“Best in Show” award earned in “Shark Tank” style competition
JUNE 10, 2019 – SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today the IQ Panel 2 Plus was awarded the prestigious TechVision Challenge, presented at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. The “Best in Show” award was earned during a “shark-tank” style presentation to a panel of industry experts. The IQ Panel 2 Plus also captured an innovation award which distinguishes innovation and excellence in the industry and recognizes next-gen products and services that offer significant opportunity for industry growth. The IQ Panel 2 Plus’ predecessor, the IQ Panel 2, previously captured these same two awards in 2016.
“Thank you to ESX for hosting this exciting event and important industry conference,” said Qolsys Senior Director of Marketing Jeremy McLerran. “We are honored to be awarded for listening to our customers and delivering ongoing features to enable the dealer channel a relevant solution in the expanding and competitive smart home market.”
IQ Panel 2 Plus supports Dual SRF featuring PowerG’s industry leading range and encryption, and legacy radios compatible with 319 MHz (including Interlogix sensors/Qolsys S-Line encrypted sensors)or 345 MHz (Honeywell/2GiG) or 433 MHz (DSC).
Other features garnering the judges attention include “Live Answer,” video doorbell streaming on the 7” HD screen; “Live View,” streaming indoor and outdoor cameras to the touchscreen; device diagnostics to improve install time and quality while reducing costly go-backs; and improvements to the built-in camera including peek-ins and face recognition via Alarm.com’s mobile app and motion detection.
A video of the TechVision challenge winner announcement can be seen on the Qolsys Facebook page.
The IQ Panel 2 Plus and a full line of security and home automation devices is available today from authorized Qolsys distributors. Visit www.qolsys.com to learn more.
Qolsys is a Silicon Valley based security and smarthome manufacturer providing state of the art residential and commercial solutions to security and home automation dealers across North America. Its flagship product, the IQ Panel 2 Plus, is a 7” HD touchscreen tablet with built in 5 MP Camera, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad Core System on a Chip with multiple radios packed into an ultra-thin form factor with interactive services powered by Alarm.com Dual SRF featuring PowerG allows for easy takeovers bridging the gap between legacy security protocols and the long range encrypted wireless technologies of the future. The IQ Panel features several industry firsts, including a 7-inch HD touchscreen with an intuitive graphical user interface, LTE & Wi-Fi Dual Path cloud connectivity for intelligent redundancy, reliability and speed, and built-in 5MP camera that allows the user to capture disarm photos, alarm videos, a peek in on demand from the Alarm.com mobile app. It also features Bluetooth Touchless Disarming, letting you pair up to 5 phones for hands free close proximity system deactivation, Live View, the ability to stream indoor and outdoor cameras to the HD Screen, and Live Answer allowing you to answer your Skybell Video Doorbell from the panel. Z-Wave Plus supports lifestyle devices such as lights, locks, thermostats, and garage openers, a built in Glass Break Detector, powerful system health diagnostics and over the air software updates. Commercial features include PowerG Wireless Sensor support, screen lock, disarm photos for employee verification and up to 4 partitions accessible from 7” Touchscreen secondary tablets. The IQ Panel 2 was named “Best Overall” by the TechHome Builder Show, received the “Innovation Award” in 2016 from ESX, was named as a Top 30 Award Winner by SSI in 2017 and earned the prestigious TechVision Challenge award, a form of "Best in Show" at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). Qolsys IQ Panel platforms are tightly integrated with Alarm.com’s market-leading connected home services platform, supporting interactive security, video monitoring, energy management and home automation, resulting in increased conversion, end-user satisfaction, fewer dealer truck rolls, improved customer support and decreased total cost of ownership. Learn more at http://qolsys.com/.
Ken Arnold, Director of Communications, Qolsys – email@example.com, Ph: 855-476-5797