Interlogix 600-1048-XT-LTE-AT - AT&T LTE Cellular Communicator for Simon XT, XTi & XTi-5 Reviews
Submitted on 06/05/2020 Alarm Grid
The Interlogix 600-1048-XT-LTE-AT is an AT&T LTE Cellular Communicator for the Interlogix Simon Series Systems, including the Simon XT, Simon XTi, Simon XTi-5, Simon XTi-5i. This module will provide reliable connectivity between the panel and the Alarm.com servers across the AT&T LTE Cellular Network. The unit also includes a built-in Z-Wave controller so that you can begin building an automation network for use with the system. Overall, we really like the Interlogix 600-1048-LTE-AT, and we would recommend it to any Interlogix Simon System user who receives good coverage from the AT&T LTE Network. For that reason, we give this product a 5 Star rating.
There are many positive aspects regarding the Interlogix 600-1048-LTE-AT. For one, it provides reliable monitoring service across the AT&T LTE Network. With a strong cellular connection, it is highly unlikely that your system will ever lose service or go offline. The fact that this communicator allows for connectivity with Alarm.com is very important, as the platform allows for convenient remote system and automation operation. And the fact that the Interlogix 600-1048-LTE-AT doubles as a Z-Wave controller is an added bonus, as you can begin setting up an automation network of smart devices for use with the Alarm.com platform.
The Interlogix 600-1048-LTE-AT does not have many downsides. One issue is that it requires a cellular monitoring plan to be used. A cellular monitoring plan is typically more expensive than an IP-only monitoring plan that other systems can support. The Interlogix 600-1048-LTE-AT provides cellular connectivity only. Since most Alarm.com Monitoring Plans include both cellular and IP service, you may want to get a communicator that allows for both cellular and IP service. Like any communicator for an Interlogix Simon System, the Interlogix 600-1048-LTE-AT must be installed inside the panel. But these downsides are relatively minor, and they do not stop us from giving the product a 5 Star rating.
Good: Reliable Monitoring Service, AT&T LTE, Alarm.com, Z-Wave
Bad: Requires Cellular Monitoring Plan, Cell-Only, Must be Installed
Bottom Line: 5 Stars