Will Alarm.com Work w/ an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
Yes, Alarm.com will work with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5. However, these systems can only work with Alarm.com if they are receiving active cellular connectivity. Cellular communication is a requirement for any alarm system to sync with the Alarm.com interactive service platform.
Alarm.com provides users with increased control and convenience for their security systems. By accessing Alarm.com, a user can arm and disarm their system, check the current status of any security sensors and operate any programmed Z-Wave devices. And with the Alarm.com Mobile App, an end user can perform these actions from virtually anywhere. As long as they can connect to the network, they can use the mobile app to its full ability. Overall, Alarm.com provides an extremely convenient and easy to use secondary point of control for Simon XTi and XTi-5 Alarm Systems.
But a Simon XTi or XTi-5 cannot readily sync with Alarm.com unless it has received a cellular module upgrade. Without this upgrade, a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System will be limited to using a POTS (plain old telephone service) connection. Unfortunately, this type of connection is considered to be very slow and unreliable by most standards. For that reason, adding a cellular communication module is perhaps the single most important upgrade an end user can make for a Simon XTi or XTi-5 Alarm System. By upgrading to cellular, a user will enjoy faster communication speeds with their system and a more reliable and secure connection overall.
Alarm.com is fully aware that cellular communication is the optimal communication path for alarm systems. That is why the company has mandated that any alarm system must have an active cellular connection before it can be used with their service. For a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, both an added cellular communication module and a monitoring plan with cellular service are needed. Once the XTi or XTi-5 System is actively receiving cellular service, it will be able to work with Alarm.com. The user's alarm monitoring company will send the necessary resources to get started with Alarm.com following the activation of the system.
To learn more about cellular monitoring, please check out our Alarm Monitoring Page.
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