DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Set Up Automation on My Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
In order to set up Z-Wave home automation for an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, a Z-Wave controller must be set up with the system. Z-Wave devices can then be added to the network. This can be done from the panel. Learn how to use Z-Wave home automation with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Do I Use an Interlogix Simon XT to Control a Garage Door?
To get a Simon XT to control a garage door, you must obtain a Z-Wave garage door opener and a Z-Wave controller for the system. The panel's Z-Wave controller will communicate with the Z-Wave garage door opener to raise and lower the garage door. Learn more about using Z-Wave with the Simon XT.
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What Kind of Wire Do I Need to Use to Install an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT connects with a 9-volt AC transformer to receive power. This connection is made using 18-gauge two-conductor wire. Since AC power is used, polarity is not an issue. The AC transformer is plugged-in to the wall. Learn more about providing power to a Simon XT System.
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How Long Does the Interlogix Simon XT Backup Battery Last?
The Interlogix Simon XT receives power primarily from a 9-volt AC transformer. But if AC power to the system is ever lost, then the panel will rely on its backup battery. The backup battery requires a replacement roughly every two to three years. Learn more about the Simon XT System.
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How Do I Get Power to an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT gets its primary power from a 9-volt AC plug-in transformer. An 18-gauge two-conductor wire connects the panel and the transformer. The panel also uses a backup battery in case power from the AC transformer is ever lost. Learn more about the Simon XT power supply.
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Can an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
There is no way for an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System to do Home Automation without active monitoring service. The system will need to have a cellular communicator and access to Alarm.com in order to achieve home automation. Learn more about home automation on the Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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How Do I Enroll a Schlage Z-Wave Lock on an Interlogix Simon XT?
A Schlage Z-Wave lock is enrolled with an Interlogix Simon XT by first putting the system into Z-Wave inclusion mode. Next, activate the inclusion function on the lock. The system should recognize the lock and learn it in. Learn how to enroll a Schlage Z-Wave lock with a Simon XT System.
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How Do I Change the Battery in my Interlogix Simon XT?
The backup battery for an Interlogix Simon XT will need to be replaced about every two to three years. To change the battery, you must first open up the panel. Then disconnect the old battery, and connect the new one in its place. Learn how to change the battery for an Interlogix Simon XT.
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Which Deadbolt Lock Is Compatible w/ an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Simon XT is compatible with almost any Z-Wave lock. But a Z-Wave controller will need to be added before the system can support Z-Wave locks. A cellular module with an integrated Z-Wave controller will provide Z-Wave compatibility for the system. Learn how to use Z-Wave locks with a Simon XT.
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Does an Interlogix Simon XT Chime When Doors are Opened?
The Interlogix Simon XT has a chime function that can be enabled or disabled. If the option is enabled, then the panel will chime whenever a door is opened. This setting can be adjusted from the main menu at any time. Learn more about the chime function on an Interlogix Simon XT System.
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