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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****** **** ****** * mechanical **** *** *** gun, **** *** ********** motion ********* ********** *** monitoring, ** **** ** anyone (*.*., * *****) gets * **** ** the ***, ** ***** can ** ********* *** immediate ********.

** ****** *** ****** this **** ******* ** 4 ****, ********* * shown ***** **** *** testing:

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  • *** ********** & *** Strengths
  • *** ***** *** ******* With **** ****
  • *** **** **** *** Still **** **** *********
  • ***** ** *** **** Sensor ****** ** **** Useful

*** ****** ****** ******** 2 ****** *** ******* more **** ***** *** performance ******.

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

  • ******** ****, *** *****: *** ****** ** the ****** ******** ** individual **** ****** **** general ******* *****. *** test ***** **** * gun ** ***** *** attempted ** ** ***** or ******, ** ***** sounds *** *********** ******** police. *** ****** *** not **** ** ****** gun ******** ** ******** types ** **** *** in ******** ******* ***** (closets, *****, *********) ****** our ****.
  • ********** ***** ****: ******* ***** ******* powered, ***** ****** **** and *** ****** ********* alarms ****** *** ******* 350' ***** *** ****** multiple ******, **** **** the *** ** **** in * *****, ***** lockbox.
  • ********** **********: ***** *** ************ identified ** ***** ******, the ****** ** ********** by *** *****. ******* shows **** ** *** battery ** ******* **** the ****** **** *****, the ***** **** *******. Or ** *** ****** is *********/**** *******, *** panel ************ ****** ** see ** *** ****** is ******. ** ***, the ***** ******.

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*******, ******* ***** *** gun ****** *** ********, enough **** ** ***** not ********* **. ***** weakness ***:

  • **** **** ***: ** ****** ****** fit ** **** ****** types ** ********, *** saw *** ******** **** two ** *** **** types. ** ***** *****, sensor *** *** ****** enough *** *** ******** operable **** **** *** lock *********. *** ****-**** pistols *** ******, *** was ********* ****, *** for ******* ******* *** some *********, *** *** was *** *****. ************, install ************ ******** '*** designed *** *** **** lever-action ****** ** ********', or ***** ******** ******* fixed ******* ******.
  • ******* ***** ********: *** ******* **** 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 **** **** *********:

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

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

*** *******, ** *** test *** *****, ** order ** ****** **** both ****** ** *** sensor, ** ******** '******** the ******' ****** *** hands, ******, *** *********** others ** ******** *****. Because *** ****** ******** violating *** ********* ******* safety **** ** '***** ***** *** ** 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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