Home Security Systems Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Connect an iPhone to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
An iPhone can be used to control a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Alarm System. This is made possible using the Alarm.com Mobile App, which can be downloaded from the App Store. The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 will need to be synced with the user's Alarm.com account. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and Alarm.com.
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Can I Install a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Myself and Still Get Monitoring?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 can be installed by a DIY user and still receive monitoring service. For DIY monitoring companies like Alarm Grid, it does not matter who installed the system. As long as it is connected to the network, it can receive monitoring. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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Is the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Compatible w/ Alarm.com?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 will work with Alarm.com as long as it is receiving active cellular monitoring service. A user can access Alarm.com to arm and disarm their system, check the current status of sensors and control Z-Wave devices. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and Alarm.com.
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Will a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Work w/o a Phone Line?
A Qolsys IQ Panel 2 uses WIFI and cellular connectivity to receive active monitoring service. The system has no way of using a telephone line connection. But this is not a concern, since WIFI and cellular service are both superior in every possible way. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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Will a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Work w/ Google Home?
Google Home provides support for Alarm.com. Since the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 works with Alarm.com, it can be controlled using voice commands sent through Google Home. The system must be synced with Alarm.com for this to be possible. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2 and Google Home.
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How Long Does a Siren Sound on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The siren for the IQ Panel 2 will continue to sound until either the system is disarmed or the Siren Timeout period expires. The Siren Timeout period can be adjusted from within the Siren and Alarms Menu. Learn how to adjust the Siren Timeout period for a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Alarm System.
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How Do Home Security Systems Work?
A home security system consists of security sensors that connect with an alarm control panel. When a sensor activates, it sends a signal to the panel to let it know about the issue. The panel can then alert the user or a central station if necessary. Learn more about home security systems.
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How Long Is an Alarm Contract?
The length of an alarm contract is determined by the alarm monitoring company and agreed upon by the end user. At Alarm Grid, we are a no-contract monitoring company, and we do not lock our customers into any sort of contract. Learn more about why alarm contracts are a major hassle.
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Honeywell vs 2GIG vs Qolsys
Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys are three different manufacturers of security systems. Each of these companies produces outstanding panels that are designed for use with alarm monitoring service. Let's take a closer look at Honeywell, 2GIG and Qolsys and see what each company has to offer.
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What Is the Travelers Homeowner's Insurance Discount Given for Owning an Alarm System?
According to Travelers, a possible discount in one's homeowner's insurance for owning an alarm system is extremely dependent upon which state the policy is in. Certain factors are likely to make the discount larger, but this varies by state. Learn more about Travelers homeowner's insurance.
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