DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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How Do I Get Remote Access to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
In order to gain remote access to a Simon XTi or XTi-5, you will need to use the Alarm.com service. Alarm.com has a mobile app that allows a user to access their system remotely. A cellular communicator for the system is needed for it to sync with Alarm.com. Learn more about the Alarm.com service.
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Can an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 be Self-Monitored?
It is possible to use a self-monitoring plan with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 alarm system. This means that all alarm monitoring will occur through the Alarm.com service. The end user will be alerted via text or email to any alarm event. Learn more about self-monitoring alarm plans.
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How Long Does the Interlogix Simon XT Backup Battery Last?
The Interlogix Simon XT receives power primarily from a 9-volt AC transformer. But if AC power to the system is ever lost, then the panel will rely on its backup battery. The backup battery requires a replacement roughly every two to three years. Learn more about the Simon XT System.
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Can an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
There is no way for an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System to do Home Automation without active monitoring service. The system will need to have a cellular communicator and access to Alarm.com in order to achieve home automation. Learn more about home automation on the Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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How Do I Use an Interlogix Simon XT to Control a Garage Door?
To get a Simon XT to control a garage door, you must obtain a Z-Wave garage door opener and a Z-Wave controller for the system. The panel's Z-Wave controller will communicate with the Z-Wave garage door opener to raise and lower the garage door. Learn more about using Z-Wave with the Simon XT.
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How Do I Get Power to an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT gets its primary power from a 9-volt AC plug-in transformer. An 18-gauge two-conductor wire connects the panel and the transformer. The panel also uses a backup battery in case power from the AC transformer is ever lost. Learn more about the Simon XT power supply.
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What Kind of Wire Do I Need to Use to Install an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT connects with a 9-volt AC transformer to receive power. This connection is made using 18-gauge two-conductor wire. Since AC power is used, polarity is not an issue. The AC transformer is plugged-in to the wall. Learn more about providing power to a Simon XT System.
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How Do I Enroll a Schlage Z-Wave Lock on an Interlogix Simon XT?
A Schlage Z-Wave lock is enrolled with an Interlogix Simon XT by first putting the system into Z-Wave inclusion mode. Next, activate the inclusion function on the lock. The system should recognize the lock and learn it in. Learn how to enroll a Schlage Z-Wave lock with a Simon XT System.
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