Not to sound like an idiot, but how exactly is my unit (think it is the 2GIG) connecting with Alarm.com? I don’t see any other wires coming out of it than the plug. I am changing my Internet provider and so will have a different network password. Is it using my network?
There are two ways the 2GIG panel connects to ADC
- Cellular module
- Broadband Go! Bridge (optional add on)
What is the cellular module? I have no other wires going into my unit other than power cord, so there is definitely no phone line involved. I don’t remember ordering any optional add-on like a Go! Bridge.
So the cellular module is how my cell phone with my Alarm.com app is communicating with unit to turn it on and off? Or is the app connecting to Alarm.com, and they are communicating with my unit through cellular module?
Everything goes through alarm.com for remote interactive services and central station
The cellular module in your Alarm panel communicates directly with Alarm.com.
Consider your panel a cell phone. Older traditional alarms utilize landline phone service.
The panel communicates via a cellular link (and optionally via broadband with the GoBridge) with Alarm.com. You communicate via your cell phone and app with Alarm.com, which then directs the commands to your panel.