2GIG SMKT3-345: Go!Control Programming

Hi DIYers, Sterling with Alarm Grid here.
Today we’re going to show you how to program a 2GIG SMKT3-345 wireless smoke and heat detector.
This is a great device to add to your 2GIG Go!Control panel as it will add value to your
burglar alarm system by turning it into a system that can detect for smoke alarms, high
heat alarms, and even low temperature or pre-freeze conditions. It’s got an integrated high heat
temperature sensor that activates on a 135 degree fixed heat detection. It’ll activate
the pre-freeze condition at 41 degrees. And then, of course, it will also detect from
smoke alarms. On the underside of the device, which we remove
by twisting the head from the base counterclockwise, we have our three batteries providing power
to our SMKT3. We have our test button on the top. We’re going to now show you how to program
this device to your 2GIG Go!Control panel. Whenever doing zone programming, we do Security,
Menu, Toolbox. We enter our installer code which is 1561 by default. Unless you’ve changed
the code, 1561 gets you to your toolbox. From here, we hit our right arrow twice to go to
Installer Toolbox and System Configuration. Now we’re on question number one in our system
programming. The 2GIG Go!Control is a question-based programming. Question number one is always
for our wireless zone programming. You can see at the top, it says 01 to 48 because this
system supports 48 wireless detectors broken out over 48 wireless zones. On the white line,
the first option we see is 01. That means we have not yet programmed anything to this
system. Therefore, we can go ahead and hit the down arrow to say, “Yes, we want to program
zone 01.” If we already had zones programmed, we could advance to the next available zone
and program it on whatever number that may be. In our case, this is the first one. We hit
the down arrow, and now we choose our RF sensor type. There’s a list of sensor types for the
panel. Every sensor type is a different action that will happen when the device programmed
to that sensor type is activated. The sensor type will also determine how the sensor will
operate or when it will operate. In our case, for a smoke detector, we can do all three
actions: smoke, heat, and low temp. The only way the panel would know that is if we use
three different zones and each zone has its own sensor type. First, we’re going to learn in our smoke detection
zone. We hit the right arrow until we see 24-hour fire. Smoke and heat, we want to make
24-hour fire. That means it’s going to send a fire alarm to the central station, and 24
hours means it will happen whether the system is armed or disarmed. Obviously with smoke
and heat, it really should not matter if the system is armed. You would want that alarm
to go to the central station no matter what, so we lock in our 24-hour selection with the
down arrow. Now we choose our equipment code. 2GIG Go!Control
wants us to tell the system what kind of sensor, specifically model number or manufacturer
number, that we’re using. In this case, we hit the right arrow until we get to not SMKT2
because that would be our GE one. We actually want our 2GIG smoke detector which is the
SMKT3. You can see if you go further, you have SMKE1. You have a couple of different
smoke options. It’ll kind of give you a description of which one we want. This is our 2GIG option.
This is what we want. Hit the down arrow, and now we can enroll
our serial number. On this, the serial number and transmission ID sticker looks a little
different than other sensors. You’ll notice instead of a seven-digit number like we’re
used to, we have a lot of digits on here. If you’re confused about which one to put
in, instead of typing it in, what you can always do is auto-enroll your device by hitting
shift and learn. We close this up by lining up our arrows or our tabs on the base and
the head. You put them offset just a slight 5 or 10 degrees. Twist clockwise, and now
it’s waiting for a sensor transmission. A way to transmit the sensor is to tamper the
device. You can see that it’s now enrolled. If we
look back at the sticker, it makes a little more sense. The transmission ID is actually
these last seven digits, 0121250. If we hit OK, you can see that number’s there. Again,
you could’ve typed that number in now that you know out of all these digits on here and
all these numbers on the sticker which one is the actual transmission ID. You could’ve
typed it in, but to avoid confusion and mistakes or user error, if you auto-enroll by tripping
the tamper, you really can’t mess it up. Now we hit the down arrow. They want us to
choose whether the device is new or existing. If this was a takeover or we were putting
the system into a house that already had some sensors, you may have a sensor that’s out
in the field that was there before you got in the house. You can tell your monitoring
company that it is an existing sensor so they know…well, it just gives them better info
in case they ever have to troubleshoot the device so they know if they sold it to you
or not. In our case, this is a brand new device. We’re going to hit the down arrow. Now we have loop number. If you’ve watched
other 2GIG sensor programming videos on our channel, you’ve noticed that we nearly always
use loop number one for a 2GIG sensor. On this one, we’re going to do the same. We’re
going to use loop number one. But I want to point out, all that will do is alert on smoke
detection. If there was a fire that got really hot and the room hit 135 before smoke got
to this sensor, we would not know that if we’re only programming loop number one. We
