Can I Connect an iPhone to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Yes, you can connect an iPhone to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5. This is made possible thanks to the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. The XTi or XTi-5 Panel will need active cellular service, and the user will need an Alarm.com account.
The Alarm.com interactive service provides many uses for an alarm system. A user can access this service at any time to arm or disarm their system, check the current status of sensors, operate any programmed Z-Wave devices, view the live feed of security cameras and more. While the service can be accessed through any web browser, an iPhone can also access this service using the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app is available for free from the Apple App Store, and it is compatible with almost any iOS device.
The first step to using your iPhone to control your Simon XTi or XTi-5 System is to get cellular monitoring for your panel. This involves installing a cellular communicator. We recommend choosing an LTE communicator, as it will provide the fastest possible speeds and the longest product life. Additionally, cellular service providers have promised that they will support LTE networks well into the distant future. This makes an LTE communicator an excellent long-term investment for your alarm system. In addition to a cellular communicator, you will also need an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular service.
Once your system has active cellular service, your alarm monitoring company will provide you the resources needed to get started with Alarm.com. This usually consists of an email with instructions to create an Alarm.com account. Once you have an Alarm.com account, you can use that information to access Alarm.com. Download the Alarm.com Mobile App to your iPhone, and login to Alarm.com using the mobile app. You will then be able to control your Simon XTi or XTi-5 System using your iPhone.
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