Is there a Peripheral Keypad for the Interlogix Simon XT?
Yes, there is a peripheral keypad for the Interlogix Simon XT. This device is called the Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen. This is an external touchscreen keypad for Interlogix Simon Systems. It serves as a secondary point of control, and it can be used to operate Z-Wave devices.
The Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen is set up with the Interlogix Simon XT in mostly the same manner as any regular wireless security sensor. This involves enrolling the device with the Simon XT through System Programming. The device is assigned a Group Number associated with a panic switch or an auxiliary button. The Group Numbers most commonly used with the device include 00, 01, 04, 05, 06 and 07. To learn more about Group Numbers, please consult pages 8-10 of the Simon XT Installation Manual.
Once the Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen has been programmed, it will serve as a secondary point of access for the system. The keypad can be used to arm and disarm the system and to operate any programmed Z-Wave devices. Many users choose to install these external keypads near secondary entryways in their homes for quick and easy system control. Some common locations include near back doors and near garage doors.
If a cellular communicator is added, the Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen will be able to operate programmed Z-Wave devices. Z-Wave home automation can help a user save money in energy bills. It also makes controlling various devices inside the home more convenient. Cellular communication in general also provides other benefits for the Simon XT System. The fact that cellular service is significantly more reliable and faster than standard phone line monitoring makes this a very important upgrade. We strongly encourage users to upgrade to cellular service with the Simon XT so that they are not forced to rely on telephone line monitoring,
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