The Interlogix GE 600-1053-4-ZX-VZ is a cellular communicator for the Concord 4 System. This module will allow the system to connect with the Verizon CDMA cellular network. This network is currently in process of being phased out in favor of the newer and more advanced LTE networks. However, this communicator will still be able to provide cellular service for the next few years.
Users should be aware that there is currently a Verizon LTE Communicator available for the Concord 4 System. This communicator can be purchased from the Alarm Grid website. We strongly recommend purchasing the LTE communicator if possible. It will provide faster and more reliable communication than the CDMA communicator. Additionally, with an LTE communicator, you will not have to worry about upgrading to a new cellular communicator for a very long time.
Adding a cellular communicator is one of the most important upgrades a user can make to their Concord 4 System. First of all, it will allow the system to communicate much more reliably than with a traditional phone line connection. Cellular service will also allow the Concord 4 to sync with the Alarm.com service. This service allows users to arm and disarm their system, control Z-Wave devices, check the status of sensors and more. By using the Alarm.com Mobile App, these actions can be performed from virtually anywhere in the world.
The Verizon CDMA Communicator also serves as a Z-Wave controller for the Concord 4. This will allow Z-Wave home automation devices to be used with the system. There are many different types of Z-Wave devices, including lights, locks and thermostats. By accessing Alarm.com, a user can create rules and scenes for their Z-Wave devices. This will allow the Z-Wave devices to activate automatically with certain system events and based on a pre-determined schedule. This can make controlling the devices in one's home more convenient, and it can help a user save money on their energy bills.
Please note that an alarm monitoring plan with cellular service is needed to use this communication module. It must then be activated by the user's alarm monitoring company. Furthermore, the Concord 4 System will need to running software version 4.0 or higher. If it isn't, a firmware update will need to be applied to the system.