DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Change the Battery in My DSC Impassa?
To change the battery in a DSC Impassa, the inside of the panel must be accessed. A screwdriver is needed to release the battery tab. Learn how to change the DSC Impassa battery.
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Can I Make a DSC Impassa a Secondary Z-Wave Controller?
A DSC Impassa cannot be used as a secondary controller. This is because all Z-Wave smart home control for the system must done through Alarm.com. Learn more about the DSC Impassa.
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Does A 2GIG GC3 Require An Internet Connection?
The 2GIG GC3 does not require an internet connection. Instead, in order to monitor it, a cellular module is required. Find out how the 2GIG GC3 communicates with central station.
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How Do I Setup Multi-System Account Access in Alarm.com?
Via a browser, not the mobile app, log into the account with login credentials you want to use. Perform the steps to "Add System", and submit. Learn to set up Multi-System access.
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How Much Does it Cost to have a Home Alarm System?
The price of a home alarm system is determined by the cost of the equipment and the fees charged by the alarm monitoring company. Find out more about home security.
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Can I Cancel My Alarm Grid Security Contract?
As an alarm monitoring company, Alarm Grid does not have any contracts. Customers can cancel their service at any time without penalty. Learn more about Alarm Grid.
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How Does a Monitored Alarm System Work?
Any monitored system is able to send out signals that alert others to system events. This is usually done through a cellular or IP connection. Learn more about alarm systems.
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Can I Arm/Disarm a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 From My Phone?
By using the Alarm.com interactive service, it is possible to arm and disarm a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 from an iOS or Android device. Learn more about Alarm.com and its benefits.
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Do I Need a Phone Line for a Home Security System?
Thanks to IP and cellular connectivity, a user does not need a phone line for a home security system. Learn about the communication paths used with alarm systems.
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What is Cellular Alarm Monitoring?
Arguably the best way for an alarm system to communicate is across a cellular network. This requires a cellular plan from a monitoring company. Learn about cellular monitoring.
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