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
Silicon valley startup lands 26-year security executive
(March 15th, 2013 11:11am PST) Cupertino, CA. Qolsys announces the hiring of veteran home security executive Ken Parker as Vice President of Sales. Parker brings a distinctive combination of extensive sales experience, account management and industry relationships in the home security and home control markets to his role at Qolsys.Continue reading
The Qolsys IQ Panel is described on the Z-Wave Alliance website here
I’m on a plane looking out the window at the Salt Lake City airport tarmac and everything looks like Qolsys. It’s been cold for weeks, and the snow that fell just before Christmas has yet to melt away. It gives the world a white-grey look, the same color I’ve been working with our design team to achieve for our new website. The lights guiding us across the path to our runway are a green and blue, a paler version of the exact shades we’ve selected for our company, and I smile as I see the golden hues we chose as accents twinkling in the morning lights of the city beyond. Yes, everything looks like Qolsys.Continue reading