Introduction includes new 2GIG GC2e and GC3e security panels and a new line of fully encrypted sensors.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, April 10, 2019 – Nortek Security & Control LLC, a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control and health and wellness technology, today introduced the 2GIG® eSeries, the next generation of the 2GIG security and control ecosystem that includes two all-new GC2e and GC3e panels and a new line of encrypted sensors. The introduction was made at ISC West 2019 in Nortek Security & Control Booth #20015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to Nortek Security & Control Vice President of Products Quinto Petrucci, the 2GIG eSeries offers both end-users and dealers an enhanced security and control ecosystem that builds on the reliability and peace-of-mind that are synonymous with the 2GIG name.
“This is a major update to the line, designed to benefit both dealers and their homeowner customers,” Petrucci said. “For homeowners, the new encrypted sensors enhance peace of mind, knowing their system is even more secure and resistant to hacks and breaches. The new panels deliver an upgraded user experience, including a contemporary new design that will look at home in any setting. For dealers, the encrypted sensors will only communicate with an eSeries panel, which prevents a competitor from taking over an eSeries installation by only installing a new panel.”
Compatible 2GIG® encrypted sensors include the Standard Door/Window Sensor, Motion Sensor, Glass Break Sensor, Key Fob Sensor, and Recessed D/W Sensor – with more to come in the near future. And the two new panels support all traditional 2GIG sensors and other legacy 345 sensors for easy system upgrades. “For dealers, this is a best-of-both,” said Petrucci.
The new GC2e panel includes a larger, brighter 5” capacitive touch screen, while the GC3e features a 7” touchscreen. Both panels have best-in-class 2-way audio and front-firing speakers for exceptional audio performance. Additionally, the new GC3e panel exclusively includes the 2GIG Smart Areas™ feature, enabling security partitioning that makes it easier than ever to set up independently protected areas in homes. Smart Areas delivers greater personalization and functionality for the end user while simplifying installation for the dealer. “Think of it as four systems for the price of one,” said Petrucci.
The GC3e panel also includes onboard demo and promo videos that keep users in-the-know and a screen saver mode with slideshows that displays homeowners’ favorite images when alerts and alarms are cleared.
“We have taken our proven GC2 and GC3 panels and added essential features and upgrades to enhance peace-of-mind for the homeowner,” Petrucci concluded, “and we are giving dealers an exceptional new product line to help them win and retain more business.”