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.

“We fine-tuned every radio to improve range, installation time, and provide a better user experience,” says Dave Pulling, Johnson Controls General Manager and Founder of the recently acquired Qolsys Inc.  “IQ Panel 4 builds its foundation on what we’ve learned over 10 years of hardware development, 32 software updates, and listening to feedback from our customers.”

IQ Panel 4 enjoys extensive integration with interactive services providing residential, SMB/Commercial, Wellness, Builder and MDU/Multifamily support all with a single panel and app.

“We’re excited to see Qolsys continuing to drive innovation in security hardware with the IQ Panel 4,” said Daniel Kerzner, chief product officer. “Focusing on enhanced security and streamlined installations, we believe the IQ Panel 4 paired with services will deliver an integrated and exceptional experience for service providers and end users.”

“Qualcomm Technologies’ cutting-edge IoT solutions are revolutionizing next-generation devices across industries,” said Jeffery Torrance, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. “We are pleased to see companies including Johnson Controls utilize our high-performance Qualcomm MSM8953, a widely adopted IoT solution, designed to deliver superior compute, robust camera features and multiple connectivity options.”

Originally developed by Qolsys, a Silicon Valley based startup that revolutionized the security industry’s approach to the alarm system, the first generation IQ Panel launched in 2014, followed by the award-winning IQ Panel 2 in 2016 and the award winning IQ Panel 2 Plus in 2018.  In 2020 Qolsys was acquired in its entirety by Johnson Controls, with the leadership team accepting key roles in Johnson Control’s Intrusion Division.

IQ Panel 4 is in soft launch now and will be available to North American dealers this summer, and to international markets through the end of 2021. To learn more visit here.

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