The Alarm.com XT-511-US-AT-LTEUP is specifically designed to be installed in place of a previously registered AT&T 3G or Verizon CDMA communicator in an Interlogix Simon Alarm Panel. This module will upgrade the existing panel so that it can take advantage of the AT&T LTE network, and the Alarm.com remote control ecosystem.
For customers with Interlogix Simon Alarm Panels that have never been registered with Alarm.com before, we also offer the Alarm.com XT-511-US-AT. This AT&T LTE Module is meant to be used with an Interlogix Simon panel that is being connected to Alarm.com service for the very first time. For those customers who may be in an area that has a better Verizon LTE signal, we also offer the Alarm.com XT-510-US-VZ Verizon LTE Communicator.
An alarm system with no communication path is a very inefficient system. It's basically a local noisemaker intended to hopefully, scare away an intruder. When you add the ability for your system to communicate outside the home or business where it is installed, you open up a wide array of potential features. The Interlogix Simon panels have the ability to communicate via a phone line for traditional central station monitoring, but if you, like most people, have removed your old copper phone line, then this communication path is no longer available to you. Even if you have VoIP phone service, VoIP has proven too unreliable to be counted on for alarm communication. And even with the copper phone line, a quick snip of the line from outside the house, and your alarm system is right back to being just a local noisemaker.
With the Alarm.com XT-511-US-AT-LTEUP, the Interlogix Simon will communicate using AT&T LTE. LTE Cellular service is highly stable, with lots of built-in redundancies for power and signaling. AT&T LTE is fast and reliable, and service outages are rare. LTE is short for Long Term Evolution. Cellular companies have promised that their LTE networks will be supported for many years to come. This LTE communicator allows you to connect to Alarm.com. Whether you decide to self-monitor your system, to use a central station for monitoring, or to combine the two, Alarm.com will be the service your signals are conveyed through.
Self-monitoring is where the Simon Panel sends you and your designees a text, email, push-notification, or all three whenever a system event occurs, such as an alarm, trouble, arming, disarming, or any other type of event you may want to be notified about. Central station monitoring is where the system only sends signals to a continuously monitored central station. There, a highly trained operator receives the signal and then processes it according to preset instructions. This may include contacting the user, and/or dispatching authorities. For Alarm Grid customers, any Full Gold or higher monitoring plan combines both of these options for any Alarm.com customer using this communicator. A Gold plan or higher is required any time a cellular communicator is used.
In addition to operating as an LTE communicator, the Alarm.com XT-511-US-AT-LTEUP also has a built-in Z-Wave Plus controller. With this module and any compatible plan other than Cellular Alarm Monitoring, Alarm Grid customers get access to the full suite of Alarm.com remote control and automation features. In addition to remotely verifying system status, arming, and disarming, the user can also create automation rules and scenes using any Z-Wave devices that are learned into the Z-Wave controller. There are also many server-to-server automation options available such as LiftMaster Garage Doors, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Sonos, Ecobee Smart Thermostats, and more, with new partnerships for third-party automation being added all the time.
For those customers who prefer a dual-path communicator, Alarm Grid also offers these products:
- Panel Compatibility: Simon XT version 1.3+ and Simon XTi
- Power Requirements: 6V Nominal
- Standby Current: 30mA (10mA in PowerSave Mode)
- Peak Current: 1.7A
- Operating Temperature: 32℉ - 120℉ (0℃ - +49℃)
- Storage Temperature: -30℉ - 140℉ (-34℃ - +60℃)
- Max. Relative Humidity: 90% Non-Condensing
- Cellular Network: AT&T LTE
- Dimensions: 4.06" H x 1.87" W (10.3cm x 4.7cm)
- FCC Listings: FCC ID: YL6-143450L, IC: 9111A-143450L