Interlogix Networx NX-592E-GSM-ZX-TM - Alarm.com T-Mobile 3G Cellular Communicator for NX-4V2, NX-6V2, NX-8V2, and NX-8E Reviews
Submitted on 07/24/2019 Alarm Grid
We do not recommend purchasing the Interlogix Networx NX-592E-GSM-ZX-TM. With the Alarm.com 3G sunset, this communicator can no longer be activated. You should purchase an equivalent LTE communicator instead. The LTE communicators are available for around the same price as this module ($217.99 at the time of this review).
Cellular service providers are currently in the process of shutting down their older 3G networks in favor of the more advanced LTE networks. The companies that operate alarm monitoring platforms are aware of this, and they have made it impossible to activate 3G communicators for monitoring service. If you purchase the Interlogix Networx NX-592E-GSM-ZX-TM, you will not be able to activate it. As a result, this product is totally useless. The module was useful when ADC still allowed 3G activations. In fact, it was fairly unique for being a T-Mobile Communicator with Z-Wave control. But now, this module is obsolete.
Instead of the Interlogix Networx NX-592E-GSM-ZX-TM, you should get an equivalent LTE communicator. The best options are either the Alarm.com NX-410-US-AT (AT&T LTE) or the Interlogix Networx NX-592E-LTE-ZX-VZ (Verizon LTE). Just choose whichever service works better in your area. Most users with good T-Mobile service will also have good service from either AT&T or Verizon. These LTE communicators also include built-in Z-Wave control. This means that you will be able to start building a Z-Wave network for use with Alarm.com.
Remember, you will need an alarm monitoring plan that includes cellular communication to activate one of these modules. A Gold Plan or Platinum Plan from Alarm Grid are both excellent options for alarm monitoring. These plans also include home automation service so that you can start using Alarm.com for smart home control. You can click the orange Alarm Monitoring button at the top of this page to learn more about alarm monitoring.
With an LTE communicator, you will get faster and more reliable monitoring service. You will also be able to keep your system monitored well into the very distant future. Cellular service providers have stated that they have no plans to shut down their LTE networks any time soon. By getting an LTE communicator, you are essentially "future-proofing" your system. If you want to keep your Interlogix Networx panel monitored for the long run, don't get a 3G communicator. Get an LTE communicator. Either the Alarm.com NX-410-US-AT or the Interlogix Networx NX-592-LTE-ZX-VZ is what you need. For more information on the importance of an LTE communicator, please see our FAQ titled "Why Should I Get an LTE Communicator?"