2GIG Technologies’ GO!Control is a self-contained security and home automation system. Features include color touch screen, GSM radio and Z-Wave chip. The color touch screen enables easy and luxurious user interface. The GSM radio enables installations to be monitored without a land-line, and enable the panel firmware to be updated, new powerful feature-rich apps to be downloaded, and enhanced integration features to be deployed.
The Go!Control Security System represents a significant advancement in fully supervised wireless security systems. The security system control panel incorporates many advanced and sophisticated features. The system can be expanded and customized to fit the installation’s specific needs.
Designed to meet or exceed the requirements for ETL Listed residential security installations, the system also conforms to the Security Industry Association’s Control Panel Standard ANSI/SIA CP-01-2007. For an ETL smoke alarm system, there must be at least one smoke detector programmed into the Control Panel to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Rule 72-Chapter 2, and UL 217 requirements.
The system’s Control Panel features a color touch screen display that allows control of all system functions and programming. The display clearly shows the installer and subscriber system and installation status. The helpful scrolling text, along with the voice prompts that the Control Panel sounds, make installation, programming, and operation easy compared to keypad-programmed and operated security systems of the past.
The system supports 48 wireless sensors of various types, two hardwire loops, 15 sensor response types, a supervised bell output, and a programmable (open collector) solid-state control output.
An on-board digital communicator reports alarms and trouble to a central monitoring station receiver via the standard telephone network. The Control Panel also supports two-way voice communications with the Central Station.
An internal narrow-band radio receiver detects signals from wireless system sensors. The high-gain receiver allows for easy placement of the wireless sensors so signals can be received in even the toughest of installation environments.
For enhanced operation, an optional Model 2GIG-GSMx global system for mobile communications module (GSM radio modem) can be initially installed or retrofitted in the field.
With the optional GSM radio modem installed, the system will have wireless Central Station reporting capability. Two-way voice communication with the Central Station can also go “over-the-air” through the GSM radio modem.
The optional GSM radio modem also allows 2-way communications with the Alarm.com server. Through Alarm.com, subscribers can query and control their system using a computer browser from anywhere in the world.
The Alarm.com server can also send messages, time corrections, and software updates to the Control Panel. Special messages from the server are displayed to the subscriber on the Control Panel’s color touch screen.
For home control, the Control Panel’s built-in Z-Wave radio module allows controlling and monitoring various home automation devices such as lighting, heating, and air conditioning. Currently, the 2GIG supports specific Kwikset wireless locks.
According to 2GIG’s CEO Lance Dean, new features, apps and supported partner devices are in the pipeline.
Eight user codes including a duress code are supported. User “one” is the master code that can add or delete the other seven user codes. The Installer Code has access to system programming.
The 2GIG has been out for about a year and is reportedly the fastest growing security system. It is also easy and fast to deploy. The majority of installs are performed in an hour, and are deployed using GSM only (no phone line), reducing wiring and also rendering the system with a unique immunity to compromise.
Features & Controls
Keypad features and controls include:
Alarm Sounder And Speaker: Sounds all system local alarms, voice prompts, system sounds, and audio for 2-way voice communications with the Central Station
Emergency Button / Indicator: Flashes WHITE during emergency alarm
Color Display With Touch Screen: Shows all system information, status, programming, and functions as the keypad. Displays cycles clock, calendar, and weather (press to manually change)
Wireless security has established itself as an essential tool to the professional security industry.
Sticking to a single manufacturer offers several advantages.