DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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 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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Can I Install a DSC Impassa Myself and Still Get Monitoring?
A DSC Impassa can certainly be self-installed. As long as it is working properly, a DIY monitoring company won't care who installed it. Find out more about the DSC Impassa.
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Does the DSC Impassa Support Partitions?
The DSC Impassa does not provide support for multiple partitions. A user will need a different alarm system to use partitions. Learn more about the DSC Impassa System.
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How Do I Change the Volume of a DSC Impassa?
The volume menu on a DSC Impassa is accessed by pressing [*] [6] [Master Code]. The volume is then adjusted using the arrows. Find out how to adjust the volume on a DSC Impassa.
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Can I Arm/Disarm a DSC Impassa From My Phone?
If a DSC Impassa is connected with Alarm.com, then a user will be able to arm and disarm their system from their phone. Discover more about the DSC Impassa and Alarm.com.
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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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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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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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