of unwanted persons
circumventing the system, 2GIG alarm dealers and
professional installers are advised to change the system's
default Installer Code to a unique one. This helps to prevent
unwanted persons from gaining access to critical
programming features of the GC3 Security & Automation
System.
Q2: Lock installer programming
This feature prevents system takeovers by locking the installer
programming features in the System Configuration menu for 48 hours.
The 48-hour lockout timer starts when the installer exits System
Configuration mode. To restore access during the 48-hour period,
installers must reset the lockout timer using the Cellular Radio Module.
When this feature is enabled, the following programming features are
locked out for 48 hours:
"Q1: Enter installer code (4 digits)" above
"Q2: Lock installer programming" above
The GC3 Panel beeps once every two (2) seconds during the countdown.
For the last 10 seconds, the beeps speed up to warn occupants that they
have less than 10 seconds to exit the premises.
Choose one of these options:
45-120 Seconds: Choose a value between 45 and 120
seconds.
† ‡ 60 Seconds: For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010,
the default Exit Delay feature is set to 60 seconds.
NOTE: Arming the system from a remote location with a
web-enabled device, such as a computer or smart phone,
does NOT initiate the Exit Delay countdown.
Q5: Entry delay 1, in seconds (30-240)
Configures the number of seconds for the Entry Delay 1 timer. This
specifies the amount of time occupants have to disarm the system after
entering the premises through a door. Typically, the primary entrance
programmed as an Exit/Entry 1 door uses this time. When the user enters
the premises, the countdown timer starts.
"Q3: Lock default programming" below,
The GC3 Panel beeps once every two (2) seconds during the countdown.
"Q7: Remote services provider" on the next page).
Choose one of these options:
Choose one of these options:
† Disabled (Full Access): This turns the feature OFF.
Installer programming remains unlocked after 48-hours.
No Access: This turns the feature ON. The programming
features are fully restricted after 48-hours.
Limited Access: This turns the feature ON. The programming
features are partially restricted after 48-hours.
30-240 Seconds: Choose a value between 30 and 240
seconds.
† ‡ 30 Seconds: For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010,
the default Entry Delay 1 feature is set to 30 seconds.
Q6: Entry delay 2, in seconds (30-240)
Prevents system takeovers by limiting the user's ability to restore the GC3
Panel's factory-default settings. There are two ways to restore the
system's factory default settings: Hard Reset and Soft Reset.
Configures the number of seconds for the Entry Delay 2 timer. This
specifies the amount of time occupants have to disarm the system after
entering the premises through a door. Typically, secondary entrances that
require a slightly longer entry time are programmed as an Exit/Entry 2
door. For example, a back, side, or garage entry door. When a user
enters the premises while the system is armed, the Entry Delay 2
countdown starts.
Choose one of these options:
The GC3 Panel beeps once every two (2) seconds during the countdown.
Q3: Lock default programming
† Allow Reset of All Defaults: Lets installers restore the
factory-default values to the GC3 Panel.
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30-240 Seconds: Choose a value between 30 and 240
seconds.
†‡ 45 Seconds: For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010,
the default Entry Delay 2 feature is set to 45 seconds.
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Q9: Disable siren after two-way audio
Configures the system to automatically turn the alarm siren ON or OFF
after the end of a 2-Way Voice session. For this setting to take effect,
"Q8: 2-way voice" above must be enabled.
Choose one of these options:
Q7: Remote services provider
Configures the appropriate Remote Services Provider for the system. A
Remote Services Provider is the third-party security provider that powers
the system's interactive services.
Choose one of these options:
None: Does not specify the provider.
† Alarm.com: Choose this option if the Remote Services
Provider is Alarm.com.
Q8: 2-way voice
Configures the system to automatically turn the GC3 Panel's 2-Way Voice
feature ON or OFF after the type of alarm you specify. This gives the GC3
Panel's Cellular Radio Module the ability to automatically dial the
Central Station and connect with an operator after an alarm sounds. Once
connected with the Central Station, people on the premises can
communicate with the operator using the GC3 Panel's built-in speaker and
microphone.
Choose one of these options:
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF.
†Stay On Line: Turns the feature ON and automatically enables
the 2-Way Voice feature after a burglary alarm.
Stay On Line, Including Fire & CO Alarms: Turns the
feature ON and automatically enables the 2-Way Voice feature
after a burglary, fire, and/or carbon monoxide alarm.
When the Control Panel connects with the operator, it will beep once every
six seconds. The beep alternates between two tones and indicates the
Control Panel is waiting for a session command. If the operator fails to
issue a command withing three (3) minutes), the call is terminated. Once
the operator presses a command option, the beeps will stop and a three
(3)-minute audio session will start.
When two (2)-way voice communications have been established, the
Central Station operator can use the following telephone keys to control
the communications. Each time the operator uses a command key, the
session is extended for three (3) additional minutes. During the last minute
of communications, the system beeps two (2) times every 15 seconds to
indicate that time is running out.
Tap 1 to enable Talk mode one (1)-way communication from the
Central Station to the premises and allow the operator to talk.
Tap 2 to enable VOX mode two (2)-way communications from
the Central Station to the premises.
Tap 3 to enable Listen mode one (1)-way communication from
the premises to the Central Station.
Tap 7 to extend the session five (5) minutes without changing the
mode of operation.
Tap 9 to end the audio session and terminate the call.
Enabled: Choose this setting if you want the alarm siren to
remain OFF after a 2-Way Voice session ends.
† Disabled: Choose this setting if you want the alarm siren to
resume after a 2-Way Voice session ends.
NOTE: When set to disabled, the alarm siren will only
resume after a 2-way voice session when the corresponding
alarm bell cutoff time has not expired. See "Q40: Burglary
bell cutoff time" on page 60 and "Q41: Fire bell cutoff time" on
page 60.
Q10: Police emergency key
Configures the system to respond in two (2) ways when a user manually
activates a panic alarm on the GC3 Panel. The system can either be set to
emit a loud, patterned warning siren or to set off a silent panic alarm with
no siren. You can also disable the Panic button so that it is not visible on
the GC3 Panel.
Choose one of these options:
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF and hides the Panic button
from the Alarm screen.
† Audible: Turns the feature ON. This makes the Panic button
visible on the Alarm screen. The system sounds a loud,
patterned warning siren after the user activates a panic alarm.
Silent Panic: Turns the feature ON. This makes the Panic
button visible on the Alarm screen. The system sounds a silent
panic alarm with no warning siren after the user activates a panic
alarm.
Q11: Fire emergency key
Configures the system to show or hide the Fire button on the Alarm
screen of the GC3 Panel's touchscreen. When set to Audible, the button
is visible and the system emits a loud, patterned warning siren when a user
manually activates a fire emergency alarm on the GC3 Panel.
Choose one of these options:
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF and hides the Fire button from
the Alarm screen.
† Audible: Turns the feature ON. This makes the Fire button
visible on the Alarm screen. The system sounds a loud,
patterned warning siren after the user activates a fire alarm.
Q12: Emergency key
Configures the system to show or hide the Emergency button on the
Alarm screen of the GC3 Panel's touchscreen. When set to Audible, the
button is visible and the system emits a loud, patterned warning siren
when a user sets off an emergency alarm on the GC3 Panel.
Choose one of these options:
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Disabled: Turns the feature OFF and hides the Emergency
button from the Alarm screen.
† Audible: Turns the feature ON. This makes the Emergency
button visible on the Alarm screen. The system sounds a loud,
patterned warning siren after the user activates an emergency
alarm.
Q13: Quick arming
Turns the system's quick arming feature ON and OFF. When ON, any
occupant can arm the system. When OFF, only persons who know an
active, four-digit user code can arm the system.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: Turns the feature ON and does not require
occupants to enter a user code to arm the system.
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF and requires occupants to
enter an active, four-digit user code to arm the system.
Q14: Auto stay
Turns the system's Auto Stay feature ON and OFF. When ON, the system
monitors the Exit Delay doors after the user arms the system in Away
Mode at the GC3 Panel. If no one exits that door before the Exit Delay
countdown expires, the system automatically arms itself in Stay Mode. See
"Q4: Exit delay, in seconds (45-120)" on page 55. This setting does not go
into effect when arming the system in Away Mode with a keyfob.
Choose one of these options:
† ‡ Enabled: Turns the feature ON. The system monitors the
Exit Delay door when the system is armed and if no one exits the
door before the Exit Delay countdown expires, the system
automatically arms the system in Stay Mode. For compliance with
ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010, this feature is enabled by default.
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF. The system arms itself in
Away Mode at the end of the Exit Delay countdown.
Q15: Exit delay restart
Configures the system to restart the Exit Delay countdown if a user must
re-enter the premises through an Exit Delay door during the initial Exit
Delay countdown. This is useful when a user arms the system, exits the
premises, and then needs to quickly enter/exit the premises before the
countdown expires. As long as the user exits the premises during the Exit
Delay Restart countdown, there is no need to disarm and re-arm the
system. When this feature is turned ON, the Exit Delay timer will restart
one (1) time.
Choose one of these options:
† ‡ Enabled: Turns the feature ON. If the user exits and then
re-enters the premises before the Exit Delay countdown expires,
the Exit Delay countdown restarts before the system is armed.
For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010, this feature is
enabled by default
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF.
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NOTE: When the Exit Delay Restart feature is enabled on
the system and the user arms the system with the Silent
Exit feature enabled, the system will restart the exit
countdown using the Silent Exit timer, instead of the Exit
Delay timer.
NOTE: When the Exit Delay Restart feature is enabled on
the system and the user triggers the Exit Delay Restart
feature, the Quick Exit button is disabled.
Q16: Allow quick exit
Configures the system to allow users to quickly exit the premises while the
system is armed in Stay Mode. When this feature is turned ON and a user
taps Arm Stay, a Quick Exit button appears on the System Armed
screen. When a user taps Quick Exit , the system starts the Exit Delay
countdown and the user must exit the premises before the countdown
expires. After the countdown expires, the system automatically re-arms
itself in the specified arming mode.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: Turns the feature ON. This enables the Quick Exit
button on the System Armed screen.
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF.
NOTE: The Quick Exit button is not available on the
System Armed screen when the user invokes the Exit
Delay Restart feature. See "Q15: Exit delay restart" above.
Q17: Quick bypass
Configures the system to allow users to bypass a sensor without
prompting the user to enter a user code. Typically, this feature is disabled,
so a user must enter a valid user code before bypassing a sensor.
