Nortek Security & Control Unveils Next Gen 2GIG GC3 Panel at CES 2016

The GC3 panel offers connectivity that gives security dealers the capability to start building a smart home system for their customers, including 3G and CDMA Cellular modules, integrated Z-Wave 500 Series and more.

LAS VEGAS – Nortek Security & Control announced at CES 2016 its next generation 2GIG GC3 all-in-one home security and automation panel will roll out to dealers in February.

The 2GIG GC3 is billed as a highly intuitive 7-inch, all-in-one security and home control touchscreen panel that provides home security, manages up to 232 smart home devices, features zone and user customization options, provides mobile security and safety alerts, and brings update capabilities that allow dealers to manage their customers’ systems easily and efficiently.

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“2GIG changed the alarm industry model by making it dramatically easier to add home automation and control features to security systems,” said Duane Paulson, senior vice president, Nortek Security & Control. “2GIG is at the forefront of driving the rapidly evolving security and home control market and the new 2GIG GC3 is the fruition of extensive research, beta testing, design engineering, and experience proven over millions of installations to deliver the premier all-in-one security and smart home solution in the industry, which is now poised to change the market again.”

The GC3 panel offers connectivity that gives security dealers the capability to start building a smart home system for their customers, including: 3G and CDMA Cellular modules, integrated Z-Wave 500 Series and more. The GC3 combines monitored security and smart home control to give 2GIG dealers an easily installable and completely scalable solution, according to the company. The panel can manage up to 100 users and control up to 100 wireless zones, two hard-wired zones and 32 keyfobs with scene support.

The GC3 will be Z-Wave Plus certified and able to act as a smart home hub to support up to 232 connected Z-Wave devices. This provides dealers the opportunity for selling attachment smart home products including GoControl thermostats, light bulbs, light switches, alongside other popular Z-Wave devices such as door locks for maximum smart home capabilities.

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Nortek describes the device as the thinnest panel currently on the market, featuring a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen with a new GUI designed for intuitive user control. The completely redesigned GUI makes the 2GIG GC3 30% faster to install than previous iterations and is engineered to effortlessly replace existing panels, according to the company.

State-of -the art programming architecture enables faster, more efficient and flexible customization. For example, single screen zone programming makes it easy to add devices. New “Rooms” and “Bookmark” custom features allow either dealers or users to group frequently used smart home controls on to one screen for quick access. The “Bookmark” button feature specifically allows the user to create a customized default home screen for the particular room. Dealer contact information can now be displayed on the panel so the customer can send with a single call button a request for support or even upgrades.

The GC3 touchscreen panel is packed with best-of industry features and include a new patent-pending resonant audio chamber design to allow for the clearest two-way voice communication, 24-hour battery back-up and 5-day weather forecasts and alerts. Mobile alerts allow homeowners to act quickly whether responding to a home security or fire alarm, a safety alert such as smoke or CO2 detection, motion sensing, home entry from a door lock, or any number of other notifications.

“Security systems are a natural gateway to the smart home and the 2GIG GC3 gives security dealers an elegant, easy to install control solution with nearly unlimited attachment sales opportunities,” Paulson said. “The 2GIG 2016 Roadshow kicks-off on February 9th and will tour top U.S. markets to provide dealer training, sales and marketing tools.”

You can learn more about the new panel in this video:

Introducing 2GIG GC3:  The Next Revolution in Home Security & Control from Nortek Security & Control on Vimeo.

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