How Do I Connect an iPhone to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
You can connect an iPhone to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 using the Alarm.com Mobile App. You can obtain this app for free from the App store. The Simon XTi or XTi-5 will need to be set up with Alarm.com for this to be possible. This requires that the panel has active cellular service.
The Alarm.com interactive service provides a secondary access point for users to control their alarm system. By accessing Alarm.com, a user can arm and disarm their system, check the current status of sensors, control Z-Wave devices, view the live footage of their compatible security cameras and more. And with the Alarm.com Mobile App, these actions can all be performed remotely using an Android or iOS device.
To set up an iPhone to control a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, complete the following steps:
1. Obtain cellular monitoring. Alarm.com requires any alarm system used with their service to receive active cellular monitoring. This is the only communication path that can be used with Alarm.com. In addition to providing access to Alarm.com, cellular service offers other benefits for alarm systems as well. Modern cellular service is remarkably fast, and it is much more reliable than any other communication path. This makes upgrading to cellular monitoring a worthwhile investment for any Simon XTi or XTi-5 user. To get started with cellular monitoring, you will need to obtain an alarm monitoring plan that provides cellular connectivity. You will also need to install a compatible cellular communication module inside your Simon XTi or XTi-5 System.
2. Make an Alarm.com account. Once cellular communicator has been activated by your alarm monitoring company, they should send you the resources necessary to get started with Alarm.com. This is usually provided in the form of an email with instructions on how to log in and set up an Alarm.com account. After setting up your Alarm.com account, your Simon XTi or XTi-5 System will be associated with Alarm.com.
3. Download the mobile app. In order to use your iPhone to control your Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, you will need the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app is available for free download from the Apple App Store. Open up the App Store, and download the Alarm.com Mobile App.
4. Access Alarm.com. Using the Alarm.com Mobile App, enter in your Alarm.com login credentials to access the Alarm.com platform. You will then be able to control your Simon XTi or XTi-5 System directly from your iPhone.
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