Alarm.com ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ

System Enhancement Module (SEM) with Verizon LTE Cellular Communicator for DSC PowerSeries

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The Alarm.com ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ is a cellular communicator add-on for the DSC PowerSeries Alarm Systems. This module allows a DSC PowerSeries Panel to connect with the Verizon LTE Cellular Network and access the Alarm.com interactive service. Get the most out of your DSC PowerSeries Panel.
  • Z-Wave Plus
  • Z-Wave
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Alarm.com

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Description

The Alarm.com ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ for DSC PowerSeries is a cellular communicator that connects with the Verizon LTE network. This is a very important add-on for a DSC PowerSeries System, as it will allow the panel to receive cellular monitoring, access Alarm.com and support Z-Wave devices.

Cellular monitoring is ideal for an alarm system. This is because of its overall strong consistency and great performance. Cellular service is almost never down or unavailable, and LTE speeds are very close to those of WIFI. Additionally, a cellular network is still accessible even when the power is out. This means that the panel will still receive monitoring and protect the home or business during an electrical outage.

This cellular communicator connects with the Verizon LTE Network. LTE is short for "long-term evolution", and these networks provide faster speeds and greater reliability than less advanced cellular networks. By using an LTE communicator, the security system will enjoy faster speeds when communicating with a central station and when being used with Z-Wave devices. Cellular service providers have stated that they plan to support their LTE networks for many years to come. So with an LTE communicator, a user is essentially "future-proofing" their system.

The Alarm.com service offers many conveniences for end users. A user can access Alarm.com through a web browser or the Alarm.com Mobile App to arm and disarm their system, control Z-Wave smart home devices, check the current status of security sensors and more. In addition to providing access to Alarm.com, this communicator also serves as a Z-Wave controller for supporting Z-Wave home automation. But a user will need a touchscreen keypad for any local Z-Wave control. Otherwise, all Z-Wave operation must occur through Alarm.com.

The module supports DSC PowerSeries PC1616, PC1832 and PC1864 Panels.

Brand: Alarm.comDSC

Reviews
Fantastic LTE Communicator!
Submitted on 11/27/2019 Alarm Grid

The Alarm.com ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ is a Verizon LTE Cellular Communicator for DSC PowerSeries Systems. These are hardwired systems that need an added communicator to connect with Alarm.com for monitoring service. This is arguably the most important upgrade you can make for your DSC PowerSeries System. By adding this communicator and signing up for a cellular monitoring plan, your compatible DSC PowerSeries System can utilize cellular connectivity. This is widely seen as the most reliable communication path for an alarm system. You will also be able to take advantage of the Alarm.com interactive monitoring and automation platform. The communicator has very few downsides, and it works great. We give it a 5 Star rating.

It's easy to find good things about the Alarm.com ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ. For one, it provides reliable cellular connectivity. Most security experts agree that this is the optimal communication path for a security system. With service from the Verizon LTE Network, you should expect fast and reliable service from the ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ, provided that you have good coverage from the Verizon LTE Network in your area. And being able to take advantage of Alarm.com is a nice bonus as well. You can conveniently access Alarm.com from your phone or from a web browser. Once you have logged-in to Alarm.com, you can arm and disarm your system, check its current status, control Z-Wave devices, and more. Speaking of Z-Wave, the ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ also serves as a fully functional Z-Wave Plus controller for a PowerSeries System.

There are some minor downsides to the ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ. For one the module has to be physically installed to the system board. This is a little more inconvenient than some other cellular communicators, but it is to be expected from a hardwired panel. The module only provides cellular service. It does not provide IP connectivity like the newer Alarm.com ADC-SEM210-PS-VZ. In fact, the ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ has been discontinued in favor of that other module, and it is recommended that you get that module instead. But that doesn't mean that ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ is obsolete, as the Verizon LTE Network is still going strong. And Verizon is expected to maintain service for their LTE network for at least the next few decades. The only other downside is that the ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ is for DSC PowerSeries Systems only, which somewhat limits its functionality. But really, these are all minor concerns. There are so many things to like about the ADC-SEM110-PS-VZ, and we have no problem giving it 5 Stars.

Good: Reliable Cellular Service, Verizon LTE Network, Alarm.com, Z-Wave Plus

Bad: Must Be Installed, No IP Connectivity, DSC PowerSeries Only

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

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