Can an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 be Self-Monitored?
Yes, an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 can be self-monitored. This is done using a self-monitoring alarm plan and the Alarm.com interactive service. Any alarm event that occurs will be sent from the system to the Alarm.com servers. Alarm.com will then alert the end user via text or email.
With a self-monitoring plan, the alarm system will be unable to alert a central monitoring station about any alarm event. This will make it impossible to have police, fire or medical dispatch automatically sent out in the event of an emergency. Instead, it will be up to the end user to contact any emergency help that is needed. When an alarm event occurs, the system will send the alert to the Alarm.com servers. From there, Alarm.com will forward the alert to the end user through a push notification, text, or email. It will then be up to the user to respond to the alert and contact the authorities if necessary. For users who can reliably respond to alerts, this can be a highly effective type of monitoring plan.
But in order to use a self-monitoring plan with a Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System, the system will need to be able to communicate with Alarm.com. This is because any alarms and system events will need to first pass through Alarm.com before being sent to the end user. To communicate with Alarm.com, a cellular connection for the system is needed. This requires a cellular communicator and an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular service. If you would like to learn more about our alarm monitoring plans, please review our monitoring page. Both the Self-Gold and the Self-Platinum options are self-monitoring plans that will work with the Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems.
By using a self-monitoring alarm plan with a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, the user will obtain the benefits of cellular monitoring. Cellular service is excellent for alarm systems, due to its fast speeds and unrivaled reliability. Additionally, the end user will also have access to Alarm.com. This is an interactive service platform that provides complete control for an alarm system. Alarm.com allows users to arm and disarm their system, check the status of sensors and control Z-Wave devices. By using the Alarm.com Mobile App, these actions can be performed from almost anywhere in the world.
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