Leif Kothe, blogger for Security Systems news, met with Qolsys Director of Marketing Jeremy McLerran on Wednesday in the Level 3 Lounge at ESX 2014 in Nashville. The two discussed industry trends and a desire to see continued innovation throughout products and services used by dealers and integrators nationwide.Continue reading
TechHome Builder, the premier site for new construction technology, published an article on innovative products amiable to consumers and builders today. Included in this lineup was the IQ Panel. Read the full article here.
Brandon Savage, Senior VP of Customer Experience and Operations at Alarm Capital Alliance, says he uses the IQ Panel at home. “I’m a strong believer in interactive services” he told Leif Kothe of Security System News.
“I’m always eager to experiment with the latest innovative equipment that’s about to be released. I’m always interested in seeing improvements to the customer experience and user interfaces, not only for our end users, but also for our wide variety of technical partners we have in the field. Any product that can make installation quicker and easier and minimize truck rolls has a huge ROI for us.”
SDM Magazine interviewed Qolsys VP of Sales and Marketing Mike Hackett shortly after the software update that activated the industry’s first built in camera in a security panel.
In the article the magazine posed several questions about forward compatibility, IoT (the Internet of Things) and the concept of software updates in a security platform.
Qolsys, a new home security/automation manufacturer that launched at ISC West last month is now creatiing its “Founders Program,” according to Ken Arnold. I expect to learn more about the program this week, but Ken Arnold told me it’ll be the basis of the start-up’s dealer program.
At this point, Qolsys has “50 to 70 dealers” that it’s shipping panels to for beta testing. Shipping for sale starts soon, he said.
Say “Hello” to Qolsys (Quality of Life Systems) Inc., a new company aiming to redefine the “all-in-one” connected home control platform market at ISC West with the launch of a groundbreaking seven-inch touchscreen platform —all built around the principle that yesterday’s self-contained panels simply aren’t meeting consumer expectations.Continue reading
What is your background? How did you get into the Security Industry?
Prior to starting Qolsys I was at eBay for 10 years. I spent a lot of time following consumer trends, including online and the fast growing mobile segment. Not exactly a security industry veteran; however, as customers and casual industry observers growing up in Silicon Valley, we noticed an opportunity to raise the bar in the residential security space. As outsiders we had no preconceived notions of what a security panel should look or act like, except that end users were ready for something more, similar to their smartphones and tablets. By leveraging these consumer trends and re-architecting the typical security state machine into an open compute platform we are able to bring to market an intuitive, attractive and robust solution that looks and acts more like a consumer friendly tablet but designed specifically for the security industry and the growing home control market.Continue reading
The Qolsys IQ Panel is described on the Z-Wave Alliance website here