Can I Connect an iPhone to an Interlogix Simon XT?
Yes, you can connect an iPhone to an Interlogix Simon XT. This is accomplished using the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app is available for free download from the App Store. The Simon XT will need a cellular communicator to access Alarm.com. You will also need an active Alarm.com account.
Alarm.com is an interactive service platform that offers support for many different types of alarm systems. This includes the Simon Panels from Interlogix. The service allows a user to arm and disarm their system, check the status of sensors and operate their Z-Wave home automation devices remotely. A user can access Alarm.com either through a web browser or through the Alarm.com Mobile App. The mobile app can be downloaded for free to any iOS or Android device.
If you would like to access Alarm.com and control your Simon XT System using your iPhone, you must first download the Alarm.com Mobile App from the App Store. Once you have downloaded the app, you can login using your Alarm.com account. Your alarm monitoring company should have provided you with credentials and instructions for getting started with Alarm.com. If you don't already have access to Alarm.com, contact your alarm monitoring company and find out if they support this service.
In order for any alarm system to connect with Alarm.com, it must receive active cellular service. The Simon XT is no exception to this rule. However, the Simon XT does not come with a cellular communicator. Instead, this module must be added separately. We recommend using either the AT&T LTE Communicator or the Verizon LTE Communicator. Both of these communicators will connect to a fast and reliable LTE network that should remain in service for many years to come. The choice between Verizon and AT&T has absolutely nothing to do with the cellular service you use for your phone. The cost of cellular monitoring will be built into the price you pay for monitoring service. We advise users to choose whichever provider tends to work better in their area.
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