Can I Install a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Myself and Still Get Monitoring?
Yes, you can install a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 yourself and still get monitoring. For a DIY company, it does not matter who installed the alarm system, whether it is a professional installer or an end user. The only requirement is that the panel can connect to the network and send signals.
In order to receive monitoring service, an alarm system must be able to send outbound signals. These signals are received by either the end user or a central monitoring station, depending upon their monitoring plan. Once these signals are received, the end user or the monitoring station can request that emergency help is immediately sent out to the premises. Additionally, the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 itself can also receive signals to have any automatic firmware updates applied to the system.
The IQ Panel 2 comes equipped with both an integrated cellular communicator and a WIFI card. Most users will use both WIFI communication and cellular as a backup. The cellular connection is required to allow the system to work with the Alarm.com interactive service platform. Cellular communication is also extremely reliable, and it will ensure that the system is nearly always able to receive monitoring service. Overall, cellular service is considered the gold standard for alarm systems.
But it does not matter who actually installed the IQ Panel 2 system. Once the system is successfully connected to the network, it will be able to receive active monitoring. This is true whether the system was installed by a DIY end user or by a professional installer. By choosing to install the system yourself, you can save a large amount of money by not having to hire a professional installer. Alarm Grid offers FAQs and videos to help users complete their own installation. We also offer online and phone support for monitored customers if needed.
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