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 NameProduct Number
Crystal door/window sensor60-362N-10-319.5
SAW door/window sensor60-670-95R
4-button keychain (keyfob)600-1064-95R
Wrist panic sensor60-906-95
SAW pet immune motion sensor60-807-95R
Interior siren13-949
Exterior siren13-950
Simon XT Two-Way Talking Touch Screen60-924-RF-TS
Carbon MonoxideTX-6310-01-1
DesignLine door/window sensorTX-1010-01-1
DesignLine 4-button keypadTX-4014-01-2
Smoke detectorTX-6010-01-1
Water sensor60-744-95R
Freeze sensor60-742-95R
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 thermostatIS-ZW-TSTAT-300
Z-Wave plug-in fluorescent light and appliance moduleIS-ZW-AM-1
Z-Wave plug-in lamp moduleIS-ZW-LM-1
Z-Wave outdoor moduleIS-ZW-OM-1
Z-Wave in-wall on/off switchIS-ZW-WS-1
Interlogix (GE) Simon XT: Specifications
Required TransformerClass II, 9 VAC, 3.34A, 60 Hz (60-899, 60-899-CN in Canada)
FuseNon-replaceable transformer fuse
Backup Batteries6 VDC, 1.2 Ah lead acid (60-914)
Backup Time24 hours (fully charged)
Battery Test10 seconds under load every 4 hours
Radio Receiver
TypeSAW-controlled superheterodyne
Frequency319.5 MHz/ Bandwidth 350 kHz
Sensitivity110 dBM nominal
Nom. range without GSM module present approx. 500-ft open-air-receiving range
Nom. range with GSM module presentapprox. 500-ft. Open-air receiving range
DialingDTMF or pulse
ModemModified Bell 103 (110 or 300 bps)
Telephone interfaceLine seizure relay
Total input zones40 or 38 wireless and 3 hardwire (normally-closed look only)
Auxiliary powerUnregulated 5.1 to 12 VDC; power-limited to 250 mA (maximum) @ 10 VDC
Siren output1 Hardwire Interior Siren (5.1 to 9 VDC)
Operating temperature32 to 122°F (0 to 49°C)
Relative humidity 90% max., non-condensing
Dimensions (LxWxD)5.7 x 7.05 x 2.1 in. (144 x 179 x 53 mm)
Weight, without battery1.0 lb. (454 g)
InstallationWall mount
Construction, chassis ABS
FCCPart 15, PArt 68
UL985, 1023, 1635/ULC Listing ORD-C102319-74, ULC-S545-M89
CSFMCalifornia State Fire Marshall
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