DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Connect an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to Phone Line Monitoring?
To connect a Simon XTi or XTi-5 to phone line monitoring, start by connecting the panel to a phone jack. Then program the dialer and adjust the reporting options. The panel will need active monitoring service to successfully dial out to a central station. Learn how to set up phone line monitoring.
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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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Which Locks Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 will both support virtually any Z-Wave lock. But a Z-Wave controller is needed to do this. We will generally encourage a user to add a cellular module with an integrated Z-Wave controller to their Simon XTi or XTi-5. Learn more about using Z-Wave with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Do I Remove a Z-Wave Device from an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Removing a Z-Wave device from an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System is very easy. Doing this will clear the device from the network. It is a good idea to always clear a Z-Wave device before attempting to add it to the network. Learn how to remove a Z-Wave device from a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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What Kind of Wire Do I Need to Use to Install an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The best wire to use when installing an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System is an 18-gauge 2-conductor wire. To prevent the need for wire-stripping, a Honeywell LT-Cable can be used. This cable makes it even easier to install these systems. Learn more about wiring a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System.
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How Do I Use an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to Control a Garage Door?
An Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 can control a garage door if a Z-Wave garage door opener is used. A Z-Wave controller will need to be installed in the panel. This requires adding a cellular communicator for the system. Learn how to set up an XTi or XTi-5 System to control a garage door.
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Does an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Chime When Doors are Opened?
There is a chime feature available on the Simon XTi and XTi Systems. This feature can be enabled or disabled from the main settings menu on these systems. If this feature is enabled, the panel will chime when a monitored door is opened. Learn more about the Simon XTi and XTi-5 chime function.
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Will 2GIG Sensors Work On an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems function with wireless sensors that operate at 319.5 MHz. This is a different frequency than the 345 MHz signal sent by 2GIG Sensors. Because of this, 2GIG Sensors will not work with a Simon XTi or XTi-5. Find out which sensors can work with these systems.
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Will Total Connect Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Total Connect is not compatible with the Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm Systems from Interlogix. The Total Connect service is designed exclusively for use with Honeywell Alarm Systems. However, the Interlogix XTi and XTi-5 Systems can use Alarm.com instead. Learn more about the Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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How Do I Batch Enroll SiX Series Sensors on a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
It is very easy to batch enroll SiX Series Sensors on a Honeywell Lyric Controller. The first step is to put the Lyric Controller into batch enrollment mode. Then power on the SiX Series Sensor. The sensor will be paired automatically. Learn more about the Honeywell SiX Series Sensors.
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