Monitored Home Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Will a DSC Impassa Work w/ Apple HomeKit?
A DSC Impassa cannot be set up to work with Apple Homekit. Apple has not made HomeKit compatible with Alarm.com. Learn more about the DSC Impassa and Apple Homekit.
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Will a DSC Impassa Work w/o a Phone Line?
If a DSC Impassa has an active cellular connection, it can receive monitoring service without a phone line. Find out how to provide monitoring for a DSC Impassa System.
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What Happens to a DSC Impassa When the Internet Goes Down?
An internet outage will not affect a DSC Impassa. The system can only use a cellular connection or a phone line connection. Learn more about the DSC Impassa Alarm System.
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How Do I Add an External Keypad to a DSC Impassa?
A keypad can be added to an Impassa by activating the keypad's enrollment function while the panel is in its wireless enrollment mode Learn how to add a keypad to an Impassa.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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