Press Release: Johnson Controls Announces IQ Pro for Commercial Markets

New hybrid panel combines the IQ Panel platform and PowerSeries Neo

The global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings announced today the new IQ Pro, a hybrid panel utilizing the IQ Platform and key features from IQ Panel 4, PowerSeries Neo and customer feedback.  IQ Pro will address the needs of commercial, SMB, large residential, campus, and K-12 markets.

“We are reinventing the commercial security market,” said Mike Hackett, Johnson Controls, VP Global Sales & Marketing.  “We already have a reputation of disruption in the residential security space and we are bringing that same experience to commercial installations. The IQ Pro is a true hybrid panel leveraging key features of IQ Panel 4 and the DSC Neo, the most popular products in their respective spaces.”

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Press Release: Johnson Controls announces IQ Hub for Lower Cost Markets

New panel leverages IQ Panel platform targeting residential, SMB, Builder, MDU/Multifamily and wellness segments with a lower cost hub.

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings announced today its new IQ Hub, targeting Residential, SMB, Builder, Multifamily/MDU and Wellness installations.  This lower cost adaptation of the IQ Panel 4 utlizes the IQ Platform, retaining the form factor of IQ Panel 4 and many of the software features customers love such as simultaneous Dual Path communication using LTE & WiFi , Intuitive 7” Touchscreen user interface, Bluetooth Disarming, Live View Cameras and Live Answer Video Doorbells and Z-Wave Plus for compatibility with lights, locks, thermostats and more.

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Press Release: Johnson Controls Announces IQ WiFi 6

Mesh Router Delivers Purpose Built Network Experience and Dealer Remote Connectivity For Smart, Secure Homes and Businesses

Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, announces the IQ WiFi 6, a new purpose-built mesh router solution for homes and businesses with security, automation and Wi-Fi devices. The IQ WiFi 6 is a Wi-Fi Alliance Certified router with Alarm.com management software built in, delivering improved end-to-end user experience and reduced dealer maintenance, support calls and truck rolls.

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News: Johnson Controls’ Qolsys IQ Panel 4 Now Widely Available

Following a soft launch in July, the IQ Panel 4 replaces a previous iteration as the company’s next-gen tech for security and smart home installations.

Today marks the full release of Johnson Control’s next generation security and smart home panel, the All-In-One IQ Panel 4.

The official unveiling follows a soft launch in mid-July. In the ensuing period, small numbers of the panel were sent to distributors for anyone to purchase and take part in a pilot program, during which dealers could put the new offering through its paces and report back to the company with cheers, jeers or suggestions.

First, let’s take a peak underneath the hood at some of the new panel’s components and feature sets.

The IQ Panel 4 is powered by a high-performance 2 GHz Qualcomm processor (MSM8953) equipped with eight cores. That’s quite a jump from the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus, the company’s most previous iteration, which was outfitted with a quad-core processor. Therein lies the validation behind the company’s claims of delivering faster speed and better range on LTE, WiFi, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, PowerG and legacy security wireless.

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Johnson Controls announces IQ Panel 4 now available

IQ Panel 4 replaces award winning IQ Panel 2 Plus as next generation for security and smarthome installs

San Jose, CA — Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings announced the IQ Panel 4 is available now, replacing the award winning Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus.  The All-In-One IQ Panel 4 delivers faster speed and better range on LTE, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, PowerG, and legacy security wireless along with key software and hardware improvements and several industry firsts.

“We want to thank all the dealers who participated in our soft launch,” says Mike Hackett, Johnson Controls VP of Sales & Marketing.  “We are grateful for the feedback and pleased with the ease at which dealers are able to transition.”

“The installation is the same, yet better,” says Robert McDonald District General Manager of Vintage Security. “We didn’t need to schedule extensive training for our team and the IQ Panel 4 specifically addresses key improvements like no external antennas and easier wall mounting.”

“The speakers are awesome,” reports Scott Mcleod, Owner of Hawyeye Security.  “It’s easily the best 2-way of any security panel we’ve ever experienced, and we love the new IQ Base table stand.  Thank you for listening!”

“This thing is FAST!” says Robert Post owner of Post Alarm.  “I noticed it right away, it’s like my home got an upgrade!”

To read the full announcement visit https://qolsys.com/johnson-controls-announces-next-generation-iq-panel-4/

IQ Panel 4 is available now at authorized distributors https://qolsys.com/find-a-distributor/

Media Contacts:

Ryan Nolan
Global Public Relations Program Manager
Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
Work: +1 414-524-6170
Mobile: +1 414-378-9641
Ryan.P.Nolan@jci.com

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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 www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter

Johnson Controls announces next generation IQ Panel 4

  • New global platform follows 2020 Johnson Controls acquisition of Qolsys
  • All-In-One smart security panel introduces several industry firsts, including SmartMount installation system improving install ease and time, 8MP Panel Camera, Bluetooth Music Streaming, and IQ Base Table Stand Subwoofer

 

San Jose, CA — July 20, 2021 — Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings announced the IQ Panel 4, a new model of the Qolsys IQ Panel improving on the award-winning IQ Panel 2 Plus.  The All-In-One IQ Panel 4 delivers industry leading connectivity and reliability on LTE, Wi-Fi, Z Wave, Bluetooth, PowerG, and legacy security wireless and includes a highly integrated and powerful IoT processor from Qualcomm.

