Can I Make an Interlogix Simon XT a Secondary Z-Wave Controller?
No, you cannot make an Interlogix Simon XT a secondary Z-Wave controller. Although certain add-ons will allow the Simon XT to function with Z-Wave devices, users cannot actually control Z-Wave devices using the panel. Instead, this must be done from Alarm.com or a separate touchscreen keypad.
The Simon XT System does not come included with an integrated Z-Wave controller. If a user wants to use Z-Wave devices with the system, they must add a cellular communicator with an integrated Z-Wave controller and activate Alarm.com service. These cellular modules are the only Z-Wave controllers available for the Simon XT System. A user can then create a network of Z-Wave devices.
However, even with one of these add-ons, a user cannot control Z-Wave devices from the Simon XT System itself. This is because the Simon XT System does not have menus for controlling Z-Wave devices. Instead, any operation for Z-Wave devices must be done through Alarm.com or with the Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen. A key fob can also be used to control Z-Wave devices.
A user can access Alarm.com using any web browser or using the Alarm.com Mobile App. They will access the service using their Alarm.com account. The user's alarm monitoring company should provide them with everything they need to get started with Alarm.com. In addition to controlling Z-Wave devices, Alarm.com also allows a user to arm and disarm their system and check the status of security sensors. Overall, Alarm.com offers outstanding function and convenience for any security system.
The Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen is an external keypad for Interlogix Simon Alarm Systems. It essentially serves as a secondary access point for the panel. Unlike the Simon XT Panel itself, the external touchscreen keypad has specific menus for operating Z-Wave devices. This makes the add-on great for anyone who wants an additional physical on-site device for operating their panel and controlling their Z-Wave devices.
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