2Gig Gun Lock / Motion Detector Tested

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 17, 2018

Safer guns for families and an opportunity for security dealers to sell more services? That is the aim of Nortek's 2GIG 'Gun Motion Detector' (2GIG-GNGRD1-345).

Rather than simply a mechanical lock for the gun, 2GIG has integrated motion detection capability and monitoring, so that if anyone (e.g., a child) gets a hold of the gun, an alarm can be triggered for immediate response.

We bought and tested this 2GIG product on 4 guns, including 2 shown below from our testing:

This adds to our existing testing including 2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested)

Inside we share test results and findings that led us there, including:

  • Key Weaknesses & Key Strengths
  • The Major Fit Problem With Some Guns
  • How Some Guns Can Still Fire When Installed
  • Which Of The Four Sensor Alarms Is Most Useful

The report inside includes 2 videos and details more than eight key performance points.

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******* *** ******, ****'* sensor **** **** ****** well, **** ****** **** conventional **** ** ******* alarms ** *****:

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  • ********** ***** ****:  ******* ***** ******* powered, ***** ****** **** and *** ****** ********* alarms ****** *** ******* 350' ***** *** ****** multiple ******, **** **** the *** ** **** in * *****, ***** lockbox.
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  • **** **** ***: ** ****** ****** fit ** **** ****** types ** ********, *** saw *** ******** **** two ** *** **** types. ** ***** *****, sensor *** *** ****** enough *** *** ******** operable **** **** *** lock *********. *** ****-**** pistols *** ******, *** was ********* ****, *** for ******* ******* *** some *********, *** *** *** too *****. ************, ******* instructions ******** '*** ******** for *** **** *****-****** rifles ** ********', ** other ******** ******* ***** trigger ******.
  • ******* ***** ********: *** ******* **** poor *** ****** *** fundamental ****** *** **** is ******** ** *******: pulling *** *******. ** some ****, ****** *** sensor **** *** ***** allowed *** ******* ** activate, *** * ****** and ****** *** **** a ********* ***** ***** discharge.
  • ************* ****** ***********: *** ****** ** the ****** ****** **** needs *********** ** *** sensitive ** ** ** motion. *** **** ***** in **** *****, * slight **** ****** *** sensor ** ****, *** in ****** ****** *** weapon ******* ****/ ************ for ******* ******* *** needed ****** ********** ** alarm.

Sensor *********

*** ***** ***** ***** how *** ****** ** designed ** ** ********* on * ***, *** what ** ***** ************ sounds **** **** *********:

*** ******* ******* ****** is *** ****** ** a ****, ******** ** block *** *** ******* of * ***.  *** two ****** *** ****** by ********* *** **** through * ***'* ******* guards, *** ** ******/******** with * *****-***** ********** spinner ***********:

Showstopper: ****** ******** ********

*** ******* ***** **** the ****** ** **** it ******** ****** ******* handling ** ******* ** common ****.

*** *******, ** *** test *** *****, ** order ** ****** **** both ****** ** *** sensor, ** ******** '******** the ******' ****** *** hands, ******, *** *********** others ** ******** *****. ******* the ****** ******** ********* the ********* ******* ****** rule ** '***** ***** *** ** if ** **** ******' *** *** ** enough ** ***** ****** it ** ***** ** for *********** *** ******.

*** ***** ***** ***** the ***********:

Sensor ***** ** *****

******* ******* **** *** sensor ** **** ** adds *********** ********* ** firearms, ** **** ** 3X ** *** **** guns:

**** ******* ********** **** occupying *********** ********* ******* space ** *** ***** or *********, *** *** not **** *** ****** common ****** *** *********.

Four ***** *****

*** ****** *** ** configured ** **** ********* sensors ** * *****, and ***** ** ***** type ***** ************* ***** different.

*** **** ***** **** one ****, '******** *', will ** *** **** most ***** **** ****, as ****** *** ******* when **** *** ***** when *** ****** ** armed ** *** ***, and *** ***** ****** even ** *******:

*** ***** ***** ***** with *****, ** **** not ***** **** *** system ** ***** ** 'Stay' ****- *** ** most *****, ** * user ***** *** *** even ** ****, **** will **** ****** ********.  User ***** ****** *** option ** ******** ****** the ***** ** *** cases.

Guns ***** ********* **** ******

* *** ********* ***** is *** ****** ****** can ** ***** **** installed ****** ** *********** pull *** *******.

