The Alarm.com CD-410-US-VZ-LTEUP is a Verizon LTE cellular communicator update, meant to replace an existing CDMA or 3G cellular communicator that will soon be deprecated by the carrier. In addition to LTE Cellular, this module also offers an Ethernet port, allowing the user to utilize an existing network connection. It also has a Z-Wave home automation controller built in.
For users with a perfectly working Interlogix/GE Concord 4 panel, who want to keep their panel in service but need to upgrade to an LTE-capable communicator, this module will allow you to do just that. As long as your Concord 4 panel is version 4.0+, it is compatible with this communicator upgrade. The Alarm.com CD-410-US-VZ-LTEUP does not come with the SuperBus 2000 Gateway module. This gateway module acts as a translator between the communicator and the Concord 4 keypad bus. It is meant to replace an existing communicator where the gateway module is already in place. If you are attempting to upgrade a panel without an existing cellular communicator, then you will need to purchase a SuperBus 2000 Gateway (60-861) separately, likely in the second-hand market.
The Alarm.com CD-410-US-VZ-LTEUP does not have its own power supply, which means it receives its primary power as well as backup battery power through the Concord 4 panel. The module draws 65 mA nominal current (continuous) and 1600 mA when transmitting. Be sure to allow for this current draw when determining if a supplementary power supply may be needed. It is also important to consider this current requirement when calculating the proper backup battery capacity.
The Alarm.com service offers a user the ability to view their panel status from anywhere that has a connection to the internet. This can be done via an app on a phone or tablet, or via a computer through the Alarm.com website. In addition to status, a user can also remotely arm and disarm the panel, and receive notifications via text, email, or push notification about alarm panel events. The notifications received are completely customizable by the end-user. This means only the events that are of concern to the user will be sent, with no nuisance notifications. For plans that include central station monitoring, the signals that are sent to the monitoring station don't necessarily have to match those that are sent to the end-user. For example, you could report an AC Loss condition to the monitoring station, but not receive a text, email, or push notification for it if it's not a signal you are particularly interested in.
Alarm.com requires that systems using their service do so via a cellular communicator with ethernet as an optional second communication path in some instances. For this reason, Alarm.com systems require that a plan including cellular communication be selected. For Alarm Grid customers, this means a Gold Plan (Self or Full) or higher. In exchange for the slightly higher cellular monitoring fee, the user gets the nearly 100% uptime available with cellular communication. For Alarm.com accounts with a dual-path available, all signals are sent on both paths. Whichever signal reaches Alarm.com first is processed and the signal received second is discarded. In this way, they ensure that the fastest available path is always used.
The CD-410-US-VZ-LTEUP also has Alarm.com emPower services built in. With a Z-Wave controller as part of the hardware in this module, users can integrate and automate a number of Z-Wave devices with the system. Once the devices have been paired with the Z-Wave controller, they can be controlled remotely through the app or website, and they can also be automated based on a schedule or system events. This automation programming is achieved through the Alarm.com interface.
- Compatibility: Concord Panels Version 4.0+
- Power Requirements: 12 VDC nominal, 65 mA (continuous) 1600 mA (instantaneous peaks) maximum (provided by panel or auxiliary power supply)
- Cellular Network: Dual-band LTE
- Operating Temperature: 32°F - 120°F (0°C - +49°C)
- Storage Temperature: -30°F - 140°F (-34°C - +60°C)
- Humidity: 90% non-condensing
- Dimensions: 4 1/16” H x 1 7/8” W
- Agency Listings: FCC Part 470L, Verizon Certified