Know Security: Interlogix (GE) Simon XT Wireless Keypad

Simon XT Control Panel

The Simon® XT by Interlogix is an inexpensive control panel featuring a built-in display touchpad and a status speaker that provides visual and audio feedback. Capable of controlling up to 40 zones of burglary and fire protection, the Simon XT complies with SIA False Alarm standards and offers optional GSM and compatibility support for off-premises control. Supports Z-Wave wireless lighting and thermostat control as well as door locks.

What It’s Designed to Do

The Simon® XT is an inexpensive control panel for your wireless home security system that supports up to 40 zones. The Simon XT is well suited for houses, apartments, and condominiums.

Things to Consider

The Simon XT is well regarded control panel in the home security space and meets the needs of most homeowners today; however, it does have some drawbacks to consider when selecting your system and provider:

Interlogix (GE) Simon XT: Compatible Home Security Equipment
Product Name Product Number
Crystal door/window sensor 60-362N-10-319.5
SAW door/window sensor 60-670-95R
4-button keychain (keyfob) 600-1064-95R
Wrist panic sensor 60-906-95
SAW pet immune motion sensor 60-807-95R
Interior siren 13-949
Exterior siren 13-950
Simon XT Two-Way Talking Touch Screen 60-924-RF-TS
Carbon Monoxide TX-6310-01-1
DesignLine door/window sensor TX-1010-01-1
DesignLine 4-button keypad TX-4014-01-2
Smoke detector TX-6010-01-1
Water sensor 60-744-95R
Freeze sensor 60-742-95R
GSM radio for XT/XTi with Z-Wave (T-Mobile) 600-1048-XT-ZX-TM
GSM radio for XT/XTi with Z-Wave (AT&T) 600-1048-XT-ZX-AT
CDMA radio for XT/XTi with Z-Wave (Verizon) 600-1048-XT-ZX-VZ
Z-Wave advanced thermostat IS-ZW-TSTAT-300
Z-Wave plug-in fluorescent light and appliance module IS-ZW-AM-1
Z-Wave plug-in lamp module IS-ZW-LM-1
Z-Wave outdoor module IS-ZW-OM-1
Z-Wave in-wall on/off switch IS-ZW-WS-1
Interlogix (GE) Simon XT: Specifications
Required Transformer Class II, 9 VAC, 3.34A, 60 Hz (60-899, 60-899-CN in Canada)
Fuse Non-replaceable transformer fuse
Backup Batteries 6 VDC, 1.2 Ah lead acid (60-914)
Backup Time 24 hours (fully charged)
Battery Test 10 seconds under load every 4 hours
Radio Receiver
Type SAW-controlled superheterodyne
Frequency 319.5 MHz/ Bandwidth 350 kHz
Sensitivity 110 dBM nominal
Nom. range without GSM module present approx. 500-ft open-air-receiving range
Nom. range with GSM module present approx. 500-ft. Open-air receiving range
Dialing DTMF or pulse
Modem Modified Bell 103 (110 or 300 bps)
Telephone interface Line seizure relay
Total input zones 40 or 38 wireless and 3 hardwire (normally-closed look only)
Auxiliary power Unregulated 5.1 to 12 VDC; power-limited to 250 mA (maximum) @ 10 VDC
Siren output 1 Hardwire Interior Siren (5.1 to 9 VDC)
Operating temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 49°C)
Relative humidity 90% max., non-condensing
Color White
Dimensions (LxWxD) 5.7 x 7.05 x 2.1 in. (144 x 179 x 53 mm)
Weight, without battery 1.0 lb. (454 g)
Installation Wall mount
Construction, chassis ABS
FCC Part 15, PArt 68
UL 985, 1023, 1635/ULC Listing ORD-C102319-74, ULC-S545-M89
CSFM California State Fire Marshall
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