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.
With this investment Qolsys will accelerate the development of the company’s groundbreaking residential security and Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The Qolsys product line, which includes the flagship product IQPanel, will be immediately available to established Tyco Security Products channels in North America.
The IQ Panel’s impressive list of industry firsts combines security, life safety and smart home technologies into the first true “All-in-One” platform.
“This is a validation of the Qolsys vision to reinvent the security, life safety, and intelligent home platform for today’s smartphone generation,” said Qolsys CEO Dave Pulling. “There is opportunity to innovate in every corner of the home. This investment is a game changer, fueling Qolsys’ growth and delivering our customers product innovations and additional services.”
The Qolsys management team will continue to lead the company and to pursue the company’s vision for a new era in home security. This investment will help Qolsys dramatically expand every aspect of the organization, including hardware and software development, product development, testing, cloud services, sales and marketing and more. The product roadmap and new features will be accelerated, as well as increased dealer resources and channel development and support.
“The partnership with Qolsys is exciting news for Tyco Security Products and it further demonstrates Tyco’s commitment to enabling new intelligent services via the Internet of Things,” said Mike Ryan, President, Tyco Security Products. “This investment deepens our intrusion security portfolio offering so that we can continue to deliver the most innovative and intuitive solutions to our customers in the residential, commercial and service provider segments.”
The IQ Panel is the first scalable and upgradable platform that has delivered a key set of groundbreaking technology firsts:
- Over-the-air software updates; enables feature updates, always new
- Mobile OS for ease of use and scalability; Text to Speech; Language Translation
- Innovative Dual Path Connectivity, simultaneous communication via both Cellular and WiFi connections
- 7” touchscreen panel providing a robust graphical interface
- Built-in Panel camera that takes disarm photos; disarm photo authentication
- All in One panel with six communication radios built in (no snap in modules required); SIA rated siren; Two-Way Voice, 24 hour battery
- Native Dealer Portal; custom dealer messaging and support
- Multiple languages (English, Spanish, French) on single Panel SKU
- Innovative installation and troubleshooting procedures, reducing install time, tech support and creation costs
- Native Help videos and FAQs; reduces customer support calls, increased user satisfaction
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Qolsys is reinventing the security and home control market and 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 first true “All-In-One” security platform, the IQ Panel, leveraging a mobile operating system, boasts several industry firsts including a 7” Touchscreen with a built-in panel camera, 6 built-in wireless radios with no external antennas, Z-Wave for home control devices, multiple languages, two-way voice, siren, an SD Card slot, 24-hour lithium-ion battery, and interactive services powered by Alarm.com. The IQ Panel’s groundbreaking Dual-Path Connectivity enables communication over cellular and broadband WiFi channels allowing the IQ Panel to leverage Alarm.com’s industry leading interactive services platform, adding redundancy to support reliability across all connected home services while making the solution more flexible. The IQ Panel brings a level of system integration and an intuitive user experience that are designed to set a new standard for the industry.
All in one. Always connected. http://Qolsys.com
Ken Arnold, Director of Communications, Qolsys
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