Is the Interlogix Simon XT Compatible w/ Total Connect?
No, the Interlogix Simon XT is not compatible with Total Connect. The Total Connect service is for Honeywell Alarm Systems only. Since the Interlogix Simon XT is not manufactured by Honeywell, it is not compatible with Total Connect. However, the Simon XT can work with Alarm.com instead.
Total Connect is an interactive service platform designed exclusively for use with Honeywell Alarm Systems. The service allows users to arm and disarm their system, check the status of sensors and control their Z-Wave devices. With the exclusive Total Connect Mobile App, all of these actions can be performed remotely as well. But since the Interlogix Simon XT is not manufactured by Honeywell, it cannot work with the Total Connect service.
Fortunately, there is an alternative option for Simon XT owners. This is the Alarm.com service. Alarm.com is very similar to Total Connect, and it essentially provides the same functionality. But the Alarm.com service is used with different alarm systems than Total Connect. The other major difference between the services is that they are compatible with different smart home devices and services. This is important if you intend on using services such as Apple HomeKit, Google Home or Amazon Alexa with your alarm system. If you decide to use one of these services, you should first make sure that it is compatible with your system's interactive platform. Both Total Connect and Alarm.com are continuing to update their compatibilities. Just because one service or smart device is not compatible right now does not necessarily mean that it won't be compatible sometime in the future.
But before a Simon XT System can interface with Alarm.com, it must have a compatible cellular communicator installed. This is a requirement for any system to utilize Alarm.com service. A cellular module for a Simon XT System can be purchased separately. Since cellular communication is known for being very fast and incredibly reliable, this is an extremely important upgrade for a Simon XT System. Additionally, the user will also need to obtain an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular service. Without cellular service, the cellular communicator in the Simon XT will not function.
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