7” HD Touchscreen With LTE, Bluetooth and Built-In Camera Now Available to 70+ Security and Smarthome Providers
Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that Vector Security® approved the IQ Panel 2 and the Qolsys’ product line, including the IQ Remote and encrypted S-Line intrusion sensors for their Authorized Dealer Program. Vector Security, a leader in the security industry and currently ranked as the fifth largest security system providers in the United States, provides intelligent security and home automation solutions to more than 300,000 homes and businesses in North America, with multiple awards won for its outstanding service and industry leadership.
“We are proud to be approved by one of the industry’s most respected dealer programs,” says Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP of Sales and Marketing. “We will be partnering with Vector Security authorized dealers to deliver the best-in-class security and connected home solution for Residential, Builder and Small Business customers.”
Beta for Streaming Video Cameras Now Available to Authorized Dealers
MARCH 13, 2018 – SAN JOSE, CA. – Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today the release of Live View, the streaming of Alarm.com video cameras to the panel’s 7” HD touchscreen. Live View was enabled in the 2.1 Software Update, released February 2018.
The IQ Panel 2 is the flagship panel from Qolsys, a relatively new security company that has already made great strides in the industry. Qolsys sought out to create a modern and easy to navigate security panel that would appeal to every type of homeowner and business owner. In the end, they accomplished exactly that, as the IQ Panel 2 meets all of the requirements that a new buyer would look for in a security system. Overall, it is pleasing to the eye, offers a quick learning curve and presents a plethora of outstanding features and capabilities.
Bench Test reviewer Bob Grossman shares what it was like to beta test the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 over 18 months.
Back in December of 2014 we reviewed the Qolsys IQ Panel as one of our earlier bench tests. When we review a product, it is generally done over a fixed time period ranging from a few days to a couple of months.
This gives us enough time to learn the product, put it through its paces, and verify the stability and operability as best we can under the usual time constraints. We don’t live with a product for an extended period, so our reviews are, by necessity, educated first impressions.
When Qolsys started working on the follow up IQ Panel 2, they invited us to participate in its beta program. We’re not sure if this was done because of our enthusiasm for the first-generation IQ Panel, our fresh approach to the product (also called “inexperience, I believe), or the relentless stream of questions they got from us the first time around.
The IQ Panel 2 remains the Swiss army knife of alarm panels with a strong lineup of security and home automation features.
In December 2014, we reviewed the Qolsys IQ Panel, mentioning that it was an extremely difficult product to review. This is not a single function device but rather what I would term a partnership product.
It requires the panel itself, myriad accessories, the back-end support of Alarm.com, and the involvement of a skilled and trained dealer for installation, support and alarm monitoring.
The IQ Panel 2 remains the Swiss army knife of alarm panels and includes several features we believe are unique to this platform.
The IQ Remote provides a way to arm and disarm the IQ Panel 2 and control Z-Wave devices including lights, locks, thermostats and garage openers from other home locations.
SAN JOSE — Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technology, announces the availability of the IQ Remote. The IQ Remote is a 7” secondary touchscreen tablet with a built-in camera that supports full security, life safety and Z-Wave control.
Qolsys says the IQ Remote provides additional secondary full-feature access to the IQ Panel 2 security and smart home system.
IQ REMOTE NOW AVAILABLE
7” Secondary Touchscreen Tablet Pairs With Award Winning IQ Panel 2
FEBRUARY 27, 2018 – SAN JOSE, CA. – Qolsys, a leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that the IQ REMOTE is now available. The IQ REMOTE is a 7” secondary touchscreen tablet with a built-in camera that supports full security, life safety and Z-Wave control. Complimenting the award-winning IQ Panel 2, the IQ REMOTE provides additional secondary full-feature access to the security and smart home system.
“The IQ Remote delivers a modern industrial design and user experience,” says Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP of Sales and Marketing. “By pairing the IQ Remote with the IQ Panel 2, Qolsys dealers can support larger homes and multiple entry points while providing a consistent experience. We are excited to release the IQ Remote with our recent 2.1 software update supporting additional features only available on the IQ Panel 2.”
Guardian Protection Services, Warrendale, Pa., ranked No. 6 on the SDM 100, announced that it selected the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 as its next-generation platform following a one-year evaluation period. Trusted by more than 300,000 clients throughout the nation, Guardian has provided state-the-art technology to homes and businesses for more than 65 years through the professional installation and monitoring of its residential and commercial security systems and smart home technologies... continue to full article.
SAN JOSE, Calif.—Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technology, announced recently that Guardian Protection Services, a residential and commercial security systems provider based in Warrendale, Pa., has selected the IQ Panel 2 as its next generation platform following a one-year evaluation period... continue to full article.
Check out the Guardian blog post below.
Home security panels haven’t changed a lot over the last 10 years. Sure, some have become small touch screens. Some have changed in shape and size, minimally. In reality, however, most panels are pretty similar. The Guardian IQ2 Security panel is not your average security panel. It’s slimmer, smarter and more powerful. The IQ2 panel looks and feels like a smartphone, is easy to use... continue to full article.