Press Release: Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Approved For Vector Security® Authorized Dealer Program

7” HD Touchscreen With LTE, Bluetooth and Built-In Camera Now Available to 70+ Security and Smarthome Providers

Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today that Vector Security® approved the IQ Panel 2 and the Qolsys’ product line, including the IQ Remote and encrypted S-Line intrusion sensors for their Authorized Dealer Program. Vector Security, a leader in the security industry and currently ranked as the fifth largest security system providers in the United States, provides intelligent security and home automation solutions to more than 300,000 homes and businesses in North America, with multiple awards won for its outstanding service and industry leadership.

“We are proud to be approved by one of the industry’s most respected dealer programs,” says Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP of Sales and Marketing. “We will be partnering with Vector Security authorized dealers to deliver the best-in-class security and connected home solution for Residential, Builder and Small Business customers.”Continue reading

Press Release: Live View on IQ Panel 2 Launched with Qolsys Software Update

Beta for Streaming Video Cameras Now Available to Authorized Dealers

MARCH 13, 2018 – SAN JOSE, CA. – Qolsys, the leading provider of security and smarthome technology, announced today the release of Live View, the streaming of video cameras to the panel’s 7” HD touchscreen. Live View was enabled in the 2.1 Software Update, released February 2018.Continue reading

News: Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Review

The IQ Panel 2 is the flagship panel from Qolsys, a relatively new security company that has already made great strides in the industry. Qolsys sought out to create a modern and easy to navigate security panel that would appeal to every type of homeowner and business owner. In the end, they accomplished exactly that, as the IQ Panel 2 meets all of the requirements that a new buyer would look for in a security system. Overall, it is pleasing to the eye, offers a quick learning curve and presents a plethora of outstanding features and capabilities.Continue reading

News: An Inside Look at Beta Testing the IQ Panel 2

Bench Test reviewer Bob Grossman shares what it was like to beta test the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 over 18 months.

Back in December of 2014 we reviewed the Qolsys IQ Panel as one of our earlier bench tests. When we review a product, it is generally done over a fixed time period ranging from a few days to a couple of months.

This gives us enough time to learn the product, put it through its paces, and verify the stability and operability as best we can under the usual time constraints. We don’t live with a product for an extended period, so our reviews are, by necessity, educated first impressions.

When Qolsys started working on the follow up IQ Panel 2, they invited us to participate in its beta program. We’re not sure if this was done because of our enthusiasm for the first-generation IQ Panel, our fresh approach to the product (also called “inexperience, I believe), or the relentless stream of questions they got from us the first time around.Continue reading

Review: Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Is a Hub Above

The IQ Panel 2 remains the Swiss army knife of alarm panels with a strong lineup of security and home automation features.

In December 2014, we reviewed the Qolsys IQ Panel, mentioning that it was an extremely difficult product to review. This is not a single function device but rather what I would term a partnership product.

It requires the panel itself, myriad accessories, the back-end support of, and the involvement of a skilled and trained dealer for installation, support and alarm monitoring.

The IQ Panel 2 remains the Swiss army knife of alarm panels and includes several features we believe are unique to this platform.Continue reading

Press Release: Qolsys Releases Secondary Touchscreen Tablet for IQ Panel 2

The IQ Remote provides a way to arm and disarm the IQ Panel 2 and control Z-Wave devices including lights, locks, thermostats and garage openers from other home locations.

SAN JOSE — Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technology, announces the availability of the IQ Remote. The IQ Remote is a 7” secondary touchscreen tablet with a built-in camera that supports full security, life safety and Z-Wave control.

Qolsys says the IQ Remote provides additional secondary full-feature access to the IQ Panel 2 security and smart home system.Continue reading