Cellular Alarm Communicators Frequently Asked Questions

Can an Interlogix Simon XT be Self-Monitored?
An Interlogix Simon XT can be used for self-monitoring once the panel has been synced with the Alarm.com interactive service. This service is necessary for alerting the user when an alarm event occurs on their security system. Find out how to use an Interlogix Simon XT for self-monitoring.
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Can I Set Up WIFI as Primary & GSM as backup on an Interlogix Simon XT?
At this time, Interlogix does not offer WIFI connectivity for their Simon XT System. Instead, a user only has the option of adding a cellular communicator to the panel. This is not a concern due to the outstanding performance and reliability of cellular communication. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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How Do I Add an Interlogix Simon XT to My Local WIFI?
The Simon XT cannot connect to a WIFI network. This is because there is currently no official WIFI card for the panel. Instead, Simon XT users should look into using cellular communication with their system. Cellular service will allow the system to access Alarm.com. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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Can I Arm/Disarm an Interlogix Simon XT From My Phone?
A user can arm and disarm their Simon XT System using their phone if the system is connected with the Alarm.com service. This process involves using the Alarm.com Mobile App to send a signal to the Simon XT System for arming and disarming. Learn more about using Alarm.com with a Simon XT.
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Can an Interlogix Simon XT Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
In order for the Interlogix Simon XT to do Z-Wave home automation, an Alarm.com cellular module must be added. In addition to providing a cellular communication path, this module also serves as a Z-Wave controller for the system. Learn more about using a Simon XT Panel for home automation.
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How Do I Activate the 2GIG CDMAV-A-GC3 in a 2GIG GC3?
A monitoring company that is also an Alarm.com dealer must activate the CDMAV-A-GC3. Learn how to install the unit in the GC3 system and get it activated.
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How Do I Convert my Landline Security System to Work w/ Cellular?
Converting a landline security system to cellular is easy. The process involves obtaining a cellular communicator and switching to a monitoring plan that includes cellular service. The cellular module will then need to be activated. Learn more about converting a security system to cellular.
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Honeywell 3GL vs 4GL GSM Modules
The Honeywell 3GL and 4GL communicators are actually the exact same device. The communicator was originally released with the 4GL name. However, this was confusing to people, as the device is only a 3G communicator. Honeywell then changed the name to 3GL. Learn more about this communicator.
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Can a Honeywell LYNX Touch Security System Send Alerts to My Phone When an Alarm is Triggered?
A user is able to receive alerts from their LYNX Touch Security System when an alarm event occurs. This is done through the Total Connect interactive service. The user can choose receive a text message from Total Connect whenever a system experiences an event. Learn more about Total Connect.
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How Do I Upgrade My Alarm to Work on 4G?
Upgrading an alarm system to run 4G cellular communication requires replacing the panel's old 3G cellular communicator with a new 4G cellular communicator. The new communicator will then need to be registered with the alarm monitoring company. Learn more about upgrading an alarm system to 4G.
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