Moving the Panel to Your Pocket

Installing IQ4 NS with IQ Installer Interface

IQ4 NS is a new, screen-free security panel offering a lower cost of entry into the IQ Platform. A perfect option for residential and multifamily installs, IQ4 NS boasts the same powerful security features of IQ Panel – like industry-leading range and reliability with PowerG – in a lower-cost package.

The IQ Panel provides simple, step-by-step installation instructions using the panel’s screen. IQ4 NS’s simplified, screenless design, however, requires a different approach to installation.

Enter the IQ Installer Interface

IQ Installer Interface is an interface that moves the familiar IQ Panel installation onto a mobile device’s screen. With IQ Installer, screenless IQ security panels – like the IQ4 NS or IQ Pro – can be set up on a phone using a process similar to the IQ Panel’s on-screen panel programming.

Those who have previously installed an IQ Panel will feel right at home when setting up IQ4 NS with IQ Installer Interface. IQ Installer Interface uses the same clean user interface and icons in the application as IQ Panel screens, meaning that things like the installation wizard and panel settings are easily navigable by new users and familiar to experienced installers.

IQ Installer Interface comes with improvements to the user experience as well, including a global search function which enables installers to quickly locate options, set up new devices, and save time digging through menus when trying to find one single setting.

IQ Installer unlocks the full potential of IQ4 NS by providing a way for installers to utilize the same streamlined setup process on their phone screen as they would on an IQ Panel.

IQ Installer Interface is available for download on the App Store or Google Play. To learn more about the IQ4 NS, visit the product page.

Introducing the PowerG Wireless Heat Detector: Your Ultimate Heat Solution!

New wireless detector sets a new standard for fire prevention 

Fires can be devastating to property and endanger lives. In 2019, according to, structural fires in the United States alone caused $12.29 billion worth of damage. Importantly, that statistic is related only to direct fire damage and does not account for things like business interruption or other indirect losses.

Preventing a fire is less costly than putting one out. For any building’s fire prevention system, early detection is a critical first line of defense against a fire disaster. That’s why we are thrilled to announce our latest release: the PowerG Wireless Heat Detector (Part Number: PG9936H). This state-of-the-art device provides you with accurate and reliable early fire warning to ensuring the safety of your home or business.

The PowerG Wireless Heat Detector comes with several advanced features to deliver peace of mind to your home or business:

  1. Accurate Early Fire Warning: The PowerG Wireless Heat Detector is equipped with advanced temperature-sensing technology which enables it to detect high temperatures indicative of fire. When a significant rise in temperature is detected, audio and visual alerts immediately notify you of potential fire hazards.
  2. Enhanced Safety and Maintenance Facilitation: Your safety is our top priority, which is why the PowerG Wireless Heat Detector goes beyond fire detection. Features like alerts for device tampering and low battery ensure that remains in optimal working condition at all times.
  3. Long-Lasting Value: The PowerG Wireless Heat Detector provides long-term fire protection thanks to its energy-efficient design. This detector boasts an impressive 3-year battery life under typical use, reducing the hassle and cost of frequent battery replacements.
  4. Large Transmission Range: PowerG technology unlocks an extended transmission range for repeater-free installations. This means you can easily set up the PowerG Wireless Heat Detector in the most challenging environments without worrying about signal issues.
  5. Streamlined Installations: Installing the PowerG Wireless Heat Detector is smooth and efficient. The device comes with a visible link quality indicator so you can easily verify the signal strength during setup for optimal detector placement.
  6. Simple Mounts: Installing the PowerG Wireless Heat Detector is a breeze with its easy-to-use bracket for wall or ceiling mounting. Whether you’re a professional installer or a DIY enthusiast, you’ll find the setup process to be straightforward and intuitive.
  7. Back Tamper Protection: The PowerG Wireless Heat detector is safeguarded against tampering with its back tamper protection mechanism, and any unauthorized attempts to interfere with the detector will be detected and reported.
  8. Wide Compatibility: The PowerG Wireless Heat Detector is designed to integrate seamlessly with various systems. Compatible with IQ Panel 2+, IQ Panel 4, IQ4 Hub, IQ4 NS, IQ Pro and our PowerSeries panels, this detector can be easily added to your existing setup without any hassle.

With its early fire warning capabilities, tamper alerts, and long battery life, the PowerG Wireless Heat Detector ensures that you and your loved ones are always protected. Don’t wait for a fire disaster to strike – take proactive measures to ensure the safety of what matters most with the PowerG Wireless Heat Detector.

Press Release: Johnson Controls releases IQ4 Hub for Lower Cost Markets

New lower cost panel leverages IQ Platform targeting residential, SMB, Builder, MDU/Multifamily and wellness segments.

San Jose, CA — (October 3rd, 2022)Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings today announced its IQ4 Hub is now available. By utilizing the IQ Platform, this lower-cost adaptation of the IQ Panel 4 targets residential, SMB, builder, Multifamily/MDU and wellness installations with many of the software features customers love – such as Bluetooth Disarming and Dual Path communication on LTE and Wi-Fi – while retaining the IQ Panel 4’s attractive form factor.

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Press Release: Silicon Labs Z-Wave Wireless Selected for Johnson Controls Next Generation Qolsys Smart Home Panel

Silicon Labs Z-Wave Wireless Selected for Johnson Controls Next Generation Qolsys Smart Home Panel

AUSTIN, Texas – July 13, 2021 – Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader of intelligent, wireless connectivity for the IoT, today announced its collaboration with Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable building, in the next generation Johnson Controls Qolsys IQ Panel anticipated to be launched this summer.

The Touchscreen IQ Panel enables intuitive control and automation for smart products such as thermostats, locks, lighting, and security and offers easy ways to provide convenience, energy management, and connectivity both in the home and from remote locations. The new Qolsys IQ Panel will offer industry-leading reliability and stable connectivity with Silicon Labs’ Z-Wave 700 series technology – already deployed in the award-winning Qolsys IQ Panel 2 currently available in Europe.

“Our partnership with Johnson Controls illustrates the explosive demand for secure, easy-to-use smart home solutions that make a meaningful difference in consumers’ lives,” said Jake Alamat, VP and GM, IoT Home and Life at Silicon Labs. “With the release of the flagship IQ Panel powered by Z-Wave SmartStart technology, residents can quickly benefit from energy management cost savings, advanced home security, and intuitive control of state-of-the-art smart home devices.”

Silicon Labs Z-Wave SmartStart technology reduces installation setup time and support costs by allowing scenes, rules, and scripts to be pre-configured at the distribution center or loaded onsite by system installers.

With Z-Wave’s product interoperability, the IQ Panels work across multiple wireless brands and with any smart product in the ecosystem, regardless of type, brand, manufacturer, or version. IQ Panel is powered by the platform for connecting smart homes and businesses and is integrated with the ecosystem of devices, including interactive security and home automation. Users are able to access Z-Wave diagnostics and/or receive remote diagnostic support from

“Our 7” Touchscreen provides the real estate to easily navigate lights, locks, thermostats, and other Z-wave device controls,” says Johnson Controls VP of Sales & Marketing Mike Hackett. “We have a laser focus on the user experience, with powerful on-screen diagnostic tools that let consumers see the mesh network on the screen, capture Z-Wave SmartStart QR Codes with the built-in camera, and troubleshoot Z-Wave devices from remote locations.”

For more information on the IQ Panel, visit For more information on the Silicon Labs Z-Wave 700 series, visit

About Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.

With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Our award-winning technologies are shaping the future of the Internet of Things, internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. Our world-class engineering team creates products focused on performance, energy savings, connectivity and simplicity.

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