The elegant 7” HD All-In-One touchscreen has an upgraded 8 Megapixel Panel Camera with Flex-Tilt to adjust camera angle for disarm photos, peek in, and alarm videos.  The new QuadSound speaker system allows Music Streaming over Bluetooth, and SmartMount installation system provides easy wall or table stand mounting options, including the new IQ Base Table Stand Subwoofer.  Dual SRF featuring PowerG provides long range secure encrypted wireless with compatibility for legacy security wireless already installed in the home or building.

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Press Release: Johnson Controls Releases IQ WiFi

Purpose-built mesh Wi-Fi integrates IQ Panel and connected devices to deliver residential and SMB networking solution

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings announced today that it has released a mesh Wi-Fi networking system to address the needs of the professional security industry.  IQ WiFi is the latest product manufactured by Qolsys, recently acquired by Johnson Controls, designed specifically to seamlessly connect and manage streaming cameras, video doorbells, garage openers and consumer Wi-Fi devices using the IQ Panel.

“The security industry has become increasingly dependent on the end-user’s network to support the growing demand of internet connected devices.” Says Dave Pulling, Johnson Controls General Manager and former CEO of the recently acquired Qolsys Inc.  “IQ WiFi elegantly connects and manages these devices to deliver better coverage and fast, reliable service”

The mesh network supports up to 8 IQ WiFi agents, and easily installs using the IQ panel’s 7” touchscreen.   Dual band SSID allows partitioning of security devices from consumer Wi-Fi devices for improved security and maintenance.  Manage guest networks, change passwords, view and manage connected devices from the IQ Panel’s intuitive interface.

“IQ Panel integration resolves common issues while delivering additional features and benefits for professional installers” reports Pulling.  “We’re excited to bring this solution to the industry with an innovative roadmap including remote management and maintenance to further reduce truck rolls and improve the customer experience.”

IQ WiFi won an ESX Innovation award at the 2021 Electronic Security Expo’s virtual event: https://www.securitysystemsnews.com/article/esx-2021-innovation-award-winners-announced

The IQ WiFi is now available through authorized Johnson Controls North American distributors.

 

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 www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Qolsys

Qolsys, a leading security and smart building technology manufacturer is dedicated to providing hardware and software to enable the internet of things for security, smarthome, builder, multi-dwelling unit and wellness solutions using sensors, devices, integrations, and cloud services. Founded on the principle of “Quality of Life” Qolsys (Quality of Life Systems) is based in San Jose, CA.

Learn more at http://qolsys.com.

Blog: You have a leak… What’s next?

You were smart and added flood/leak detectors all throughout your house. Do you have one under the kitchen sink, each of the bathroom sinks, near your water heater, and even one behind the fridge.
Then comes the dreaded notification on your phone: leak detected, kitchen sink. Questions race through your mind: now what? How bad is it? Why did that happen? has it ruined anything irreplaceable?  Is my insurance going to cover it?  As these questions raced through your mind inevitably you come down to one very important question: what’s next?
You could begin by racing home (if you’re not there already) and checking on things. Maybe you already know how to turn the water off on your sink, maybe you’re calling a plumber as you drive.  What you WANT to do is stop the water from flowing, but how?  Enter IQ water valve. Installs in just minutes over your Water main, no plumber required. Pairs wirelessly with the IQ panel using Z wave plus 700 series, the fastest and best Z wave connectivity yet.  Now, when One of your water sensors detects a leak, that shuts off the water to the entire house.  The only water that gets on the floor: only what was left in the pipes, and that’s easy to clean up.

Blog: Saving Construction Power for Builders

Constructing a new house requires power, and subcontractors are rarely concerned about managing it effectively. Once lights are installed it’s common to see them left on for hours if not days. HVAC contractors install heating and air-conditioning ducts, units, and thermostats and then leave them running.  The heater is off and cranked up to dry the mud and tape placed over the seams of the drywall, but rarely turned back down again. All of these add up two increase the construction power paid for by the builder.
Using IQ panel in the early stages of your finish work can significantly reduce The energy Used with our “vacant home used with our “vacant home” feature. Before an interactive account has been activated, The IQ panel can automatically turn off smart lights, adjusting thermostat to Energy conservative levels, and even make the home more secure by locking the front door. Even a single home can use a lot of energy when all the lights are on and the heater or air conditioner is “blasting“ for days on end, and for builders constructing large numbers of homes, the savings add up quick.

Blog: PowerG long range security and life safety sensor technology

PowerG wireless technology is the best way to ensure your security and life safety devices perform at their peak efficiency.  With ultra long range, these devices boast the industry’s best encryption and feature two way communication for battery efficiency and remote troubleshooting, saving you a technician visit and getting results fast.  With over 60 available channels these devices automatically avoid interference, eliminating hackers ability to jam the system and ensuring you always have a clean fast signal.  With the ultra long range these can easily replace wired sensors without the need to run conduit, rent forklifts, or run wires through existing walls, saving time and money on each job.  Rated for residential or commercial use and with a robust portfolio covering a variety of use cases you’ll always have the solution you need.