Should I purchase the DSC iOtega Wireless DIY Home Security System
There are two codes all DIY homeowners should know related to their security system, the Installer Code, and Master Code.  The Installer Code (also called Program Code or Dealer Code depending on brand) is a special code used to access system configuration settings so a user can add sensors/zones, change delay times, modify central station telephone numbers and account numbers.
The Master code on the other hand accesses a different menu where the homeowner can add, delete, edit user codes, WIFI settings, view the system event log.  The Master Code can also arm and disarm the system.  The Installer Code can also arm/disarm the system with some important limitations.  If the Master Code (or any user code other than Installer Code) is used to arm the system then the Installer Code can NOT disarm the system.  This is a security feature built in to most systems.
User Codes are configured using the Master Code.  These codes can arm and disarm the system and bypass zones.  Some families have a specific User Code per family member while others all just share a single User Code (usually the Master Code).  Definitely user preference!
Each brand of security system has a default Installer Code and Master Code when setting up fresh.  When the Installer Code is not known for an existing installation we recommend trying the default Installer Code first since many dealers do not change this code (despite knowing they should).  Some brands such as Honeywell have a backdoor procedure for changing the Installer Code when the existing Installer Code is not known.  Other systems must be Factory Reset which erases all existing zone configuration and returns the Installer and Master Codes back to default.  This is generally a last resort since the entire system must be reprogrammed from scratch.  Some systems however can not be reset if the last dealer “locked” the panel meaning no local access, only remote access by the dealer.  We never lock a system but there are many dealers who do since they are afraid of alarm monitoring “takeover”.  Our stance is “provide good service at a reasonable price and we’ll retain customers!”

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Affordable UL Central Station Alarm Monitoring

AlarmNet, SecureNet, Alula, C24, UpLink Interactive Services 

* Pricing shown includes a 15% annual pre-pay discount.  A one-time $10 activation fee applies to all new alarm monitoring accounts. 

POTS/VoIP

$8.95and up*
$8.95and up*
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • Connection: Dial-up
    Your connection to our UL central station will use a standard POTS (plain old telephone service) dial-up line. While this has been used with alarm systems for years it also has the highest risk of tampering by an intruder.
  • No Contract
    We offer all alarm monitoring plans with NO CONTRACTS. No long-term, multi-year commitments. We do offer pre-pay discounts for annual (15%), six months (5%) or just go month to month. Your choice and never any pressure to change.
  • Telephone Notification
    Receive alarm notifications by telephone. The central status will notify you or a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.

WIFI/Internet

$12.95and up*
$12.95and up*
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • Connection: IP Internet
    Use a your WIFI or Ethernet port for a rapid connection to our central station. If outside line tampering is of concern then consider using our cellular connection method. Also be aware your Internet connection has the risk of being impacted by a power outage in the home. See our list of compatible IP Internet communicators.
  • No Contract
    We offer all alarm monitoring plans with NO CONTRACTS. No long-term, multi-year commitments. We do offer pre-pay discounts for annual (15%), six months (5%) or just go month to month. Your choice and never any pressure to change.
  • Interactive Services
    Options for remote Arm/Disarm of your security system (BASIC), control of home automation devices such as lights, thermostats, and door locks (ENHANCED), or use video cameras with your account (VIDEO).
  • Remote Configuration
    We can remote configure your compatible IP Internet communicator at no extra charge.
  • Text, eMail, Phone Notification
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone if Interactive Services is selected. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber. In addition the central status will notify by phone a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.

