DIY Wireless 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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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 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 Activate the Chime on a DSC Impassa?
Chime mode on a DSC Impassa can be toggled by either pressing and holding the "Chime" button for two seconds or entering the command [*] [4]. Learn more about the DSC Impassa.
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How Do I Connect an Android to a DSC Impassa?
To control a DSC Impassa using an Android Phone, you must use the Alarm.com Mobile App. The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. Learn more about Alarm.com.
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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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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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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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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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