Which Deadbolt Lock Is Compatible w/ a DSC Impassa?
Almost every Z-Wave deadbolt lock is compatible with a DSC Impassa. Once an Alarm.com cellular module has been installed and activated with the system, it will gain the ability to support Z-Wave smart home devices as a functional Z-Wave controller. This includes any Z-Wave deadbolt locks.
Upgrading to cellular is one of the most important things a user can do for their DSC Impassa. This will provide the system with much greater reliability and faster connectivity when sending signals. Cellular communication will also allow the system to work with Alarm.com. A user can access this service to arm and disarm their system, check system status, view the live feed of cameras and more.
But one of the biggest benefits of using Alarm.com is gaining the ability to control any Z-Wave smart home devices remotely. This is made possible using the Alarm.com Mobile App on Android or iOS devices. Many smart locks use Z-Wave communication, and they will also be able to be controlled in this way. In the case of the DSC Impassa, the ADC cell radio also doubles as a Z-Wave controller. By installing the module in the system and activating it with ADC, the DSC Impassa will gain Z-Wave functionality. The system can support up to 232 different Z-Wave devices in this way.
However, there is one important thing to remember when using the DSC Impassa as a Z-Wave controller. That is, the system will not provide support for any local Z-Wave control. Instead, all Z-Wave operation will need to take place through Alarm.com. This can be done on the Alarm.com website or by using the Alarm.com Mobile App. The Alarm.com service will also allow the user to create smart scenes so that their Z-Wave devices will activate automatically with certain system events or on a set schedule. But users should keep in mind that they will not be able to lock or unlock a Z-Wave lock by using the Impassa Panel itself.
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