DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Door/Window Sensors with an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT will support door and window sensors that operate at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. This includes GE/Interlogix Sensors and Qolsys Sensors. These sensors are learned in through system programming. Learn more about the sensors used with an Interlogix Simon XT.
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How Do I Control Lights w/ an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Simon XT can interface with Z-Wave lights after a Z-Wave controller has been added to the system. The controller comes integrated with the Alarm.com cellular module. In order to integrate with Z-Wave, the Simon XT needs an active cellular plan. Learn more about using Z-Wave with a Simon XT.
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How Do I Change the Date or Time on an Interlogix Simon XT?
Setting the date and time on an Interlogix Simon XT is a very easy process. The options for adjusting the date and time can be accessed from the main screen of the system. You will need to know the system Master Code to change the date and time. Learn more about using an Interlogix Simon XT.
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Can I Use an Interlogix Simon XT w/o Monitoring?
If you do not have monitoring, then an Simon XT can only be used as a local alarm. It will not be able to send any alerts to your phone or to a central monitoring station. However, it can still produce local sounds to let on-site users about an alarm event. Learn more about the Simon XT System.
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Can I Use More than One Keypad with an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Simon XT System can support up to four different touchscreen keypads. These devices will provide additional points of access for the Simon XT System. Additionally, these keypads can be used to control any programmed Z-Wave devices. Learn more about the Simon XT and external keypads.
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How Do I Connect an iPhone to an Interlogix Simon XT?
An iPhone can connect with an Interlogix Simon XT using the Alarm.com Mobile App. The user will need an active Alarm.com account. Alarm.com allows users to arm and disarm their system, check sensor status and control Z-Wave devices. Learn how to connect an iPhone with an Interlogix Simon XT.
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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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Can I Turn Off the Siren for an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT has a built-in piezo siren for sounding alarms. This siren can be disabled from the System Programming menu. Please note that you will need the Master Code for the system in order to access this menu. Find out how to turn off the siren on an Interlogix Simon XT.
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Can I Connect an Android Phone to an Interlogix Simon XT?
An Android Phone can use the Alarm.com Mobile App to connect with an Interlogix Simon XT Alarm System. This app is available for free download from the Google Play Store. A user will need an Alarm.com account in order to access the server. Learn more about the Alarm.com Mobile App.
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