Frequently Asked Questions

Can an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 be Self-Monitored?
It is possible to use a self-monitoring plan with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 alarm system. This means that all alarm monitoring will occur through the Alarm.com service. The end user will be alerted via text or email to any alarm event. Learn more about self-monitoring alarm plans.
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How Do I Set Up Automation on My Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
In order to set up Z-Wave home automation for an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, a Z-Wave controller must be set up with the system. Z-Wave devices can then be added to the network. This can be done from the panel. Learn how to use Z-Wave home automation with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Is an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Z-Wave Compatible?
A Simon XTi or XTi-5 can only support Z-Wave devices if a Z-Wave controller is added. The only compatible Z-Wave controller for these systems consists of an Alarm.com cellular communication module. Z-Wave devices can be operated from the panel or from Alarm.com. Learn more about Z-Wave.
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How Many Wireless Zones Are On an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
A Simon XTi or XTi-5 will support up to 40 wireless zones. Two of these 40 zones can be hardwired or wireless, but the other 38 can only be wireless. These systems will support wireless sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. Learn more about the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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How Do I Change the Volume of an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The volume for a Simon XTi or XTi-5 can be adjusted from the main settings menu. Click the gear icon in the lower-right corner of the screen. Use the up and down arrows to scroll between options. Find the volume options, and adjust the volume. Learn how to change the volume on a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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How Do I Get Remote Access to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
In order to gain remote access to a Simon XTi or XTi-5, you will need to use the Alarm.com service. Alarm.com has a mobile app that allows a user to access their system remotely. A cellular communicator for the system is needed for it to sync with Alarm.com. Learn more about the Alarm.com service.
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Is there a Tilt Sensor Compatible w/ Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Any tilt sensor that operates at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz can be used with the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems. Some of these compatible tilt sensors include the Interlogix TX-E401 and the Qolsys IQ Tilt. Learn which tilt sensors are compatible with Interlogix Systems.
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How Do I Use an Interlogix Simon XT to Control a Garage Door?
To get a Simon XT to control a garage door, you must obtain a Z-Wave garage door opener and a Z-Wave controller for the system. The panel's Z-Wave controller will communicate with the Z-Wave garage door opener to raise and lower the garage door. Learn more about using Z-Wave with the Simon XT.
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How Do I Get Power to an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT gets its primary power from a 9-volt AC plug-in transformer. An 18-gauge two-conductor wire connects the panel and the transformer. The panel also uses a backup battery in case power from the AC transformer is ever lost. Learn more about the Simon XT power supply.
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What Kind of Wire Do I Need to Use to Install an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT connects with a 9-volt AC transformer to receive power. This connection is made using 18-gauge two-conductor wire. Since AC power is used, polarity is not an issue. The AC transformer is plugged-in to the wall. Learn more about providing power to a Simon XT System.
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