DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Set Up Automation on My Interlogix Simon XT?
To set up home automation on a Simon XT, the system must have a Z-Wave controller. Automation is added to the Simon XT using a cellular communication module. Once the module has been added, Z-Wave devices are set up with the system through programming. Learn how to use automation with a Simon XT.
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Will an Interlogix Simon XT Work w/ a Phone Line?
A phone line is one way that a Simon XT can connect to the monitoring station. However, this connection method is inferior to cellular service in virtually every aspect. Still, a phone line can provide very basic monitoring for a Simon XT. Learn more about using a phone line with a Simon XT.
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How Do I Activate the Chime on an Interlogix Simon XT?
The chime for an Interlogix Simon XT can activate whenever a sensor on the system is triggered. The system will produce a chime sound and display the affected zone when this occurs. This chime option is found under the main menu. Learn more about the chime function on an Interlogix Simon XT.
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Is the Interlogix Simon XT Compatible w/ Total Connect?
Total Connect is designed to function with Honeywell Systems only. The Interlogix Simon XT is not manufactured by Honeywell, and it is not compatible with the Total Connect service. However, it can use the Alarm.com service instead. Learn more about the Interlogix Simon XT and Alarm.com.
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Which Locks Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT will support any Z-Wave lock. The system will need to have an added Z-Wave controller to support the lock. Once the lock has been set up, the user can enter a valid system code into the lock's keypad to unlock it. Learn more about using locks with an Interlogix Simon XT.
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How Many Hardwired Zones Are On an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT will support up to 40 different zones. Two of these zones can be hardwired or wireless, while the other 38 can only be wireless. Hardwired sensors can also use a wireless transmitter to communicate with the Simon XT. Learn more about using hardwired zones with the Simon XT.
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Is there a Tilt Sensor Compatible w/ the Interlogix Simon XT?
Interlogix manufactures the TX-E401 Tilt Sensor that is compatible with their Simon XT System. This tilt sensor operates at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. Other sensors that also operate at this same frequency are similarly compatible with the system. Learn more about the TX-E401 Sensor.
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How Many Wireless Zones Are On an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT provides support for up to 40 different security and life-safety zones. Two of these zones can be either hardwired or wireless, while the other 38 must be wireless. The system works with wireless sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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Can I Make an Interlogix Simon XT a Secondary Z-Wave Controller?
The Simon XT does not include a built-in Z-Wave controller. To use Z-Wave devices with the system, a user will need to install some type of Z-Wave controller. Even then, Z-Wave devices cannot be operated directly from the Simon XT Panel itself. Learn more about Z-Wave home automation.
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Will an Interlogix Simon XT Work w/o a Phone Line?
The only way for a Simon XT to receive monitoring without a phone line is with cellular service. Either a phone line or cellular service is needed for the panel to send outbound signals. Also, no communicator is needed to use the panel as a local sounder. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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