DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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