News: Johnson Controls’ Qolsys IQ Panel 4 Now Widely Available

Following a soft launch in July, the IQ Panel 4 replaces a previous iteration as the company’s next-gen tech for security and smart home installations.

Today marks the full release of Johnson Control’s next generation security and smart home panel, the All-In-One IQ Panel 4.

The official unveiling follows a soft launch in mid-July. In the ensuing period, small numbers of the panel were sent to distributors for anyone to purchase and take part in a pilot program, during which dealers could put the new offering through its paces and report back to the company with cheers, jeers or suggestions.

First, let’s take a peak underneath the hood at some of the new panel’s components and feature sets.

The IQ Panel 4 is powered by a high-performance 2 GHz Qualcomm processor (MSM8953) equipped with eight cores. That’s quite a jump from the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus, the company’s most previous iteration, which was outfitted with a quad-core processor. Therein lies the validation behind the company’s claims of delivering faster speed and better range on LTE, WiFi, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, PowerG and legacy security wireless.

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Johnson Controls announces IQ Panel 4 now available

IQ Panel 4 replaces award winning IQ Panel 2 Plus as next generation for security and smarthome installs

San Jose, CA — Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings announced the IQ Panel 4 is available now, replacing the award winning Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus.  The All-In-One IQ Panel 4 delivers faster speed and better range on LTE, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, PowerG, and legacy security wireless along with key software and hardware improvements and several industry firsts.

“We want to thank all the dealers who participated in our soft launch,” says Mike Hackett, Johnson Controls VP of Sales & Marketing.  “We are grateful for the feedback and pleased with the ease at which dealers are able to transition.”

“The installation is the same, yet better,” says Robert McDonald District General Manager of Vintage Security. “We didn’t need to schedule extensive training for our team and the IQ Panel 4 specifically addresses key improvements like no external antennas and easier wall mounting.”

“The speakers are awesome,” reports Scott Mcleod, Owner of Hawyeye Security.  “It’s easily the best 2-way of any security panel we’ve ever experienced, and we love the new IQ Base table stand.  Thank you for listening!”

“This thing is FAST!” says Robert Post owner of Post Alarm.  “I noticed it right away, it’s like my home got an upgrade!”

To read the full announcement visit https://qolsys.com/johnson-controls-announces-next-generation-iq-panel-4/

IQ Panel 4 is available now at authorized distributors https://qolsys.com/find-a-distributor/

Media Contacts:

Ryan Nolan
Global Public Relations Program Manager
Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls
Work: +1 414-524-6170
Mobile: +1 414-378-9641
Ryan.P.Nolan@jci.com

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About Johnson Controls:

At Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.

With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter

Johnson Controls announces next generation IQ Panel 4

  • New global platform follows 2020 Johnson Controls acquisition of Qolsys
  • All-In-One smart security panel introduces several industry firsts, including SmartMount installation system improving install ease and time, 8MP Panel Camera, Bluetooth Music Streaming, and IQ Base Table Stand Subwoofer

 

San Jose, CA — July 20, 2021 — Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings announced the IQ Panel 4, a new model of the Qolsys IQ Panel improving on the award-winning IQ Panel 2 Plus.  The All-In-One IQ Panel 4 delivers industry leading connectivity and reliability on LTE, Wi-Fi, Z Wave, Bluetooth, PowerG, and legacy security wireless and includes a highly integrated and powerful IoT processor from Qualcomm.

The elegant 7” HD All-In-One touchscreen has an upgraded 8 Megapixel Panel Camera with Flex-Tilt to adjust camera angle for disarm photos, peek in, and alarm videos.  The new QuadSound speaker system allows Music Streaming over Bluetooth, and SmartMount installation system provides easy wall or table stand mounting options, including the new IQ Base Table Stand Subwoofer.  Dual SRF featuring PowerG provides long range secure encrypted wireless with compatibility for legacy security wireless already installed in the home or building.

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Press Release: Silicon Labs Z-Wave Wireless Selected for Johnson Controls Next Generation Qolsys Smart Home Panel

Silicon Labs Z-Wave Wireless Selected for Johnson Controls Next Generation Qolsys Smart Home Panel

AUSTIN, Texas – July 13, 2021 – Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader of intelligent, wireless connectivity for the IoT, today announced its collaboration with Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable building, in the next generation Johnson Controls Qolsys IQ Panel anticipated to be launched this summer.

The Touchscreen IQ Panel enables intuitive control and automation for smart products such as thermostats, locks, lighting, and security and offers easy ways to provide convenience, energy management, and connectivity both in the home and from remote locations. The new Qolsys IQ Panel will offer industry-leading reliability and stable connectivity with Silicon Labs’ Z-Wave 700 series technology – already deployed in the award-winning Qolsys IQ Panel 2 currently available in Europe.

“Our partnership with Johnson Controls illustrates the explosive demand for secure, easy-to-use smart home solutions that make a meaningful difference in consumers’ lives,” said Jake Alamat, VP and GM, IoT Home and Life at Silicon Labs. “With the release of the flagship IQ Panel powered by Z-Wave SmartStart technology, residents can quickly benefit from energy management cost savings, advanced home security, and intuitive control of state-of-the-art smart home devices.”

Silicon Labs Z-Wave SmartStart technology reduces installation setup time and support costs by allowing scenes, rules, and scripts to be pre-configured at the distribution center or loaded onsite by system installers.

With Z-Wave’s product interoperability, the IQ Panels work across multiple wireless brands and with any smart product in the ecosystem, regardless of type, brand, manufacturer, or version. IQ Panel is powered by the Alarm.com platform for connecting smart homes and businesses and is integrated with the Alarm.com ecosystem of devices, including interactive security and home automation. Users are able to access Z-Wave diagnostics and/or receive remote diagnostic support from Alarm.com.

“Our 7” Touchscreen provides the real estate to easily navigate lights, locks, thermostats, and other Z-wave device controls,” says Johnson Controls VP of Sales & Marketing Mike Hackett. “We have a laser focus on the user experience, with powerful on-screen diagnostic tools that let consumers see the mesh network on the screen, capture Z-Wave SmartStart QR Codes with the built-in camera, and troubleshoot Z-Wave devices from remote locations.”

For more information on the IQ Panel, visit Qolsys.com. For more information on the Silicon Labs Z-Wave 700 series, visit silabs.com/wireless/z-wave/700-series-modules.

About Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.

With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world`s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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