You might want to enable the panel’s jamming detection… Which by default is disabled on all 2GIG GoControl panels. Set Q65 to (1)
Apparently the jamming detection capability has a vulnerability though that might render it ineffective… According to the article anyways, but it should be noted that no Vivint branded 2GIG panel has jamming detection enabled by default (Q65), and they lock Users out of making Q configuration changes themselves.
The findings/hacking technique is scheduled to be made public next month.
Summary of the article regarding the testing done on a Vivint branded 2GIG GoControl panel:
"Lamb had been doing research on the way popular security systems, such as those from Vivint and ADT, can be turned against their owners to spy on their activity or suppressed so that they fail to go off when an intruder enters the home. His co-worker had a 2GIG Go!Control panel from Utah-based Vivint and was willing to be a guinea pig. Lamb asked the birthday celebrant to arm the system and then let the guests wander normally. The alarm did not get triggered as it should when the system’s armed and a door opens, and the Vivint central control station that would call the police when such a thing happened did not get a heads up. Lamb was able to suppress the alarm through intercepting the system’s unencrypted wireless communications with the sensors around the home, and sending his own signals to the main controls.
Vivint and another security company with the vulnerability that asked the researcher not to name it both said they have a jamming detection feature in their wireless security systems, though Lamb says he was able to program around it and that the companies didn’t detect his suppression of their alarms. Vivint’s vice president of innovation Jeremy Warren said the company is investigating the vulnerability that Lamb found in the jamming detection with plans to fix it. He also said that Vivint has never actually detected anyone jamming a system’s signal. As for the spying that could be done by a techno-lurker, Warren said it’s easily replicated by a person without an SDR sitting outside the house watching people opening windows and doors. Lamb though says that an adversary could make an embedded system to stash in the vicinity of a home to gather information all the time.
Lamb argues though that *SDRs are getting cheaper and more ubiquitious; a simple one goes for $10 on Amazon.
Lamb plans to present his findings in Las Vegas next month."
- FYI the method to do the above jamming/hacking requires a “Software Defined Radio”, which as stated above runs approx $10 on amazon.