Here you will find the product review of the original Qolsys IQ Panel 2 wireless encrypted security, automation, and camera system.
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The first aspect that was reviewed was the security aspect. This includes range, battery life, encryption level, features and robustness of product line.
This system uses Qolsys’s S-Line sensor line. With this product line, end-users will see ranges of 600ft nominal, battery life up to 5 years, one-way 128-bit encryption.
S-line offers a decent selection of security, life safety, and lifestyle devices. Qolsys has a built-in glass break detector which adds roughly a $50 value to the panel in itself. In addition, Qolsys has provided from the factory a 24-hour alarm backup battery.
The IQ panel 2 still has a 5mp front-mounted camera that serves multiple purposes nowadays on firmware 2.3.0 +. The first being the ability to snap a photo after the system is disarmed. Secondly would be the ability to peek in at any time to see a snapshot from anywhere in the world. Lastly, when the system goes into an alarm it will snap a photo and text/email it directly to the customers. Make sure that you have the features turned on in the automation section of alarm.com. “the peek in feature requires the Alarm.com gold package”. IQ panel 2 offers the ability to have up to a total of 4 different partitions. This feature is mainly used in business. The addition of geofencing allows the iq panel 2 to send users location-based notifications based on where there connected cell phone is located.
Moving on to the automation aspect. Qolsys has maxed the panel out with several amazing features. IQ panel 2 offers end-users the ability to control z-wave plus devices directly on the touchscreen. This includes the ability to turn on/off lights, lock/unlock locks, open/close garage doors all directly from the touchscreen. In addition as most other compatible alarm.com security systems, everything can also be controlled using the alarm.com, Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri voice controller. IQ Panel 2 also uses geofencing which can automatically turn off lights and control thermostat temperature.
Qolsys combined with Alarm.com services has made available several key integrations.