Will an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Work w/ Apple HomeKit?
No, an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 will not work with Apple HomeKit. This is due to the fact that Apple HomeKit has not yet provided support for Alarm.com. If Alarm.com were to ever receive support from Apple HomeKit, then these Interlogix Systems could be used with the HomeKit App.
Apple HomeKit is a special feature for iOS devices that provides control for an alarm system. The service is accessed in the form of a mobile app that can be conveniently used at any time. A user can also use the app to provide voice commands through Siri to control their alarm system.
But Apple HomeKit has not yet provided support for Alarm.com systems. Since Alarm.com is the interactive service used with the Interlogix Systems, the Simon XTi and XTi-5 cannot be used with HomeKit. Unless HomeKit ever decides to provide support for Alarm.com, using these systems with the service will be impossible.
If a user really wants to use Apple HomeKit with their alarm system, they should consider purchasing a different panel. The Honeywell Lyric Controller is compatible with the HomeKit Service. Honeywell has a particularly strong relationship with Apple. Their Lyric Controller is the optimal choice for any user who wants to use the Apple HomeKit service. After pairing the system, a user will be able control their Lyric Controller through Apple HomeKit.
For users who are committed to using a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System, there are other options available. Most notably, Google Home or Amazon Alexa will work with these systems. Unlike Apple HomeKit, these services provide support for Alarm.com. With that in mind, a user can control their Simon XTi or XTi-5 System using voice commands sent through either service. But remember, the system will need to receive active cellular service and be set up with Alarm.com to make this possible.
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