DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

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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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 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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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 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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