April 5, 2016 – ISC West 2016, Las Vegas, Nev. – Qolsys, provider of best-in-class residential security and smarthome solutions, announced today that Monitronics Security, the nation’s second-largest residential security provider with more than 600 authorized dealers, has approved the IQ Panel and the Qolsys line of devices for their dealer program.

“This approval of the IQ Panel is an important milestone for Qolsys,” said Mike Hackett, Senior VP Sales and Marketing for Qolsys. “The IQ Panel specifically addresses end-user demands for a feature rich and upgradeable platform and dealer demands to support smarthome trends and decrease total cost of ownership. We look forward to partnering with Monitronics to bring more great products to their dealer network.”

“The IQ Panel is an attractive security and smarthome solution,” said Peter Tonti, VP, Product Management for Monitronics. “Qolsys brings a fresh and innovative approach to the industry, including an exciting roadmap. Innovative features such as the built-in camera, cloud connectivity and dual path communications will help increase user satisfaction and account profitability.”


About the IQ Panel All-in-One Platform 

The Qolsys IQ Panel is the industry’s most technically advanced home security and smarthome platform with interactive services powered by Alarm.com. It is the first and only security panel on a mobile operating system, delivering custom software applications and a framework for routine software updates over the cloud. The IQ Panel features several industry firsts, including a 7-inch touchscreen with an intuitive graphical user interface for security and smart home control, Dual Path and cloud connectivity over cellular and Wi-Fi for intelligent redundancy, reliability and speed. It also features a built-in panel camera to capture disarm photos, Z-Wave support for up to 75 lifestyle devices; two-way voice, and easy to install hardware with no external antennas, standard 24-hour lithium-ion battery and UL-rated siren.


About Qolsys

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Qolsys is reinventing the security and smarthome market by creating products that are elegant, intuitive, reliable and secure. Qolsys is dedicated to improving the quality of life by integrating computing and communications technologies with its proprietary software to deliver the most advanced platforms for security, energy, wellness and smart home management. The revolutionary all-in-one IQ Panel platform features an embedded camera; integrates with Alarm.com’s market-leading interactive security, video monitoring, energy management and home automation; and leverages the robust software development environment of a Mobile OS, enabling innovative applications and the routine delivery of software upgrades to customers over the cloud with dual path cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity. Qolsys integrates best-in-class technology and services from Alarm.com, Qualcomm, Verizon, AT&T, and Foxconn to deliver reliable, scalable and secure platforms.  Learn more at http://qolsys.com/


About Monitronics Security
A subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA), Monitronics provides monitored home and business security system services to over 1 million residential customers through its network of independent Authorized Dealers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Monitronics is recognized as an industry leader in alarm monitoring and security services. Our Five Diamond Certified Alarm Response Center provides reliable and uninterrupted security monitoring around the clock for burglary, fire, carbon monoxide, and medical emergencies. We have been chosen five times as Frost & Sullivan Alarm Monitoring Company of the Year (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014), and have received the Consumers’ Choice Award® (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) for excellence in business and customer service among alarm system companies based in Dallas-Fort Worth. Learn more at www.monitronics.com


Media Contacts

Tammy Lee (PR for Qolsys) – tlee@tleecom.com, Ph:207-416-9533

Ken Arnold, Director of Communications, Qolsys – ken.arnold@qolsys.com, Ph: 855-476-5797


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