News: How Touchscreens Benefit Both Security Integrators and Homeowners

Elevating the dealer to a smart home or business expert in the eyes of the consumer reduces churn, allows for upsell and more RMR potential.

Touchscreen technology is a part of our everyday life. We use them at bank ATMs, to retrieve a boarding pass at the airline ticket counter, when our iPhone battery is about to die, to control aspects of our home or office, and more.

In the not-too-distant past, the electronic security industry offered keypads to control the system and before that a key switch to turn the system on or off — yes, a real key!

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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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News: ESX Innovation Awards Winners Revealed on Show Floor

Winners of the 2019 Innovation Awards were announced Tuesday at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX).

Each year the ESX Innovation Awards program recognizes outstanding products and services that drive the electronic security and life-safety industry forward.

To determine the best from each category, judges select winners from a pool of applications from manufacturers and service providers, serving the industry with innovative end-user offerings and tools that help dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals become more efficient and profitable.

INTRUSION SYSTEMS: IQ Panel 2 Plus by Qolsys

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News: Intrusion Detection Winner: Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus

The IQ Panel’s 7-inch HD touch-screen feels familiar like a phone, integrates elegantly and increases customer usage. Dual SRF featuring PowerG can take over existing systems saving money while leveraging tomorrow’s top security technologies. On-screen diagnostics get it right before you leave, eliminating go backs, reducing truck rolls. See article.

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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Press Release: D.R. HORTON, INC., AMERICA’S BUILDER, ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF ITS HOME IS CONNECTED SMART HOME SYSTEM

ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI), America’s Builder, today announced the successful launch of its Home is ConnectedSM smart home system, which is included in the base price of each new home from D.R. Horton and its family of brands. The system includes a robust central hub by Qolsys that controls the smart home features, including a home alarm and automation platform by Alarm.com, Honeywell Homethermostat from Resideo, door locks by Kwikset, smart switches by Eaton Corporation, video doorbell by SkyBell and hands free, voice-first experiences with Amazon Alexa.

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News: Qolsys Selected As Exclusive Hub By D.R. Horton

All D.R. Horton Homes To Include IQ Panel 2 Plus To Power "Home is Connected" Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smart home technology, announced today that the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus was selected by D.R. Horton, Inc., America's largest homebuilder, to provide the hub for their "Home is Connected" solution.  Every D.R. Horton model and production home will include the award-winning IQ Panel 2 Plus, a Z-Wave thermostat, a Z-Wave door lock, a Z-Wave light and a video doorbell.

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Hands On With The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus: Another step closer to the convergence of security and home automation.

…It’s fascinating to watch the security industry hitting its stride with some great new products that, at times, rival the likes of Control4, Savant, and others. Clearly, these solutions all have their place and their installation should be driven by understanding client needs, but it’s nice to have a solution in the toolbox that could allow a fully installed home automation platform (including cellular connectivity) in the home for less than $500 all in. Don’t even get me started on the recurring monthly revenue (RMR) upside.  Read Full Article.