DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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 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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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 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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How Do I Enroll a Z-Wave Lock to My Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
When enrolling a Z-Wave lock with a Simon XTi or XTi-5, the lock should first be cleared from the network. Then the lock can be learned-in by putting the system in Z-Wave inclusion mode and activating the inclusion function on the lock. Learn how to set up a Z-Wave lock with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Do I Enroll a Kwikset 910 on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The first step to enroll a Kwikset 910 with a Simon XTi or XTi-5 is to clear it from the Z-Wave network. Then put the panel in its inclusion mode and activate the inclusion function on the device to learn it in. Finally, test the lock. Learn how to enroll a Kwikset 910 with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Can I Use an LT-Cable w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System?
The LT-Cable can certaintly be used with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 in place of a standard 18-gauge 2-conductor wire. By using an LT-Cable, it is easier to get power to the alarm system. The LT-Cable is available for purchase on our website. Learn more about the Honeywell LT-Cable.
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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 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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