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: Turns the feature ON.
† Disabled: Turns the feature OFF.
Q18: Alert on disarm with keyfob after alarm
Configures the system to activate a unique sound when the system in the
alarm state is disarmed by a keyfob. The unique sound is four (4) beeps
from the GC3 Panel's speaker and four (4) chirps from an external alarm
sounder (if installed).
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: Turns the feature ON. The system emits the unique
sound.
† Disabled: Turns the feature OFF.
Q19: Keyfob arm/disarm confirmation
Configures the system to activate a unique sound when the system is
armed/disarmed with a keyfob. When enabled, the GC3 Panel's speaker
emits one (1) beep when arming and two (2) beeps when disarming the
system with a keyfob. If an external alarm sounder is installed the system
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sounds one (1) chirp when arming and two (2) chirps when disarming the
system.
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: Turns the feature ON. The system emits the unique
sound.
† Disabled: Turns the feature OFF. The system does not emit
the unique sound.
Q20: Keyfob/remote arming mode on system not ready
Defines how the system behaves when the system is armed remotely
while sensors are open.
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Enabled: This makes the Smart Home Settings button
available in the System Settings menu after entering the
Master User Code.
† Disabled: This grays out the Smart Home Settings button
and makes it unavailable in the System Settings menu.
Q24: Temperature display units
Specifies the temperature scale used by the system to display weather
forecasts on the touchscreen.
NOTE: Weather forecasts are only available on the GC3
Panel when enabled by the service provider.
Choose one of these options:
† Auto-Bypass with Zone Participation on Restore:
Automatically bypasses all open sensors when the system is
remotely armed and, while armed, automatically removes the
bypass if the sensor is restored to its normal state.
Auto-Bypass: Automatically bypasses all open sensors when
the system is remotely armed.
Arm Only When System Ready: Does not allow the system to
arm remotely when sensors are open.
Q21: Z-Wave feature
Configures the system to show or hide the Smart Home Controls button
on Home screen of the touchscreen. When this feature is enabled, it
provides users with access to the smart devices on the network, as well as
with the ability to edit scenes and rooms.
Choose one of these options:
Disabled and Hidden: Hides the Smart Home Controls
button on the Home screen.
Disabled but Visible: Shows the Smart Home Controls
button on the Home screen. When a user taps the button, the
This feature is not currently activated message displays.
† Enabled: Shows the Smart Home Controls button on the
Home screen. Users can operate smart devices from the
touchscreen or remotely.
Q22: Smart Home Controls require master code
Configures the system to prompt the user for an active, four-digit user
code when attempting to access the Smart Home Controls menu (if
enabled). See "Q21: Z-Wave feature " above.
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: When a user taps the Smart Home Controls button,
the Enter Your Code to Access Smart Home
Controls screen appears.
†Enabled: Opens the Smart Home Controls menu, without
prompting the user for a code.
Q23: Master user can access Z-Wave setup
Configures the system to allow persons who know the system's Master
User Code to gain access to the System Settings > Smart Home
Settings menu.
Choose one of these options:
† Fahrenheit: Displays information using the Fahrenheit
temperature scale.
Celsius: Displays information using the Celsius temperature
scale.
Q25: Swinger shutdown count (1-6)
Specifies the swinger shutdown count for burglary protection zones. This
defines the maximum number of times a zone's sensor can activate (i.e.,
"trip") an alarm during a single arming session. For example, if the count is
set to two (2) trips, a window contact sensor would be permitted to trip the
alarm a maximum of two (2) times during a single arming session.
Choose one of these options:
1-6 Trips: Use the touchscreen’s numeric keypad to specify a
value between one (1) and six (6) trips.
† ‡ 2 Trips: For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010, this is
the default setting.
Q26: Cross sensor zones 99-100
Defines the alarm verification requirement for a cross sensor zone. A
cross sensor zone is comprised of two wireless sensors and both sensors
must be violated before the system activates the alarm. This means that
before a cross sensor zone can activate an alarm, the sensors for both
Wireless Zone 99 and Wireless Zone 100 must be violated.
If only one of the two sensors in the cross sensor zone is violated, the
system automatically transmits a trouble report about the violated sensor
to the Central Station. If both sensors in the cross zones are violated within
the amount of time specified in "Q27: Cross sensor timeout, in seconds
(10-120)" on the facing page, the system activates an alarm and also
transmits an alarm report to the Central Station.
NOTE: Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke/Heat
Alarms cannot be used in cross sensor zones.
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: Turns the feature ON. The system transmits a trouble
report to the Central Station when one sensor in a cross sensor
zone is violated and sets off an alarm when both sensors are
violated.
† Disabled: Turns the feature OFF.
Choose one of these options:
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Q27: Cross sensor timeout, in seconds (10-120)
Defines the maximum number of seconds it takes the system to activate an
alarm when both sensors in a cross sensor zone are violated. The value
you define here specifies the maximum amount of time that can pass
between the violation of sensors programmed for Wireless Zone 99 and
Wireless Zone 100. If both sensors are violated within the amount of time
specified here, the system activates an alarm. If only one of the sensors is
violated during the timeout interval, the system transmits a trouble report
to the Central Station and does not activate an alarm.
NOTE: For the timeout to affect the system, the Cross
Sensor Zones feature must also be enabled on the system.
See "Q26: Cross sensor zones 99-100" on the previous
page.
You have these options:
† 10 Seconds: Defines the cross sensor time interval as 10
seconds.
1- 120 Seconds: To extend the timeout interval, the installer
programs a value between 1 to 120 seconds.
Q28: Siren supervision time
Configures the system to supervise the wire between an external alarm
sounder (if installed) and the GC3 Panel. In the event that the supervised
wire is cut, the system waits the number of seconds specified here and
then displays a trouble alert on the GC3 Panel's touchscreen. It also
transmits a trouble report to the Central Station. "Connect an External
Alarm Sounder" on page 26
Choose one of these options:
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Q30: Radio modem network failure time, in minutes (0255)
Configures the system to display a trouble alert on the touchscreen when
the system loses its cellular radio network connection. The number of
minutes you specify here defines the amount of down time that must pass
before the system issues a trouble alert report. Once network service is
restored for five (5) minutes, the trouble alert condition automatically
clears itself.
Choose one of these options:
0 Minutes: Turns the feature OFF. The system does not issue a
trouble alert
1-255 Minutes: Turns the feature ON. Use the touchscreen's
numeric keypad to enter the number of minutes between 1 and
255.
† 30 Minutes: Turns the feature ON and issues a trouble alert
on the GC3 Panel after 30 minutes of down time.
Q31: Radio network failure causes trouble
Configures the system to display a trouble alert on the touchscreen when it
logs a trouble alert condition with the cellular network connection. The
GC3 Panel will display an alert message on the touchscreen after the
number of minutes specified in "Q30: Radio modem network failure time,
in minutes (0-255)" above expires.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: Turns the feature ON. The GC3 Panel display a
visual trouble indicator after a cellular radio network failure.
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF. The GC3 Panel will not
display a visual indicator after a cellular radio network failure.
† Disabled: Turns the feature OFF.
15 Seconds: Turns the feature ON. 15 seconds after a wire cut
is detected, the system displays a trouble alert on the touchscreen
and also transmits a trouble report to the Central Station.
30 Seconds: Turns the feature ON. 30 seconds after a wire cut
is detected, the system displays a trouble alert on the touchscreen
and also transmits a trouble report to the Central Station.
45 Seconds: Turns the feature ON. 45 seconds after a wire cut
is detected, the system displays a trouble alert on the touchscreen
and also transmits a trouble report to the Central Station.
Q29: CS lack of usage notification time, in days (0-255)
NOTE: Regardless of the setting selected here, a radio
network failure will always be logged in the System History.
Once the network connection is restored, the system automatically clears
the visual indicator. A record of the trouble alert condition is stored in the
System History.
Q32: Radio network failure reports
Configures the system to transmit a trouble report to the Central Station
when the system detects a cellular radio network failure.
Choose one of these options:
Configures the system to monitor itself for lack of usage. If the system is
not armed for the number of days you specify here, an inactivity report is
sent to the Central Station.
† Enabled: Turns the reporting feature ON. The GC3 Panel will
transmit a trouble report to the Central Station after a cellular
radio network failure.
Choose one of these options:
Disabled: Turns the reporting feature OFF. The GC3 Panel will
not transmit a trouble report to the Central Station after a cellular
radio network failure.
0 Days: Turns this feature OFF.
1-255 Days: Turns this feature ON and transmits an inactivity
report to the Central Station after the specified number of days.
† 7 Days: Turns this feature ON and transmits an inactivity
report to the Central Station after seven (7) days of inactivity.
Q36: Periodic test, in days (0-255)
Configures the system to automatically transmit periodic test reports about
the GC3 Panel's connections to the Central Station at the recurring
interval you specify here.
Choose one of these options:
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0 Days: Turns the feature OFF. The system does not transmit
periodic test reports to the Central Station.
1 - 255 Days: Turns the feature ON. The system transmits
periodic test reports to the Central Station at recurring intervals
using the number of days specified here.
† 30 Days: Turns the feature ON. The system transmits
periodic test reports to the Central Station once every 30 days.
Q37: Alarm cancel time, in minutes (5-255)
Configures the system to transmit a cancellation report to the Central
Station whenever an alarm is canceled by a user within the amount of time
specified here. To learn how to change the setting for the alarm
information that displays on the touchscreen, see "Q38: Alarm cancel
display" below.
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45 seconds: The system waits 45 seconds to initiate the dialer.
Q40: Burglary bell cutoff time
Defines the amount of time the system sounds the burglary alarm after the
alarm is activated. After the time set here expires, the alarm siren shuts
OFF.
NOTE: This setting only affects the GC3 Panel alarm. It does
not affect any auxiliary alarms that may be installed. Typically,
auxiliary alarms are set to sound for an unlimited amount of
time.
Choose one of these options:
† ‡ 5 Minutes: For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010, the
minimum required setting is 5 minutes. This can be extended to a
greater number of minutes without affecting compliance.
† 4 Minutes: The alarm siren shuts OFF after 4 minutes.
6-254 Minutes: Enter a value between 6 and 254 minutes.
16 Minutes: The alarm siren shuts OFF after 16 minutes.
255: To transmit a cancellation report anytime the system is
disarmed after an alarm, enter 255.
