For 2GIG-DW20-345 sensor choosing Loop 2 does not work. The panel only receives communications via Loop 1. I have tested it on 2 separate new recessed 2GIG sensors.
Correct, 2GIG-DW20R sensors should be loop 1. For programming tutorials please see this thread.
I need some help programming the 2GIG-KEY2-345 keyfob. I learned it in and tested all 3 button with 2 second press – away, stay and disarm. How do I program auxiliary button to act as panic with siren?
The Keyfob 4th button does not work in that way. See the installation manual. From the manual regarding panic alarms:
“Away & Disarm buttons. If programmed, pressing BOTH the
Away and Disarm buttons at the same time for five (5)
seconds, will send one of four types of emergency signals: (1)
silent panic; (2) audible alarm; (3) silent panic; or (4) fire.”
The Star button is not used for activating panics. You must press and hold both Away and Disarm.
Emergency Key: Audible (is this for AWAY+DISARM button press for 5 sec)? What is Auxilliry option on this list?
Regardless of the type selected, pressing and holding Away and Disarm activates it. Auxiliary is an aux, non-burglary panic typically used to indicate a medical/personal emergency alert. The manual labels it incorrectly.
Arm with no Entry Delay: Disabled – what is the purpose of this option?
This would mean when arming from that Keyfob, there would be no Entry Delay on entry/exit zones. Entry Delay can be optionally removed each time you arm from the panel or Alarm.com. This effectively makes Entry/Exit points perimeter sensors for that arming period until disarmed.
Fob Output: Disabled what is this for?
This is what the star, auxiliary button is for. Optionally you can activate one of the Open Collector output terminals on the terminal block of the GC3. In most cases this should just be left disabled. The open collector is used as a wired relay. One option is covered in this video. The video shows the installation for the GC2, but they same options would be available on the GC3. In fact there are two open collector outputs on the GC3.
On alarm.com site – shows status for smoke/heat sensor: Ok (sensor not reset) and activity monitoring: N/A
also for carbon monoxide it shows monitoring as N/A as well. Maybe due to install being too recent about 1.5 hours ago?
No, Smoke Detectors and CO detectors are not eligible for Activity Monitoring because they are always either at rest or in Alarm state regardless of panel arming state. In other words there is no reason to monitor “activity” because the only activity they can produce is an alarm signal or supervisory battery alerts, which are separate from activity monitoring. The difference between activity monitoring and security monitoring is described here.
For remote (keyfob 2gig-Key2) it shows state unknown. Is this normal
For a newly added device, yes. Perform some activity with the Keyfob and run a Cell Phone Test from your panel. The status should just revert to OK.
. Battery power level for main panel (GC3) does not increase above half when tested by unplugging from power outlet. It has been on and charging for almost 48 hours. Does it mean battery might be defective?
How are you testing the battery power level? If you are unplugging the panel and viewing the battery Icon in the upper right, it is not showing a level, just flashing an icon to indicate the panel is running on battery.