Interlogix Concord 4 Alarm Monitoring Options
If you have just moved into a house with an existing Interlogix Concord 4 hybrid security system you are probably wondering how can I get central alarm monitoring services for the panel? Well, you have come to the right place. We will be going over an array of our suggestions to allow for your Concord 4 system to transfer its signals to a central alarm monitoring station such as GEOARM Security.
The first option for alarm monitoring of a Concord 4 security system is via phone/VOIP line alarm monitoring services. Alarm systems for over 30 + years have been connected to central alarm stations using phone lines. Even though phone line systems carry a lower monthly monitoring rate they don't provide end users with the most reliable mode of communications as phone lines can be cut by a possible intruder. If this was to occur the alarm signals will not reach the central station. Lastly, while using a VOIP or regular landline you will not be able to remotely control your system using your smart devices. In order to utilize phone line/ VoIP communications, you must have your installer code to access control panel programming menu. Keep in mind Vonage, OOMA or Magic Jack are not supported methods of communication unless you have one of their advanced packages. It is still worth a shot so if this is the case sign up and have one of our techs give it a shot.
To enter programming mode with an Interlogix Concord 4 system simply go to your keypad and enter 8, 4321,00 you should see system programming.
If you don't see system programming try this same process on all of your keypads. If this does not work on any of your keypads that means one of two things. The first is that you don't have a programming keypad. The second would be that the previous installer has changed your installer code from factory 4321. If this is the case we may still have a better monitoring option for you which will be listed below under cellular communications with no installer code so stay tuned.
WI-FI Alarm Monitoring Services
A second option an end user would have when it comes communicating alarm signals back to a central alarm monitoring station is via Wi-FI communications. If you have a Concord 4 you can add a BAT WIFI from IPdatatel. In order to use the IPdatatel Wi-Fi alarm monitoring option end users must have their installer code to access programming. With this option, you will not have any kind of remote control from a smartphone application because the Bat-Wifi does not support this feature with this particular control panel. If you are looking for remote control via app control than you will have to make sure you have your Concord 4 installer code and purchase a compatible Alarm.com cellular communicator which will be listed in this article below. Lastly, Geoarm Security doesn’t recommend this option to end users because it is not the most reliable way to send alarm signals to our central station receivers. The reason being is that if an intruder before breaking into your location cut your power or internet lines your alarm will not be able to report its signals to the receivers for dispatching.
Cellular Communications with Installer Code
The third option consumers will have to report Concord 4 Alarm signals to the central station will be via a cellular alarm communicator. You will notice we do have two cellular communicator options in this article but, this particular option is far more feature enriched. Now, that you know you have your installer code to access Concord 4 programming its time to get those signals sent to our alarm monitoring station.
Our number one recommendation for the Concord 4 panel is with an Alarm.com Cellular communicator. There are a few different models of the Alarm.com cell module for this particular panel and the only difference is the cellular carrier. Make sure you select the cellular carrier that gives you the best cellular signal strength in the area of where your alarm panel is installed. You will have a selection between ATT, Verizon, Tmobile and lastly LTE Verizon cellular communicator option. No matter which one of these 4 communicator options you go with you will still enjoy the Alarm.com interactive alarm monitoring services. All four of these communicators are wonderful because they come with the Z-Wave automation radio needed to support home automation devices such as door locks, light modules, appliance modules, garage door controllers, thermostats and more! With Alarm.com interactive services it will allow for our technicians to remotely access your control panel to assist you with programming/tech support, allow end users to remotely arm/disarm, control automation devices and receive text/email notifications to their smartphones. If you have your installer code with a decent cellular signal in your area with one of the four options provide this is GEOARM Security's number one choice for monitoring of a Concord 4 system!
Cellular Communications without Installer Code
The fourth option again is a cellular communicator option but, this is our recommended option in the case you don't have your installer code to access Concord 4 programming menu. I introduce to you the Telguard TG-1 express universal cellular communicator options. Before I go into the details of how this device works there are 3 questions you must ask yourself in order to figure out if this product will suit your application.
1) Has the alarm system been monitored at some point?
2)Do you have the codes to arm/disarm the system?
3)Is your Concord 4 system in working order?
If you have answered yes to these 3 questions then congratulations the TG-1 express universal cellular communicator is a compatible module. This option is truly amazing because it allows you to have cellular alarm monitoring services without having your installer code or replacing your control panel. This module is very easy to install into your panel as it only requires 4 wires. Once you have installed this device to the Concord 4 with the power off you can power the system up and write down the serial number from the communicator to allow for one of our techs to remotely activate your communicator and test that the signals are reaching our central station receivers. The only downside to this option is that it will not allow for end users to remotely arm/disarm their system with any sort of application for smartphones.
Dual-Path Alarm Monitoring Services
The fifth and final alarm monitoring option for an Interlogix Concord 4 hybrid security system would be using a dual-path alarm communicator. The dual-path alarm communicator we recommend using is the IPdatatel BAT-CDMA-WIFI or the BAT-LTE options. Both of these dual-path alarm communicator options will transmit alarm signals to our central alarm monitoring station with Ipdatatel alarm monitoring services. If you are looking for interactive alarm monitoring where you can remotely arm/disarm your system you will want to use the BAT-LTE communicator because of these two options only the BAT-LTE will offer remote control from smart devices. Both of these options will offer Wi-FI as primary and Cellular as the backup communicator.
In order for this option to work, you will need your installer code to enter Concord 4 programming. To see if you can enter your programming menu simply go to your keypad and enter 8, 4321,00 you should see system programming. If you don't see system programming try this same process on all of your keypads. If this does not work on any of your keypads that means one of two things. The first is that you don't have a programming keypad. The second would be that the previous installer has changed your installer code from factory 4321.
If this is the case there is no way to default the control panels installer code so you will want to go with the option we discussed previously the Telguard Tg-1 express.
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