** *** ***** *****, notice *** *** *** behind *** ******* **** allows ****** *** ****** or ****** ********* * tool ** ***** ****** deep ****** ** ******** a ****** ******:

**** ***** **** **** must ** ********** ********, potentially ************* ******** ***** value *** ****-******* ***** a ****** *** ** needed ** ***** ********.

*******, ****** *************** **** ***** ** plainly ***** "** *** Use ** * ****** Firearm', ******** **** ***** will ** ******* ****.

Sensor ******* 

*********-***** ********* **** ****** dealers,************, ************* * ****** ***** of ~$**.

2Gig ***** ********** ****

*** ****** ***** **** with **** ***** ******, specifically *** *** & *** ****** (See *** ****). **** ***** ******** panels *** *** ********* compatible **** **** ******* 345 *** *********.

Guns *** ******

** ****** *** ****** on ******* ****** ******* types, ** *** *** performance *** ******** ** variables **** *** *****, size, *** ********* (**: polymer **. *****). *** four ***** ** ****** using:

  • ***** **- **** *****/******* ******* pistol ****************** ****** *** ** width, *** ****** ***** was *** ********. 
  • *&* *-*****- **** ***** ******** was*************** ******, *** *** trigger ******** '********' *** to ******* ***** ******, but ***** *** *** impacted.
  • **** ****- **** ****-**** ****** was **** ************ ******, and *** ***** *** not ******** ** *** steel ***** ***********. *******, the ****/****** ****** **** with **** ****.
  • **-**- **** (*****) ***** was ************ ****** *** the ***** *** *** impacted ** *** ****, although ******* ***** ******* in ***** ** ***** may ****** ******* ** the *****.

**** ** ***** **** types ** ****** ****** to ******* **** ********* of ******** ** ******* owner ***** *** *** typical ** *** ***** users **** **** ** secure **** *** ******.

Comments (36)

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**** ***** ** **** for **** **** *** mostly ****** *** **********, but **** ***** **** safes, ******* *****, *** cable ***** ***** ** just ** ********* **** proper ********.

*** **** ***** **** safes, ******* *****, *** cable ***** ***** ** just ** ********* **** proper ********.

*****. ** ***** **** 2Gig ***** *** *** same ***** ****** ******** and ******* ** ** a ***** **** **** little **********, **:

 

**** ***** **** * great *******, *** ** sounds **** *** ****** itself ***** * ******** redesign. * ****** **** Nortek's ******* ********* **. 

** **** *** * want ** *** * gun, *** ** **** young **** ** ****, and **'** ******* ***** them ******* * *** when ** **** *** backs ****** ** ********. I've **** ******* ** gun *****, *** **** sensor ***** ** ******* if ** *** ******** better. 

******** **** ** ** taught ***** ****, *** how ** ****** ****, whether *** *** ***** to *** ***, ** not.  

 

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*** *** **** **** the *** ** * locked *******? ** ******** ***** the *******. *** ** safe *** ** *** the ****?

*** **** *** **** fair ******* *** ******* pull ** ***** *** turn *** ****** ***** and **** *** *****? 

 

*** **** *** **** fair ******* *** ******* pull ** ***** *** turn *** ****** ***** and **** *** *****?

*** **** ** ******* locks *** *****. ** pulling ** ***** ***** it ********* ** **** them.  * ***** *** can ***** ****, *** the ***** ***** ***** miserable, *** ***** ** no ******** '*****'.

*'* ****** **** ** kids ***** ********** ****** out *** ** **** a ****** *******. ******* an ***** ** ** phone ** * *** moved ***** **** ** feel ******. * ***** I ***** ***** *** cabinet, *** **** ***'* nearly ** ****. 

******* ** ***** ** my ***** ** * gun ***** ***** **** me **** ******.

** ******'*, *** ***'* rely ** * ****** for *** ******. **** is **** ***** ******, you'd ** *******, ** in * *** ******* and ***'* *** ** alert **** **** *** moved, **** ** ***** context ** ***********. **** do *** **? ** it * ***** *****? Is **** **** **** dusting? *** **** *** get ***** ** *** gun?

**** ****** ** *** LAST **** ** **** gun ****** ****, *** the *****.

 

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**** *** * ***, we ****'* **** ***** when * *** ******* up *** *** ** make *** *** *************.

* ******'* *** **** as ** **** **********, but * ***** **** another ***** ** **********.

