7” HD Touchscreen IQ Panel With LTE, Bluetooth and Built-In Camera Now Available to Security and Smarthome Providers
Northstar, a leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that Qolsys Products have been approved for dealers participating in it’s Affiliate funding program. The Qolsys product line, including the IQ Panel 2, IQ Panel 2 Plus, IQ Remote and encrypted PowerG and S-Line intrusion sensors will help NorthStar Affiliates attract new customers by offering appealing security, life safety, and smarthome solutions.
“This is direct reaction to partner demand,” says Northstar VP of Business Development , Nick Perry . “Qolsys is a leader in innovation and technology in our space, and their latest product line and feature set made this a very easy decision. In addition to receiving discounted pricing through distribution, NorthStar Affiliates will receive a premium panel bonus when installing Qolsys products, making it economically appealing to adopt the high-end panel,” Perry added.
The “All-in-One” IQ Panel 2 Plus is an elegant, modern, tablet-like panel with a 7” HD capacitive touchscreen with Dual SRF Featuring PowerG, the most powerful wireless security communication technology with 4 times the range of traditional legacy security protocols. In addition to PowerG the IQ Panel 2 Plus also supports one of three legacy frequencies: 319.5 (GE/Interlogix) 345 MHz, (Honeywell/2Gig) or 433 MHz (DSC) allowing dealers to upgrade older systems without requiring a costly translator.
“PowerG takes range off the table while bringing a powerful commercial technology to the residential market including two-way communication, remote access, and banking level frequency hopping encryption,” says Mike Hackett, SVP Sales and Marketing. “Dual SRF allows dealers to deploy PowerG while still providing support for the legacy devices currently installed inside the home, eliminating replacement costs associated with wireless translators and life safety devices. Dual SRF delivers the most comprehensive sensor portfolio bridging the past with the future of security.”
The IQ Panel 2 Plus ships with Qolsys’ 2.2 software, including several new features like Install Wizard; Live View, the ability to view Alarm.com video cameras on the screen; and Live Answer, giving end users the ability to answer their SkyBell Video Doorbell from the IQ Panel’s 7” HD interface inside the home. Live Answer will also work with Live View cameras that have voice capability, such as the Alarm.com 522 indoor camera.
The IQ Panel also delivers upgraded features and functionality with an intuitive swipe based user interface, LTE and Wi-Fi dual path connectivity, 5MP panel camera, software updates via the cloud and Z-Wave Plus. Building on several industry firsts, Qolsys continues to innovate with proprietary encrypted sensor technology and built in applications such as Bluetooth Touchless Disarming, glass break detection, Z-Wave and SRF diagnostics and remote diagnostic tools for troubleshooting and adjusting settings and features.