How Do I Get Remote Access to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
You can get remote access to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 using the Alarm.com service. These systems can work with Alarm.com so that a user can control their system from the interactive platform. Alarm.com offers a mobile app that allows a user to control their synced system remotely.
In order to sync with Alarm.com, the Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 will need to have active cellular service. This requires a cellular communication module and a cellular monitoring plan. Without cellular service, an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System will only be able to connect to the network using a POTS (plain old telephone service) connection. This is an outdated and limited technology that is not recommended for modern alarm systems. That is why upgrading to cellular and gaining access to Alarm.com is so important.
In addition to providing access to Alarm.com, cellular service offers some other benefits for an alarm system. Cellular service for alarm systems is known for its fast speeds and its supreme reliability. The connection is nearly impossible to tamper with, and cellular connectivity will not be affected by average power outages. This makes cellular communication the gold standard for alarm systems. With cellular communication, a user will have the option of choosing between a self-monitored plan and a central station monitoring plan. Both cellular plans will provide access to Alarm.com.
Once a user has access to Alarm.com, they will be able to control their alarm system in some useful ways. Alarm.com allows a user to arm and disarm their system, check the current status of sensors, control Z-Wave home automation devices and view the live feed for any security cameras that have been set up. By using the Alarm.com Mobile App all of these actions can be performed remotely. The Alarm.com Mobile App is available for free download from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
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