The Networx NX-592E-GSM-ZX-AT is the AT&T HSPA 3G cellular communicator for Alarm.com. By adding this device to your compatible Networx Alarm Panel (Networx 4V2, 6V2, 8V2, and 8E), it will communicate alarm signals with the Alarm.com server. There is also an integrated Z-Wave controller built into the module. For faster speeds and a longer product life, we recommend using the Interlogix 600-1048-XT-LTE-AT AT&T LTE cellular communicator instead. 3G cellular networks are set to be discontinued in the coming years. But LTE networks will be supported well into the future.
Adding a cellular communicator is arguably the most important upgrade you can make for your alarm system. Cellular service is substantially faster and more reliable than traditional telephone line communication when used with alarm systems. This communication path is almost never down, and the connection cannot be physically cut or tampered with. It will also not be disrupted by any sort of power outage. Overall, cellular communication is considered to be the gold standard for anyone who wants a dependable alarm system.
A major benefit of a cellular communicator is that it allows the alarm panel to sync with Alarm.com. This is an interactive service platform that provides several functions and capabilities for an alarm system. Alarm.com allows users to arm and disarm their system, check the status of sensors and control Z-Wave devices. By using the Alarm.com Mobile App, these actions can accomplished from virtually anywhere. This service truly offers some excellent conveniences for end users. It is absolutely necessary for getting the most out of an alarm system.
The ability to use Z-Wave home automation devices with one's system should also not be overlooked. Home automation provides users with greater control over the devices in their home, and it can be great for saving money on energy bills. Some popular types of Z-Wave devices include lights, door locks, thermostats and more. By setting up rules and scenes, a user can have their Z-Wave devices activate automatically when certain events occur on the system. This can include actions like disarming the system or tripping a motion sensor. A user can manage their Z-Wave devices through Alarm.com, and they can establish an automation schedule that keeps their home comfortable, while also saving them money.