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: 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 Alarm.com platform for connecting smart homes and businesses and is integrated with the Alarm.com ecosystem of devices, including interactive security and home automation. Users are able to access Z-Wave diagnostics and/or receive remote diagnostic support from Alarm.com.

“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 Qolsys.com. For more information on the Silicon Labs Z-Wave 700 series, visit silabs.com/wireless/z-wave/700-series-modules.

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.

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. silabs.com

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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.

PRESS RELEASE: Johnson Controls Acquires Qolsys, inc. To Capitalize On Emerging Technologies And Customers Looking For World-Class Building Solutions

Creating a global force in the converging intrusion and smart building markets

Cork, Ireland– (August 4, 2020) – Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) announced today it has acquired the remaining stake of Qolsys Inc., a leading residential and commercial security and smart-home manufacturer, after owning a majority since 2014. Qolsys enhances Johnson Controls global innovation platform delivering next generation security and smart building solutions. The Qolsys founders and leadership team will remain in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA) assuming key roles in Johnson Controls global intrusion business.

Johnson Controls continues its mission to deliver smarter, safer, intelligent and more connected buildings by deploying emerging technologies such as embedded IP, artificial intelligence and machine learning through best-in-class solutions and partnerships. Johnson Controls is leading a fundamental transformation of how spaces and places are perceived and enjoyed by balancing and responding to the flow of information, services and people that occupy buildings. By applying data from both inside and outside buildings, Johnson Controls OpenBlue digital platforms empowers customers to manage operations while delivering safety and security in dynamic and agile environments.

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Press Release: Qolsys Expands to North American Manufacturing

Leader in Smart Home Automation and Security partners with Foxconn Industrial Internet to Manufacture Flagship IQ Panel in Wisconsin.

Sept 19, 2019 – SAN JOSE, CA. – Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today an expanded partnership with Foxconn Industrial Internet (Fii) to assemble the IQ Panel at their current facility in the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, Mt. Pleasant, WI..

“Foxconn Industrial Internet enables Qolsys to deliver best-in-class manufacturing technology enabling our high quality and leading market position,” says Qolsys CFO Ken McMaster. “US based manufacturing provides additional logistics benefits reducing lead times for faster customer deliveries and further expands our global footprint. In addition to our Juarez Facility which opened late last year,” added McMaster.  “This new facility gives us greater flexibility to serve our customers in North America”.

“The Fii team has supported Qolsys from the beginning,” said Fii USA President Foo-Ming Fu. “We now have the opportunity to help this customer expand their platform by combining our smart manufacturing capabilities such as artificial intelligence and industrial internet of things (IOT) with our years of manufacturing and supply chain experience.  Our team is excited for the continued partnership with Qolsys and look forward to the opportunity to support their aggressive growth plans.”

Foxconn Industrial Internet will leverage its expertise in smart manufacturing, supply chain management and global reach in implementing system production in the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin.  This fully integrated value-added manufacturing capability will enable Qolsys to achieve market expansion with sustainable supply chain success. 

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Press Release: Qolsys Supports Key Verticals with 2.4 Software Update

Deeper Support For Residential, Commercial, Builder, Wellness, MDU, DIY

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 – SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that the 2.4 software update has been released for the IQ Panel 2 Plus.  The 2.4 software includes a host of new features and improvements resulting from customer feedback to serve key initiatives in Residential, Commercial, Builder, Wellness, MDU and DIY verticals.

“Every one of these features and enhancements represents the voice of the customer,” says Qolsys SVP of Sales and Marketing Mike Hackett.  “As we invest in growing the security and smart home solution beyond traditional markets we continue to innovate, leveraging our hardware and software expertise to improve the user experience.”

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Press Release: Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus wins TechVision Challenge And Innovation Award at ESX 2019

“Best in Show” award earned in “Shark Tank” style competition

JUNE 10, 2019 – SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today the IQ Panel 2 Plus was awarded the prestigious TechVision Challenge, presented at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. The “Best in Show” award was earned during a “shark-tank” style presentation to a panel of industry experts. The IQ Panel 2 Plus also captured an innovation award which distinguishes innovation and excellence in the industry and recognizes next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunity for industry growth. The IQ Panel 2 Plus’ predecessor, the IQ Panel 2, previously captured these same two awards in 2016.

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Press Release: Qolsys Releases New Hardwire, Wellness, Energy and Security Devices

Hardwire Module With UL 985 Residential Fire Certification, Slim Form-Factor Micro DW, Two Wellness Pendants, Z-Wave Smart Energy Plug and Next Gen Secondary Touchscreen

June 7, 2019 – SAN JOSE, CA –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that it has expanded its device portfolio with several new product serving a range of needs.

“We continue to grow our portfolio of connected devices as the Security and IOT markets converge,” says Qolsys Sr. Director of Marketing Jeremy McLerran, “enabling our dealers to enter new verticals leveraging the best-in-class Qolsys and Alarm.com end-to-end solution.”

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Press Release: Qolsys Goes Commercial

IQ Panel Receives UL1610 Certification for Commercial Burglary Standard, including 4 Partitions, New PowerG Devices and Powered By Alarm.com Commercial Services Platform

SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that it has received UL 1610 Certification for Commercial Burg, opening small business and commercial opportunities for dealers using IQ Panel 2 Plus.  The latest 2.3 software update adds features specific to business use cases including up to four partitions, screen lock, 6-digit passcodes and additional support for PowerG sensors and secondary keypads.

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Press Release: Qolsys and Alarm.com Deliver Face Recognition From Disarm Images of IQ Panel 2’s Built-In Camera

5-Megapixel Camera Triggers “Unexpected Activity Alerts” To Users when Unidentified User Disarms Panel

March 12, 2019 – SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smart home technology, announced today that, in partnership with Alarm.com, disarm images captured by the built-in 5MP panel camera on the IQ Panel 2 Plus now include face recognition powered by Alarm.com.

“This is a tremendous upgrade to our combined solution,” says Qolsys SVP of Sales & Marketing Mike Hackett. “It again demonstrates software’s power to unlock hardware’s potential and provide innovative features that increase customer engagement.”

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