Using Phone Line Monitoring on an Interlogix Simon XT

Using Phone Line Monitoring on an Interlogix Simon XT

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hey di wires I'm George from alarm grid today we're gonna be going over using phone line monitoring on a Simon XT system so the Simon XT it does have phone line connection and it also has cellular connection now usually we would always recommend setting your over phone line just because cellular is 99% you know you're gonna get the full connection it's very hard to be cut phone line if somebody just cuts the phone line to your house and that's all your system has it's never going to be able to send out any signals the cellular connection also allows you to do interactive services by that I'm talking about alarm comm so if you are looking to have the cool features the application where you can control everything over your phone you can do that with the cellular communicator installed with phone line you don't have those options the only option you have what the phone line is just basic Central Station monitoring now the main reason we try to stay away from phone line is because it can be tampered with it can be cut the communication can be cut to the panel there are other reasons such as unreliability so sometimes the signals that go out are dirty it takes a little bit longer than the cellular connection now we understand if if phone line is all you can do by all means you can certainly do phone line on the system but if you have the option to do a cellular we definitely recommend going on doing that over the phone line and for cellular there is actually AT&T Verizon t-mobile and if you're in Canada there's also Telus yeah so just keep that in mind I'm gonna go ahead and show you guys the actual phone line connections in the Simon XT now right so first thing you do to get phone line monitoring is you want to make sure that the company you're signing up with even offers it yeah for us we do have phone line monitoring it would be our bronze plan and if you guys want to find out more just visit the monitoring page or give us a call we'll be able to help you out now the second thing after you've signed up and you've confirmed that the monitoring company does do phone line you want to go ahead and wire your system up to the phone line yeah now you're gonna want to use full line seizure which basically this system starts to dial out and someone's on the phone this has priority yeah so once the alarm goes off to start sending out a signal it's gonna take over all the whole phone line it's gonna cease the phone line and it's gonna make sure that it sends a signal out now this actually if you get the Simon XT it comes with an RJ 31 X Jack that's what you're gonna need for the full line seizure now I'm gonna show you the two connectors in the inside to open it up you just press the top two buttons the top will swing down let me go ahead and take it off the little latches here now here you have the rj45 and here you have an rj11 the rj45 is what is what you're gonna use with the with the RJ 31 X yeah all right so now I'm gonna show you guys just a brief little overview on how we're gonna use the RJ 31 X and the cable to connect it to the rj45 so if you have the Simon XT it should have came with your RJ 31 X and with the cable needed first thing you want to do is go ahead and get the RJ 31 X open now you're gonna take the ring and tip wire that are going in to the demarcation on the actual on the house where the phones go where the phone line cables plug into on the house the little D mark and you're gonna take the rayon tip which are the red and the green and you're gonna connect it to the top two so it's gonna be the top two away from the port there's to the very top two terminals the furthest ones you're gonna connect the red to the red and the green to the green after you connected the red the red to green to the green you've basically you then connect the bottom two side wires the ones that are to each side of the actual port right here you're going to take the wire two wires going from here it's a gray and like a maroon and you're gonna wire these to the D mark on the house so these are gonna go into the rand tip onto the house and the previous wires that were on the ring and tip on the house are gonna go to the top two here yeah and then after you get those wires plugged into these terminals you go ahead and close that getting back up you plug one end of your cable to the r.j. 31 X and then you plug the other end of the cable into the actual Simon XT I plug it into my rj45 into the the port should say line right above and then after that you have wired in the RJ 31 X and your panel is ready for phone line seizure meaning that if you're on the phone and the alarm system rings this has priority over phone calls over the landline yeah because you don't want to be on the phone the alarm rings and then the alarm signal does not go out yeah so you want to make sure that you use this in order to set up phone line seizures so the panel has priority over all over the whole landline alright so this you make sure you wire everything in you connected to the RJ 31 X you connected to your to your phone line connector in to your phone line connect there in the in the wall and then you have your whole system program or you have your whole system set up for the phone line let me go ahead and get this back on there now after you've wired in and you've got all the pro and and you've got everything wired in for the phone line connection the next thing you need to do is actually program the Central Station phone numbers to do that you do need to get into programming so you're going to want to make sure that you know your installer code or dealer code so first thing I'm gonna go ahead and do is to get to that to get to that option we do need to go into system programming which to get to that you use these up and down arrow keys and you're just gonna go ahead and scroll down until you see system programming hit okay entering your installer code or dealer code I'm using the default four three two one because my panel is defaulted so now I'm in system programming and you're gonna see we have access codes what we want to get to is going to be phone numbers so I'm just gonna hit the down arrow key all the way until I get two phone numbers once I'm there I hit OK and it's gonna give me phone one phone to phone three phone four and then there's a downloader number the ones we have to worry about our phone one and phone two so if you're doing Central Station monitoring your Central Station numbers are gonna go in phone one phone number one phone number two four three and four these are if you want the system to call your personal phone so if you have a cell phone if you if you have a work number or anything like that you can have the system dial out to that yeah so you want to make sure phone number one and two is for Central Station numbers and phones three and four I would use for personal numbers yeah after you've programmed all of that in you then need to to enable and pick and choose what you want reporting so to do that I'm gonna go ahead and hit status to back out and then I'm gonna hit down until I see reporting I hit OK and then I'm gonna hit all the way down until I see my phone numbers now I don't let me see now usually when you go into reporting it would show you the phone numbers so since I don't have any programmed in it's not gonna have anything but this is gonna be for every whatever you're gonna be enabled or you're gonna be enabling reporting codes for certain numbers right so for the Central Station you're obviously gonna want to enable the other one the alarm goes off any low battery any trouble issues any sensor low batteries anything like that that way Central Station can go ahead and notify you if in case you ever are away from the house and they'll they'll be able to verify with you if everything is okay and if the system is running and basically acting the way it should be right so after you've enabled all the reporting options for the phone numbers for the Central Station or for your personal phone numbers after that would just be the testing so I'm gonna go ahead and hit I'm gonna back out all the way I'm just gonna hit status all the way out to the home screen and next thing you would do is test the system so if you have door sensors when those sensors or anything learning into the panel you're going to want to go ahead and hit arm make sure that you've told your Central Station before that you're going to be because if not you don't want the police showing up to your house on a false alarm and then possibly charging you some fees again it depends what city county you're in but certain places do have fees now after you've tested and you've confirmed you should be all set for phone line monitoring again if you guys do need to find out more about the cellular monitoring we'll be more than happy to help you out with that if phone line is the only option you guys have that's perfectly fine as well we'll go ahead and help you get everything set up you can actually view all of our plans on our website alarmgrid comm and you can also email us if you have any questions our email is support at alarm grid comm if you found this video helpful make sure you hit like underneath subscribe to the YouTube channel and hit the little bell icon to enable notifications so whenever we upload new content you guys do get notified I'm Jorge I'll see you guys next time