DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Batch Enroll SiX Series Sensors on a Honeywell Lyric Controller?
It is very easy to batch enroll SiX Series Sensors on a Honeywell Lyric Controller. The first step is to put the Lyric Controller into batch enrollment mode. Then power on the SiX Series Sensor. The sensor will be paired automatically. Learn more about the Honeywell SiX Series Sensors.
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How Do I Use an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to Control a Garage Door?
An Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 can control a garage door if a Z-Wave garage door opener is used. A Z-Wave controller will need to be installed in the panel. This requires adding a cellular communicator for the system. Learn how to set up an XTi or XTi-5 System to control a garage door.
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Will Total Connect Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Total Connect is not compatible with the Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm Systems from Interlogix. The Total Connect service is designed exclusively for use with Honeywell Alarm Systems. However, the Interlogix XTi and XTi-5 Systems can use Alarm.com instead. Learn more about the Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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How Do I Add an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to My Local WIFI?
There is currently no way to add an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to a WIFI network. Interlogix does not make a WIFI card for these panels. The Simon XTi and XTi-5 instead rely upon cellular communication or a phone line to remain connected to the network. Learn more about the Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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How Long Does a Siren Sound For on an Interlogix Simon XT?
On an Interlogix Simon XT System, the siren will continue to sound until the system is disarmed or when the siren timeout period expires. The system can be disarmed with any valid code. The siren timeout period can be adjusted from system programming. Learn more about the siren on a Simon XT.
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Which Locks Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 will both support virtually any Z-Wave lock. But a Z-Wave controller is needed to do this. We will generally encourage a user to add a cellular module with an integrated Z-Wave controller to their Simon XTi or XTi-5. Learn more about using Z-Wave with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Will 2GIG Sensors Work On an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems function with wireless sensors that operate at 319.5 MHz. This is a different frequency than the 345 MHz signal sent by 2GIG Sensors. Because of this, 2GIG Sensors will not work with a Simon XTi or XTi-5. Find out which sensors can work with these systems.
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How Do I Remove a Non-Functioning Z-Wave Device from My Honeywell System?
When a Z-Wave device stops functioning, it can be removed from the controller by using the "Remove Failed" or "Fix All" feature. This feature will remove the device from the list of current devices when an exclusion can not be performed. Read on to learn more about removing failed nodes.
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How Do I Connect My Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to WIFI?
There is no possible way to connect an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 to WIFI. Interlogix has not released a compatible WIFI card for these systems. They can only use a cellular connection or a phone line connection. We recommend using cellular. Learn more about the Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems.
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Will an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Work w/o a Phone Line?
A Simon XTi or XTi-5 can be upgraded to use a cellular connection. This will allow the system to receive alarm monitoring service without a phone line. This is one of the most important upgrades that can be made for an XTi or XTi-5 System. Learn more about using cellular with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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