News: How Touchscreens Benefit Both Security Integrators and Homeowners

Elevating the dealer to a smart home or business expert in the eyes of the consumer reduces churn, allows for upsell and more RMR potential.

Touchscreen technology is a part of our everyday life. We use them at bank ATMs, to retrieve a boarding pass at the airline ticket counter, when our iPhone battery is about to die, to control aspects of our home or office, and more.

In the not-too-distant past, the electronic security industry offered keypads to control the system and before that a key switch to turn the system on or off — yes, a real key!

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Press Release: Qolsys Goes Commercial

IQ Panel Receives UL1610 Certification for Commercial Burglary Standard, including 4 Partitions, New PowerG Devices and Powered By Alarm.com Commercial Services Platform

SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that it has received UL 1610 Certification for Commercial Burg, opening small business and commercial opportunities for dealers using IQ Panel 2 Plus.  The latest 2.3 software update adds features specific to business use cases including up to four partitions, screen lock, 6-digit passcodes and additional support for PowerG sensors and secondary keypads.

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Press Release: Qolsys and Alarm.com Deliver Face Recognition From Disarm Images of IQ Panel 2’s Built-In Camera

5-Megapixel Camera Triggers “Unexpected Activity Alerts” To Users when Unidentified User Disarms Panel

March 12, 2019 – SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smart home technology, announced today that, in partnership with Alarm.com, disarm images captured by the built-in 5MP panel camera on the IQ Panel 2 Plus now include face recognition powered by Alarm.com.

“This is a tremendous upgrade to our combined solution,” says Qolsys SVP of Sales & Marketing Mike Hackett. “It again demonstrates software’s power to unlock hardware’s potential and provide innovative features that increase customer engagement.”

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Press Release: D.R. HORTON, INC., AMERICA’S BUILDER, ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF ITS HOME IS CONNECTED SMART HOME SYSTEM

ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI), America’s Builder, today announced the successful launch of its Home is ConnectedSM smart home system, which is included in the base price of each new home from D.R. Horton and its family of brands. The system includes a robust central hub by Qolsys that controls the smart home features, including a home alarm and automation platform by Alarm.com, Honeywell Homethermostat from Resideo, door locks by Kwikset, smart switches by Eaton Corporation, video doorbell by SkyBell and hands free, voice-first experiences with Amazon Alexa.

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News: Qolsys Selected As Exclusive Hub By D.R. Horton

All D.R. Horton Homes To Include IQ Panel 2 Plus To Power "Home is Connected" Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smart home technology, announced today that the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus was selected by D.R. Horton, Inc., America's largest homebuilder, to provide the hub for their "Home is Connected" solution.  Every D.R. Horton model and production home will include the award-winning IQ Panel 2 Plus, a Z-Wave thermostat, a Z-Wave door lock, a Z-Wave light and a video doorbell.

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Press Release: Qolsys Receives AT&T VoLTE Certification

Award Winning IQ Panel 2 Plus Now Supports 2-Way voice with AT&T Voice over LTE

September 25, 2018 – SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today the IQ Panel 2 Plus received certification for operation on AT&T’s nationwide cellular network with Voice over LTE (VoLTE) including support for 2-way voice.

“Two-way voice over VoLTE will be an industry standard.,” says Qolsys SVP of Sales and Marketing Mike Hackett.  “By offering the IQ Panel on AT&T’s network Qolsys dealers are provided an LTE option with improved coverage, reliability and performance.”

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Press Release: Qolsys Releases IQ Panel 2 Plus with Dual SRF Featuring PowerG and 345 MHz

New IQ Panel with Onboard Legacy Radio Bridges Install Base with Future Sensor Technology

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 – SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today a new model of the IQ Panel 2 Plus will be available on Monday, October 1.  This IQ Panel 2 Plus supports Dual SRF featuring PowerG’s industry leading range, remote programming and encryption with a radio compatible with legacy 345 MHz sensors (Honeywell/2Gig).

“With the impending 3G sunset and demand for encrypted sensor technology, security dealers need a solution to upgrade their legacy install base,” says Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP Sales and Marketing.  “The IQ Panel 2 Plus with a 345 MHz sensor radio and PowerG bridges the gap between what the security industry has been installing for decades and what is now the new standard for security and smart home solutions, including PowerG 2-way encrypted sensor technology, LTE and rich feature sets that delight the customer and increase usage.”

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News: SDM State of the Market: Connected Home.

 

…Manufacturer Qolsys describes 2017 as a record year, according to Mike Hackett, executive vice president of sales and marketing for the San Jose, Calif.-based company, which bills itself as a provider of “quality-of-life” systems. “Traditional security dealers are quickly adopting modern technology to compete in the marketplace; many of our dealers reported 25 to 50 percent year-over-year growth. ...  Security dealers are no longer the expert service provider entrusted to install a burglar alarm. Today’s dealers are in the center of the consumer residential IoT wave.” Read full article

Press Release: Qolsys Releases IQ Panel 2 Plus With Dual SRF Featuring PowerG and S-Line Encrypted 319.5

New IQ Panel Ships with 2.2 Software Including “Install Wizard”, “Live View”, and “Live Answer” Streaming Skybell Video Doorbell to the Panel’s HD screen  

AUGUST 21, 2018 – SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today the new IQ Panel 2 Plus will be available Wednesday, August 29. IQ Panel 2 Plus supports Dual SRF featuring PowerG’s industry leading range, remote programming and encryption with a radio compatible with Qolsys S-Line encrypted sensors and other legacy sensors that utilize the 319.5 MHz protocol.

“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.”

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Press Release: QOLSYS Earns UL Certification For New IQ Panels With PowerG

All-in-One Panels To Support Proprietary Sensor Technology with Industry Leading Range and Encryption

JUNE 5, 2018 – SAN JOSE, CA. –Qolsys, Inc., a leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that IQ Panels with PowerG have been certified by Underwriter Laboratories and have earned the UL Listed Mark, meeting UL’s nationally recognized standards for safety, while incorporating PowerG industry leading range and encryption.

New IQ Panels with Power G will be available this summer.  The award winning IQ Panel 2 and a full line of security and home automation devices are available today. Visit www.qolsys.com to learn more.

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