Cellular

$14.95and up*
$14.95and up*
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • Connection: Cellular
    Use a cellular carrier (Verizon for CDMA and AT&T for GSM) for a fast, lower risk connection to our central station. Line tampering by an intruder is virtually eliminated! Since cellular communicators are either internal or wired directly to security systems they are powered and battery backed up by the alarm panel. This is important since LAN devices are generally NOT protected against power failure. See our list of compatible cellular communicators.
  • No Contract
    We offer all alarm monitoring plans with NO CONTRACTS. No long-term, multi-year commitments. We do offer pre-pay discounts for annual (15%), six months (5%) or just go month to month. Your choice and never any pressure to change.
  • Interactice Services
    Options for remote Arm/Disarm of your security system (BASIC), control of home automation devices such as lights, thermostats, and door locks (ENHANCED), or use video cameras with your account (VIDEO).
  • Remote Configuration
    We can remote configure your compatible cellular communicator at no extra charge.
  • AT&T or Verizon
    Choose the carrier service that works best in your home location. Be sure your communicator is compatible with carrier.
  • Text, eMail, Phone Notification
    Receive alarm notifications by text, email, and phone when the Interactive Services option is selected. This includes system arming or disarming, power loss - all easily customizable by the subscriber. In addition the central status will notify by phone a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.

Inexpensive Alarm.com Cellular Alarm Monitoring

We include more Alarm.com features at the lowest pricing!

* Pricing shown includes a 15% annual pre-pay discount.  A one-time $15 activation fee applies to all new Alarm.com accounts. 

Non-Interactive

$14.95and up*
$14.95and up*
  • Cellular Connectivity
    Enables wireless alarm signal communication to the central station as the primary or redundant signal path. No phone line or Internet connection is needed.
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • No Contract
    We offer all alarm monitoring plans with NO CONTRACTS. No long-term, multi-year commitments. We do offer pre-pay discounts for annual (15%), six months (5%) or just go month to month. Your choice and never any pressure to change.
  • Telephone Notification
    Receive alarm notifications by telephone. The central status will notify you or a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.

Interactive Basic

$17.95and up*
$17.95and up*
  • Cellular Connectivity
    Enables wireless alarm signal communication to the central station as the primary or redundant signal path. No phone line or Internet connection is needed.
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • No Contract
    We offer all alarm monitoring plans with NO CONTRACTS. No long-term, multi-year commitments. We do offer pre-pay discounts for annual (15%), six months (5%) or just go month to month. Your choice and never any pressure to change.
  • Telephone Notification
    Receive alarm notifications by telephone. The central status will notify you or a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.
  • Crash & Smash Protection
    Alarm.com exclusive and patented technology, enables alarm signal transmission to the Central Station even if the security system is destroyed or disabled by an intruder. This happens during the dialer delay period on the WSF package and during dialer delay period, entry delay or alarm dialing process on the I, I+A and IG packages.
  • Daily Supervision
    Monitor panel connectivity with signal supervision between the control panel and Alarm.com to know when a panel is not responding.
  • Remote Arming/Disarming
    Arm/disarm system remotely via web or mobile apps.
  • System Status and Summary of Recent Activity
    View an at-a-glance summary showing the current system status and any recent activity at the property via web or mobile apps
  • User Code Management
    Add/delete/edit user codes remotely, and track which users arm/disarm the system at what times. For systems with multiple partitions, choose which partition(s) each user code can access.
  • Searchable 60-Day Event History
    Search a 60-day history of events reported by the system, including alarms and other activity, via web or mobile apps. Customize the time frame of the search, and filter by device or event type. Download results as HTML or Excel files.
  • Multiple Permission-Based Web Logins
    Create different “sub-users” for the account and grant varying levels of permissions for each user to view/change various settings in the Alarm.com online account.
  • Multiple Partition Support
    For compatible GC3, iotega, IQ Panel 2, Concord, NetworX, and Neo control panels with multiple partitions, arm or disarm individual partitions via the web, add and assign new user codes to a specific set of partitions, see which sensors are in which partition, and filter the online event history by partition.
  • Multi-System Access
    Access multiple security systems from a single account through a convenient drop-down menu in the Alarm.com online account and mobile apps. Great for primary home and vacation home.
  • Alarms
    Receive email/text message notifications for any type of alarm reported by the security system. These automated alarm alerts are in addition to the emergency response services provided by our UL central monitoring station.
  • Arming/Disarming
    Receive email/text message notifications from Alarm.com when the security system is armed or disarmed. These messages are not forwarded to our UL central station for action of logging.
  • System Events
    Receive email/text message notifications for power failures, sensor tampers and malfunctions, panel low battery, and other types of system events.
  • No-Show Alerts
    Receive email/text message notifications if a certain person did not disarm the security system during selected times on chosen days.
  • Arming Reminders
    Receive email/text message notifications if the security system is not armed by a particular time on chosen days.
  • Geo-Services
    Intelligently trigger arming reminders and events based on Geo-Fence settings and mobile phone location.
  • Sensor Activity Monitoring - 50 Sensors
    Even when the security system is disarmed, receive email/text message notifications for non-alarm activity reported by sensors including: door, window, cabinet, motion, and other various sensors. The Alarm.com module communicates ALL sensor and system activity that occurs 24/7 to Alarm.com’s Network Operations Centers, then sends customized notifications to selected recipients.
  • Sensor-Left-Open
    Receive email/text message notifications if a particular door, cabinet, or window sensor is left open for an extended period during specified time frames. Receive a Restoral Notification once the sensor is closed again.
  • Image Capture on Alarm
    Capture motion activated images during system alarm events; up to 5 sets of images are automatically uploaded per event.

