This week, Qolsys announced the product launch of their new updated model of their panel: The Qolsys IQ Panel 4. This is an improvement of the award winning IQ Panel 2+, but offers new industry leading performances and connectivity. This is currently rolling out in a soft launch, but will hit international markets by the end of 2021.
There are some key connectivity upgrades between the IQ Panel 2+ and the IQ Panel 4, as it now is reliable with:
- Z Wave Bluetooth
What Is The Qolsys IQ Panel 4?
Our state of technology is constantly evolving, keeping everyone and every household more connected than ever, even now. The Qolsys IQ Panel 4 is here to create a home filled with safety, integration and convenience, opening your family up to a world of possibilities. Wondering how it works? Let’s break down all the great things that the Qolsys IQ Panel 4 has to offer for households.
Think of the Qolsys panel like the brain, and think of your other security like the rest of a body. While the body does all the work, the brain can control it. This is how the panel works! Want to close your garage door without walking into the garage? The panel can do it. Want to adjust the thermostat? Easy. The panel does it for you. The panel works with dual path connectivity. This way, it uses either the LTE or Wi-Fi, depending on which one has the faster speeds. Now you never have to sit and wait for your panel to connect, it’s already found you the quickest connection.
One of the best things about this panel is the camera. This high definition camera takes a photo every time the system is disarmed. That way, you can see who did it and what time it occurred. Whether it’s a babysitter, your child, a pet sitter, or an intruder: you’ll have a great photo of the person who disarmed it from the panel. Additionally, you’re able to have a live view to see what is happening in front of every camera in your household.
Let’s get into more details about the easy conveniences the panel can do at the touch of a finger.
Qolsys IQ Panel 4 Specs
This panel is a seven inch high-definition touchscreen that comes with a built in and upgraded eight megapixel camera. It also comes with multiple wireless radios. This design is clean, elegant, and modern, making sure your house looks as advanced as it actually is. It also allows you to change backgrounds, keeping your system customized and fun. A key difference between the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and the 2+ is that the 2+ comes with dual SRF featuring PowerG, an upgrade from the original. This has four times the range of traditional wireless and military grade two way encryption. It also comes with an automatic signal adjusting to improve battery life and ensure reliable connections. Additionally, it has interface circumvention to ensure signals are never blocked by other wireless features.
Additionally, the panel has a daughter card for backwards compatibility with three different wireless frequencies. That way, your system stays compatible with your old sensors. No need to buy another expensive piece of equipment, the panel has you covered. Also, this panel comes with built in glass breaking protection. This way, you don’t have to worry about damaging the panel or cutting yourself on glass by accident.
Features of the Qolsys IQ Panel 4
The Qolsys IQ Panel 4 comes in with a new QuadSound speaker system, streaming music over bluetooth for easy listening. It also comes with a SmartMount installation system, for easy wall or table stand mounting. The Dual SRF with PowerG gives you long range security with wireless encryption and compatibility for wireless security already installed in your home or building.
Enjoy all the features and integrations with Alarm.com and their interactive services. The enhanced security and installations gives Alarm.com services customers with an excellent integrated security experience.
Every Qolsys IQ Panel 4 has geofence technology. This allows your home to know your location and perform actions when you leave by the whereabouts of your smartphone. This includes actions like closing the garage door or turning off the lights. Your system knows your location through your bluetooth connected device and automatically automates everything.
You don’t even have to click a button! The second you leave the geofence perimeter, your panel begins the automation sequence. Geofencing secures your home, and keeps your quality of life smarter and safer. Additionally, it has features for when you enter the geofence. Whenever your phone enters the geofence, it starts tasks to get you ready to come into a lively and welcoming home. Your lights will turn on, system disarms, thermostat kicks on, doors unlock and more. All you have to do is keep your phone on you and the panel will do the rest.
Locking the Door
How many times have you watched your child or teen leave your home and not lock the door behind them? It’s as frustrating as it is dangerous. That’s why you can have full control with your panel. Or, you can have it that your home doors unlock, lights turn on, and the thermostat starts automatically when you set it through the mobile app.
Let’s face it. You’re not always going to be in your home to control and make adjustments on your panel. That’s why you need bluetooth connectivity to enhance your experience! Each panel comes with the capability to connect to five smartphone devices. That way, you can arm and disarm your security system, even if you’re on vacation or at the office.
Additionally, the bluetooth connectivity means that when you get close to the panel, the system will automatically disarm. No more fumbling through your purse trying to find your phone to disarm it or searching your pockets for a key fob. There aren’t any accidental alarms going off, either. No need to worry about anyone being able to hack into your bluetooth connection. Each connection is securely encrypted and individually authenticated. That way, you know who has access to the panel and can authenticate it yourself. Nobody can hack it, and your technology savvy child can’t hack into your account through their iPad, either.
Adjusting the Smart Thermostat
Let’s just be honest, smart thermostats are an amazing feature to bring into your home, and they don’t require you to be tech savvy. You have the ability to change temperatures in your house, regardless of being at home. There are times when we all rush out of the house without remembering to adjust our thermostats.
Instead of sitting on vacation and realizing your home is still set to 68 in the sweltering heat, you can use your phone to adjust the temperature. You’re able to control the temperature of your household from wherever you have a connection. That means adjusting your thermostat on vacation, from your bed, or the office.
With the Qolsys IQ Panel 4, the smart thermostat goes even further. If a door is left opened, the thermostat will adjust automatically instead of continuing to pump out AC or heat. Not only does this save energy, but it also saves you money.
Glass Break Detector
Every panel comes with dual microphones and a quad core processor. These detect the sound of breaking glass, such as a burglar breaking a window. This automatically triggers your alarm system, letting you know that there is trouble.
If someone breaks in and triggers the glass system, that doesn’t mean that they can destroy your panel! The built in glass break makes sure that your panel isn’t destroyed and that your family remains safe.
Answer the Doorbell
Yes, smart thermostats are one of our best additions to everyday life. But, wow. Doorbell cameras. Where were those when we were growing up? If you’re expecting a package to arrive, you’ll find out when it was delivered, who delivered it, and often you’ll be able to see where they placed it. No more rushing home to beat out porch pirates while you’re at work. These cameras work non stop to alert you when someone is close enough to trigger the camera.
Working With Alexa
Having compatibility between one smart device and the next smart device is more important and useful than you may realize. This panel allows you to tell Alexa to change light settings or arm your security system. The more integrations you have, the easier your day to day life is.
Making Your Home Smarter with ONIT Home and Qolsys
ONIT Home has been securing homes and families for over a decade, and we want your family to be next! We work directly with Qolsys and can install this equipment in your home. We make it easy for you to have a secure and safe household. To find out how ONIT can change the way your home runs, visit us online or give us a call today at 1-833-433-0331.
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