DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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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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 Non-Functioning Z-Wave Device from My Honeywell System?
When a Z-Wave device stops functioning, it can be removed from the controller by using the "Remove Failed" or "Fix All" feature. This feature will remove the device from the list of current devices when an exclusion can not be performed. Read on to learn more about removing failed nodes.
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What Happens to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 When Internet Goes Down?
Since an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System cannot connect to the internet, having the internet go down will not affect one of these systems. Instead of using the internet, these systems use a phone line or a cellular connection to communicate. Learn more about the Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems.
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Will an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Work w/o a Phone Line?
A Simon XTi or XTi-5 can be upgraded to use a cellular connection. This will allow the system to receive alarm monitoring service without a phone line. This is one of the most important upgrades that can be made for an XTi or XTi-5 System. Learn more about using cellular with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Do I Connect My Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to WIFI?
There is no possible way to connect an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to WIFI. Interlogix has not released a compatible WIFI card for these systems. They can only use a cellular connection or a phone line connection. We recommend using cellular. Learn more about the Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems.
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Will Alarm.com Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Alarm.com can work with both the Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems. But these systems can only interface with the platform if they are receiving active cellular service. This requires a cellular communicator and a cellular monitoring plan. Learn more about using Alarm.com with an XTi or XTi-5 System.
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Is the Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Compatible w/ Total Connect?
Total Connect is an interactive service platform designed exclusively for use with Honeywell Alarm Systems. The Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 are manufactured by Interlogix, not Hoenywell. But while they cannot use Total Connect, they can use Alarm.com instead. Learn more about the XTi and XTi-5.
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