Interactive Enhanced

$19.95and up*
$19.95and up*
  • Cellular Connectivity
    Enables wireless alarm signal communication to the central station as the primary or redundant signal path. No phone line or Internet connection is needed.
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • No Contract
    We offer all alarm monitoring plans with NO CONTRACTS. No long-term, multi-year commitments. We do offer pre-pay discounts for annual (15%), six months (5%) or just go month to month. Your choice and never any pressure to change.
  • Telephone Notification
    Receive alarm notifications by telephone. The central status will notify you or a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.
  • Crash & Smash Protection
    Alarm.com exclusive and patented technology, enables alarm signal transmission to the Central Station even if the security system is destroyed or disabled by an intruder. This happens during the dialer delay period on the WSF package and during dialer delay period, entry delay or alarm dialing process on the I, I+A and IG packages.
  • Daily Supervision
    Monitor panel connectivity with signal supervision between the control panel and Alarm.com to know when a panel is not responding.
  • Remote Arming/Disarming
    Arm/disarm system remotely via web or mobile apps.
  • System Status and Summary of Recent Activity
    View an at-a-glance summary showing the current system status and any recent activity at the property via web or mobile apps
  • User Code Management
    Add/delete/edit user codes remotely, and track which users arm/disarm the system at what times. For systems with multiple partitions, choose which partition(s) each user code can access.
  • Searchable 60-Day Event History
    Search a 60-day history of events reported by the system, including alarms and other activity, via web or mobile apps. Customize the time frame of the search, and filter by device or event type. Download results as HTML or Excel files.
  • Multiple Permission-Based Web Logins
    Create different “sub-users” for the account and grant varying levels of permissions for each user to view/change various settings in the Alarm.com online account.
  • Multiple Partition Support
    For compatible GC3, iotega, IQ Panel 2, Concord, NetworX, and Neo control panels with multiple partitions, arm or disarm individual partitions via the web, add and assign new user codes to a specific set of partitions, see which sensors are in which partition, and filter the online event history by partition.
  • Multi-System Access
    Access multiple security systems from a single account through a convenient drop-down menu in the Alarm.com online account and mobile apps. Great for primary home and vacation home.
  • Alarms
    Receive email/text message notifications for any type of alarm reported by the security system. These automated alarm alerts are in addition to the emergency response services provided by our UL central monitoring station.
  • Arming/Disarming
    Receive email/text message notifications from Alarm.com when the security system is armed or disarmed. These messages are not forwarded to our UL central station for action of logging.
  • System Events
    Receive email/text message notifications for power failures, sensor tampers and malfunctions, panel low battery, and other types of system events.
  • No-Show Alerts
    Receive email/text message notifications if a certain person did not disarm the security system during selected times on chosen days.
  • Arming Reminders
    Receive email/text message notifications if the security system is not armed by a particular time on chosen days.
  • Geo-Services
    Intelligently trigger arming reminders and events based on Geo-Fence settings and mobile phone location.
  • Sensor Activity Monitoring - 50 Sensors
    Even when the security system is disarmed, receive email/text message notifications for non-alarm activity reported by sensors including: door, window, cabinet, motion, and other various sensors. The Alarm.com module communicates ALL sensor and system activity that occurs 24/7 to Alarm.com’s Network Operations Centers, then sends customized notifications to selected recipients.
  • Sensor-Left-Open
    Receive email/text message notifications if a particular door, cabinet, or window sensor is left open for an extended period during specified time frames. Receive a Restoral Notification once the sensor is closed again.
  • Image Capture on Alarm
    Capture motion activated images during system alarm events; up to 5 sets of images are automatically uploaded per event.
  • Unexpected Activity Alerts
    Receive alerts whenever unexpected activity occurs, based on learned activity patterns. Alerts based on user face recognition are also available on select panels only and require the customer to opt in.
  • Lights
    Send commands to turn lights on/off via web or mobile apps. Create automated light schedules to have specific lights turn on at certain times, for specified lengths of time. Create rules so a specific light turns on if a certain sensor is activated.
  • Locks
    Remotely control door locks via web or mobile apps, see lock status (locked/unlocked) and receive email/text message notifications when a lock is accessed by a specific user.
  • Thermostats
    Remotely control thermostat(s) via web or mobile apps and easily create custom schedules to set temperatures based on time of day, day of week, activity patterns and the status of the security system to make properties run more efficiently
  • Garage Door Control
    Remotely manage and control garage doors via web or mobile apps. View garage door status, receive garage door alerts and close automatically when system is armed.
  • Irrigation Control
    Remotely monitor and control Rain Bird or Rachio irrigation systems from the mobile app.
  • Audio Integration
    Use the mobile app to control music and audio from the Legrand On-Q® Digital Audio System
  • LiftMaster® Integration
    Integration with any supported LiftMaster product
  • Lutron® Integration
    Integration with any supported Lutron product.

