DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Wireless Zones Are On an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT provides support for up to 40 different security and life-safety zones. Two of these zones can be either hardwired or wireless, while the other 38 must be wireless. The system works with wireless sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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Is there a Tilt Sensor Compatible w/ the Interlogix Simon XT?
Interlogix manufactures the TX-E401 Tilt Sensor that is compatible with their Simon XT System. This tilt sensor operates at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. Other sensors that also operate at this same frequency are similarly compatible with the system. Learn more about the TX-E401 Sensor.
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Can I Make an Interlogix Simon XT a Secondary Z-Wave Controller?
The Simon XT does not include a built-in Z-Wave controller. To use Z-Wave devices with the system, a user will need to install some type of Z-Wave controller. Even then, Z-Wave devices cannot be operated directly from the Simon XT Panel itself. Learn more about Z-Wave home automation.
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Is an Interlogix Simon XT Z-Wave Compatible?
An Interlogix Simon XT can only support Z-Wave devices if a Z-Wave controller is added to the system. This addition comes in the form of a cellular module with an integrated Z-Wave Controller. Once Z-Wave is added, it can be controlled in various ways. Learn how to use Z-Wave with a Simon XT System.
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Will Honeywell 5800 Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Simon XT communicates with wireless sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. Since Honeywell 5800 Sensors operate at a frequency of 345 MHz, they cannot be used with the system. But there are many other sensors that will work instead. Find out which sensors will work with a Simon XT.
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Will Interlogix/GE Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XT?
Interlogix/GE Sensors operate at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. This is the same wireless frequency used by the Interlogix Simon XT System. This makes Interlogix/GE Sensors compatible with the Interlogix Simon XT System. Learn more about choosing sensors for an Interlogix Simon XT.
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Will Total Connect Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XT?
Total Connect is an interactive service platform that is used exclusively with Honeywell Alarm Systems. Since the Interlogix Simon XT is not manufactured by Honeywell, it cannot use the Total Connect service. But the Simon XT can use Alarm.com instead. Learn more about the Simon XT and Alarm.com.
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Will Alarm.com Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XT?
Alarm.com is the interactive service used with a Simon XT System. The service is used to arm and disarm the system, check the status of sensors and control Z-Wave devices. A Simon XT must have active cellular service before it can work with Alarm.com. Learn more about the Simon XT and Alarm.com.
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What Happens to an Interlogix Simon XT When Internet Goes Down?
The loss of internet does not impact an Interlogix Simon XT in any sort of way. This is because the Simon XT cannot use an IP connection. Instead, it must communicate using cellular service or a telephone connection. Learn more about the communication paths used with an Interlogix Simon XT.
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Will 2GIG Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT is compatible with wireless sensors that operate at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. However, 2GIG sensors operate at a wireless frequency of 345 MHz. This means that they are not compatible with the Simon XT System. Learn which sensors are compatible with the Simon XT.
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