also would not know if the room got to 41 degrees on the pre-freeze condition because
loop number one will only trigger off of the smoke detection. That is a critical aspect
of this device and definitely something we want to program. We’re going to go ahead and
lock in that loop number one. Now we’re going to tell the system that this
zone with that loop is our smoke detector. To do that with every 2GIG Go!Control panel,
we get our nice handy quick programming guide. On the back of that guide, we have a voice
descriptor list. We also have this list on our website if you ever need that information
because you’ve misplaced your guide or you didn’t buy the system new and you don’t have
this guide. You can see, every word in the available library from A to Z has a three-digit
number that’s associated for that word. Instead of typing the word on the screen with an alpha
keypad, what you’re actually doing is hitting insert which puts in the first available word
of abort. Abort is 002. Of course, we don’t want abort because we want to call this a
smoke detector. If we look down the list, smoke is 208. With
abort highlighted, if we hit 208 we now see it says smoke. We want to save the second
word of detector. We can do insert to get a second word and do 052. If you had more
than one detector, you could exit there, do insert, and then you could say master 140,
bedroom 024. Oops, I forgot to hit insert to lock in the master. We do 140 again and
then insert. Then we do bedroom 024, insert again, and now we can call it a smoke 208.
And then finally detector was 052. Now we have a nice clear description of where this
device is in the home so that in case someone wasn’t familiar with the way the system was
programmed and had an alarm showing that the smoke went off, they would know where the
event occurred. It’s nice useful information there. We hit the down arrow to lock that
in. We’re on the option for reporting. If your
system is monitored with a central station, you always want this to be enabled. The only
time you would disable that is if you had a local system where it was just making a
loud noise here, then you don’t necessarily need the alarm event to go anywhere. This question is supervision. Do you want
the system to know about a low battery event on the smoke detector? Also, perhaps more
critical, do you want the system to know if the smoke detector is out of range? When you
enroll it, you’re here at the panel perhaps. If you go mount it and you mount it outside
of the wireless range of this system, without supervision, you would not know that the detector
when it goes off, it’s not going to alert the panel. With supervision enabled, this
panel will periodically check the sensor and say, “Are you there?” As long as it says,
“Yes, I’m here,” then we’re good. If the sensor never checks in, you would get a supervision
error and you could know that there’s a range issue. We always encourage you to do supervision
on a smoke detector. We hit the down arrow. Now we have the option for chime. I can’t
imagine why anyone would want the panel to chime on smoke because it’s a 24-hour zone.
An alarm activation is going to set the alarm off, so chime is not something we set up on
a smoke detector. Now we have our summary screen. We can verify
we’ve set everything up properly. We have it set for device type 24-hour fire. It’ll
activate in away or stay mode. We have a 2GIG smoke detector as the equipment code. We have
the proper serial number. We’ve told it that it’s a brand new device on loop number one,
which again is doing the smoke detection. And we have our voice descriptor master bedroom
smoke detector. We are reporting our alarm events to the central station. We are supervising
our sensor to know about low battery and range issues. And we have chime disabled. Again, if you’ve watched other 2GIG programming
videos, you’ll notice that one of the other questions that you see on a lot of the other
ones is dial delay. On a burglary alarm like a door contact or a motion, you can program
the system so that it would hold the alarm at the panel and not send it to the central
station until a program delay time period has timed out. With a life safety device like
a smoke and heat detector, you certainly would not want to delay any transmissions of that
alarm to the central station. They don’t even give you the option to do that with this type
of sensor. That’s based on the device sensor type at the top. If we do skip, we’re back to question number
two. We’re not done yet because we want to program the other two types of alarm events
that this detector can tell you about, the high heat on the 135 temperature and also
the 41 degree pre-freeze condition. We’re going to do question 01. We’re back to question
number one which is our wireless. We can see zone one is now programmed as master bedroom. If we advance to zone number two and hit the
down arrow, we can program second zone with a unique loop, something different than loop
number one for our heat detection. For the sensor type, even though it is the smoke detector,
smoke and heat both get programmed as 24-hour fire. Again, active in arming and disarming
modes. We hit the down arrow, and now we do our equipment
code. Again, we hit the right arrow until we get to 2GIG smoke detector. We hit the
down arrow to lock it in. We can either type in our serial number since we now know which
number to put in, or we could’ve auto-enrolled by tampering the device again. When we hit
the down arrow we still have a new device, so we’re locking that in. Here on the loop
