WANT A SMARTER HOME? JUST ADD IQ.

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Everyone is buzzing about the “smart home” these days aren’t they?  Maybe that’s why we’ve been as busy as bees making it a reality.  It’s more than just building a nice panel though.  Its an entire network of connected devices, and the ability to continue to add support for new devices as they are released into the market.  To make your home smarter, you’ll need to add more and more of these intelligent devices, or as we call it, “IQ.”  As you work to make your dream smart home setup, here’s a few things you should know.Continue reading

MEDIA COVERAGE OF TYCO INVESTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

We’ve had an exciting year at Qolsys, now capped with the big news of the strategic investment from Tyco Security Products.  Click the links below to see recent news:

Julie Jacobsen, CEPro:  http://www.cepro.com/article/why_tyco_invested_in_qolsys_security_home_automation/

Business Wire:  http://www.businesswire.ca/news/ca-en/20141203006223/en/Qolsys-Closes-Strategic-Investment-Tyco

YAHOO Finance:  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/qolsys-closes-strategic-investment-tyco-191100706.html

SDM Magazine:  http://www.sdmmag.com/articles/90733-tyco-international-expands-technological-reach-in-multiple-ways

Security Systems News:  http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/article/tyco-invests-qolsys 

QOLSYS CLOSES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FROM TYCO

Investment to Accelerate Growth of Residential Security and Internet of Things Platform 

(December 3, 2014, San Jose, CA) – Qolsys, a provider of best-in-class residential security and home control solutions, announced today that it has secured a strategic investment from Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company.Continue reading

USING THE IQ PANEL TO AUTOMATE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE

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Christmas trees are a wonderful part of the holiday season, but can also be a cause of fires.  According to NFPA.org (the National Fire Protection Association) each year an average of 230 home fires start with a Christmas tree, causing 6 deaths, 22 injuries, and $18.3 million in damages.  You can mitigate this risk by creating a simple rule using your Alarm.com account and Qolsys Smart Socket.Continue reading

QOLSYS ANNOUNCES IQ PANEL SOFTWARE UPDATE TO INCLUDE LANGUAGE TRANSLATION

IQ Panel Users Can Easily Change Language to Spanish and French.

(Oct. 20, 2014, San Jose, CA) Qolsys today announced an update to the IQ Panel supporting additional language translation. The IQ Panel can easily toggle between English, Spanish, and French, eliminating the need for dealers to carry multiple SKUs, and improving the end-user experience by giving users real-time control of the IQ Panel text and voice. This groundbreaking feature is a first in the residential and small commercial security and life safety industry.Continue reading

QOLSYS RELEASES SOFTWARE UPDATE TO SUPPORT DUAL-PATH COMMUNICATION FOR SMART HOME PLATFORM

IQ Panel update includes new user interface, expanded home automation support and dealer diagnostic tool kit, delivered over Qolsys upgrade cloud service 

(September 8, 2014, San Jose, CA) – Qolsys today announced a new update to the IQ Panel, the security industry’s first “All-in-One” 7-inch touchscreen. Groundbreaking software updates include Dual-Path Connectivity, an updated and sleeker user interface, expanded home automation support, and a robust dealer diagnostic toolkit enhancing remote service to the IQ Panel.Continue reading

SECURITY SYSTEM NEWS: VIDEO GOES MAINSTREAM

logoKen  Chutchian of Security System News wrote an article on video in the security space.  Quoting Qolsys SVP Mike Hackett in the article Ken writes:

When it comes to figuring out what tech-savvy customers want before the customer realizes it, Qolsys of Cupertino, CA., makers of the IQ panel, a newer player in the home security product manufacturing business, is a pioneer.Continue reading