The Interlogix 600-1048-XT-ZX-TM is an Alarm.com cellular communicator that operates on the 3G T-Mobile network. 3G networks are in the process of being discontinued in favor of the faster and more reliable LTE networks. Interlogix already offers LTE communicators for Verizon, AT&T and Telus (Canada Only) networks. For faster communication and a longer product life, we recommend choosing one of those communicators instead.
The Interlogix 600-1048-XT-ZX-TM is a cellular radio for the GE Simon XT V1.3 or higher, XTi and XTi-5 alarm systems. This module uses the 3G T-Mobile cellular network to allow the panel to communicate with the Alarm.com server. Simon-series panels are self-contained wireless alarm systems, and the communicator is installed inside the main keypad. The module connects to the board of the control panel and requires a monthly subscription with an Alarm.com dealer for monitoring services.
Alarm.com is a server that hosts internet and cellular communications for alarm monitoring services. It offers an interactive app that you can download on your mobile device or access using a web browser. This app allows you to remotely access the system for control and status. Also, you can setup customizable text and email notifications. Depending on your monitoring service, you can also setup central station monitoring. This involves signals being sent from the panel to the Alarm.com servers and then ultimately over to a central station for live dispatching after an alarm.
Cellular communications are the most reliable way to monitor your alarm system. Phone lines can be cut, and they do not offer the technological ability to support interactive services. Internet modules are gaining popularity due to their lower upfront cost and reduced monthly rates. However Alarm.com does not support internet-only monitoring services for a few reasons. An internet connection is inherently less reliable due to common issues such as IP conflicts, WIFI drops, DHCP server issues and power loss to local router and modem equipment. Cellular signals do not rely on any local hardware, and the T-Mobile network has redundant measures to keep the network functioning at all times.
After following the instructions to install the board to the panel, you will need to perform a "GSM Comm Test" to register it with Alarm.com. You must sign up for service with an Alarm.com dealer in advance. Make sure to select the cellular monitoring plan and confirm the data charges are included in the monthly rate.
**Please note: any cellular communicator automatically is programmed to Zone 40 on your panel. If you already have a sensor configured to that zone remember to reprogram it prior to activating your alarm monitoring service.** Also, Simon XT panels must be firmware version 1.3 or higher to support this radio.