DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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Will Alarm.com Work w/ a DSC Impassa?
The DSC Impassa can access Alarm.com once a cellular communicator is installed and the system receives cellular monitoring. Find out how to connect a DSC Impassa to Alarm.com.
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How Do I Add Additional User Codes to a DSC Impassa?
New user codes can be added to a DSC Impassa using the system's Master Code. The system will support up to 16 user codes. Learn how to add user codes to a DSC 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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How do I Use the 2GIG Easy Updater Tool to Update a GC2 Panel?
First, verify the GC2 has Firmware version 1.5 or later. Next, power down, and connect the Updater Tool to the GC2. Finally, power up, and press "Start". Learn to update the GC2.
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How Do I Upgrade My 2GIG GC3 to an LTE Communicator?
To upgrade the communicator on the 2GIG GC3, choose "Cell Radio Swap" from Settings. Tap "Begin", and follow the on-screen instructions. Learn to update the GC3 communicator.
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How Do I Upgrade My 2GIG GC2 to an LTE Communicator?
To upgrade the 2GIG GC2 to an LTE communicator, you must remove the old communicator. Then install the new one, and register it. Read on to learn about upgrading the 2GIG GC2.
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Can I Make a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 a Secondary Z-Wave Controller?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 includes an integrated Z-Wave Plus controller for operating Z-Wave smart home devices. It can be a secondary controller, but this will negate the ability to control devices from Alarm.com. Learn more about using Z-Wave smart home devices with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Add an External Keypad to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The IQ Remote is an external touchscreen keypad that is compatible with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. This device allows a user to arm and disarm the system and control Z-Wave devices. It is added through system programming. Find out how to pair the IQ Remote touchscreen keypad with the IQ Panel 2.
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