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1. Have you heard of anyone who was able to convince Vivant to release the system in this scenario?
To clarify, do you have the Sky Panel or the 2GIG Go!Control?
If you have the Sky Control panel, it is not Alarm.com compatible and would not be compatible with our service, you can find more information on this topic here. If this is the case you would need a new panel and cellular module to utilize service through Surety. You can find a list of compatible panels here, toward the bottom of the page.
If you have the 2GIG Go!Control, historically all modules sold by the provider are locked to that provider, therefore a new module would be required. This post covers this topic in detail.
2. I’ve read you can change the cellular module to activate, but the admin setup is locked currently. Would this also give me full access after activation?
Once an unregistered module is installed and service through Surety obtained, commands would be sent to unlock panel programming and default the installer code.
3. Is it safe to assume your service can be used with the newest HomeKit Honeywell hub?
No the apple HomeKit is not compatible with Alarm.com.
4. Ideally, my dream would be to mount a cellular iPad as a hub. Is this possible?
An unregistered, Alarm.com compatible panel and cellular module are required in order to utilize service with Surety. While an iPad can be used to control your system using the Alarm.com mobile app, an iPad cannot be used as the hub. An Alarm.com compatible panel would be required.