REMOVING THE HAZARD OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Remember that scene in A Christmas Story where dad is decorating the christmas tree?  After getting all the lights strung he desperately looks for an extra outlet in which to plug his holiday decorations.  He lifted cords and moved wires, and upon finding an open spot he inserted the plug and everything goes dark.  Pandemonium ensues as the family struggled to find their way in the dark and his son Ralphie’s commentary praising his old man’s prowess in changing a burnt fuse.Continue reading

IQ PANEL AVAILABLE IN LIMITED RELEASE TO FOUNDATION CLUB MEMBERS, DECEMBER 2013

Qolsys announced today that the IQ Panel will be available to its Foundation Club members in a limited release.

“Our Foundation Club worked as expected,” says Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP of Sales and Marketing.  “They have given us the feedback we needed to refine our platform.”

The limited release, only available to those within the Foundation Club, will give a non-specified number of panels to each dealer or distributor, to be installed in customer’s homes under their own Alarm.com accounts.

Previously, all Foundation Club evaluation kids were activated under the Qolsys company account, now dealers can use their own accounts. This gives the dealers a visibility of what it will be like to install panels on a wide scale, and lets them experience all of the benefits of the back end integration.

Virtually every setting can be adjusted remotely, giving the IQ Panel one of the most robust support platforms available in a consumer grade panel.

“We will be testing this integration and configuration over the next several months as we prepare for our general release,” says Dave Pulling, CEO of Qolsys.  “We will constantly be updating the package, but overall we are very, very close.”

To apply to become a Qolsys dealer visit Qolsys.com.

QOLSYS ATTENDS ADC PARTNER SUMMIT; ANNOUNCES IQ PANEL SOFT LAUNCH

Washington, DC:  Qolsys attended the Alarm.com Partner Summit in Washington D.C. as a Gold Sponsor, unveiling the shipping date for the IQ Panel soft launch and hosting a special training meeting for security and home control dealers.

At Alarm.com’s Partner Summit held at the Mayflower Renaissance in Washington D.C., Qolsys Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Hackett announced the soft launch of the highly anticipated IQ Panel, the world’s first true all-in-one security and home control platform.Continue reading

USING AN ALARM.COM IMAGE SENSOR LIKE A BABY MONITOR

Ever since our fourth child was born our two-year-old has had a difficult time going to bed at night. Sometimes she’ll come into the living room and tell us things like “I need a drink” or “I’m not tired.” Of course when she says this she’s rubbing her eyes and yawning. We started making deals with her. To get her to stay in bed, like “go to sleep and you can hold the baby tomorrow.”  She must be incredibly intelligent, because she’s now figured out that any time she comes to us after getting out of bed, we’ll just pick her up and put her right back under her covers.Continue reading

ESX 2013: QOLSYS SPONSORS “RISE AND SHINE” BREAKFAST

Qolsys VP Mike Hackett wowed pastry eaters and orange juice drinkers at the 2013 “Rise and Shine” breakfast at ESX 2013 by showing a video of the Qolsys IQ Panel and talking a little bit about innovation.

“We’re outsiders” he said in his introduction to the event. “But we are excited to see what the future will bring.”

The IQ Panel, a 7″ Touchscreen built on a mobile operating system, wowed guests before the panelists were introduced.Continue reading

QOLSYS ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF “FOUNDATION CLUB” FOR FINAL STAGE OF IQ PANEL DEVELOPMENT

Qolsys announces formation of it’s “Foundation Club,” a group of 75 dealers selected to test and evaluate the IQ Panel’s end-to-end solution following the successful company launch at ISC West 2013.

“We’ve been developing this platform for three years, this is the next step in bringing the IQ Solution to market,” says Mike Hackett, Qolsys Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Now, we are putting our product  in the hands of dealers, and by leveraging our robust software platform we are able to integrate their feedback into ongoing software updates.”Continue reading

SECURITY SYSTEM NEWS: QOLSYS LAUNCHES FOUNDERS PROGRAM

Martha Entwistle

 05/13/2013

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.

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QOLSYS ANNOUNCES BETA PROGRAM FOR FOUNDATION CLUB MEMBERS

Qolsys announced today that it began a beta program for its Foundation Club, a group of dealers and distributors who will be the first to receive the innovative 7″ touchscreen platform and full line of peripherals.

“The beta program was designed to help us refine our panel before our wide release,” says Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP of Sales and Marketing.  “There’s no better way to accomplish this than by letting the dealer community use it.”Continue reading