Apartment Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Is the DSC Impassa Compatible w/ Alarm.com?
The DSC Impassa will work with Alarm.com if a cellular communicator is installed with the system. The user will also need a cellular monitoring plan. Learn more about Alarm.com.
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Can I Set Up WIFI as Primary & GSM as backup on a DSC Impassa?
The DSC Impassa cannot use WIFI, but it can use cellular. This is fine, as cellular service is both plenty fast and reliable. Learn more about cellular monitoring for the Impassa.
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How Do I Connect an iPhone to a DSC Impassa?
A DSC Impassa that is connected with Alarm.com can be controlled using an iPhone. This is done with the Alarm.com Mobile App. Learn how to control a DSC Impassa with an iPhone.
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How Do I Add a DSC Impassa to My Local WIFI?
A DSC Impassa cannot connect with a WIFI network. Instead, we recommend using a cellular connection with the system. Learn about the possible communication paths for the Impassa.
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How Do I Connect a TG-1 Express to my Older Legacy Panel?
The Telguard TG-1 Express mounts near the panel. It connects to the power and phone terminals of the panel. Learn how to connect the TG-1 Express to a legacy panel.
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How Do I Change the Date or Time on a DSC Impassa?
The DSC Impassa features a special menu for setting the date and time. This menu can be accessed from the main screen. Find out how to change the Impassa date and time.
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Will Interlogix/GE Sensors Work on a DSC Impassa?
The only way to use Interlogix/GE Sensors with an Impassa is to use a wireless converter. This will translate the 319.5 MHz signal into a 433 MHz signal. Learn more about sensors.
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Will Total Connect Work w/ a DSC Impassa?
A DSC Impassa cannot be used with Total Connect. The Total Connect service is for Honeywell Panels only. But the DSC Impassa can access Alarm.com. Learn more about Alarm.com.
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How Do I Add a Wireless Zone to a DSC Impassa?
A wireless zone is added to a DSC Impassa by putting the panel into enrollment mode and then activating the sensor. Then configure the settings. Learn how to set up a DSC Impassa.
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Can a DSC Impassa Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
It is impossible to do home automation on a DSC Impassa without monitoring service. Z-Wave control is built into the cellular communicator. Learn more about home automation.
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