DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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