* ******* ****** ** that **** ****** ****** some **** ** ***** fire, ***** ** *** same **** ********** *** from ***** ***** ******* locks (*** ***** ***** do * ***** ****). I **** *** *******, but * ***'* ***** this ** ******** **** enough ** ** **** with ****** ***** ** mind ** ****** **** your *** ******** ******* better. * ****** ** the **** ** *** gun **** ***** ******** be **** ********, **** you ******* *******, *** not ********* **** **** overall *** ****** ******** as ****.

****, ****'* **** * said. ***** *******, ***** a ***** ******** ** be *********. 

**** * **** ** Gunbox (*****://***.*********.***/).

*** *** *** ** with **** ** *** want *** *** ** biometric ****. 

****** ******* (*.* ******* open ** ***** ******/****), has *****-** ****** **** will ***** **** ***** if *****, ******** **** local *****. 

*** ******* ***** *** open ** ******** ******/****** was ********.

**********, **** *** **** like * ****.

******** ** *** **** to **** ** **** you.

**** *** **** *** a *** ***** ***.  No ****** ** ***.

 

 

*** *** *** **-*

******* ** * ********* speaker, ****!

* **** **** ***:

*** *** ***

 

**** ***** *** *** me *** *** *** the ******* :)

* ** ********** ******** one ** ***** ** rather ******* ** **** do **, ** * will **** ** **** a *****.

****** *** *** ****.  I ******** *** *******'* promo ******** *****.

* ********* ******* *** sure.  ********* ******* ***** model ** * ***** tech/purpose ******!

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***** **** * ***** idea *** ** *** can ***** ******* ** a ***** **** *** device ********* * ********** wouldn't **** ** **** these. **** ***** ** way *** **** *********.

"**** ***** ** *** too **** *********."....* *****.  I ****** **** *** typical ******** *******'* ********* agent ***** *** ***** whether ***** ******** ******** extended ** ******** ********?

***** ** ***** **’* more ****** **** *** accidentally ***** ******** **** prevent ******* **** **** purposefully ******** ***, *’** pass.

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*****:***** * ****** ****** would ** ****; *’* thinking *’* ***** ** do * ****** ** the **** *** ****** detection ******.

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****:** **** ***??

*****: ****?

* ***** '*****', *** -

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***** **********: **** *** not ******** ******** *** this ****.

** ****** ***, **** would **** ** *********. :)

**** **** ******** **** lying ******, **** **** from *** ****** ********* testing. 

**** *** *** ******** firearms *** **** ****.

********! *** *** *** the **** ********* *** 2 ** *** **’* of ******** ********!*

**** ****, ****** *** Gates

****** **** * ****** opportunity.  ** *** **** to **** *** ** works **** ****:

*****://*******.***/*******/****-******-*****/ ** .***

 

***** ******, *** * great **** *** * sensor. ***** ** **** IPVM *** ******/****. **** if ***** *** * few ************ **** *** design, **** ** * great **** ** *** right *********.

* ***** **** ** a **** ** *** right *********. ******** *** sure *** *** ***** release * ******* **** still ****** * ******* to ****. **** *** sensor **** ***** ** alarm *** **** *****'* stop * ***** **** firing *** ******. ********* they **** *** **** review *** **** ** correcting **** ******* *.* and ** **** ****** like ********* **** ****** suit *** **** ********* as ****. * **** they ******* **** ******** sensors *** ******** *** TV's *** ****. ** course **** *** *** that ***** ** *** much ********* ** ****. We **** *** *** sensors ** ***** *** that ** ********** ********* than ** *** ****** weapon. **** **** ****.

*’* ****** ******* ***** the **** **** *** can **** ** ***** having *** ******/**** *********. I’m ********* **** ** of **** **** **** look **** - ** IPVM **** *** * great *** ** ********** feedback *** ****! 

*'* ** **** ********* about * ***** ***** triggering * ****** ********. Your ***** ** *** up ****** *** **** weapons *********.

*** **** **** ** a **** *** *** a ****** ** *** safe ** ******* *** safe ** ****.  *** can ******* ******, ***. without ****** ** *** many ** *****.

** ******* ******, ** gun ***** **** *** this ** ***** ******* or ****** ******.

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***** *** * ****** of *******/******** ******** ** alarm ******* *****, **** this:

******* ********* - ~$***

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*******, ** ****** **** mentioned, ********** **** ******** or ************* ******* ** a ****, *** **** configuring ** ** ** existing *********/**** ****** ** common ***, *** ****** costs **** **** ~$**:

*** ****** *** **** protected ;)

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