Which Deadbolt Lock Is Compatible w/ an Interlogix Simon XT?
Almost any Z-Wave deadbolt lock is compatible with an Interlogix Simon XT. However, the system will need a Z-Wave controller in order to support a lock. Without a Z-Wave controller, the panel will have no way of supporting a Z-Wave lock. Z-Wave devices can be controlled using Alarm.com.
Z-Wave locks can be controlled (locked or unlocked) much in the same manner as other Z-Wave devices. What makes Z-Wave devices unique is that they can be activated automatically based on a schedule or based on certain pre-determined system events. For example, a user might have their Z-Wave thermostat turn off when they set their system to arm away before they leave for work. They might then have the thermostat turn back on when they disarm the system later in the day. By running the home's HVAC system in this way, a user can save money on their energy bills. Once a Z-Wave lock is included into the network, it too can be controlled based on a schedule or event.
If a user wants to use Z-Wave devices with a Simon XT System, they will need to add a Z-Wave controller. This comes in the form of a cellular module with an integrated Z-Wave controller. Without this add-on, the system will not support Z-wave devices. Once the panel has a Z-Wave controller, Z-Wave devices can be added to the network through System Programming. This includes any Z-Wave locks, as well as any Z-Wave lights, thermostats and garage door controllers. If you would like to learn how to enroll a Z-Wave lock with your Interlogix Simon XT, check out this helpful FAQ.
Any Z-Wave devices that are added to the Simon XT System can be controlled using an Interlogix Two-Way Talking Touch Screen or through the Alarm.com interactive service. This applies to any Z-Wave locks. Please note that the Simon XT must have active cellular service in order for it to communicate with the Alarm.com servers. By using the Alarm.com Mobile App, a user can control their Z-Wave devices from virtually anywhere. For example, a user can unlock their Z-Wave door lock remotely if a postal worker needs to drop off a package or if a friend accidentally left something at their house. The user can then re-lock the door right behind them.
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