To access your G300's functions and configuration, you'll need to create a user account. If you're a new user, go to the web link that has been provided in the product's printed setup guide.
You'll be brought to a page to create a username and password for your account. Select a username (alphanumeric characters and numbers only; no spaces) and a password that's at least 5 characters long and includes at least 2 numbers. Make a note of your username and password.
When you're logged in, you'll see a set of four main function buttons across the top of your screen as shown to view and modify the information in your account, including ways G300 can reach you if you want to receive alerts on your mobile phone.
This gives you information regarding the system(s) that live on your G300's network. Most homes only use one system, but some environments like small businesses, offices and hotels may use multiple systems from the same account. Your system information will also show who is the administrator -- in most cases it's just you.
My Contact Info:
This is where you'll fill in the information so that your G300 knows how and where to contact you so that you can receive alerts and notifications. It's also how you will be kep up to date regarding new software updates and capabilities.
1. Enter your real name (ie John/Jane Smith) and the email address where you can be reached.
2. We highly recommend that you click both checkboxes to be notified of critical updates and new services.
3. Choose your preferred communications method. When you want to be sent a notification of an event that your system is keeping an eye on, would you like to be notified through email, a text message or both? Fill in your preferences, including your mobile carrier and the number for your smartphone.
When you're done, click to save your contact info.
If you ever want to change your password, click the Change Password button and you'll be shown the function:
There are several ways of controlling your G300 system from your smartphone. You can do it from your smartphone's own web browser, or through one of several dedicated apps you can download for your phone.
For now, let's continue to understanding the operation of your system and the Dashboard that controls it. We will come back to setting up your smartphone in a later section called Setting Notifications.
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