Interlogix 60-924-RF-TS - Talking Touch Screen for Simon XT & XTi Reviews
Submitted on 04/22/2020 Alarm Grid
The Interlogix 60-924-RF-TS is a touchscreen keypad for the Interlogix Simon Series Panels, including the Simon XT, Simon XTi, and Simon XTi-5. This external keypad serves as a secondary on-site location for operating one of these systems. You can use the keypad to arm, disarm, check current status, and perform automation commands (cellular communicator w/ Z-Wave controller required for automation). The keypad also provides voice annunciation and chime to let you know about system activity. It also displays weather information when the system is connected with Alarm.com. Overall, this is a fine keypad for Interlogix Simon Series users. It serves a very specific function, and there are really no viable alternatives. We give it a 5 Star rating.
With the Interlogix 60-924-RF-TS, you get a simple, yet effective touchscreen keypad that offers some really nice features. It has the same interface as the Simon XTi and XTi-5, which makes it very intuitive for those accustomed to wireless Interlogix Security Systems. Being able to quickly check faulted zones is a nice touch, and while the voice and chime are primitive, these sounds serve their purpose of alerting the end user to system activity.
There are not many downsides for the Interlogix 60-924-RF-TS. One issue is that it takes up one a system zone slot when programmed. Since zones on Interlogix Systems are often limited (most have a MAX of 40), you may need to plan carefully when adding this keypad. Also, there is a limit of only four (4) keypads per Interlogix System. And we should also mention that this keypad is fairly dated and will look rather old-fashioned compared with the more advanced system keypads from the late 2010s and 2020s.
While primitive, the Interlogix 60-924-RF-TS gets the job done, and there aren't really any other physical keypad alternatives. Most users will just use Alarm.com for remote operation. After all, you will usually always have your phone on your person, whether you are on-site or not. But if you want a secondary keypad for your wireless Interlogix Simon System, this is the one to get. For that reason, it earns a 5 Star rating.
Good: Arm/Disarm, Check Status, Automation, Weather Information, Talks, Chimes, Touchscreen, No Viable Alternatives
Bad: Takes Up One Zone, Primitive, Touchscreen Feels Choppy, Limit of Four (4) Per System, Old-Fashioned, For Interlogix Simon Panels Only
Bottom Line: 5 Stars