DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a Peripheral Keypad for the Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Interlogix produces an external keypad that serves as a secondary access point for a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System. This external keypad is called the Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen Keypad. Learn more about this add-on and how exactly it is used with Interlogix Simon Alarm Systems.
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Is the Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Compatible w/ Alarm.com?
To use Alarm.com with a Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System, a cellular communicator must be added. The user will also need a monitoring plan that includes cellular service. The panel will then be able to work with the Alarm.com platform. Learn more about using Alarm.com with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Long Does the Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Backup Battery Last?
The backup battery for a Simon XTi or XTi-5 must be replaced every two to three years. To replace the battery, open up the panel, and disconnect the old battery. Insert a new backup battery in its place and connect it to the panel. Learn how to replace the battery for a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Can I Arm/Disarm an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 From My Phone?
A Simon XTi or XTi-5 can be controlled and operated using the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app allows users to arm or disarm their systems from their phones. The Alarm.com Mobile App is available for free download for any iOS or Android device. Learn more about the Alarm.com Mobile App.
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How Many Hardwired Zones Are On a Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 both support two hardwired zones. These zones are part of the 40 total zones that can be supported by the panel. If a user wants to use additional wired sensors, a wired to wireless converter is needed. Learn more about using hardwired sensors with an Interlogix System.
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How Do I Change the Volume of an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The volume for a Simon XTi or XTi-5 can be adjusted from the main settings menu. Click the gear icon in the lower-right corner of the screen. Use the up and down arrows to scroll between options. Find the volume options, and adjust the volume. Learn how to change the volume on a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Is There a Tilt Sensor Compatible w/ Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Any tilt sensor that operates at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz can be used with the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems. Some of these compatible tilt sensors include the Interlogix TX-E401 and the Qolsys IQ Tilt. Learn which tilt sensors are compatible with Interlogix Systems.
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How Many Wireless Zones Are On an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
A Simon XTi or XTi-5 will support up to 40 wireless zones. Two of these 40 zones can be hardwired or wireless, but the other 38 can only be wireless. These systems will support wireless sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. Learn more about the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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Is an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Z-Wave Compatible?
A Simon XTi or XTi-5 can only support Z-Wave devices if a Z-Wave controller is added. The only compatible Z-Wave controller for these systems consists of an Alarm.com cellular communication module. Z-Wave devices can be operated from the panel or from Alarm.com. Learn more about Z-Wave.
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How Do I Set Up Automation on My Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
In order to set up Z-Wave home automation for an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, a Z-Wave controller must be set up with the system. Z-Wave devices can then be added to the network. This can be done from the panel. Learn how to use Z-Wave home automation with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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