Qolsys is a leading provider of security and smartphone technology, and has announced its new IQ Panel 2 is available for purchase. If you’ve been waiting for a smart home system that actually does it all, then the time to upgrade has finally come.

Powered by a version of Android, the IQ Panel 2 is an elegant, modern, 7-inch touchscreen monitor that features an intuitive swipe-based user interface. If that isn’t enough, it also has LTE and W-Fi connectivity, a 5MP camera, and Z-Wave Plus.

Qolsys is a company known for it’s encrypted sensor technology and is continuing to innovate with added features like Bluetooth touchless disarming, remote diagnostic tools, and glass break detection. The Bluetooth disarming feature allows up to five authenticated smartphones to automatically disarm the security system as the user approaches the home.

IQ Panel 2 uses end-to-end encryption with cloud token authentication, and also ground-breaking Dual Path communication over cellular and Wi-Fi. These special features match Qolsys’s product design principle is that says that “every feature should decrease costs such as install time, training, truck rolls and attrition while increasing end user engagement and satisfaction.”

As mentioned above, IQ Panel 2 does it all, and holds many state-of-the-art features. The HD panel camera sends disarm photos to user smartphones or even smartwatches and captures alarm videos as well. This is great for knowing when your kids get home when you are not there to greet them.

Utilizing the dynamic swipe and scroll-based user interface, Z-Wave supported devices include lights, locks, thermostats, garage door openers, and much more. The clean and intuitive graphical touch screen is familiar to any smartphone and tablet user.

Qolsys has many plans for the future of its new product. One notable feature is support for up to three secondary IQ Remote touchpads for extension to other areas of the home. Soon you’ll also be able to use the panel camera as a motion detector. If that’s not enough, there will even be military-grade wireless encryption technology, making for a stronger protection from radio frequency interference and better overall security system reliability.

In general, this is a special product for all of us because it genuinely combines most of the necessary features that we’d like to see in smart systems. I personally love the idea of a main touch screen device to control the common activities of the home.

IQ Panel 2 should be available today, while final pricing has yet to be made available. Visit Qolsys’s website to learn more about the product and where to buy it.

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