Can I Connect an Android Phone to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Yes, you can connect an Android Phone to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5. This is done using the Alarm.com Mobile App. A user can access their Alarm.com account through the app. From there, they can arm and disarm their Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, check the status of sensors and more.
The Alarm.com Mobile App is available for free on Android Devices. It can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Once a user has downloaded the app, they can then use it to login to their Alarm.com account and access their Simon XTi or XTi-5 System. From there, the user can arm and disarm the system, view its current status and operate Z-Wave home automation devices.
Of course, the system will need to be associated with an active Alarm.com account before it can be controlled through Alarm.com. In order to use a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System with Alarm.com, it will need to have an active cellular connection. This requires a compatible cellular communication module and an alarm monitoring plan. Upgrading to cellular is very important for Simon XTi and XTi-5 users. Without cellular, these systems are forced to rely on POTS (plain old telephone service) connectivity. In addition to providing access to Alarm.com, cellular service is also significantly more reliable and faster than a telephone line connection.
When upgrading to cellular, we recommend choosing an LTE cellular communicator. By accessing an LTE network, the user will receive the fastest possible speeds and the most reliable connection. Cellular service providers have stated that they plan on supporting LTE service well into the very distant future, so a user will probably never have to worry about replacing the communicator later on. There are LTE communicators for both the AT&T and Verizon LTE networks. The service that a user selects has nothing to do with the network that they use for their regular cellular service. We recommend choosing whichever service provides the best signal in the area.
Once a user has upgraded to cellular, their alarm monitoring company should send them the resources they need to get started with Alarm.com. This usually consists of an email with a user name and instructions for logging into Alarm.com. The user will then set their password and configure their Alarm.com settings. They will use this login information to access Alarm.com through the mobile app.
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