Adding Wireless Sensors To The 2GIG Edge Panel

2GIG Edge Wireless Security Panel

Adding a wireless sensor to a 2GIG Edge alarm panel involves a few straightforward steps.  Here’s how to add a wireless sensor to your 2GIG Edge alarm panel:

Step 1: Prepare the Sensor

  • Unbox the sensor: Carefully remove the sensor from its packaging.
  • Note the sensor’s ID: Find the sensor’s identification number (serial number). It’s usually on a sticker on the sensor itself or in the battery compartment.
  • Insert batteries: If the sensor requires batteries and they’re not already installed, open the battery compartment and insert the batteries according to the polarity marks.

Step 2: Access the Panel’s Programming Mode

  • Go to your 2GIG Edge panel: Navigate to the main screen.
  • Enter programming mode: Tap on the “System Settings” or gear icon, then enter your installer code (the default is often 1561, but it might have been changed during installation).
  • Select “Installer Toolbox”: This option allows you to access system configuration settings.

Step 3: Enroll the Wireless Sensor

  • Choose “System Configuration”: This opens the system configuration menu where you can add new devices.
  • Select “Wireless Zones”: This will allow you to assign a new zone to your sensor.
  • Choose an empty zone: Select a zone that’s not currently in use. Each sensor you add to your system needs its own zone.
  • Enter the sensor’s details:
    • Serial Number: Input the sensor’s 7 digit TXID serial number. You can usually do this by typing it in manually or by activating the sensor using Learn Mode below. Most 2GIG sensors use Loop 1 but a few surface mount Door/Window sensors will use Loop 1 when an external contact is connected, or Loop 2 if the internal Contact with magnet is utilized. Examples are the DW10-345 or Honeywell 5816.
    • Learn Mode:  Alternatively you can learn in a 2GIG wireless sensor rather than taking existing sensors down to locate the 7 digit TXID.
      • Initiate the “Learn” process: Find and select the option to “Learn” the sensor. This will be a blue “Learn” botton bottom right corner of the screen.  Once selected, the panel will enter a learning mode, waiting for a signal from the sensor.
      • Activate the sensor: Trigger the sensor by performing an action that would naturally activate it (e.g., for a door sensor, open and close the door; for a smoke detector, use the test button on the device). This sends a signal to the panel.
      • Confirm the sensor’s information: Once the panel receives the signal, it should display the sensor’s details (including the serial number) on the screen. Verify that the TXID and Loop are correct.
  • Equipment Code: This is a four-digit code associated with the model of 2GIG wireless sensor you are using.  Here are some common Equipment Codes:
      • 2GIG-DW10-345 Thin Door/Window Contact:  0862
      • 2GIG-DW20R-345 Recessed Door Contact:  0863
      • 2GIG-PIR1-345 Motion Detector: 0869
      • 2GIG-GB1-345 Glass Break Detector: 0864
      • 2GIG-SMKT3-345, 2GIG-SMKT8-345 Smoke/Heat/Freeze Detector: 1058
      • 2GIG-CO3-345/CO8-345 Carbon Monoxide Detector: 1026
      • 2GIG eSeries Thin Door/Window Contact: 2862
      • 2GIG eSeries Recessed Door Contact: 2863
      • 2GIG eSeries Glass Break Detector: 2864
      • 2GIG eSeries Pet-Immune PIR Motion Sensor: 2869
      • 2GIG eSeries Smoke Detector: 2058
      • 2GIG eSeries CO Detector: 2860
      • 2GIG eSeries Tilt Sensor: 2061
      • 2GIG eSeries Flood Sensor: 2065
    • Sensor Type: Select the response behavior for the sensor (e.g., entry/exit, perimeter). Here are some common Zone Types:
      • Exit/Entry (Doors): 01
      • Perimeter (instant): 03
      • Interior Follower (motion): 04
      • Fire/Heat: 09
      • Carbon Monoxide: 14
    • Smart Areas Assignment: This option allows you to assign the zone to a specific Smart Area Partition on your panel.  The 2GIG Edge has four Smart Area Partitions available.
    • Transmission Delay: This is the amount of time your siren must sound BEFORE an alert is forwarded to our central station.  We recommend setting this be disabled.
    • Sensor Reports: If you want the sensor/zone to report to our central station be sure this field is enabled otherwise its Local Only.

Step 4: Finalize and Test

  • Save the settings: Follow the on-screen prompts to save your configuration.
  • Exit programming mode: Return to the home screen.
  • Test the sensor: Trigger the sensor (e.g., open a door or window the sensor is attached to) to ensure it communicates correctly with the panel. Check the panel to see if it registers the sensor’s activity.

Step 5: Secure the Sensor (if not already done)

  • Place the sensor: If you haven’t already done so, attach the sensor to the desired location according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This might involve peeling and sticking adhesive pads or screwing the sensor into place.


  • Consult the manual: These steps are a general guide. It’s crucial to consult the 2GIG Edge panel’s manual for specific instructions, as the process may vary slightly between different firmware versions or specific models.
  • Contact support: If you encounter any issues during installation, consider contacting our technical support for more personalized assistance.