Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Selected By Guardian Protection Services for Residential And Small Business Solutions

SDM Top 10 company adopts leading security and smarthome platform

February 12, 2018 – SAN JOSE, CA. – Qolsys, a leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that Guardian Protection Services, a Top 10 ranked security systems firm, has selected the IQ Panel 2 as its next generation platform following a one-year evaluation period.  Trusted by more than 300,000 clients throughout the nation, Guardian has provided state-the-art technology to homes and businesses for more than 65 years through the professional installation and monitoring of its residential and commercial security systems and smart home technologies.

“We are honored to bring the IQ Panel 2 to Guardian’s customers and dealers,” says Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP of Sales and Marketing. “As Security and IoT converge, Guardian is perfectly placed to deliver this best-in-class, connected home solution to Residential, Builder and Small Business segments.”

Guardian's emergence as an industry leader in security has consistently been recognized by independent industry observers. In 2017, the SDM list ranks Guardian among the Top 3 companies in residential installation volume. Guardian is ranked among the Top 10 in the Top 100 List published by industry journal CEPro in the area of structured wiring.  Guardian was named Dealer of the Year by SDM magazine in both 1999 and 2013--the first company in history to have received this great honor twice. The honor is bestowed upon one security systems company each year that demonstrates unparalleled success, innovation, steady growth and discernible accomplishment. Guardian has also been recognized by The Monitoring Association (TMA) for its award-winning monitoring service. Its U.L.-certified 24-hour monitoring centers have also attained TMA Five Diamond certification.

“The IQ2 represents a great opportunity for Guardian to deliver more value to our customers,” stated Kevin Bish, Guardian’s Vice President of Marketing. “It’s beautiful, intuitive and feature-rich; we think it will create more desire for our customers to engage and use with their smart home. As a result, it’s a better experience overall, one that helps to solidify our relationship with that customer for the long term.”

The “All-in-One” IQ Panel 2 is an elegant, modern, tablet-like panel with a 7” HD capacitive touchscreen delivering 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.

The IQ Panel 2 implements end-to-end encryption, including cloud token authentication, the exclusive encrypted Qolsys S-Line sensors with backward compatibility to the standard 319.5 Mhz frequency, Z-Wave Plus by Sigma Designs, and groundbreaking Dual Path communication over cellular and Wi-Fi.

The IQ Panel 2 is available today, visit www.qolsys.com to learn more about the product and where to buy it.

About Qolsys
Qolsys is a Silicon Valley based security and smarthome manufacturer providing state of the art residential and small business solutions to security and home automation dealers across North America.  Its flagship product, the IQ Panel 2, is a 7” HD touchscreen tablet with built in  5 MP Camera, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon SOC with multiple radios packed into an ultra-thin form factor with interactive services powered by Alarm.com.  The IQ Panel features several industry firsts, including a 7-inch touchscreen with an intuitive graphical swipe-based user interface for security and smart home control, Dual Path and cloud connectivity over LTE and Wi-Fi for intelligent redundancy, reliability and speed. It also features a built-in panel camera to capture disarm photos, Z-Wave Plus support for lifestyle devices; two-way voice, standard 24-hour lithium-ion battery, UL-rated siren, a built in Glass Break Detector, the ability to view live video cameras on the screen, powerful system health diagnostics and over the air software updates. The IQ Panel is the most powerful security and smarthome solution you can buy.  The IQ Panel 2 was named a Top 30 Award Winner by SSI for 2017 and previously earned the prestigious 2016 TechVision Challenge award, a form of "Best in Show" at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). Qolsys IQ Panel platforms are powered by a mobile OS and 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/.

About Guardian Protection Services
Guardian Protection Services is one of the Armstrong Group of Companies and the nation’s 6th ranked security systems company in the nation according to prestigious industry journal SDM’s Top 100 ranking. Guardian provides security monitoring, along with smart home and business security services to over 300,000 subscribers throughout the United States. Monitoring of life and property has been the company’s exclusive focus for more than 65 years. For more information, visit www.GuardianProtection.com. 

Media Contacts
Ken Arnold, Director of Communications, Qolsys – ken.arnold@qolsys.com, Ph: 855-476-5797
Mary Lynn Moriarity, Communications Manager – mmoriarity@gpsx.net Ph: 800-533-4827 extension 11255

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