The Alarm.com XT-511-CA-TL is a dual-path alarm monitoring communicator for the Interlogix Simon Systems. This communicator is for Canadian users with strong service from Telus. The module provides dual-path Telus LTE connectivity and IP connectivity for accessing the Alarm.com Servers.
All Interlogix Panels need an added communicator for fast and reliable monitoring service. This module works by sending signals to theAlarm.com Servers. From there, Alarm.com can reroute any alerts or commands to a central station and/or the end user via text and/or email depending on their monitoring plan. In order to get the full functionality out of this communicator, you will want a Gold Plan or higher from Alarm Grid. This will give you access to Alarm.com for both security and smart home automation control. Once you access ADC through the website or mobile app, you can arm and disarm your system, check its current status, control Z-Wave devices, view Alarm.com Security Cameras, and more. You can check out our alarm monitoring page for more information.
What's great about this communicator is that it works across both IP and an LTE cellular network. In most cases, IP will serve as the primary communication path, as it is typically faster than cellular. But in the event that the internet goes down, the cellular backup will keep the system monitored. Additionally, this communicator accesses the Telus LTE Network. Telus has stated that they plan to support their LTE network well into the very distant future. By using this communicator, you will be able to keep your Interlogix Simon Alarm Panel monitored for many years to come. This is truly a great long-term investment for your security system. But since this module connects with the Telus LTE Network, it should be used by Canadian users only.
Another nice aspect of the XT-511-CA-TL is that it serves as a functional Z-Wave Plus controller for a Simon System. This is perfect for users who have been looking to establish a robust and reliable automation network in their homes. There are many convenient and easy-to-use devices that support Z-Wave communication, including lights, locks, thermostats, water valves, and more. We recommend using Z-Wave Plus devices with the XT-511-CA-TL, as they will provide the best range and battery life. But you can certainly use classic Z-Wave devices as well. Any added Z-Wave device can be controlled through the Alarm.com platform. You can also create smart scenes to have your Z-Wave devices activate automatically based on a set schedule or with certain system events.
The XT-511-CA-TL works with any Simon XT (Version 1.3 or higher), Simon XTi, Simon XTi-5, or Simon XTi-5i Alarm Panel. Please note that there are also dual-path communicators available with service from AT&T LTE or Verizon LTE. You should go with whichever service works best in your area, regardless of what service provider you use for your phone. The XT-511-CA-TL is designed for service in Canada only.