When Qolsys released the revolutionary IQ Panel 2 at the 2016 ISC West, it caught a lot of attention. It was a new approach to design, and integration that made this panel stand apart from the competition - disruptive technology in every sense of the word. Let's take a look at our Top 10 features of the IQ Panel 2, in no particular order.
10. Color Touch Screen Display
This 7 inch, full color display will make you forget all about that old calculator that used to disarm your system; keep reading to find out how to make your panel a design feature for your home - that's right, a security panel you WANT to look at!
9. Android 5 OS
Upgradable operating system over the air; based on the widely use Android operating system, which is both familiar and intuitive.
8. Z-Wave Plus
While Z-Wave technology has been used in the security space for years now, Z-Wave Plus provides a bigger reach, longer footprint and works with Z-Wave extenders (which are actually integrated into the Qolsys Light Bulbs!).
With a wifi connection, OTA (over the air) software updates have never been easier using your home internet. Working in tandem with number 6 on our list...
LTE (long term evolution) wireless radios come standard with the IQ Panel 2. LTE is the benchmark for all wireless data transmissions, and is the industry standard. Long Term Evolution means that while LTE today stands for "4G", it is a true long term technology, with ample space to expand into 5G and beyond.
With "Moore's Law" holding true, this is a well calculated move by Qolsys (click here for info on Moore's Law).
5. Glassbreak Detector
Using built-in microphones that use custom algorithms to detect the difference between a breaking window and a dropped glass of pinot, this will alert you of a break in. Centrally locate your panel for the best coverage and detect the most windows on your first floor.
4. Photo Frame
When your panel is dormant, sitting silent, or armed, you can set your panel to display your own personal pictures. Camouflage your panel, and with the custom counter mount option, you can hide your panel on a small side table, or kitchen countertop for all your friends to see your latest adventure!
Think of your security system is the protective layer for your home; think of Encryption like the protective layer for your security system. In recent years, systems from other carriers have been hacked with over-the-counter key-fobs and some basic programming, allowing intruders to steal your signals and gain access to homes.
Let's face it, if your security system isn't encrypted, your home isn't protected. This should be number 1, but...
Wirelessly arm and disarm your system using Bluetooth. I can speak from experience with my home and family, our IQ panel is synced with our cell phones. When we all leave, the system arms. When someone comes home, it disarms. We don't touch the panel, and it does it's job. If you are sick of carrying a key-fob, this panel is for you.
That's right, and onboard camera. Take pictures of anyone arming or disarming from the panel, and with system upgrades on the way, we have a new list of features will be coming out later this year. STAY TUNED
Please note, this is MY list of Top 10 Features, and as a user of the IQ Panel 2 myself I see the value in the features I use (or DON'T use) on a daily basis.
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