Unlimited Time: The alarm siren must be shut OFF manually.
Q38: Alarm cancel display
Configures the system to display an alert message letting the user know
that an alarm cancellation report was sent to the Central Station. The
message is displayed if the alarm is canceled withing the number of
minutes specified in "Q37: Alarm cancel time, in minutes (5-255)" above
above.
Choose one of these options:
† ‡ Enabled: Turns the feature ON. This displays an alert
message notifying the user that an alarm cancellation report was
sent to the Central Station. For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP01-2010, the default setting for this feature is enabled.
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF. The system will not display an
alert message when a cancellation report is sent to the Central
Station.
8 Minutes: The alarm siren shuts OFF after 8 minutes.
12 Minutes: The alarm siren shuts OFF after 12 minutes.
Q41: Fire bell cutoff time
Specifies the amount of time a Carbon Monoxide Detector or
Smoke/Heat/Freeze Alarm should sound after the alarm is activated. After
the time set here expires, the alarm siren shuts OFF.
NOTE: This setting only affects the GC3 Panel alarm. It does
not affect any auxiliary alarms that may be installed. Typically,
auxiliary alarms are set to sound for an unlimited amount of
time.
Choose one of these options:
† 4 Minutes: The alarm siren shuts OFF after 4 minutes.
8 Minutes: The alarm siren shuts OFF after 8 minutes.
12 Minutes: The alarm siren shuts OFF after 12 minutes.
16 Minutes: The alarm siren shuts OFF after 16 minutes.
Q39: Alarm abort window transmission delay
Configures the amount of time the system will wait to initiate the digital
transmission when an alarm condition is triggered. This setting specifies
the number of seconds the user has to manually abort the alarm, in the
event of a false alarm.
NOTE: The transmission delay can be increased to 45
seconds without affecting ANSI/SIA CP-01 compliance only if
the combination of Q39 and "Q5: Entry delay 1, in seconds
(30-240)" on page 55 or "Q6: Entry delay 2, in seconds (30240)" on page 55 does not exceed one (1) minute.
Choose one of these options:
15 seconds: The system waits 15 seconds to initiate the dialer.
† ‡ 30 seconds: For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010,
the default minimum setting is 30 seconds. This setting can be
increased to 45 seconds without affecting compliance only if the
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Unlimited Time: The alarm siren must be shut OFF manually.
Q42: Trouble doesn't sound at night
Prevents audible trouble alerts from waking users during nighttime hours.
When this feature is turned ON, audible trouble alerts are suppressed
between the preconfigured hours of 10:00 PM - 9:00 AM. This setting
does not suppress any other trouble alert features. The system will
continue to display trouble alert messages on the touchscreen. It will also
continue to transmit trouble reports to the Central Station, as well as to log
trouble alerts in the system's Alarm History.
If the reported trouble condition clears on its own or a user acknowledges
the condition(s) on the Control Panel before 9:00 AM, no trouble tones will
sound after 9:00 AM. However, the trouble condition is recorded in the
system's Alarm History.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: Turns the feature ON.
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‡ Disabled: Turns the feature OFF. For compliance with UL
985: Household Fire Warning System Units, this setting must be
disabled.
Q43: Z-Wave siren mode
Q45: Open collector #2 output
Defines the output mode for the external device connected to the OCL2
position of the GC3 Panel's terminal block. See "Control Panel Wiring
Diagram" on page 29.
NOTE: The factory default setting for Open Collector Output
#2 is 00-Disabled.
Configures the system to sound any Z-Wave sirens that have been added
to the network.
Choose one of the options:
Choose one of these options:
† Sound for Burglary and Fire/CO: Configures the system to
sound any connected Z-Wave sirens during a burglary, fire, or
CO alarm.
Sound for Burglary Only: Configures the system to sound any
connected Z-Wave sirens during burglary alarms only.
Q44: Open collector #1 output
Defines output mode for the external device connected to the OCL1
position of the GC3 Panel's terminal block. See "Control Panel Wiring
Diagram" on page 29.
NOTE: For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010, you
must set Open Collector Output #1 to 11-Follows Internal
Sounder Alarm.
NOTE: If you enabled a keyfob auxiliary button to trigger the
GC3 Control Panel's Open Collector #1, make sure this
question is set to 00 Disabled. "Program a Keyfob" on page
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Choose one of these options:
Code
Open Collector Output
Code
Open Collector Output
00
Disabled
01
Activated When Armed
02
Activated When Disarmed
03
Activated on FTC (Failure to Communicate)
04
Activated on Siren Supervision
05
Activated on Radio Fault
06
Activated on Burglary Alarm
07
Activated on Fire Alarm
08
Activated on Any Alarm
09
Activated on Any System Trouble
† 11
Follows Internal Sounder Alarm
12
Follows Exit/Entry Beeps
00
Disabled
01
Activated When Armed
02
Activated When Disarmed
03
Activated on FTC (Failure to Communicate)
04
Activated on Siren Supervision
05
Activated on Radio Fault
0 Minutes: Turns the feature OFF.
06
Activated on Burglary Alarm
07
Activated on Fire Alarm
† 10 Minutes: The system displays a trouble alert on the
touchscreen and sounds a trouble siren when the GC3 Panel is
without AC power for 10 minutes.
08
Activated on Any Alarm
09
Activated on Any System Trouble
† 11
Follows Internal Sounder Alarm
12
Q46: Time to detect AC loss, in minutes
Configures the system to display a trouble alert in response to AC power
loss after a specified amount of time has passed. By default, the system is
configured to both display and sound a trouble alert when the GC3 Panel
is without AC power for 10 minutes. When AC power is restored to the
GC3 Panel, the trouble alert condition clears automatically after one (1)
minute.
Choose one of these options
1-30 Minutes: Enter a value between one (1) and 30 minutes.
NOTE: The Time to Detect AC Loss feature also transmits a
trouble report to the Central Station. The time at which the
trouble report is sent depends on what the installer
configured for "Q47: Random AC loss report time" below
Follows Exit/Entry Beeps
Q47: Random AC loss report time
Configures the GC3 Panel to transmit the Central Station a trouble report
about AC power loss. When enabled, the system transmits the report at a
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random time that falls within 45 minutes of the time at which the Time to
Detect AC Loss, in Minutes feature was first triggered. See "Q46: Time to
detect AC loss, in minutes" on the previous page. When enabled, this
feature minimizes network congestion for the Central Station, should a
regional area experiencing a widespread power outage affect a large
number of GC3 Panel users.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: Turns the feature ON.
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF.
Q48: Programming mode entry reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit programming reports to the Central
Station. When enabled, this setting automatically transmits a report to the
Central Station when programming mode is started and terminated.
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central Station.
† Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the
Central Station.
Q49: Trouble reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit trouble reports to the Central Station
when the system detects that any sensor encounters a trouble condition.
NOTE: This setting does not affect trouble reports caused by
Control Panel conditions. It only affects trouble reports
caused by sensors.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central
Station.
Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the Central
Station.
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Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central Station.
† Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the
Central Station.
Q53: AC loss reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit reports to the Central Station if the GC3
Panel loses AC power. When enabled, this setting waits the number of
minutes specified in "Q46: Time to detect AC loss, in minutes" on the
previous page. If "Q47: Random AC loss report time" on the previous
page is enabled, the report will be sent at a random time of up to 45
minutes after the power loss event.
† Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central
Station.
Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the Central
Station.
When the system loses AC power, a "Power Lost" message appears on
the touchscreen and the system icon state changes to show that the GC3
panel is not operating on AC power.
Q54: AC restore reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit a report to the Central Station when
AC power is restored to the GC3 Panel. When enabled, AC power must
be restored for one (1) minute before the trouble condition clears from the
system.
You have these options:
† Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central
Station. If "Q47: Random AC loss report time" on the previous
page is enabled, the report will be sent at a random time up to 45
minutes after the trouble conditions clears.
Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the Central
Station.
Q55: System low battery reports to CS
Q50: Trouble restore reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit reports to the Central Station when a
sensor's trouble condition clears.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central
Station.
Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the Central
Station.
Configures the system to transmit low battery reports about the GC3
Panel to the Central Station.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central
Station.
Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the Central
Station.
Q56: System low battery restore reports to CS
Q51: Manual bypass reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit reports to the Central Station whenever
a sensor is manually bypassed by a user.
Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central Station.
† Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the
Central Station.
Configures the system to transmit a report to the Central Station after a
low battery condition on the GC3 Panel is restored.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central
Station.
Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the Central
Station.
Q52: Bypass restore reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit reports to the Central Station when a
bypassed sensor (forced or manually bypassed) is restored.
Choose one of these options:
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Q57: RF low battery reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit low battery reports about the system's
sensors and peripherals to the Central Station.
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Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central
Station.
Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the Central
Station.
Q58: Sensor low battery restore reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit a report to the Central Station after a
low battery condition for a sensor is restored.
Choose one of these options:
† Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central
Station.
Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the Central
Station.
Q59: System disarmed reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit a report to the Central Station when the
system is disarmed by a user. The report includes the keyfob or user code
that disarmed the system.
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central Station.
† Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the
Central Station.
Q60: System armed reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit a report to the Central Station when the
system is disarmed by a user. The report includes the keyfob or user code
that disarmed the system.
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central Station.
† Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the
Central Station.
Q61: Alarm restore reports to CS
Configures the system to transmit reports to the Central Station after an
alarm, either when the Bell Cutoff Time expires or when the system is
disarmed.
You have these options:
Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central Station.
Depending on the number of trips set for a cross sensor zone, the
feature works as follows:
If enabled and "Q25: " on page 1 is set to two (2)
trips, the system transmits a report when the triggering
sensor is closed (i.e., in its normal state) at the Bell Cutoff
Time or if the sensor is closed after the Bell Cutoff Time.
If enabled and "Q25: " on page 1 is set to one (1)
trip, the system transmits a report only if the sensor is
closed at the time the system is disarmed. Reports are
not sent if a sensor is in swinger shutdown until the time
of disarm and the sensor is closed.
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Q62: Smart test reports
Configures the system to transmit smart test reports to the Central
Station. A smart test report is designed to reduce incoming network traffic
for the Central Station. When enabled in combination with "Q36: Periodic
test, in days (0-255)" on page 59, all non-test reports occurring during
normal operations will restart the periodic test report timer (for example,
alarm, restore, trouble, etc.). Periodic test reports are only sent when the
GC3 Panel has not reported in any way to the Central Station.
