I switched over from Monitronics and installed a verizon 3g communicator in my 2gig panel on Monday. The installation went fine and my radio strength was around 16. Some of the commands I sent from the app didn’t seem to go through (it’s likely I was just sending too many commands though) so I checked the signal strength on Tuesday to find the radio button was yellow and registering a 6. I power cycled, reseated the communicator and antenna connector, and conducted some cell phone tests. It eventually started working fine, and I was pleased to find that the signal strength was around 22.
For most of tonight my radio signal has been 0, although I’ve still been able to send arm disarm commands, activate lights, adjust the thermostats. I just checked again and it’s back to 22. My verizon cell phone has been registering between 2 and 3 bars, which isn’t great but it has been consistent.
Are there any possible explanations for the erratic signal?
I don’t recall having any signal problem with monitronics and the 2g communicator. The panel is in the same place monitronics installed it, but then again I never checked the radio signal as frequently as I have been the past few days.