Can I Arm/Disarm an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 From My Phone?
Yes, you can arm and disarm an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 from your phone. This is possible using the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app allows users to arm and disarm their systems, check the current status of their sensors and control any Z-Wave devices that have been programmed.
In order for an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System to work with Alarm.com, it must receive active cellular service. This requires a cellular communication module and an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular service. Installing a cellular module is arguably the most important upgrade you can make for a Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System. Without a cellular communicator, a Simon XTi or XTi-5 will be forced to rely on POTS (plain old telephone service) communication. This is an outdated technology that is known for being quite slow and relatively easy for criminals to tamper with.
But on the other hand, cellular communication is widely recognized as being the gold standard for alarm systems. Cellular connectivity is quite fast, and it is the most reliable communication path available for a security system. Cellular service is almost never down, and it can be readily obtained from virtually anywhere. Additionally, the service is not affected by normal power outages. This means that the system will nearly always be able to send outgoing alerts, and your property will always be monitored.
Once you have active cellular service for the system, you can integrate it with Alarm.com. Your alarm monitoring company will send you the resources you need to get started with the service. This includes creating an Alarm.com account. You will use this account to access your system from the Alarm.com Mobile App. First, download the Alarm.com Mobile App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Then login to the service using your Alarm.com account credentials. From there, you will be able to arm and disarm your Simon XTi or XTi-5 System right from your phone.
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