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central Station.
† Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the
Central Station.
Q63: RF jam causes trouble
Configures the system to activate a trouble condition when the GC3
Panel's wireless receiver detects that one of the system's RF transmitters
is causing an RF jam. For this setting to go into affect, you must also
enable "Q49: Trouble reports to CS" on the previous page.
Choose one of these options:
Enabled: The system detects RF jamming.
† Disabled: The system does not detect RF jamming.
Q64: System tamper causes trouble
Configures the system to activate a trouble condition if one of the GC3
Panel's tamper switches (wall tamper switch or cell radio tamper switch) is
triggered while the system is disarmed. The system will also activate an
alarm condition if a tamper switch is triggered while the system is armed.
You have these options:
† Enabled: The system activates a trouble condition.
Disabled: The system does not activate a trouble condition.
Q65: Auto unbypass for manual bypass
Manually bypassed sensors can have their bypass automatically removed
at disarming or have their bypasses remain in place.
You have these options:
† Enabled: Turns the feature ON. The system automatically
removes bypasses from manually bypassed sensors when the
system is disarmed.
Disabled: Turns the feature OFF. Manually bypassed sensors
will remain bypassed when the system is disarmed.
Q66: Force bypass reports
Configures the system to transmit a report to the Central Station when a
user force-bypasses a sensor while the system is armed.
You have these options:
Enabled: The system transmits a report to the Central Station.
† Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the
Central Station.
† Disabled: The system does not transmit a report to the
Central Station.
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NOTE: Forced bypassed sensors are always recorded in
the event log, regardless of the setting of this programming
question.
Q67: Event log
Configures the system to define the types of system events that are
recorded in the system's History.
You have these options:
Disabled : Does not record events.
All Events Except Open/Close/Bypass: Records all events,
except sensor opening, closing, and bypassing.
This restores the factory defaults setting for the areas selected and then
the system restarts.
All Events Except Open/Close: Records all events, except
sensor opening and closing.
Hard Reset
† All Events: Records all events.
A hard reset restores all programing settings back to the factory defaults.
Q68: Allow backlight always on (demo mode)
Configures the system to always leave the touchscreen's backlight on.
This is useful when users want to demonstrate panel features, without the
system backlight timing out.
IMPORTANT: Leaving the backlight ON for extended
periods of time may result in image retention. To avoid this, it
is recommended that you only enable this feature when the
panel is intended for use as a demonstration system.
Choose one of these options:
NOTE: Before performing a hard reset, Q2: Lock Installer
Programming must be set to No access or Limited access,
and Q3: Lock Default Programming must be set to Allow
reset of all defaults. See "Q2: Lock installer programming" on
page 55 and "Q3: Lock default programming" on page 55
To perform a hard reset:
1. Remove the Control Panel cover and completely disconnect all
power to the Control Panel.
2. On the inside back of the Control Panel, plug in the backup
battery.
Enabled: The backlight for the touchscreen is always ON.
3. Connect DC power to the Control Panel..
† Disabled: The backlight for the touchscreen dims
automatically after 60 seconds of inactivity.
4. Wait until the Home and Emergency buttons begin flashing.
Restore the Factory Default Settings
You can restore the Control Panel settings back to their factory defaults.
There are two (2) reset options: soft and hard.
5. Simultaneously press and hold down the Home and Emergency
buttons. The Home and Emergency buttons will flash at a faster
rate to indicate that the key press was registered.
6. Release the buttons only after both the Home and Emergency
are lit and the Control Panel screen appears.
Soft Reset
A soft reset lets you select which settings to restore back to the factory
defaults.
To perform a soft reset:
1. Navigate to the Installer Toolbox screen.
2. Tap Restore Defaults.
3. At the Restore Defaults screen select the areas that you would
like to restore and tap Restore to Defaults.
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This chapter includes the following information:
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Features to Limit False Alarms
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Sensor Type
When programming wireless and wired zones, as well as keyfobs and
keypads, installers are required to choose options for a variety of settings.
This topic describes each setting and its available options.
occur. If an exit/entry delay sensor is
triggered first, the interior follower sensor
will also be delayed.
Interior follower sensors are always
bypassed and not active when the system is
armed in Stay mode. This allows the
premises to be occupied while still protecting
the perimeter.
Sensor Type
Required for all wired and wireless zones.
Table 6-1 Sensor Types
Sensor Type
(00) Unused
Description
This is the setting for unused sensor
numbers that do not have a sensor
programmed into them. No system action
occurs at any time from this sensor type.
This sensor type is reserved for doors that
are used for exit and entry of the protected
premises. When the system is armed in the
Stay or Away mode, the exit delay timer
starts. There is an exit delay regardless of
whether the system is armed in Stay or
Away mode. When the exit delay timer
expires, the system is fully armed.
(01) Exit/Entry 1
With the system fully armed, when this type
of sensor is triggered, the Entry Delay 1
timer starts. The system must be disarmed
before the Entry Delay 1 timer expires, or an
alarm will occur.
If the entry delay timer is turned OFF during
arming, the exit/entry delay sensors will act
as non-delayed instant sensors at the end of
the exit delay.
(02) Exit/Entry 2
(03) Perimeter
This sensor type operates the same as the
Exit/Entry 1 sensor type except that it starts
the Entry Delay 2 timer. This provides a
method of having a longer entry delay on
certain openings, such as a garage door, to
provide the end user more time to disarm
the system.
(05) Day Zone
(06) 24-Hour Silent
Alarm
(07) 24-Hour Audible
Alarm
(08) 24-Hour Auxiliary
Alarm
This sensor type is for perimeter doors and
windows that will not be used to enter or exit
the protected premises while the system is
armed. An instant alarm will occur when this
type of sensor is triggered with the system
armed in either the Stay or Away mode.
(09) 24-Hour Fire †
(04) Interior Follower
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Description
This sensor type is for interior sensors, such
as motion detectors, interior doors, and
other sensors that detect human presence
inside the protected premises. This type of
sensor is called a "follower" due to its action
when the system is armed. in the Away
mode. After the exit delay expires and the
system is armed, if an interior follower
sensor is triggered, an instant alarm will
This sensor type is the same as a perimeter
zone, except that when the system is
disarmed, a violation displays a trouble alert
on the Console's display. This type of sensor
is commonly used to protect sensitive areas
that require notification and possibly a
Central Station trouble report, but not an
alarm when the system is disarmed.
This sensor type is active independent of the
system arming status. The code for silent
panic is sent to the Central Station, but for
safety, there are no visual or audible
indications locally that this sensor type has
been triggered.
This sensor type is continuously armed 24hours-a-day. A sensor programmed to this
type will trigger a local alarm and the bell
output regardless of the mode the system is
in. This sensor type is typically used for an
audible panic alarm.
This sensor type is continuously armed 24hour-a-day. A sensor programmed to this
type will trigger an alarm regardless of the
mode the system is in. The bell output will not
activate, but the local sounder will continue
until it is acknowledged at the Control Panel.
This sensor type is typically used for a
monitoring device, such as a flood or
temperature sensor. There is no time out for
the internal sounds; it will continue until a
user code is entered.
This sensor type is continuously armed 24hours-a-day. A sensor programmed to this
type will trigger the local alarm fire sounder
and the bell output regardless of the mode
the system is in. This sensor type is typically
used for wireless smoke detectors. This
sensor type is always active and cannot be
bypassed.
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(10) Interior with Delay
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Description
This sensor type operates as a delayed
sensor when the system is armed in the
Away mode, and when triggered, will start
the Entry Delay 1 timer. If the system is
armed in Away mode with no Entry Delay
(armed instant), this sensor type will trigger
an instant alarm.
If the system is armed in Stay mode (or Stay
mode with no Entry Delay), this sensor type
will be bypassed.
(14) 24-Hour Carbon
Monoxide †
(16) 24-Hour Fire
Verification †
This sensor type is continuously armed 24hours-a-day. A sensor programmed to this
type will trigger the local alarm pulse
sounder and the bell output regardless of
the mode the system is in. This sensor type is
typically used for wireless carbon monoxide
detectors. This sensor type is always active
and cannot be bypassed.
This sensor type is continuously armed 24hours-a-day. A sensor programmed to this
type can trigger the local alarm fire sounder
and the bell output regardless of the mode
the system is in. This sensor type is typically
used for wireless smoke detectors. This
sensor type is always active and cannot be
bypassed.
For verification, this sensor type must be
violated twice in two (2) minutes, or remain
violated for 30 seconds. If any other fire
sensor (verified sensor type or not) violates
within two (2) minutes, both sensors will
cause a fire alarm.
Alarm, 07- 24-Hour Audible Alarm, 08 24-Hour Auxiliary Alarm, 10Interior with Delay, 23-No Response Type), installers must also select one
of the Sensor Equipment Types listed below.
Table 6-2 Sensor Equipment Type
Sensor Type
Sensor Equipment Type
(04) Interior Follower
Contact, Motion
(06) 24-Hour Silent
Alarm
Contact, Emergency
(07) 24-Hour Audible
Alarm
Contact. Emergency
(08) 24-Hour Auxiliary
Alarm
Contact, Freeze, Water, Temperature,
Emergency
(10) Interior with Delay
Contact, Motion
(23) No Response Type
Contact, Motion
Equipment Code
Required for all wireless zones, keyfobs, and keypads.
Table 6-3 Equipment Code
Wireless Zones—Equipment Codes
0000-Other
0862-2GIG Thin D/W (Surface) Contact
0863-2GIG Recessed Door Contact
0869-2GIG PIR with Pet Immunity
(23) No Response
Type
(24) Silent Burglary
This sensor type is a special zone that can be
monitored for activity or inactivity by the
Central Station. It does not affect security
system status.
This sensor type is for silent triggering the
burglary alarm with perimeter doors and
windows that will not be used to enter or exit
the protected premises while the system is
armed. The Control Panel's sounder and
the bell output will not activate.
An instant silent alarm will occur when this
type of sensor is triggered with the system
armed in either the Stay or Away mode.
0864-2GIG Glass Break Detector
0895-SMKT2-345 GE Smoke/Heat Detector (USA/Canada)
1058-2GIG Smoke Detector
0872-SMKE1-345 Smoke Detector (USA)
0871-SMKE1-345C Smoke/Heat Detector (Canada)
0868-2GIG Panic Button Remote
0860-CO1-345 CO Detector (USA)
0859-CO1-345C CO Detector (Canada)
† Indicates sensor types
that are not allowed for
hardwired loops.
