The Connect-XT Alula CAT-m1 cellular card interacts with the wireless Simon panel serial automation interface, providing full sensor status, system status and arming controls, offers U.S. integrators a 5G-ready fix in the 3G sunset and shines a light on the future of the ANZ alarms market.

Alula said it was the first provider to offer a 5G-ready cell card that can easily be installed by the end-user. Connect-XT, which upgrades Simon XT, XTi and XTi5 panels to a modern, mobile, interactive security experience, also makes installation easier – even if techs are unable to do an in-person visit due to COVID-19, they can supply a solution for and end user to activate.

The new CAT-m1 cellular card interacts with the Simon panel serial automation interface, providing full sensor status, system status and arming controls. The card is also compatible with the 5G standard, meaning that security professionals and their Simon customers need not worry about the next cellular sunset. According to Alula, Connect-XT’s easy, one-tool installation allows for any individual with a legacy system and a screwdriver to complete the upgrade.

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