DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get Remote Access to a DSC Impassa?
A user can remotely access a DSC Impassa that is linked with Alarm.com using the Alarm.com Mobile App on any Android or iOS device. Learn how to remotely access a DSC 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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Can a DSC Impassa be Self-Monitored?
It is possible to do self-monitoring with a DSC Impassa. The system will need to be connected with Alarm.com to make this possible. Learn how to self-monitor a DSC Impassa.
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Can I Connect to the DSC Impassa w/ an iPad?
An iPad can use the Alarm.com Mobile App to control a DSC Impassa. This app can be downloaded for free from the App Store. Learn how to use an iPad with the DSC Impassa.
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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 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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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 2GIG Sensors Work On a DSC Impassa?
The DSC Impassa accepts wireless sensors that operate at 433 MHz. Since 2GIG Sensors operate at 345 MHz, they cannot be used. Find out which sensors will work with the Impassa.
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Is the DSC Impassa Compatible w/ Total Connect?
The DSC Impassa cannot function with Total Connect. However, it will work with Alarm.com, which is a very similar service. Learn more about the DSC Impassa and Alarm.com.
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Can I Use a DSC Impassa w/o Monitoring?
A DSC Impassa System can technically be used without monitoring service. But its functionality will be extremely limited. Find out why monitoring is important for a DSC Impassa.
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