DIY Wireless Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Set Up WIFI as Primary & Cell as Backup on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The IQ Panel 2 provides support for both WIFI and cellular service. This makes it possible to use a dual-path communication setup, where WIFI and cellular are both used. This is the recommended communication setup for the system. Find out how the IQ Panel 2 can receive monitoring.
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Can I Connect an Android Phone to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
An Android Phone can access Alarm.com to control a Qolsys IQ Panel 2. This is done using the Alarm.com Mobile App, which can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. The panel will need active cellular service to work with Alarm.com. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2 and Alarm.com.
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How Do I Connect My Qolsys IQ Panel 2 to WIFI?
The WIFI options menu for the IQ Panel 2 is readily accessible from within advanced settings. The system can be connected to a WIFI network from this menu. You will need to provide the system's Master, Installer or Dealer code to access the WIFI menu. Learn more about IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Activate the Chime on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The chime on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 will activate whenever a sensor programmed to chime is triggered. Each zone can have its chime set individually. The chime feature on the system must be enabled, and the sound for the system will need to be turned up. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2 chime.
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Can I Connect to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 w/ an iPad?
An iPad can access the Alarm.com service to control a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 that has been synced with the user's Alarm.com account. This can be accomplished on an iPad by using the Alarm.com Mobile App. This app is available for free download in the Apple App Store. Learn more about Alarm.com.
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How Do I Add a Key Fob to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
A key fob is learned-in with an IQ Panel 2 by putting the system into learn mode and then pressing the lock and unlock buttons on the key fob at the same time. The panel should then recognize the key fob and enroll it. You can then adjust its settings. Learn how to add a key fob to the IQ Panel 2.
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Can I Connect an iPhone to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
An iPhone can connect with a IQ Panel 2 using the Alarm.com interactive service. Alarm.com offers a mobile app that allows iOS devices to operate an alarm system. This service can be conveniently accessed at any time to control an IQ Panel 2. Learn how to use an iPhone with an IQ Panel 2.
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Can I Turn Off the Siren On a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The siren for an IQ Panel 2 can be disabled from system programming. The option is found under Siren and Alarms. You must know the Installer or Dealer Code to access this menu. There's also an option for temporarily disabling the siren for testing. Learn more about the siren on an IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Add Wireless Sensors to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
A wireless sensor can be added to a IQ Panel 2 by putting the system into learn mode and then activating the sensor. The settings for the sensor can then be adjusted as needed. You must know the system's Installer or Dealer Code to do this. Find out how to enroll a sensor with the IQ Panel 2.
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Will an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Work w/ Apple HomeKit?
At this time, the Simon XTi and XTi-5 cannot be used with Apple HomeKit. This is because the Alarm.com Service has not yet received support from Apple HomeKit. But if HomeKit ever provides Alarm.com support, then these systems could be used with the app. Learn more about Apple HomeKit integrations.
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