DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Interlogix Simon XT Support Partitions?
It is not possible to use multiple partitions with the Interlogix Simon XT. The panel can only provide support for one single partition that represents the entire system. There is also no way to set different access for different user codes. Learn more about the Interlogix Simon XT System.
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What Kind of Wire Do I Need to Use to Install a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 comes with a 5-foot wire that ends with a barrel connector. This barrel connector makes it very easy to connect to the panel. The other end connects to the transformer. A longer 18-gauge 2-conductor wire can also be used if desired. Learn more about powering an IQ Panel 2.
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Will Interlogix/GE Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Interlogix/GE Sensors send wireless signals at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. They will work with the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems since they accept incoming wireless signals at this frequency. Learn more about which wireless sensors can be used with the Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems.
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Can I Connect to the Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 w/ an iPad?
An Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System can be controlled by an iPad through the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. The system will need active cellular service to sync with Alarm.com. Learn how to use an iPad with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Do I Add Additional User Codes to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The option for adding new user codes to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 is found through system programming. The system's current Master Code is required to access this menu. Up to eight standard user codes can be added to the system. Learn more about user codes on the XTi and XTi-5.
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Can I Connect an Android Phone to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems can both be controlled and operated using an Android Phone. This is made possible using the Alarm.com Mobile App. A user can access their Alarm.com account through the mobile app to control their Simon System. Learn more about the Alarm.com Mobile App.
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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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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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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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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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