1026-2GIG CO Detector
0873-2GIG Takeover Module
Sensor Equipment Type
0637-Honeywell D/W "5816"
For wireless zones that have been specified as being on one of these
equipment types (for example, 04-Interior Follower, 06-24-Hour Silent
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Normal State
Required for all wired zones.
0470-HW R-D/W "5818MNL"
Table 6-5 Normal State
0533-HW PIR "5890"
Code
Setting
0530-HW PIR "5894PI"
00
Not Used
01
Normally Closed (N/C)
02
Normally Open (N/O)
03
End-of-Line Resistor (EOLR)
0519-HW Glass Break "5853"
0589-HW Smoke "5808W3"
0557-HW Heat Sensor "5809"
0624-HW Flood Sensor "5821"
0491-HW Panic Pendant "5802MN2"
Sensor Loop
Required for all wireless zones.
1063-2GIG Doorbell
Table 6-6 Sensor Loop
1061-Tilt Sensor
0655-Existing Door/Window Contact
Loop
Setting
0609-Existing Motion Detector
1
Motion Detectors, Glassbreak Detectors, Smoke Alarms,
Recessed D/W Contact, Panic Button, D/W wired lead
2
D/W using internal switch
3
Flood and Freeze sensors
0475-Existing Glass Break Detector
0616-Existing Smoke Detector
0692-Existing CO Detector
Use for this sensor type…
0708-Existing Heat Sensor
Transmission Delay
0556-Existing Flood/Temp Sensor
Required for all wireless and wired zones.
Table 6-7 Transmission Delay
Serial Number
Required for all wireless zones.
The serial number is a 7-digit Transmission ID (TXID) that the Control
Panel uses to identify a sensor on the wireless network.
Dialer Delay
Choosing this setting…
Enabled
Turns the Transmission Delay feature ON.
Disabled
Turns the Transmission Delay feature OFF.
Equipment Age
Required for all wireless zones.
Table 6-4 Equipment Age
Equipment Age
New
Existing
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Voice Descriptor
Required for all wireless and wired zones.
Letter
On the touchscreen keypad, enter the first few letters
of the Vocabulary Word (or its Numeric Code)
L
Laundry (126), Left (127), Level (128), Library (129), Light
(130), Lights (131), Liquor (132), Living (133), Loading (134),
Lock (135), Loft (136), Low (137)
M
Main (138), Maintenance (139), Man (281), Master (140),
Medical (141), Medicine (142), Menu (143), Middle (144),
Monitor (145), Motion (146), Motion Detector (147), Mud
(148)
N
Nine (149), Nineteen (150), Ninety (151), No Delay (155), No
Entry Delay (156), North (152), Not (153), Not Ready (154),
Nursery (157)
O
Off (158), Office (159), On (160), One (161), One Hundred
(162), Output (163), Outside (164), Overhead (260)
P
Panel (165), Panic (166), Pantry (167), Patio (168),
Perimeter (169), Phone Line (170), Play (171), Police (172),
Pool (173), Porch (270), Pound (174), Power (175), Press
(176), Previous (177), Pump (178)
Q
-
R
Radio (179), Ready (180), Rear (181), Refrigerator (261),
Relay (182), Remote (183), Repeat (184), RF Jam (185),
Right (186), Room (187)
S
Safe (188), Second (189), Security (190), Sensor (191),
Sensors (192), Service (262), Session (193), Set (194),
Seven (195), Seventeen (196), Seventy (197), Shed (198),
Shop (199), Side (200), Silent (201), Siren (202), Six (203),
Sixteen (204), Sixty (205), Skylight (206), Sliding (207),
Smoke (208), Son's (282), Sounder (209), South (210),
Space (211), Spare (212), Stairs (213), Star (214), Status
(215), Stay (216), Stop (217), Storage (218), Study (219),
Sump (220), Sun (283), Sunroom (263), Supervision (221),
Switch (286), System (222)
T
Tamper (223), Temperature (224), Ten (225), Terminated
(226), Theater (284), Thermostat (227), Third (228),
Thirteen (229), Thirty (230), Three (231), To (232), Tool
(233), Transmitted (234), Transmitter (235), Trouble (236),
Turn (237), TV (268), Twelve (238), Twenty (239), Two
(240)
U
Unlock (241), Upper (242), Upstairs (243), User (244), Utility
(245)
V
Valve (246), Video (269), Voice (247)
W
Wall (248), Warehouse (264), Water (249), West (250),
Window (251), Wing (285), Wireless (252)
X
-
Y
Yard (253)
Z
Zero (254), Zone (255)
Table 6-8 Voice Descriptor (System Vocabulary)
Letter
On the touchscreen keypad, enter the first few letters
of the Vocabulary Word (or its Numeric Code)
A
Abort (002), AC (003), Access (004), Alarm (005), And (006),
Announcement (007), Apartment (266), Area (008), Arm
(009), Armed (010), Arming (011), At (012), Attic (013),
Audio (014), Auto (015), Automation (016), Auxiliary (017),
Away (018)
B
C
D
E
F
Baby's (019), Back (020), Balcony (256), Basement (021),
Bathroom (022), Battery (023), Bedroom (024), Bell (272),
Bonus (025), Boy's (273), Break (026), Button (027), Bypass
(028), Bypassed (029)
Cabinet (030), Camera (274), Cancel (031), Carbon
Monoxide (032), Cave (275), Cellar (033), Cellular (034), Cell
Radio (035), Center (036), Check (037), Chest (038),
Children's (039), Chime (040), Closet (041), Code (042),
Communications (043), Computer (044), Control (045), Cool
(046), Corner (271), Crawl (047), Current (048)
Daughter's (276), Day (049), Deck (258), Degrees (050),
Den (051), Detached (259), Detector (052), Dim (053),
Dining (054), Disarm (055), Disarmed (056), Dock (057),
Door (058), Doorbell (277), Downstairs (059), Driveway
(060)
East (061), Eight (062), Eighteen (063), Eighty (064), Electric
(065), Eleven (066), Emergency (067), Enter (068), Entrance
(069), Entry (070), Error (071), Exercise (072), Exit (073),
Exit Now (074), Exterior (075), External (076)
Failure (077), Family (078), Fan (079), Fifteen (080), Fifty
(081), Fire (082), Fire Alert (083), Fire Detector (084), First
(085), Five (086), Flood (087), Floor (088), Fluid (089), Foil
(090), For (091), Forty (092), Four (093), Fourteen (094),
Fourth (095), Foyer (267), Freeze (096), Freezer (097),
Front (098), Furnace (099)
G
Game (100), Garage (101), Gas (102), Gate (265), Girl's
(278), Glass (103), Glass Break (104), Guest (105), Gun
(106)
H
Hall (107), Hallway (108), Hanging (109), Hang Up (110),
Heat (111), High (112), Home (113), House (114)
I
Ice (115), Image (279), Image Sensor (280), Inside (116),
Instant (117), Interior (118), Intrusion (119), Is (120)
J
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K
Key (121), Keyfob (122), Keypad (123), Kids' (124), Kitchen
(125)
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Sensor Reports
Required for all wireless and wired zones.
Table 6-9 Sensor Reports
Sensor Reports
Choosing this setting…
Enabled
Sends reports to the Central Station.
Disabled
Does NOT send reports to the Central Station
Sensor Supervised
Required for all wireless zones.
Table 6-10 Sensor Supervised
Sensor Supervised
Enabled
Choosing this setting…
Enables the sensor supervision
feature
Disables the sensor supervision
feature
Disabled
Sensor Chime
Required for all wireless and wired zones.
Table 6-11 Sensor Chime
Sensor Chime Setting
Disabled
Voice Only
Ding-Dong #1 with Voice
Ding-Dong #2
Ding-Dong #2 with Voice
Ding-Dong #1
Ding-Ding
Ding-Ding with Voice
Ding-Dong #3
Ding-Dong #3 with Voice
Chime #1
Chime #1 with Voice
Chime #2
Chime #2 with Voice
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Panel Programming Reference
This table summarizes the system's panel programming questions, the available settings for each question, and each question's factory-default setting.
IMPORTANT: In the table below, a double dagger (‡) indicates that this is the required setting for compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010:
Control Panel Standard - Features for False Alarm Reduction.