Interactive Gold

$22.95and up*
$22.95and up*
  • Cellular Connectivity
    Enables wireless alarm signal communication to the central station as the primary or redundant signal path. No phone line or Internet connection is needed.
  • UL Central Station
    We have trained operators ready to respond and verify your alarm signals 24x7x365. This includes burglary alarms, life safety such as fire and CO, status signals (AC loss), and environmental alerts such as low temperature or flood detection. Upto 75 zones of protection which is more than you'll ever need!
  • No Contract
    We offer all alarm monitoring plans with NO CONTRACTS. No long-term, multi-year commitments. We do offer pre-pay discounts for annual (15%), six months (5%) or just go month to month. Your choice and never any pressure to change.
  • Crash & Smash Protection
    Alarm.com exclusive and patented technology, enables alarm signal transmission to the Central Station even if the security system is destroyed or disabled by an intruder. This happens during the dialer delay period on the WSF package and during dialer delay period, entry delay or alarm dialing process on the I, I+A and IG packages.
  • Telephone Notification
    Receive alarm notifications by telephone. The central status will notify you or a family member/relative, neighbor etc. from your Call List if authorities were dispatched.
  • Daily Supervision
    Monitor panel connectivity with signal supervision between the control panel and Alarm.com to know when a panel is not responding.
  • Remote Arming/Disarming
    Arm/disarm system remotely via web or mobile apps.
  • System Status and Summary of Recent Activity
    View an at-a-glance summary showing the current system status and any recent activity at the property via web or mobile apps
  • User Code Management
    Add/delete/edit user codes remotely, and track which users arm/disarm the system at what times. For systems with multiple partitions, choose which partition(s) each user code can access.
  • Searchable 60-Day Event History
    Search a 60-day history of events reported by the system, including alarms and other activity, via web or mobile apps. Customize the time frame of the search, and filter by device or event type. Download results as HTML or Excel files.
  • Multiple Permission-Based Web Logins
    Create different “sub-users” for the account and grant varying levels of permissions for each user to view/change various settings in the Alarm.com online account.
  • Multiple Partition Support
    For compatible GC3, iotega, IQ Panel 2, Concord, NetworX, and Neo control panels with multiple partitions, arm or disarm individual partitions via the web, add and assign new user codes to a specific set of partitions, see which sensors are in which partition, and filter the online event history by partition.
  • Multi-System Access
    Access multiple security systems from a single account through a convenient drop-down menu in the Alarm.com online account and mobile apps. Great for primary home and vacation home.
  • Alarms
    Receive email/text message notifications for any type of alarm reported by the security system. These automated alarm alerts are in addition to the emergency response services provided by our UL central monitoring station.
  • Arming/Disarming
    Receive email/text message notifications from Alarm.com when the security system is armed or disarmed. These messages are not forwarded to our UL central station for action of logging.
  • System Events
    Receive email/text message notifications for power failures, sensor tampers and malfunctions, panel low battery, and other types of system events.
  • No-Show Alerts
    Receive email/text message notifications if a certain person did not disarm the security system during selected times on chosen days.
  • Arming Reminders
    Receive email/text message notifications if the security system is not armed by a particular time on chosen days.
