Is the DSC Impassa Compatible w/ Alarm.com?

Yes, the DSC Impassa is compatible with Alarm.com. The system must be receiving active cellular monitoring service to function with the Alarm.com platform. This requires an active cellular communicator and a cellular alarm monitoring plan. The DSC Impassa must be running firmware version 1.3 or higher.

Alarm.com is an interactive service platform that a user can access to control their alarm system. By accessing the service, a user can arm and disarm their system, check the current status of any programmed sensor, control Z-Wave home automation devices, view the feed of security cameras and more. The service can be accessed through almost any web browser or through the Alarm.com Mobile App on iOS and Android devices.

However, a DSC Impassa System will need to be receiving active cellular monitoring service before it can be used with Alarm.com. This has a few requirements. First, a compatible cellular communicator will need to be installed. Second, the user will need an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular monitoring. For Alarm Grid customers, these are the Gold and Platinum level plans. Third, the DSC Impassa System must be running firmware version 1.3 or higher. Any Impassa that is running a lower firmware version will not be able to support a cellular communicator and can not be upgraded. Older DSC Impassa panels will need to be replaced.

It is worth mentioning that cellular monitoring provides more than just simply allowing an alarm system to work with Alarm.com. In fact, most security experts agree that cellular monitoring is the ideal communication path for an alarm system. Cellular service is extremely reliable, and it is almost never down or unavailable. It is also unaffected by typical power outages, so the system will still receive monitoring when the electricity is out. Modern cellular service also provides very fast speeds that are on par with most WIFI connections. All of this makes cellular monitoring an important upgrade for any DSC Impassa user

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