Will 2GIG Sensors Work on an Interlogix Simon XT?
No, 2GIG Sensors will not work on an Interlogix Simon XT. The Simon XT is designed to interface with wireless sensors that communicate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. 2GIG Sensors communicate at a frequency of 345 MHz. This makes them incompatible with the Interlogix Simon XT System.
Virtually every self-contained wireless alarm system comes with an integrated wireless receiver for communicating with wireless alarm sensors. This wireless receiver can only communicate with sensors at a specific frequency. In the case of a Simon XT, its wireless receiver can only interface with sensors that operate at a frequency of 319.5 MHz. Unless some type of third-party converter is used, a wireless 2GIG Sensor will never be able to interface with a Simon XT System.
2GIG Sensors operate at a wireless frequency of 345 MHz. This is the same frequency used by sensors in the Honeywell 5800 Series. But interestingly, the compatibility between 2GIG Sensors and Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors is not quite the same. The 2GIG Sensors will work with the 2GIG GC3, the 2GIG GC2 and the Honeywell Lyric Controller. The 5800 Series Sensors will work with all of these panels, as well as the other Honeywell Systems. These include the Honeywell LYNX Touch Panels and any Honeywell VISTA Panel with an added wireless receiver.
In order for a wireless sensor to interface with an Interlogix Simon XT System, it must communicate at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. Sensors that do this include any wireless Interlogix Sensor and any wireless Qolsys Sensor. But for the Qolsys S-Line Sensors that utilize encryption, the encryption features will not be enabled when they are used with an Interlogix System.
Please note that Interlogix Sensors are also sometimes sold and traded under the brand name GE. It is also worth mentioning that these sensors will also interface with any Qolsys System, including the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. This is because Qolsys Systems are also designed to interface with wireless sensors at 319.5 MHz.
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