Can I Connect to the DSC Impassa w/ an iPad?
Yes, you can connect to the DSC Impassa with an iPad. This is done through the Alarm.com Mobile App. The Alarm.com Mobile App can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. The DSC Impassa will need to be receiving cellular monitoring and be active with Alarm.com for this to work.
Alarm.com is an interactive service platform designed for use with certain security systems. By accessing the service, a user is able to control their alarm system remotely. Once a user has logged-in, they can arm and disarm their system, check the current status of sensors, control Z-Wave devices and more. The service offers a special mobile app that can be downloaded to an iPad from the Apple App Store.
After downloading the Alarm.com Mobile App, a user can use their Alarm.com account to login to the service. The user should receive information on setting up an Alarm.com account from the alarm monitoring company. For users who do not already have access to Alarm.com, they should check with their alarm monitoring company about gaining access to the service.
A DSC Impassa System can only connect with Alarm.com if it is receiving active cellular monitoring service. There are two requirements for a DSC Impassa to access Alarm.com. First, it must have an Alarm.com cellular communicator installed. The system will need to be running firmware version 1.3 or higher to support the communicator. Second, the user must have a cellular monitoring plan that includes Alarm.com access. With Alarm Grid, customers can choose between the Gold and Platinum level monitoring plans. These are essentially the same plans, except the Platinum Plan also provides video surveillance. Please review our monitoring page for more information.
Cellular monitoring provides more than just simply allowing a user to access Alarm.com. It is also widely recognized as the optimal communication path for an alarm system. Cellular service is almost never down, and it is not affected by power outages. It is also nearly impossible for others to tamper with the connection. The communication speeds provided from a modern cellular connection are very fast and nearly on par with WIFI. All of this makes upgrading to cellular very important for users of the DSC Impassa.
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