DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Do Motion Detectors Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
If a motion detector operates at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz, then it can be used with the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Alarm Systems. Most motion sensors are assigned a group type of either 17 or 20. Learn more about using motion sensors with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Do I Connect an Android to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
An Android device can control an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 using the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app is available for free download from the Google Play Store. The XTi or XTi-5 System will need to receive active cellular monitoring to do this. Learn more about the Alarm.com Mobile App.
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How Do I Get Power to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
An Interlogix XTi or XTi-5 receives its power from an 18-gauge 2-conductor wire. The wire connects the system and its plug-in 9-volt AC transformer. A Honeywell LT-Cable can also be used to make the wiring process somewhat easier. Learn more about powering an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Do I Reset an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to Factory Defaults?
Resetting an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System to factory default settings is accomplished by holding down the reset button while the system is powered on. The Alarm.com communicator must be removed while doing this. Learn how to reset a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System to factory default settings.
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Which Deadbolt Lock Is Compatible w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems are capable of supporting almost any Z-Wave lock once a Z-Wave Controller has been added. The lock is paired with the system and included into the Z-Wave network. It can then be controlled using the Alarm.com service. Learn more about using Z-Wave door locks.
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Can I Use an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 w/o Monitoring?
Although the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems can certainly be used without monitoring, this will severely limit their functionality. They will have no way of reporting out to the user, and using remote interactive services will be impossible. Learn more about the Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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Will Honeywell 5800 Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Alarm Systems both feature a wireless receiver that accepts incoming signals at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. The Honeywell 5800 Sensors are not compatible since they operate at the 345 MHz frequency. Learn more about the sensors used with the Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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Can I Use an LT-Cable w/ an Interlogix Simon XT Alarm System?
Using a Honeywell LT-Cable can make it easier to get power to a Simon XT System. The cable will eliminate the need to strip any wires, and it will work just as effectively as a traditional 18-gauge 2-conductor wire. Learn more about wiring an Interlogix Simon XT using a Honeywell LT-Cable.
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Can I Use More than One Keypad On an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 Alarm Systems are both capable of supporting an Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen Keypad. This keypad will provide a secondary point of access for the system. Learn more about the Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen Keypad and the features that it offers.
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Does an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Support Partitions?
The Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Panels are single-partition alarm systems. They do not provide support for multiple partitions. If a user wants to use multiple partitions, they will need to upgrade to a different type of alarm system. Learn more about partitioning on an alarm system.
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