How Do I Add an Interlogix Simon XT to My Local WIFI?
You cannot add an Interlogix Simon XT to your local WIFI. There is currently no Interlogix WIFI card for the system. Even then, WIFI connectivity would not be particularly useful for a Simon XT System. Instead, cellular service will provide the alarm system with access to Alarm.com.
In order for a system to connect to a WIFI network, it must have a WIFI card. Neither Interlogix nor Alarm.com manufactures a WIFI card for their Simon XT System. This means that there is currently no way to add a Simon XT System to a local WIFI network with the goal of accessing Alarm.com services. With no add-on modules, the Simon XT will only be capable of using POTS (plain old telephone service). However, the system can use cellular connectivity if a cellular module is added.
All things considered, WIFI connectivity would not even be that useful for the system. This is because adding WIFI connectivity would not provide the system with any new functions or features. However, adding cellular connectivity allows the Simon XT System to access Alarm.com. This service is used for arming and disarming the system, checking sensor status and for controlling Z-Wave devices. By using the Alarm.com Mobile App, all of these actions can be accomplished from anywhere.
Cellular connectivity is the only way for the Simon XT alarm system to interface with Alarm.com. This interactive service platform will not support Interlogix alarm panels except via cellular module. This makes adding cellular connectivity to a Simon XT System much more worthwhile than adding WIFI connectivity. Additionally, cellular service is more reliable than WIFI. Cellular service is almost never down, and it will continue to transmit signals in the event of a power outage. The same cannot be said for WIFI.
As another added feature, the cellular module that is used with a Simon XT System doubles as a Z-Wave controller. This allows the system to interface with Z-Wave devices. The programmed Z-Wave devices can be controlled through the Alarm.com service, and they can also be operated remotely using the Alarm.com Mobile App.
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