Table 6-12 Panel Programming Questions
Question
Number
Question Text
Q1
Enter installer code (4 digits)
Q2
Lock installer programming
Available Settings
Unique 4-Digit Number
Factory Default Setting
1561
Disabled (Full Access)
No Access
Disabled (Full Access)
Limited Access
Q3
Lock default programming
Allow Reset of All Defaults
Allow Reset of All Defaults
Allow Limited Reset of Defaults
Do Not Allow Reset of Defaults
Q4
Exit delay, in seconds (45-120)
45-120 Seconds
‡60 Seconds
Q5
Entry delay 1, in seconds (30-240)
30-240 Seconds
‡30 Seconds
Q6
Entry delay 2, in seconds (30-240)
30-240 Seconds
‡45 Seconds
Q7
Remote services provider
None
Alarm.com
Alarm.com
Disabled
Q8
2-way voice
Stay online
Stay online
Stay online, including fire and CO alarms
Q9
Disable siren after two-way audio
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Q10
Police emergency key
Audible
Audible
Silent Panic
Q11
Fire emergency key
Disabled
Audible
Audible
Q12
Emergency key
Q13
Quick arming
Disabled
Audible
Enabled
Audible
Enabled
Disabled
Q14
Auto stay
Q15
Exit delay restart
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
‡Enabled
‡Enabled
Disabled
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Q16
Allow quick exit
Q17
Quick bypass
Available Settings
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Factory Default Setting
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Q18
Alert on disarm with keyfob after alarm
Q19
Keyfob arm/disarm confirmation
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Q20
Keyfob/remote arming mode on system not
ready
Auto-Bypass with Zone Participation on
Restore
Auto-Bypass
Auto-Bypass with Zone Participation on
Restore
Arm Only When System Ready
Q21
Z-Wave feature
Disabled and Hidden
Enabled
Disabled but Visible
Enabled
Q22
Smart Home Controls require master code
Q23
Master user can access Z-Wave setup
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Q24
Temperature display units
Q25
Swinger shutdown count (1-6)
Q26
Cross sensor zones 99-100
Q27
Cross sensor timeout, in seconds (10-120)
Fahrenheit
Celsius
1-6 Trips
Enabled
Disabled
10-120 Seconds
Fahrenheit
2 Trips
Disabled
10 Seconds
Disabled
Q28
Siren supervision time
15 Seconds
30 Seconds
Disabled
45 Seconds
Q29
CS lack of usage notification time, in days (0255)
0-255 Days
7 Days
Q30
Radio modem network failure time, in minutes
(0-255)
0-255 Minutes
30 Minutes
Q31
Q31: Radio network failure causes trouble
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Q32
Radio network failure reports
Q36
Periodic test, in days (0-255)
72
Enabled
Disabled
0-255 Days
Enabled
30 Days
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Available Settings
Factory Default Setting
Q37
Alarm cancel time, in minutes (5-255)
5-255 Minutes
5 Minutes
Q38
Alarm cancel display
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
15 Seconds
Q39
Alarm abort window transmission delay
30 Seconds
30 Seconds
45 Seconds
Q40
Burglary bell cutoff time
4 Minutes
‡4 Minutes
8 Minutes
12 Minutes
16 Minutes
Unlimited Time
4 Minutes
8 Minutes
Q41
Fire bell cutoff time
12 Minutes
‡4 Minutes
16 Minutes
Unlimited Time
Q42
Trouble doesn't sound at night
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Q43
Z-Wave siren mode
Q44
Open collector #1 output
Sound for Burglary and Fire/CO
Sound for Burglary Only
00-Disabled
Sound for Burglary and Fire/CO
11-Follows Internal Sounder Alarm
01-Activated when Armed
02-Activated when Disarmed
03-Activated on FTC
04-Activated on Supervision
05-Activated on Radio Fault
06-Activated on Burglary Alarm
07-Activated on Fire Alarm
08-Activated on Any Alarm
09-Activated on Any System Trouble
11-Follows Internal Sounder Alarm
12-Follows Exit/Entry Beeps
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Question Text
Available Settings
Factory Default Setting
00-Disabled
01-Activated when Armed
02-Activated when Disarmed
03-Activated on FTC
04-Activated on Siren Supervision
Q45
Open collector #2 output
05-Activated on Radio Fault
06-Activated on Burglary Alarm
00-Disabled
07-Activated on Fire Alarm
08-Activated on Any Alarm
09-Activated on Any System Trouble
11-Follows Internal Sounder Alarm
12-Follows Exit/Entry Beeps
Q46
Time to detect AC loss, in minutes
Q47
Random AC loss report time
Q48
Programming mode entry reports to CS
0-30 Minutes
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
10 Minutes
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Q49
Trouble reports to CS
Q50
Trouble restore reports to CS
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Q51
Manual bypass reports to CS
Q52
Bypass restore reports to CS
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Q53
AC loss reports to CS
Q54
AC restore reports to CS
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Q55
System low battery reports to CS
Q56
System low battery restore reports to CS
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Q57
RF low battery reports to CS
Q58
Sensor low battery restore reports to CS
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Q59
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System disarmed reports to CS
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
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System armed reports to CS
Available Settings
Enabled
Factory Default Setting
Disabled
Disabled
Q61
Alarm restore reports to CS
Q62
Smart test reports
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Q63
RF jam causes trouble
Q64
System tamper causes trouble
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Q65
Auto unbypass for manual bypass
Q66
Force bypass reports
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Q67
Event log
All Events Except Open/Close/Bypass
All Events Except Open/Close
All Events
All Events
Q68
Allow backlight always on (demo mode)
Enabled
Disabled
Disabled
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Features to Limit False Alarms
For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010: Control Panel Standard - Features for False Alarm Reduction, the installer can set a variety of different options
designed to limit occurrences of a False Alarm.
Table 6-13 ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010 Features to Limit False Alarms
ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010
4.2.2.1 Exit Time
2GIG System Feature
Exit Delay
Installation & Programming Guide
"Q4: Exit delay, in seconds (45-120)" on page 55
"Q16: Allow quick exit" on page 57
4.2.2.2 Progress Annunciation
Exit Delay Announcement
"Q4: Exit delay, in seconds (45-120)" on page 55
4.2.2.3 Exit Time Restart
Exit Delay Restart
"Q15: Exit delay restart" on page 57
4.2.2.4 Exit Error
Exit Error
See the GC3 User Guide
4.2.2.5 Unvacated Premises
Auto Stay
"Q14: Auto stay" on page 57
4.2.3.1 Entry Delay
Entry Delay
4.3.2.2 Progress Annunciation
Entry Delay Announcement
"Q5: Entry delay 1, in seconds (30-240)" on page 55
"Q6: Entry delay 2, in seconds (30-240)" on page 55
"Q1: Enter installer code (4 digits)" on page 55
"Q1: Enter installer code (4 digits)" on page 55
4.3.2.3 Disarm
Disarming Features
See the GC3 User Guide
4.2.4.1 Control Buttons
Keyfob/Remote Arming Mode on
System Not Ready
"Q20: Keyfob/remote arming mode on system not ready" on page 58
4.2.4.2 Manual Alarms
Emergency Alarm Features
See the GC3 User Guide
4.2.4.3 System Acknowledgment
Alert Keyfob Disarming After
Alarm, Keyfob Arm/Disarm
Confirmation
"Q18: Alert on disarm with keyfob after alarm" on page 57
4.2.4.4 Remote Arming
Key Fob Arming
"Q18: Alert on disarm with keyfob after alarm" on page 57
4.3.4.5 Remote Disarming
Key Fob Arming
"Q19: Keyfob arm/disarm confirmation" on page 57
"Q18: Alert on disarm with keyfob after alarm" on page 57
"Q19: Keyfob arm/disarm confirmation" on page 57
4.2.5.1 Abort Window
Abort Window Dialer Delay
"Q39: Alarm abort window transmission delay" on page 60
4.2.5.1.1 Disarm
Abort Window Dialer Delay
"Q36: Periodic test, in days (0-255)" on page 59
4.2.5.1.2 Abort
Abort Window Dialer Delay
"Q36: Periodic test, in days (0-255)" on page 59
4.2.5.2 Alarm Transmission
Abort Window Dialer Delay
"Q39: Alarm abort window transmission delay" on page 60
4.2.5.3 Disarm
Disarm
See the GC3 User Guide
4.2.5.4 Cancel Window
Alarm Cancel Time, Alarm Cancel
Display
"Q37: Alarm cancel time, in minutes (5-255)" on page 60
4.2.6.1 Use of Duress Feature
User Duress Report
See the GC3 User Guide
4.2.6.2 Duress Code
Duress Code
See the GC3 User Guide
4.2.7 Initiation of Manual Alarms
Panic, Fire, or Emergency Alarm
See the GC3 User Guide
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Cross Sensor Zones, Cross
Sensor Timeout
4.3.2 Swinger Shutdown
Swinger Shutdown Count (1-6)
4.3.3 Fire Alarms
Fire & Carbon Monoxide
Protection
4.6.3 System Test
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Console Test
Sensors Test
Installation & Programming Guide
"Q26: Cross sensor zones 99-100" on page 58
"Q27: Cross sensor timeout, in seconds (10-120)" on page 59
"Q25: Swinger shutdown count (1-6)" on page 58
"Q61: Alarm restore reports to CS" on page 63
Sensor Type — (24) Silent Burglary" on page 1.
"Testing the Installation" on page 91
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This chapter includes the following information:
About the Smart Home Settings Menu
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Navigate to the Smart Home Settings Menu
80
Add a New Device
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Remove a Device
81
Check the Network
82
Rediscover the Network
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View All Devices
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Associating Z-Wave Devices
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Reset the Controller
87
Learn Controller
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About the Smart Home Settings Menu
The Smart Home Settings menu provides installers with access to a
variety of Z-Wave settings for the GC3 Security & Automation System.
Installers can configure the system to give the Master User permission to
access the Smart Home Settings menu, users who know the Master
User code can access a variety of Z-Wave settings for the GC3 Security &
Automation System.
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Figure 2 Smart Home Settings—Add Devices
The Listening for Devices to Add screen reveals the Add
Devices Now message.
NOTE: The GC3 Panel ignores any Command_Class_Basic
commands it receives from other devices on the Z-Wave
network.
Navigate to the Smart Home Settings Menu
To navigate to the Smart Home Settings menu:
1. Navigate to the Installer Toolbox menu. See "Navigate to the
Installer Toolbox" on page 36
2. At the Installer Toolbox menu, tap Smart Home Settings.
This reveals the Smart Home Settings menu.
Figure 3 Listening for Devices to Add—Add Devices Now
3. Walk to and trigger the device. For example, if you are adding a
Z-Wave light bulb, turn the light bulb ON.
TIP: Typically, you can trigger a device on the
network by either powering the device OFF/ON,
pressing a button once or twice, or flipping a switch
on the device. Every device is different.
When the system discovers a device, the New device found
and Adding device message appears.
Figure 1 Smart Home Settings Menu
Add a New Device
TIP: Manufacturers may add Z-Wave devices to a network
in order to test them. To ensure successful addition of a
device to the GC3 Control Panel, remove the new device
before adding it to the network. See "Remove a Device" on
the facing page.
Figure 4 Adding Device
4. At the New device was added to the system message, tap
OK.
To add a Z-Wave device to the network:
1. Navigate to the Smart Home Settings menu. See "Navigate to
the Smart Home Settings Menu" above.
2. At the Smart Home Settings menu, tap Add Devices.
Figure 5 New Device was Added to the System Message
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The newly discovered device appears in the Listening for
Devices to Add screen. Any device information captured during
the discovery process appears below the device name.
TIP: The Control Panel issues a double-beep when
a device is successfully added to the network.
Figure 9 Listening for Devices to Add—New Device Name
From the Listening for Devices to Add screen, you can
continue by triggering the next desired device and then renaming
it as needed.
8. Tap t to return to the Smart Home Settings menu.
Figure 6 Listening for Devices to Add—New Device
5. (Optional) At the Listening for New Devices to Add screen,
tap Rename.
Remove a Device
To remove a device from the network:
1. Navigate to the Smart Home Settings menu. See "Navigate to
the Smart Home Settings Menu" on the previous page.
