Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Wire Do I Need to Use to Install a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 comes with a 5-foot wire that ends with a barrel connector. This barrel connector makes it very easy to connect to the panel. The other end connects to the transformer. A longer 18-gauge 2-conductor wire can also be used if desired. Learn more about powering an IQ Panel 2.
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Does the Interlogix Simon XT Support Partitions?
It is not possible to use multiple partitions with the Interlogix Simon XT. The panel can only provide support for one single partition that represents the entire system. There is also no way to set different access for different user codes. Learn more about the Interlogix Simon XT System.
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Do Motion Detectors Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
If a motion detector operates at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz, then it can be used with the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Alarm Systems. Most motion sensors are assigned a group type of either 17 or 20. Learn more about using motion sensors with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Can I Connect to the Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 w/ an iPad?
An Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System can be controlled by an iPad through the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. The system will need active cellular service to sync with Alarm.com. Learn how to use an iPad with a Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Will Interlogix/GE Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Interlogix/GE Sensors send wireless signals at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. They will work with the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems since they accept incoming wireless signals at this frequency. Learn more about which wireless sensors can be used with the Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems.
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How Long Does a Siren Sound on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The siren on a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System will continue to sound until the siren timeout period expires. This can be set from anywhere between 2 minutes and 254 minutes. It can also be turned off to have the siren sound indefinitely. Learn how to adjust the Simon XTi and XTi-5 siren timeout.
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How Do I Connect an Android to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
An Android device can control an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 using the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app is available for free download from the Google Play Store. The XTi or XTi-5 System will need to receive active cellular monitoring to do this. Learn more about the Alarm.com Mobile App.
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Can I Use an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 w/o Monitoring?
Although the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Systems can certainly be used without monitoring, this will severely limit their functionality. They will have no way of reporting out to the user, and using remote interactive services will be impossible. Learn more about the Simon XTi and XTi-5.
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How Do I Add Additional User Codes to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The option for adding new user codes to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 is found through system programming. The system's current Master Code is required to access this menu. Up to eight standard user codes can be added to the system. Learn more about user codes on the XTi and XTi-5.
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How Do I Activate the Chime on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The chime is activated on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System by faulting a sensor with an appropriate sensor group while the system is disarmed. The chime for the panel must be enabled when doing this. Learn more about the chime function on a Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System.
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