Here you will learn what the 2GIG GC2 wireless security system's sensor groups are. 


Each sensor (wireless or wired) installed in the system is programmed to a specific sensor number and sensor type (zone).


The sensor number identifies the specific sensor when it is displayed on the Control Panel, recorded in the event log, or reported to the monitoring station. 

This allows pinpoint information about any sensor in the system.


The sensor type determines how and when the Control Panel responds to signals from the sensor. Some sensors are armed all the time, others are armed only in certain arming levels, some cause monitoring station reports any time they are activated. The sensor’s type, along with other programming options, determine this.



Sensor GroupSensor TypeDescription
0

Unused

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.

1

Exit/Entry 1

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 Away Mode or Stay Mode, the Exit Delay timer starts. There is an Exit Delay regardless of whether the system is armed in Stay Mode or Away Mode. When the Exit Delay timer expires, the system is fully armed.

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 time expires, or an alarm occurs.

If the Entry Delay is turned off during arming, the exit/entry delay sensors act as non-delayed instant sensors at the end of Exit Delay.        

2

Exit/Entry 2

This sensor type operates the same as the Exit/Entry 1 sensor type except 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 user more time to disarm the system.

3

Perimeter

This sensor type is for perimeter doors and windows that are not used to enter or exit the protected premises while the system is armed.

An instant alarm occurs when this type of sensor is triggered with the system armed in either the Stay Mode or Away Mode.

4

Interior Follower

This sensor type is for interior sensors such as motion detectors, mat switches, 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 occurs. If an exit/entry delay sensor is triggered first, the interior follower sensor is also 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.

5Day Zone

This sensor type is the same as a perimeter zone, except when the system is disarmed, a violation displays a trouble alert on the Console’s display.

Common uses for this sensor type are a protection of sensitive areas that require notification and possibly a monitoring station trouble report, but not an alarm when the system is disarmed.

6

24-hour Silent Alarm

This sensor type is active independent of the system arming status. The code for silent panic is sent to the monitoring station, but for safety, there are no visual or audible indications locally that this sensor type has been triggered.

7

24-hour Audible Alarm

This sensor type is continuously armed 24-hours a day. A sensor programmed to this type triggers a local alarm and the bell output regardless of the mode the system is in. Typical use would be an audible panic alarm.

8

24-hour Auxiliary Alarm

This sensor type is continuously armed 24-hours a day. A sensor programmed to this type triggers an alarm regardless of the mode the system is in. The bell output does not activate, but the local sounder continues until it’s acknowledged at the Control Panel. Typical use would be for a monitoring device such as a flood or temperature sensor. There is no time out for the internal sounder, it continues until a User Code is entered.

9

24-hour Fire †

This sensor type is continuously armed 24-hours a day. A sensor programmed to this type triggers the local alarm fire sounder and the bell output regardless of the mode the system is in. Typical use would be for wireless smoke detectors. This sensor type is always active and cannot be bypassed.

10

Interior with Delay

This sensor type operates as a delayed sensor when the system is armed in the Away Mode, and when triggered, starts the Entry Delay #1 timer. If the system is armed in Away Mode with no Entry Delay (armed instant), this sensor type triggers an instant alarm.

If the system is armed in Stay Mode (or Stay Mode with no Entry Delay), this sensor type is bypassed.

14

24-hour Carbon Monoxide †

This sensor type is continuously armed 24-hours a day. A sensor programmed to this type triggers the local alarm pulse sounder and the bell output regardless of the mode the system is in. Typical use would be for wireless carbon monoxide detectors. This sensor type is always active and cannot be bypassed.

16

24-hour Fire with Verification †

This sensor type is continuously armed 24-hours 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. Typical use would be 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 minutes, or remain violated for 30 seconds. If any other fire sensor (verified sensor type or not) violates within two minutes, both sensors cause a fire alarm.

23

No Response Type

This sensor type is a special zone that can be monitored for activity or inactivity by the monitoring station. It does not affect security system status.

Note: On Alarm.com, sensors in group 23 display it is in sensor group 13. 

24

Silent Burglary

This sensor type is for silent triggering the burglary alarm with perimeter doors and windows that is not used to enter or exit the protected premises while the system is armed. The Control Panel’s sounder and the bell output does not activate.

An instant silent alarm occurs when this type of sensor is triggered with the system armed in either the Stay Mode or Away Mode.

32Remote DeviceThis sensor type is a special group designed for use with the 2GIG Repeater. Typical use is the supervision of the repeater which will report tamper, AC loss, low battery, and RF jam.

† Indicates Sensor types that are not allowed for hardwired loops.


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