The Interlogix 600-1048-XT-LTE-VZ is an Alarm.com cellular communicator that operates on the Verizon LTE cellular network. This add-on communication module provides lightning fast LTE speeds, and it opens up a new realm of technological capabilities on the versatile Alarm.com platform.
This module is easy to install, and simply inserts into the housing of the main control panel. After the module is activated by the Alarm.com provider, the panel will immediately become more versatile than ever possible with a landline phone connection. Also the communication speeds for the panel will noticeably improve. Overall, this is the single most important upgrade you can make for your Simon alarm panel.
The Verizon LTE Cellular Module is compatible with Simon XT V1.3+, Simon XTi and Simon XTi-5 Alarm System. The device fits conveniently inside the panel, and no tools are needed to complete the installation process. The Alarm.com dealer will remotely activate the communicator so that the user can immediately begin taking advantage of its features and capabilities. Please note that an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular communication is required to use this communicator.
The biggest feature provided from the communicator is the ability for the Interlogix Panel to sync with Alarm.com and all the beneficial cloud level integrations like Nest Thermostats, MyQ garage door control and Amazon Alexa voice control. The Alarm.com platform is a special interactive service designed for select panels via cellular communication. With older generation CDMA and 3G networks eventually being phased out by faster LTE this module is the best way to future-proof your home or business security system. This service allows users to arm and disarm their system, check the status of programmed sensors and operate Z-Wave devices. By using the Alarm.com Mobile App, a user can perform these functions from anywhere with suitable cellular service. The Alarm.com service presents a major convenience for end users, and it makes using an alarm system easier than ever.
The cellular module also includes an integrated Z-Wave controller for the Interlogix System. Z-Wave is a type of wireless radio frequency that is used to operate Z-Wave home automation devices. Z-Wave devices can be controlled from the alarm panel or remotely using the Alarm.com service. Some common types of Z-Wave devices include lights, thermostats and door locks. Users can also set up rules and scenes for their Z-Wave devices so that they activate automatically when certain events occur on the system. For example, a user can set up their Z-Wave devices to activate when they disarm their alarm system or trigger a motion detector.
Note: This is the Verizon LTE version of the Interlogix cellular communicator. There is also an AT&T LTE version of the communicator. The version that a user selects has nothing to do with their regular cellular service provider. We recommend choosing whichever service tends to work best in the user's area. If AT&T functions better if your area, you should choose that cellular module instead.
Note: Simon XT panels must be firmware version 1.3 or higher to support this radio.
Note: This cellular module can only work with the Simon XTi-5i if the module has firmware version 191C or higher. Any 600-1048-XT-LTE-VZ that is running a firmware version of 189C or higher can still be activated so that a firmware update can be pushed down to the module from Alarm.com. If the module is running a firmware version of 188 or lower, then it cannot be used with a Simon XTi-5i. If you are not sure of the firmware version for your module, you can provide us with its IMEI number, and we can check it for you. Any new module you purchase from Alarm Grid should be running the latest firmware at the time of purchase.