  • Geo-Services
    Intelligently trigger arming reminders and events based on Geo-Fence settings and mobile phone location.
  • Sensor Activity Monitoring - 50 Sensors
    Even when the security system is disarmed, receive email/text message notifications for non-alarm activity reported by sensors including: door, window, cabinet, motion, and other various sensors. The Alarm.com module communicates ALL sensor and system activity that occurs 24/7 to Alarm.com’s Network Operations Centers, then sends customized notifications to selected recipients.
  • Sensor-Left-Open
    Receive email/text message notifications if a particular door, cabinet, or window sensor is left open for an extended period during specified time frames. Receive a Restoral Notification once the sensor is closed again.
  • Image Capture on Alarm
    Capture motion activated images during system alarm events; up to 5 sets of images are automatically uploaded per event.
  • Unexpected Activity Alerts
    Receive alerts whenever unexpected activity occurs, based on learned activity patterns. Alerts based on user face recognition are also available on select panels only and require the customer to opt in.
  • Lights
    Send commands to turn lights on/off via web or mobile apps. Create automated light schedules to have specific lights turn on at certain times, for specified lengths of time. Create rules so a specific light turns on if a certain sensor is activated.
  • Locks
    Remotely control door locks via web or mobile apps, see lock status (locked/unlocked) and receive email/text message notifications when a lock is accessed by a specific user.
  • Thermostats
    Remotely control thermostat(s) via web or mobile apps and easily create custom schedules to set temperatures based on time of day, day of week, activity patterns and the status of the security system to make properties run more efficiently
  • Garage Door Control
    Remotely manage and control garage doors via web or mobile apps. View garage door status, receive garage door alerts and close automatically when system is armed.
  • Irrigation Control
    Remotely monitor and control Rain Bird or Rachio irrigation systems from the mobile app.
  • Audio Integration
    Use the mobile app to control music and audio from the Legrand On-Q® Digital Audio System
  • LiftMaster® Integration
    Integration with any supported LiftMaster product
  • Lutron® Integration
    Integration with any supported Lutron product.
  • Image Capture on Alarm
    Capture motion activated images during system alarm events; up to 5 sets of images are automatically uploaded per event.
  • Image Capture on Disarm
    Capture images during disarm events. Images can be uploaded to the image gallery.
  • Daily Views Rules
    Create rules to upload and send motion activated images captured during a specific time period.
  • On-Demand Peek-In
    Request system images on-demand to be uploaded immediately or upon next motion detection.
  • Additional Image Upload
    Upload additional images that were captured by the sensors and not automatically uploaded, such as extra alarm, entry delay or disarm images.
  • Image Alerts
    Receive email/text message image alerts on images captured during alarms, Daily Views, or Peek-In requests.

Default Installer and Master Codes

Honeywell-logo

Honeywell Panels

Installer Code:  4112

Master Code:  1234

Ademco

Ademco Panels

Installer Code:  4110

Master Code:  1234

2GIG

2GIG Panels

Installer Code:  1561

Master Code:  1111

Qolsys

Qolsys Panels

Installer Code:  1111

Master Code:  1234

GE/Interlogix Panels

Installer Code:  4321

Master Code:  1234

HAI Panels

Installer Code:  1111

Master Code:  1234

DSC

DSC Panels

Installer Code:  5555

Master Code:  1234

Napco Panels

Installer Code:  4567

Master Code:  1234

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