DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Add a Wireless Zone to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Any wireless sensor used with a Simon XTi or XTi-5 requires its own wireless zone. New zones are added through system programming. This is done by putting the system into its learn mode and then activating the tamper switch on the sensor. Learn how to add wireless zones on an XTi or XTi-5 System.
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How Do I Add an External Keypad to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen Keypad can be enrolled with a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System much in the same way as any wireless sensor. The external keypad is automatically recognized by the system so that it can be enrolled. Learn how to add an external keypad to a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Will an Interlogix Simon XT Work w/ Google Home?
Google Home can link with an Interlogix Simon XT System through the Alarm.com service. The user's Alarm.com account login information is shared with the Google Home App so that the Google Home device can control the Simon XT System. Learn how to integrate a Simon XT System with Google Home.
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How Do I Change the Date or Time on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The date and time for an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System can be adjusted from the main settings menu. You will need to provide the system Master Code in order to change the date and time. Learn how to adjust the date and time on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System.
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Can I Install an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Myself and Still Get Monitoring?
It does not matter who installed a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System. As long as it can successfully send outbound communication signals, it will be able to receive monitoring service. This is even true if the system was self-installed by a DIY user. Learn more about alarm monitoring services.
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Can I Disable the Internal Siren on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems both feature an internal siren that can be disabled from within system programming. This option is found within the Siren Options sub-menu. The system's Installer Code is needed to access this menu. Learn how to disable the Simon XTi or XTi-5 siren.
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Can I Set Up WIFI as Primary & GSM as backup on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems cannot connect to a WIFI network. This makes it impossible to use WIFI as a communication path. However, this is not a major concern, since cellular service is superior for alarm systems anyway. Learn more about cellular monitoring for a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System.
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Can I Connect an iPhone to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
To control a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System using an iPhone, you must use the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app is available for free download from the Apple App Store. The system will need to be synced with Alarm.com for this to be possible. Learn how to set up an iPhone with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Do I Control Lights w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
There is a section within system settings on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Panel for controlling Z-Wave lights. Please note that the lights will need to be programmed with the system before they can be controlled. Learn how to control Z-Wave lights on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Will an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Work w/ Google Home?
The Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems are compatible with Google Home devices. The user must pair their Google Home device with their Alarm.com account. This is done through the Google Home App. Learn how to pair your Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System with Google Home.
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