Frequently Asked Questions

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 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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Does a DSC Impassa Chime When Doors are Opened?
A DSC Impassa can chime when entry/exit doors are opened. The chime function must be enabled on the system. Learn more about the chime function on the DSC Impassa System.
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Can I Connect an iPhone to a DSC Impassa?
An iPhone can connect with a DSC Impassa using the Alarm.com service. The Alarm.com Mobile App must be downloaded from the Apple App Store. Learn more about the 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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Can I Connect an Android Phone to a DSC Impassa?
An Android Phone can control a DSC Impassa using the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app is available for free download from the Google Play Store. Learn more about the DSC Impassa.
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How Do I Activate the Chime on a DSC Impassa?
Chime mode on a DSC Impassa can be toggled by either pressing and holding the "Chime" button for two seconds or entering the command [*] [4]. Learn more about the DSC Impassa.
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