DSC SCW457AMVZ Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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How Do I Connect an Android to a DSC Impassa?
To control a DSC Impassa using an Android Phone, you must use the Alarm.com Mobile App. The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. Learn more about Alarm.com.
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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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How Do I Add a DSC Impassa to My Local WIFI?
A DSC Impassa cannot connect with a WIFI network. Instead, we recommend using a cellular connection with the system. Learn about the possible communication paths for the Impassa.
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How Do I Add a Wireless Zone to a DSC Impassa?
A wireless zone is added to a DSC Impassa by putting the panel into enrollment mode and then activating the sensor. Then configure the settings. Learn how to set up a DSC Impassa.
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Will Total Connect Work w/ a DSC Impassa?
A DSC Impassa cannot be used with Total Connect. The Total Connect service is for Honeywell Panels only. But the DSC Impassa can access Alarm.com. Learn more about Alarm.com.
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Will Interlogix/GE Sensors Work on a DSC Impassa?
The only way to use Interlogix/GE Sensors with an Impassa is to use a wireless converter. This will translate the 319.5 MHz signal into a 433 MHz signal. Learn more about sensors.
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Will Alarm.com Work w/ a DSC Impassa?
The DSC Impassa can access Alarm.com once a cellular communicator is installed and the system receives cellular monitoring. Find out how to connect a DSC Impassa to Alarm.com.
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Can a DSC Impassa Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
It is impossible to do home automation on a DSC Impassa without monitoring service. Z-Wave control is built into the cellular communicator. Learn more about home automation.
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