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 platform for connecting smart homes and businesses and is integrated with the ecosystem of devices, including interactive security and home automation. Users are able to access Z-Wave diagnostics and/or receive remote diagnostic support from

“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.”

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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 or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB) is a leading provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world. Our award-winning technologies are shaping the future of the Internet of Things, internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer and automotive markets. Our world-class engineering team creates products focused on performance, energy savings, connectivity and simplicity.

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Boucherle’s Pick: Qolsys Touchscreen Control Panel

Boucherle’s Pick: Qolsys Touchscreen Control Panel

Residential security is rapidly evolving. Qolsys’ IQ Panel 2 is a great example of forward-looking technology with robust communications, including LTE, WiFi and Bluetooth technology built in to future-proof communications.

The integrated panel has built-in microphones and software for glass-break detection; 7-inch HD touchscreen panel; a built-in 5MP camera for capturing who disarmed the system and then sent to your smartphone; and Z-Wave Plus technology enabling connectivity to up to 128 smart home devices.

The Bluetooth Touchless Disarming feature connects up to five smartphones, which means you can leave your phone in your pocket and the system will disarm itself automatically. This panel also supports the new S-Line encryption pairing with door and window sensors for better security.

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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Now Available

All-In-One Platform Boasts Several Industry Firsts:  S-Line Encrypted Sensor Technology, 5MP Panel Camera, Bluetooth Touchless Disarming, Dual Path Communication with LTE and Wi-Fi

June 14, 2017 – SAN JOSE, CA. – Qolsys, a leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that the IQ Panel 2 is now available through North American distribution locations after completing an extensive six-month soft launch with more than 200 security dealers serving multiple channels.

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IQ Panel 2 Receives Z-Wave Plus™ Certification

Also Receives FCC/IC, UL 985, 1023 ULC-C1023-1974, ULC-S545-02
June 7, 2017 – SAN JOSE, CA. –
Qolsys, Inc., a leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that the IQ Panel 2 has successfully achieved Z-Wave Plus™ certification, FCC/IC, and UL listings.  The IQ Panel 2 is the industry’s most technically advanced home security and smarthome platform with interactive services powered by Certification ensures full compliance with all federal, national and local standards and codes in both the United States and Canada.

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Next generation encrypted All-in-One Security and Smarthome Platform features 4G LTE, Bluetooth Touchless Disarming and Built in 5MP Panel Camera, Router and Glass Break Detector

OCTOBER 10, 2016 – San Jose, CA. –Qolsys announced today that AMP Security will deploy the next generation IQ Panel 2 as its flagship product supporting the “AMP Smart” solution. The tablet-like 7” touchscreen with built-in panel camera and innovative software applications includes glass break detection, Bluetooth touchless disarming, disarm photos sent to users, robust IP camera and doorbell camera support and more.

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Qolsys IQ Panel 2, coming soon

Most Advanced, Secure, All-in-One Platform, Featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon with 4G inuxTE, Ensures Long-Term Investment Protection

MARCH 31, 2016 – San Jose, CA – Qolsys announced today its next generation IQ Panel, the IQ Panel 2, the first all-in-one security and smarthome platform that combines advanced hardware and leading interactive software services to deliver a best-in-class experience and provide long-term investment protection for dealers and end-users. Innovative software applications include glass break detection, Bluetooth disarm, the ability to send disarm photos to the smartphone and cloud, and more.

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Qolsys Software Update Captures and Sends Home Security Disarm Photos to Smartphone App

Dual Path Cellular and Wi-Fi Cloud Upgrade Services Automatically Deliver Routine Enhancements and New Feature Set to End Users

MARCH 23, 2016 – SAN JOSE, Calif. – Qolsys, provider of best-in-class residential security and smart home solutions, announced today that its next software update (1.6.1) includes the capture and delivery of disarm photos from the IQ Panel camera to the cloud and to the smartphone. End-users will have immediate access to these photos for visual verification, including user name and time stamp.

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Qolsys Security and Smarthome Platform Approved for Alarm Capital Alliance Dealer Program

IQ Panel Improves Attrition, Install Time and RMR 

 MARCH 15, 2016 – SAN JOSE, Calif. – Qolsys, provider of best-in-class residential security and smarthome solutions, announced today that its home security and smart home platform has been approved for distribution in the Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA) Dealer Program. This approval allows ACA dealers to offer the most advanced technology to their customers and expands the reach of the Qolsys IQ Panel platform into new residential markets.

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