April 5, 2016 – ISC West 2016, Las Vegas, Nev. – Qolsys, provider of best-in-class residential security and smarthome solutions, announced today that Monitronics Security, the nation’s second-largest residential security provider with more than 600 authorized dealers, has approved the IQ Panel and the Qolsys line of devices for their dealer program.
Most Advanced, Secure, All-in-One Platform, Featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon with 4G inuxTE, Ensures Long-Term Investment Protection
MARCH 31, 2016 – San Jose, CA – Qolsys announced today its next generation IQ Panel, the IQ Panel 2, the first all-in-one security and smarthome platform that combines advanced hardware and leading interactive software services to deliver a best-in-class experience and provide long-term investment protection for dealers and end-users. Innovative software applications include glass break detection, Bluetooth disarm, the ability to send disarm photos to the smartphone and cloud, and more.
System Systems News Editor Martha Entwistle did a fantastic article on the new IQ Panel 2. Read it here:
Qolsys Software Update Captures and Sends Home Security Disarm Photos to Smartphone App
Dual Path Cellular and Wi-Fi Cloud Upgrade Services Automatically Deliver Routine Enhancements and New Feature Set to End Users
MARCH 23, 2016 – SAN JOSE, Calif. – Qolsys, provider of best-in-class residential security and smart home solutions, announced today that its next software update (1.6.1) includes the capture and delivery of disarm photos from the IQ Panel camera to the Alarm.com cloud and to the smartphone. End-users will have immediate access to these photos for visual verification, including user name and time stamp.
Qolsys Security and Smarthome Platform Approved for Alarm Capital Alliance Dealer Program
IQ Panel Improves Attrition, Install Time and RMR
MARCH 15, 2016 – SAN JOSE, Calif. – Qolsys, provider of best-in-class residential security and smarthome solutions, announced today that its home security and smart home platform has been approved for distribution in the Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA) Dealer Program. This approval allows ACA dealers to offer the most advanced technology to their customers and expands the reach of the Qolsys IQ Panel platform into new residential markets.
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In an exclusive interview, find out from Qolsys Co-Founder Michael Hackett how the developer of mobile-based security and home automation systems is making its mark with dealers and consumers.
Happy New Years! Make sure your IQ Panel is armed and secure while you go out and ring in the new year! Good luck writing your New Year’s Resolutions. Here are our Marketing and Education Manager, Whitney White’s resolutions:
- Lose 10 pounds (who wouldn’t want that).
- Add 3 new IQ Mini DW sensors to my Qolsys system.
- Spend more time with family.
- Add cameras to my Qolsys system to properly set up my front porch with the IQ Doorbell.
- Start a journal (I think I’ve made this resolution for a few years now)
- Get a door lock for my front door to fully optimize my Qolsys smarthome through the IQ Panel.
Happy New Years! Stay safe!
We hope you are off spending lots of time with the people you love this holiday season, enjoying family traditions and making new memories. We truly appreciate you being apart of the Qolsys family. We hope your stocking is full of IQ DW Mini‘s and IQ2s and may you find a new IQ Panel under your tree!
HomeToys.com (Offers a blend of Commercial & Residential Automation, Security & A/V Systems Industry News, Articles and Interviews) recently sat down with Qolsys to learn more about its security and smart home offering.
Can you tell us a bit about your company, your products and where you fit into the Smart Home industry?
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Qolsys (http://Qolsys.com) is reinventing the smarthome, security and home control market. Qolsys is dedicated to improving the quality of life through innovation and technology by introducing the next generation life safety, security and home control platform.
The IQ Panel, the first true “All-In-One” security platform, leverages a mobile operating system and boasts several industry firsts. Other features include a 7” Touchscreen with a built-in panel camera, 6 built-in wireless radios with no external antennas, Z-Wave and Zigbee for home control and smart home devices, multiple languages in one SKU, two-way voice, siren, an SD Card slot, 24-hour lithium-ion battery, and interactive services powered by Alarm.com….READ MORE
I am relieved to say that I just recently finished my Christmas shopping. But now having this hoard of presents tucked under our tree I’m more concerned about the safety of my home. Most days, our home is empty for the better part of the day due to work or other obligations and we aren’t there to protect from the Grinches of the world or even porch pirates – someone who steals packages off your door steps.
Being gone many days traveling or working, how do I make sure my home is secure? Luckily, our Qolsys system offers layers of security and monitoring. The first line of defense is being able to peek-in on my home while I’m away using my Image Sensors. Another layer is when someone rings my doorbell (perhaps to see if I am home or not), I get a message and image of who is at my door, fending off any porch pirates. So far, it’s only been UPS. But as a last layer of defense, I have my security devices. These range from the IQ Mini D/W sensors I have on my doors, my IQ Motion detector that will alert when there is movement in the house when there shouldn’t be, my Image Sensors and my IQ Glass that will sound the alarm if glass from my windows are broken in attempt to get into my home. Knowing that someone who might try to take Santa’s sack won’t make it very far in my home is a great reassurance while we are out or traveling in the next few weeks.