Can I Connect an iPhone to a DSC Impassa?
Yes, you can connect an iPhone to a DSC Impassa. This is possible using the Alarm.com Mobile App. The DSC Impassa must have active cellular monitoring service and be connected with Alarm.com in order for this to be possible. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store.
Alarm.com is an interactive service platform that can be used to control a connected alarm system. The service can be used to arm and disarm a system, check the current status of sensors, operate Z-Wave home automation devices and more. If the user downloads the Alarm.com Mobile App to their iPhone, all of these actions can be performed using the device.
In order to support Alarm.com services the alarm panel will require a cellular communicator, and will need to be running firmware version 1.3 or higher. The DSC Impassa panels are sold with the cellular communicator already installed. The user will also need an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular services. For Alarm Grid customers, this includes any Gold or Platinum level plan. Please review our monitoring page for more information about our alarm monitoring plans.
Once the system has been installed, it will need to be activated by the user's alarm monitoring company. After that, the user will receive an email with instructions on how to get started with Alarm.com. This includes integrating the system and creating an Alarm.com account. The user will use this account to login to the Alarm.com Mobile App on their iPhone.
Cellular monitoring provides additional benefits other than just allowing a DSC Impassa to connect with Alarm.com. Most security experts agree that cellular monitoring is the best possible communication path for an alarm system. This is due to its exceptional reliability and the fast communication speeds that cellular monitoring provides. Cellular service is almost always readily available, and the communication path is not affected by normal power outages. Therefore, choosing to utilize cellular communication is an important investment for any DSC Impassa user.
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