The Alarm.com ADC-SEM210-PS-AT is a dual-path communications module that is used for getting a DSC PowerSeries System connected with Alarm.com. It will offer reliable and fast dual-path monitoring service for the panel. The user will need a monitoring plan that includes cellular service.
There are many benefits to using cellular monitoring with an alarm system. The biggest advantage is that cellular monitoring offers greater reliability than any other communication path. Cellular networks almost never go down or experience outages. The service is also not interrupted by factors power loss. As a result, this is the best way to keep a system monitored when the electricity is out. Not only does this communicator offer cellular connectivity, but it can support a hardwired ethernet connection as well. If either service goes out, the panel will automatically switch over to the other communication path (IP or cellular) to remain monitored. This added redundancy is perfect for reliable monitoring service
By connecting with the AT&T LTE Network, the DSC PowerSeries System will enjoy fast connectivity with Alarm.com. LTE Networks are right on par with WIFI in terms of speed, but these networks offer greater reliability than WIFI overall. Additionally, AT&T has stated that they will support their LTE network well into the distant future. So by choosing this communicator, a user will keep their DSC PowerSeries Panel monitored for many years to come.
End users will particularly enjoy the ability to use Alarm.com with their system. Alarm.com is an interactive service platform that a user can access through a web browser or the Alarm.com Mobile App on Android and iOS devices. The service allows users to arm and disarm their system, check the current status of sensors, control Z-Wave smart home devices and more. It's also important to mention that this module will serve as the Z-Wave controller for the system. But the user will need a touchscreen keypad to control Z-Wave devices locally. Otherwise, all operation must occur through Alarm.com.
Note: This module will work with the DSC PowerSeries PC1616, PC1832 and PC1864.