2. At the Smart Home Settings menu, tap Remove Devices.
Figure 7 Listening for Devices to Add—Rename
6. At the Enter a name for this device screen, use the
touchscreen keypad to enter a new device name.
For example, enter: Living Room Dimmer
Figure 8 Enter a name for this device
Figure 10 Smart Home Settings—Remove Devices
The Listening for Devices to Remove screen appears.
Figure 11 Listening for Devices to Remove—Remove Devices
Now
7. Tap Done.
The system reveals the new name on the Listening for
Devices to Add screen.
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are removing a Z-Wave light bulb, turn the light bulb ON.
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TIP: Typically, you can trigger a device on the
network by either powering the device OFF/ON,
pressing a button once or twice, or flipping a switch
on the device. Every device is different.
When the system successfully removes the device, it appears on
the Listening for Devices to Remove screen.
Figure 14 Check Network—Start
The system scans the network for unresponsive nodes and
indicates the status of each scanned node.
Figure 12 Listening for Devices to Remove—Device Removed
TIP: The Control Panel issues a double-beep when
a device is successfully removed to the network.
5. Tap t to return to the Smart Home Settings menu.
Check the Network
Use the Check Network feature to scan the smart home network for
unresponsive nodes. This can take several minutes and some of the smart
home functions will be unavailable until the check is complete.
Figure 15 Check Network—Status
4. When the Check Network is complete you can see the status of
nodes in the network.
5. Tap t to return to the Smart Home Settings menu.
To perform a network check:
1. Navigate to the Smart Home Settings menu. See "Navigate to
the Smart Home Settings Menu" on page 80.
2. At the Smart Home Settings menu, tap Check Network.
Rediscover the Network
After adding or removing devices from the network, the final step is to
rediscover the network. This updates the system's communication routes
so it communicates with the newly added and previously added Z-Wave
devices.
To rediscover the network:
1. Navigate to the Smart Home Settings menu. See "Navigate to
the Smart Home Settings Menu" on page 80.
2. At the Smart Home Settings menu, tap Rediscover Network.
Figure 13 Smart Home Settings—Check Network
3. At the Check Network screen, tap Start.
Figure 16 Smart Home Settings—Rediscover Network
3. At the Rediscover Network screen, tap Start.
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Figure 17 Rediscover Network—Start
While the system is rediscovering the network it displays the
status of each node as it is checked.
Figure 19 Smart Home Settings—View All Devices
3. At the Smart Home Devices screen, review the list of devices. If
you have added several devices, you can swipe up and down to
move through the list.
Figure 18 Rediscover Network—Status
Figure 20 Smart Home – View All Devices
When the rediscovery is complete, the Rediscover Network
screen with the Start button (shown above) appears again.
4. To view the options available for a device, tap the menu button ( ).
View All Devices
The View All Devices function lists all Z-Wave devices in the Control Panel
network and provides the following options, depending on the type and
current status of a device:
Configure
Configure
The Configure option is device dependent, and only appears when a ZWave device has special configuration options.
Hide/Unhide
Identify
Remove
Rename
Replace
To view all network devices and access these options:
1. Navigate to the Smart Home Settings menu. See "Navigate to
the Smart Home Settings Menu" on page 80.
2. At the Smart Home Settings menu, tap View All Devices.
Figure 21 Smart Home – Configure Option
This option lets you enter configuration parameters that are found in the
device's user guide.
Hide/Unhide
The Hide/Unhide option determines whether or not a device appears on
Smart Home Control screens.
To hide a device on Smart Home Control screens:
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1. Tap the menu button ( Figure 22 Smart Home Devices – Hide
) next to the device and tap Unhide.
Figure 25 Smart Home Devices – Unhide
A confirmation screen appears.
The menu closes, the device appears in normal text on the Smart
Home Devices screen, and it also appears in Smart Home
Control screens.
Figure 23 Smart Home Devices – Hide Confirmation
Figure 26 Smart Home Devices – Unhidden Device
2. Tap Hide to prevent the device from appearing on Smart Home
Control screens.
The device appears in gray text on Smart Home Devices
screen.
2. Tap t to return to the Smart Home Settings menu.
Identify
This option lets you identify a device from the control panel. Tapping
Identify activates the device (for example, a light module will turn on and
then turn off). This feature can be helpful if you add multiple devices to the
system without renaming them at the time of installation.
Figure 24 Smart Home Devices – Hidden Device
3. Tap t to return to the Smart Home Settings menu.
To make a hidden device visible on Smart Home Control screens:
Figure 27 Smart Home Devices – Identify
Remove
This option lets you remove a non-communicating node from the system.
This option only appears for a device that is not communicating with the
system.
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Figure 30 Smart Home Devices – Rename
NOTE: Non-communicating devices are indicated by an
alert icon (
An onscreen keyboard appears.
).
To remove a non-communicating node from the system:
1. Tap the menu button ( device and tap Remove.
) next to the non-communicating
Figure 31 Smart Home Devices – Enter a name for the device
2. Enter a new name for the device and tap Done.
The system reveals the new name on the Smart Home Devices
screen.
Figure 28 Smart Home Devices – Remove
A confirmation screen appears.
Figure 32 Smart Home Devices – New Device Name
3. Tap t to return to the Smart Home Settings menu.
Figure 29 Smart Home Devices – Remove Confirmation
Replace
2. Tap Remove to delete the device from the network.
3. Tap t to return to the Smart Home Settings menu.
Rename
This feature lets you replace a non-communicating device with an identical
device maintaining the same node number and other mesh network
settings. This makes it easier to replace a device that is no longer working
and is only available for a non-communicating device.
This option lets you rename devices that have already been added to the
system.
NOTE: Non-communicating devices are indicated by an
To rename a device:
alert icon (
1. Tap the menu button ( ) next to the device and tap Rename.
).
To replace a non-communicating device:
1. Tap the menu button ( device and tap Replace.
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Figure 36 Smart Home Devices – Replacement Finished
4. Tap OK to close the confirmation dialog.
5. Tap t to return to the Smart Home Settings menu.
Associating Z-Wave Devices
The Association function provides a means of enabling individual network
devices to communicate directly with each other.
Figure 33 Smart Home Devices – Non-Communicating Device
To associate Z-Wave devices:
1. At the Home screen, tap System Settings.
2. Tape Replace.
Figure 37 Home—System Settings
Figure 34 Smart Home Devices – Replace
A Listening For Replacement Device screen appears.
Figure 35 Smart Home Devices – Listening For Replacement
Device
2. Enter the Master User Code to access the System Settings
screen.
3. At the System Settings menu, tap Smart Home Settings on
both Control Panels.
3. Walk to and trigger the replacement device on the network. For
example, if you are replacing a Z-Wave light bulb, turn the light
bulb ON.
A confirmation dialog appears when the replacement is finished.
Figure 38 System Settings—Smart Home Settings
4. At the Smart Home Settings menu, tap Device Association.
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8. Tap t to return to the Smart Home Settings menu.
NOTE: Refer to device documentation for information about
the association groups supported by the device.
Reset the Controller
You can reset the Z-Wave controller to remove all Z-Wave devices from
the network and to reset the controller to its factory default state.
Figure 39 Smart Home Settings—Advanced Settings
5. At the Z-Wave Association screen, tap the Manage button
next to the device that will act as the controller.
NOTE: Use this procedure only in the event that the network
primary controller is missing or otherwise inoperable.
To reset the controller:
1. Navigate to the Smart Home Settings menu. See "Navigate to
the Smart Home Settings Menu" on page 80.
2. At the Smart Home Settings menu, tap Advanced Settings.
Figure 40 Z-Wave Association—Manage
6. Tap Edit Group to select the Group for the association.
Figure 43 Smart Home Settings—Advanced Settings
3. At the Advanced Settings menu, tap Reset Controller.
Figure 41 Z-Wave Association—Edit Group
7. Select the devices to be associated with the controller device and
tap 3.
Figure 44 Advanced Settings—Reset Controller
4. At the Reset the Z-Wave Controller screen, tap Reset
Controller.
Figure 42 Z-Wave Association Device
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To add the GC3 Panel as a secondary controller for an existing Z-Wave
network:
1. At the existing controller, add the GC3 Panel to the Z-Wave
network. (If the existing controller is a GC3 Panel, see "Add a
New Device" on page 80. Otherwise, refer to the documentation
that came with the Z-Wave controller.)
2. At the Home screen on the secondary GC3 Panel, tap System
Settings.
Figure 45 Reset the Z-Wave Controller—Reset Controller
NOTE: Resetting the controller will delete all node
information from the GC3 Control Panel. Any
devices that were part of the mesh network will need
to be manually removed from the network before
they can be added to a network.
While the controller is being reset, the Working message
appears.
Figure 48 Home—System Settings
3. Enter the Master User Code to access the System Settings
screen.
Figure 46 Reset the Z-Wave Controller—Working
5. When the controller is reset, the following message appears. Tap
OK or wait a few seconds for the message to close automatically.
Figure 47 Z-Wave Controller Reset Message
4. At the System Settings menu, tap Smart Home Settings.
Figure 49 System Settings—Smart Home Settings
5. At the Smart Home Settings menu, tap Advanced Settings.
Learn Controller
The GC3 Panel can be added to an existing Z-Wave network as a
"secondary" controller (this process is also called "copy" or "replication").
When the GC3 Panel acts as a secondary controller, devices can only be
added to or removed from the Z-Wave network at the primary controller.
Other than that, all functions are available to either controller.
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Figure 50 Smart Home Settings—Advanced Settings
6. At the Advanced Settings menu, tap Controller Learn.
Figure 51 Advanced Settings—Controller Learn
The GC3 Panel displays a "Learning Z-Wave Controller"
message and waits for a signal from the primary controller. The
synchronization takes time, depending upon the number of ZWave devices in the network.
NOTE: If a new Z-Wave device is added to the
network, the secondary controller must be relearned into the network.
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This chapter includes the following information:
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Disable the Piezo Sounder
Verify the Radio Status
To disable the system's sounder, navigate to the Installer Toolbox.
Then tap Disable Sounder. At the Sounder Disabled message, tap
OK. The sounder is disabled for 30 minutes (or until you tap the Reenable Sounder button).
After installing the Cellular Radio Module for the first time, perform a radio
test to check the cell signal strength, confirm the serial number of the
module, and view other information about the cellular radio connection.
This is a helpful tool to use when troubleshooting the installation. To open
the Radio Test menu, navigate to the Installer Toolbox. Then tap
Radio Test. At the Radio Status screen, tap Start Radio Test.
