DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Connect an Android Phone to an Interlogix Simon XT?
An Android Phone can use the Alarm.com Mobile App to connect with an Interlogix Simon XT Alarm System. This app is available for free download from the Google Play Store. A user will need an Alarm.com account in order to access the server. Learn more about the Alarm.com Mobile App.
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What Happens to an Interlogix Simon XT When Internet Goes Down?
The loss of internet does not impact an Interlogix Simon XT in any sort of way. This is because the Simon XT cannot use an IP connection. Instead, it must communicate using cellular service or a telephone connection. Learn more about the communication paths used with an Interlogix Simon XT.
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How Do I Connect My Interlogix Simon XT to WIFI?
Interlogix currently does not offer a way to connect a Simon XT System to a WIFI network. Instead, the panel can use cellular service or traditional telephone service. Cellular service is necessary for syncing the panel with the Alarm.com service. Learn more about the Interlogix Simon XT.
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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 Change the Volume of an Interlogix Simon XT?
The volume for an Interlogix Simon XT can be adjusted through system programming. To access this menu, the Master Code for the system must be entered. Different volumes can be set for the speaker volume and the status beep volume. Learn more about the volume on an Interlogix 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 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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Can I Use Z-Wave Devices with an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT is capable of interfacing with Z-Wave devices. However, a Z-Wave controller must be installed in the panel in order to do this. A cellular communicator for a Simon XT usually includes a built-in Z-Wave controller. Learn more about using Z-Wave with a 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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