Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Add an Interlogix Simon XT to My Local WIFI?
The Simon XT cannot connect to a WIFI network. This is because there is currently no official WIFI card for the panel. Instead, Simon XT users should look into using cellular communication with their system. Cellular service will allow the system to access Alarm.com. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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Can I Set Up WIFI as Primary & GSM as backup on an Interlogix Simon XT?
At this time, Interlogix does not offer WIFI connectivity for their Simon XT System. Instead, a user only has the option of adding a cellular communicator to the panel. This is not a concern due to the outstanding performance and reliability of cellular communication. Learn more about the Simon XT.
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Can I Arm/Disarm an Interlogix Simon XT From My Phone?
A user can arm and disarm their Simon XT System using their phone if the system is connected with the Alarm.com service. This process involves using the Alarm.com Mobile App to send a signal to the Simon XT System for arming and disarming. Learn more about using Alarm.com with a Simon XT.
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Can I Use Z-Wave Devices with an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Interlogix Simon XT is capable of interfacing with Z-Wave devices. However, a Z-Wave controller must be installed in the panel in order to do this. A cellular communicator for a Simon XT usually includes a built-in Z-Wave controller. Learn more about using Z-Wave with a Simon XT.
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What Is the Difference Between a Wired and Wireless Security System?
Security panels come in two main types. These are wired security systems and wired security systems. A wireless security panel is all-in-one, with a built-in display screen and a wireless receiver. For wired systems, these have to be added separately. Learn more about security systems.
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What's the Difference Between an ADT Glass Break and a Honeywell 5853?
The Honeywell 5853 is the same glass break sensor provided by ADT. This means that an ADT glass break sensor can be used in the same manner as a Honeywell 5853. If a user leaves ADT, they can bring their old ADT glass break sensor with them and use it like a 5853. Learn more about this sensor.
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How Do Home Security Systems Work?
A home security system consists of security sensors that connect with an alarm control panel. When a sensor activates, it sends a signal to the panel to let it know about the issue. The panel can then alert the user or a central station if necessary. Learn more about home security systems.
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Can an Interlogix Simon XT Do Home Automation w/o Monitoring?
In order for the Interlogix Simon XT to do Z-Wave home automation, an Alarm.com cellular module must be added. In addition to providing a cellular communication path, this module also serves as a Z-Wave controller for the system. Learn more about using a Simon XT Panel for home automation.
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Honeywell 5809 vs 2GIG SMKT3-345
The Honeywell 5809 and the 2GIG SMKT3-345 are two different life-safety devices. They are manufactured by different companies, and their system compatibilities are slightly different. Also the 5809 is only a heat sensor, while the SMKT3-345 offers multiple uses. Learn more about these two sensors.
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Honeywell 5806W3 vs Honeywell 5809
The 5806W3 and the 5809 are both life-safety sensors from Honeywell. They are both used to alert any building occupants to the presence of a fire, and they will work with the same panels. However, the 5806W3 is a smoke sensor, while the 5809 is a heat sensor. Learn more about these two devices.
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