Perform a Walk Test
After installing the system, sensors, and peripherals, perform a walk test to
ensure proper console operations and to test wireless reception and
signal strength. To open the Walk Test menu, navigate to the Installer
Toolbox. Then tap Walk Test.
To test wireless reception and signal strength, tap Sensors
Test. Then walk to and trigger each sensor.
When the test is complete:
A "Success" message indicates the module is functioning properly
(see next image).
A "Cell Radio Module Status Not Detected" message indicates a
module is not properly installed. See "Install/Replace the Cellular
Radio Module" on page 22.
A "Remote Services Provider is Not Set" message indicates that
the installer has not programmed a Remote Services Provider for
the GC3 Panel. See "Q7: Remote services provider" on page 56.
Figure 1 Walk Test—Sensors Test Screen
After you have tested all sensors, press
.
To test the console operations, tap Console Test. Then tap
each button and respond Yes or No to each question.
Figure 3 Installer Toolbox—Radio Status Test Success
Figure 2 Walk Test—Console Test Screen
After you have tested all console functions, press
.
NOTE: For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010, when
you tap Sensors Test or Console Test, the system sends
a Walk Test Started message to the Central Station. When
you exit the test, the system sends a Walk Test Terminated
message to the Central Station.
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B
2-Way Voice
Backlight Timeout
A two-way voice system lets users at the GC3 Panel communicate with Central Station operators to verify an alarm condition or a false alarm. 2-Way Voice communications can only
be activated by the Central Station after an alarm report is
received from the panel.
The amount of time it takes for the touchscreen to dim after you
last touch the screen.
Bypassed Sensors
An open sensor (for example, an open door or window) that is
ignored when the system is armed. Bypassed sensors do NOT
provide security protection when the system is armed.
9
911
C
In the United States and Canada, dial 9-1-1 for emergency services. In other countries, dial the appropriate emergency services number.
Cellular Radio Module
An optional module that lets the system use your cellular phone
network to send and recieve data.
A
Central Station
AC
A professional burglary, fire, and emergency monitoring service designed to respond to and maintain communications with
end users of residential and commercial alarm system. Central
Monitority Station personnel are trained to contact emergency personnel in resposne to alarm and/or trouble events at
the monitored buildings.
Alternating current
Alarm Condition
A state where the system has determined that a potential or
actual hazardous situation exists and Central Station notification is required.
Clean Mode
ANSI S3.41 Temporal 3
Refers to the audible output of a speaker or siren in cycles of
three (3) pulses: 0.5 second ON, 0.5 second OFF, followed by
one (1) second OFF.
A state where the touchscreen is temporarily turned OFF for
the purpose of cleaning it.
CO
Carbon Monoxide
Away Mode
Typically, installers program the system to arm all burglary protection zones, including motion detectors.
D
Daylight Saving Time
The practice of advancing clocks during summer months by
one hour so that light extends into the evening hour. Typically,
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DST zones adjust clocks forward one hour at or near the beginning of spring and then adjust clocks backware one hour in the
autumn to Standard Time.
and/or the installer is responsible for changing this code to a
new unique one in order to protect your system.
Installer Toolbox
Duress Code
A tool used by professional installers and 2GIG alarm providers
to program, test, and maintain the GC3 Panel, as well as its
burglary and fire protection sensors.
A four-digit code that you enter to send a silent distress signal
to the Central Station during an emergency event, such as
being forcibly held against your will by an intruder.
Interior Sensors
E
Sensors intended to detect forced entry attempts, such as a
motion detector which might be installed to sense a burglar's
movement as he or she crosses your basement.
Entry Delay
An audible countdown timer that gives you time to disarm the
system without setting off the alarm. It can be programmed to a
value between 30-240 seconds. For compliance with
ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010, the minimum setting is 30 seconds.
L
Learning Mode
When placed into Learning mode, the system's receiver listens
on the wireless frequency for the TX ID. To transmit the TX ID
to the system, the user must trigger the sensor on the peripheral device.
ETL Listed Mark
The ETL Listed Mark is a certification mark that provides proof
that a product is in compliance with published industry safety
standards in North America and some areas of South America.
LED
Exit Delay
An audible countdown timer that lets you exit the premises
without setting off the alarm while arming the system. It can be
programmed to a value between 45-120 seconds. For compliance with ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010, it must be set to 45
seconds.
F
Light-emitting diode
Low Power Mode
When the touchscreen is operating on battery only, the system
is in low power mode.
LPM
See "Low Power Mode."
False Alarm
An unwanted alarm generally caused a dirty sensor, a failed
detector, mischief, or some other system fault.
Fire Bell Cutoff Time
The amount of time an alarm will sound after a fire alarm condition is detected.
M
Master User Code
A four-digit code needed to access the system settings. The
default master user code is 1111. To protect your system, you
must always change this to a secret code immediately after
installation.
I
Mixed with No EOL
Installer Code
A four-digit code needed to access the system's programming
functions. The factory default code is 1561. The alarm dealer
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N
countdown timer. For example, if the Exit Delay time is set to
one (1) minute, the countdown timer is extended to two (2)
minutes.
Normally Closed
A Normally Closed (NC) contact conducts electrical current
through the switch.
SKU
Stock Keeping Unit
Normally Open
A Normally Open (NO) contact does not conduct electrical current through the switch.
Smart Home Control
A device that lets a user monitor and contro their dwelling's
lights, locks, thermostats, and other home-related products
from anywhere.
Nuisance Alarm
An unwanted alarm caused by an everyday event such as burning food, cigarette smoke, dust, or insects.
Sounder
A device that makes a sound or noise. The GC3 Panel has a
built in sounder, as do many other peripheral devices, such as
fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
NWS
National Weather Service
Stay Mode
P
Typically, installers program the system to arm all burglary protection zones, except motion detectors.
Perimeter Sensors
Sensors intended to place the system into an alarm state
before an intruder enters the dwelling
T
Touchscreen
Piezo Sounder
A glass display that lets you interact with a device by touching
areas of the screen.
A type of buzzer with a loud, clear, penetrating tone.
TX ID
R
Transmission ID. This is a product's seven-digit serial number.
Remote Service Provider
A third-party security provider that powers the system's interactive services. For example, Alarm.com or another provider.
U
USB
RF
Universal Serial Bus
Radio Frequency
User Code
S
Silent Exit
A four-digit code for arming and disarming the system. The
holder of the Master User Code can create other user codes
and access schedules.
The Silent Exit feature silences the Exit Delay beeps when arming the system and doubles the amount of exit time on the
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Verbal Passcode
A unique, verbal passcode assigned to each member of a residence and authorized emergency contacts. In the event of an
emergency situation or false alarm, this code lets operators at
the Central Station verify your identify and determine whether
it is appropriate to dispatch help in an emergency or disable a
false alarm. It is imperative that users memorize thier passcode
and not share their code with anyone.
Voice Descriptor
A word or phrase consisting of a combination of system vocabulary words.
W
Walk Test
A test performed by installers or inspectors to ensure proper
system operations. A Sensors Walk Test allows installers or
inspectors to place the GC3 Panel into the walk test state,
select a zone, trigger an alarm for each sensor in the selected
zone, and ensure proper communications between the panel
and devices. A Console Walk Test allows installers or inspectors to test the audio and visual features on the GC3 Panel.
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark term of the Wi-Fi Alliance. It is
used to describe Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
products that use Radio Frequency (RF) technology based on
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
802.11 standards.
Z
Zone
A distinct physical area in which closely associated alarm, supervisory, monitoring, and security sensors are located.
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2
2-conductor power wire 28
2-way voice 12
microphone 12
24-hour backup
battery 12
connector
A
backup battery 31
barrel 28
accessories 13
internal speaker 31
alarm dealers 8
alarms
external sounder 26
piezo siren 31
console test 92
false 76
ANSI/NFPA 70 14
wall-bracket 32
ANSI/SIA CP-01-2010 14
initiation of test 92
termination of test 92
antennas 13
D
date 12
decora-style receptacle 32
default factory settings 52
desktop kit 25
disable
keypad 50
B
piezo sounder 92
backplate
mount 24
distributors 8
document conventions 8
backup battery 31
barrel connector 28
battery
backup 31
bell output
installation 26
bracket
E
enable
keypad 50
end-of-line resistor 27
external alarm sounder
installation 26
decora-style 32
standard-style 32
F
C
factory settings 52, 64
cellular radio module 12, 22
status test 92
circuits
eol 27
false alarms 76
features 12
firmware
update 33
normally closed 27
normally open 27
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"guide" through "services"
G
N
guide
navigation
about 8
H
touchscreen 8
P
hardwire loops
panel
connecting 27
desktop kit 25
programming 43
firmware update 33
internal components 13
I
peripherals
installation
piezo sounder
programming 35
bell output 26
connector 31
cellular radio module 22
external alarm sounder 26
disable 92
power
planning 11, 14
backup battery 31
step 19
barrel connector 28
installer toolbox
console test 92
terminal block 28
programming
navigate to 36
keyfob 46
walk test 92
keypad 50
peripherals 35
sensors 35
K
wired zone 43
keyfob
wireless zone 38
programming 46
reset 52
keypad
R
enable or disable 50
radios 13
programming 50
receptacle
reset 52
decora-style 32
standard-style 32
L
loop wires
eol 27
normall closed 27
normally open 27
S
safety
notations 8
sensor
reset zone 52
wired zone programming 43
M
sensors
microphone 12
mounting
panel location 14, 24
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services
technical support 9
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settings
reset to factory default 52
restore defaults 64
signal strength
walk test 92
W
walk test 92
wall outlet
decora-style 32
sounder
disable piezo 92
external alarm 26
speaker 12
standard-style 32
weather 12
wired zone
programming 43
connector 31
standard-style receptacle 32
status
reset 52
wireless zone
programming 38
radio test 92
reset 52
support
services 9
system
capabilities 12
features 12
Z
Z-Wave
devices 12
zone
T
programming 35
technical support 9
terminal block
wiring 28
reset 52
wired programming 43
wireless programming 38
testing
cellular radio status 92
console 92
sensors 92
walk test 92
time 12
toolbox 36
touchscreen
display 12
navigation 8
typographic conventions 8
U
update
firmware 33
usb port 12
location 12
update firmware 33
V
vocabulary 12
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