Can I Connect an Android Phone to an Interlogix Simon XT?
Yes, you can connect an Android Phone to an Interlogix Simon XT. This is possible using the Alarm.com Mobile App. The Alarm.com Mobile App can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. You will need to have an active Alarm.com account in order to access the Alarm.com server.
Alarm.com is an interactive service platform that allows a user to control their Simon XT System in some useful ways. By accessing Alarm.com. a user can arm and disarm their system, check the status of sensors and operate any programmed Z-Wave devices. With the Alarm.com Mobile App, all of these actions can be performed remotely. The Alarm.com Mobile App is available for free download on any Android or iOS device. Once you have opened the app, you can login to the service using your Alarm.com account credentials.
However, a Simon XT System will require a very important upgrade before it can be be used with Alarm.com. This upgrade consists of installing a cellular communicator inside the panel. To use Alarm.com, active cellular communication is required for the alarm system. Without a cellular communicator, a Simon XT System will only be able to communicate using POTS (plain old telephone service) connectivity. This will make accessing Alarm.com an impossible task for the system.
In addition to a cellular communicator, a user will also need an alarm monitoring plan that includes both cellular service and access to Alarm.com. We recommend checking out our Alarm Monitoring Page for more information. If you are looking for a cellular communicator for your Simon XT System, we advise going with either the AT&T LTE Communicator or the Verizon LTE Communicator. LTE cellular networks offer the fastest possible speeds, and these networks are expected to remain in active service for many years. Remember, the choice between AT&T and Verizon has nothing to do with your regular cellular service. The fee for cellular monitoring is built into the monitoring plan. We advise users to choose whichever service works best in their area.
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