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GE Simon XT 2-Way Wireless Talking Touch Screen Keypad

 

GE Simon XT 2-Way Wireless Talking Touch Screen Keypad

The GE Simon XT 2-Way Wireless Talking Touch Screen Keypad is a great addition to your Simon XT version 2 alarm panel. This touchscreen will make a beautiful secondary keypad so that you can place the panel away in a safe location.

Most people don’t understand that if an intruder breaks into your home and you have you Simon panel/keypad combo sitting right next to your front door they could rip it off of the wall and smash it to bits, therefore disabling your alarm system.

GE Simon XT Version2

GE Simon XT Version 2

With the 2-Way Wireless Talking Touch Screen Keypad; this becomes a worry of the past. You can put the main Simon panel in a centralized location away from the prying eyes of an intruder and use the touch screen as an entryway keypad so that you may disarm the system when you get inside the house.

 

This keypad features a bright graphical display that makes arming your system attractive and easy! It has one-button arming and disarming so that you may easily set the alarm. It also features a settings configuration menu which allows you to adjust the volume and appearance. It also always the user to see the event log of the main panel and hear the system status. Other setting options include a calibration screen which allows you to set the touch screen up for use.

All-in-all a nice addition to your Simon XT system that won’t kill your wallet. This unit will cost you around the same price as a wired keypad.

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Kathryn Jun 3 at 5:31 pm

Hi Jon,
Thought the Simon XT has a cellular signal sent every 6 sec. and therefore has "smash and crash protection. Let me know.

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Jon Boroughs Jun 3 at 5:46 pm

The Simon XT does not have a built in GSM cellular communicator. If you did put one in the panel though it still would only call out if tampered with. Most people think that alarm panels are in constant communication with a central station monitoring service. That is not the case. The panels only call out when an alarm is triggered or any part of the system is tampered with.

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Kevin Jul 20 at 7:55 pm

Hi Jon,

Can you clear up a couple questions for me regarding this touchscreen keypad? I'm interested in it precisely for the reason you mention, so that I can hide away the main panel and still have convenient control of the system. But there are a couple features of the main panel that I can't tell if this keypad supports, and the manuals don't specify it either.

Specifically, do you know if it supports "two-way voice" (to communicate with the monitoring center directly instead of needing a separate phone call) and/or the "duress" feature that you'd use if someone was forcing you to disarm the system, to notify the monitoring you need help?

I'd very much appreciate any clarification you can provide. Thanks!

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Jon Boroughs Jul 21 at 9:15 am

Kevin,

The Simon XT does support two-way voice because of it's built-in microphone. On the new version 2 panels you can see the microphone hole right next to the function buttons. The function buttons are the three buttons that you can program to call out to a central station with one push.

The Simon XT also supports a duress code and you can program this in just like you'd program in a user code. You would just assign its authority level to "duress".

Hopefully this clears up any confusion that you might have. Have a great day!!

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Anna Sep 30 at 12:49 am

Hi Jon hoping you can help, can the touch screen be hard wired? Mine keeps going offline which I am guessing is a RF issue that I don't know how to solve. Was working fine for 6 months now goes offline all the time and is only 35-40 feet from main panel

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Jon Boroughs Sep 30 at 8:32 am

I would try deleting it from the system and then learn it back in. Sometimes things just need reset. If deleting it and then learning it back in does not seem to help then it might be defective.

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