DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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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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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 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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How Do I Connect an Android to an Interlogix Simon XT?
An Android device can use the Alarm.com Mobile App to connect with a Simon XT. The user will need to have an active Alarm.com account with a synced Simon XT System to do this. The panel must have cellular service to work with Alarm.com. Learn how to connect an Android device with a Simon XT.
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How Do I Add Additional User Codes to an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Simon XT System will support up to eight different user codes. These codes are used for arming and disarming the panel, and they are set up through System Programming. You will need to know the Master Code for the system to create new user codes. Learn how to set up user codes on a Simon XT.
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How Do I Add a Key Fob to an Interlogix Simon XT?
A key fob is enrolled with an Interlogix Simon XT through the System Programming Menu. With the system in its learn more, press and hold the top two buttons on the key fob. This will enroll it with the system. You must then adjust its settings. Learn more about using a key fob with a Simon XT.
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How Do I Add a Wireless Zone to an Interlogix Simon XT?
Wireless zones for an Interlogix Simon XT are configured through the System Programming Menu. With the system in its learn mode, activate the sensor tamper to learn it in. Then configure the settings for that zone. Learn how to enroll a wireless sensor with an Interlogix Simon XT System.
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