number, if we try to do loop number one, we’re going to get a duplicate loop number error,
so we’re going to choose loop number two because this zone is for the high heat detection. Hit the down arrow. We’re going to tell the
panel that it’s unique on the high heat by giving a unique descriptor different than
master bedroom smoke detector. We’ll call it master bedroom heat detector. Again, master
is 140. First insert to get the word, then 140. Insert again to get the second word.
Bedroom is 024. Insert again. We’re going to do heat which is 111. Insert again, and
do detector which is 052. Now we have a unique zone. Same device, but zone one is smoke and
zone two is heat. Now the central station will know, “Okay, was it the smoke detector
that went off or the heat detector that went off?” And they can relay that kind of information
to the authorities when dispatching. It’ll help them know what they’re dealing with when
they show up. We definitely want this to be reporting to
the central station because our 2GIG Go!Control will be monitored. If we hit the down arrow,
we’re asked about supervision. Same as for the smoke detector, we would want to know
supervision on this device. Chime again is not going to be something we would want on
a smoke or a heat. We have our summary screen. We can confirm all of our settings are good.
Then we hit skip. Back to Q2. Go to 01. Now we’re back to question
number one which is the wireless zone programming. Because we also want to know about low temperature
alarms in our master bedroom, we hit the right arrow to go to zone three. We hit the down
arrow. Even though it is a smoke detector, we’re
not going to choose 24-hour fire for this one. We’re going to choose 24-hour auxiliary.
That’s a unique kind of alarm sound different than smoke or heat on the pre-freeze condition.
Obviously that’s not life safety. That’s more to protect for burst pipes or flooding or
things like that. We’re going to do 24-hour auxiliary for our loop three, our third zone
that we’re using with our SMKT3. We hit the down arrow to lock it in. On our equipment type, we hit the right arrow
to go to freeze. When we hit the down arrow, we do our equipment code over to 2GIG smoke
detector. We hit the down arrow and we either auto-enroll or type in the serial number.
In this case, we’re going to auto-enroll. We hit shift and learn. Tamper the device.
We now have our unique transmission ID number for this device. We hit OK. Hit the down arrow.
Choose that it’s a brand new device. Auto-enrolled on loop three because it already had a loop
one and a loop two. This is the next and only other available loop. Hit the down arrow.
We don’t want to delay transmissions of the low temperature alarm to the central station.
We want it to go through immediately so we hit enabled. Now we do our voice descriptor. We know this
is going in our master bedroom. Just like we did before, we hit insert to put the first
word. We do a 140 for master. We hit insert again. We do a 024 for bedroom. We hit an
insert again. There are a couple of options here. You could say low temperature or whatever.
In our case, we’re going to do freeze which is 096. Master bedroom freeze. Down arrow
to lock it in. We do want it to report to the central station.
We do want it to be supervised for low battery and range issues. We do not want it to chime.
We can now look and see that we have all of our settings set up the way we would want
for our loop number three for our pre-freeze condition in our bedroom. We hit skip. Now that we’re at Q2 and we’ve learned in
all three possible loops for this device, we’re simply going to end our programming
and save our changes by exiting. When we exit, you’ll see the screen goes dark. The panel
literally reboots itself. Once it comes back up, you’ll hear the system say, “Disarmed.”
The screen will come back up, and we know that we’ve learned in our SMKT3. System disarmed,
ready to arm. A few more seconds and we’ll see the screen light up. System ready, not
armed. If we were to tamper the device, we’d get
a “Not ready to arm” and we have an alert. We have a trouble on all three zones because
this device is programmed to three zones. When we tamper it, it’s tampering all three
zones. We close the tamper again. Close the device up. Tamper goes away. System is ready.
We have now verified that our SMKT3 is properly programmed to our 2GIG Go!Control. We hope you’ve enjoyed this video on programming
your 2GIG wireless smoke, heat, and low temperature alarm. We invite you to subscribe to our channel.
If you have any questions when programming your SMKT3-345, please email us [email protected]

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  • Collin Eichinger says:

    Does the smkt3 also have only one time usage like the Honeywell?

  • Shannon Greenwell says:

    We have this smoke detector in our house.

  • Glen England says:

    Please help. I programmed my system as 2GIG Smoke detector, equipment code 1058, but it would only "learn" the RF Serial Number the first time when I programmed loop 1. I turned the base on and off like indicated in the video but it did not "learn" for the 2nd and 3rd zone for loop 2 and loop 3 although it didn't give me any errors when I programmed or rebooted the system after programming. Is everything OK? Thanks.

  • Madonna Club says:

    Does the 24 hour auxiliary Alarm sound the same as the intrusion/Burglary alarm siren sound?

  • Yariel Marte says:


  • Lol rip says:

    I have the same detector on my vista 20p.

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