How Do I Connect an Android to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
You can connect an Android to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 using the Alarm.com Mobile App. In order to do this, the XTi or XTi-5 System must be synced with an active Alarm.com account. The system will need to be set up with active cellular monitoring before it can work with Alarm.com.
The Alarm.com interactive service allows a user to control their Simon XTi or XTi-5 System in many different ways. A user can access the platform to arm and disarm their system, check the current status of sensors and to control any programmed Z-Wave devices. By accessing the Alarm.com Mobile App on an Android or iOS device, these actions can be performed from virtually anywhere.
In order to connect an Android device with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5, complete the following steps:
1. Obtain cellular monitoring. Alarm.com only allows alarm systems receiving active cellular monitoring to be configured with their service. The Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems are no exception to this rule, and they must be receiving active cellular monitoring service before they can work with Alarm.com. In order to obtain cellular monitoring for a Simon XTi or XTi-5, a compatible cellular module must be installed. The user will also need to obtain an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular service. The process of activating the module will be completed by the user's alarm monitoring company.
2. Create an Alarm.com account. Once the cellular communication module for your Simon XTi or XTi-5 System has been activated, your alarm monitoring company will email you the resources needed to get started with Alarm.com. Follow the instructions outlined in the email to change the Alarm.com password and configure the account. By doing this, you will associate your Simon XTi or XTi-5 System with your Alarm.com account.
3. Download the mobile app. From your Android device, load the Google Play Store. Locate the Alarm.com Mobile App, and download it. The app is available for free download.
4. Access Alarm.com. Enter in your Alarm.com account credentials into the Alarm.com Mobile App to access your Alarm.com account. You will now be able control your Simon XTi or XTi-5 with your Android device.
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