Interlogix GE 600-1053-4-ZX-VZ - Alarm.com Verizon CDMA Cellular Communicator for Concord 4 Reviews

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Replaced by LTE Module
Submitted on 11/20/2019 Alarm Grid

The Interlogix GE 600-1053-4-ZX-VZ is a CDMA communicator for an Interlogix Concord 4 System. It provides cellular monitoring service for an Interlogix Concord 4 and allows you to use the system with Alarm.com. The module can no longer be activated, as Verizon is planning to shut down their CDMA Network in the coming years. Anyone looking for a Verizon Communicator for an Interlogix Concord 4 System should instead get the Interlogix GE 600-1053-LTE-VZ. But if you already have an Interlogix GE 600-1053-4-ZX-VZ activated, then it will continue to work until Verizon shuts down their CDMA network. While we can no longer recommend buying a new Interlogix GE 600-1053-LTE-VZ, it can still work well for the time being if you have one activated. For those reasons, we give it 4 Stars.

The biggest benefits to the Interlogix GE 600-1053-4-ZX-VZ are that it provides reliable cellular monitoring service and access to Alarm.com. Cellular monitoring is considerably more reliable than IP monitoring, as an internet outage will prevent a system using IP-only monitoring from communicating. Cellular outages are much less common than IP outages, so cellular monitoring really is preferred. Being able to access Alarm.com is also very nice. You can access the platform from pretty much anywhere using a web browser or a mobile phone. Once you have logged into Alarm.com, you can arm and disarm, check current system status, control Z-Wave devices, and more.

The downsides to the Interlogix GE 600-1053-4-ZX-VZ are that the module can no longer be activated, and that the ones that are currently active will stop working in a few years when Verizon shuts down their CDMA network. These are some serious downsides, and anyone with a CDMA communicator should upgrade to an LTE module as soon as possible. With that in mind, we give the Interlogix GE 600-1053-4-ZX-VZ a 4 Star rating.

Good: Cellular Monitoring, Access to Alarm.com

Bad: Cannot Activate, CDMA Network Being Shut Down

Bottom Line: 4 Stars