GC3 Control Panel First Looks

GC3 Control Panel First Looks

We are getting our hands on the new GC3 control panel from 2GiG which is raising the standards for in home security and automation. This fully interactive 7″ touch screen display will become the centerpiece for any home control system.  The list of features it brings to the table is impressive, and the flexibility to have a system that can be updated with new features over time, make it one of the most modular platforms we have seen.

We are part of the early release list, set to have one in our hands soon. As soon as we get one, we will share some real world experiences and pictures. Here are the specs that we know so far.
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Panel

  • 7″ capacitive touchscreen – larger screen allows for larger buttons and controls; easier to see and use
  • Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
  • One-touch arming – Arm button on home screen for one-touch arming
  • Capacitive-touch buttons – Home, Emergency
  • Dimensions: 8.9″ x 5.25″ x 1.25″ – thinnest 7″ all-in-one system on the market
  • 5-day weather forecast – get your workweek forecast in one glance
  • Firmware Updates
    Over-the-air – convenience of updating panel remotely to add new features and capabilities to the GC3 system
    USB – fast on-site updates to make sure the GC3 is up-to-date with the latest features

Security

  • 100 Wireless Zones – 40% more zones that GC2 to add more protection to a residence; no all-in-one panel has more wireless zones
  • 2 Wired Zones
  • 32 Keyfobs – 8x more keyfobs than GC2
  • 4 Keypads
  • 2 Open Collector Outputs
  • Wired Bell Output – connect external siren
  • 100 Users
  • More zones than Lynx Touch or Vivint SkyControl
  • Give users a name, not just a number
  • Assign individual schedules

Communication

  • User-replaceable cell radio with integrated antenna
  • Snap-in radio can be installed without opening the panel; requires no tools to install
  • 3G – AT&T or Rogers Network
  • CDMA – Verizon Network

Automation

  • Integrated Z-Wave radio – no extra costs to enable the most popular home automation technology on the market
  • Supports up to 232 Z-Wave devices
  • Lighting controls, light bulbs, door locks, thermostats
  • Create and execute scenes – define what Z-Wave devices should do when the scene button is pressed
  • Create Rooms – Group Smart Home devices for easy control of multiple devices in one screen
  • Bookmark screen – create your own home screen for most common features

Installation

  • Third-hand strap – for those times when you need one more hand during installation
  • Integrated level – to get it straight
  • Easy-to-align center mark
  • At-a-glance programming – see zone programming configurations on one screen

Power

  • 100-240VAC 50/60Hz 1.7A 14VDC adapter
  • Lithium-Polymer backup battery
  • Operating Temperature: 0C to 40C

Certifications

  • UL985, UL1023, UL1635
  • ULC C1023, ULC S545-02 (Canada)
  • ANSI/SIA CP-01 2010
  • CSFM

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