Can I Use a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 w/ a Service Other than Alarm.com?
No, you cannot use a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 with a service other than Alarm.com. There is no other interactive monitoring and automation platform that will work with the IQ Panel 2. Any Qolsys IQ Panel 2 System will need to be actively monitored in order to be used with the Alarm.com platform.
An important feature of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and IQ Panel 2 Plus Systems is their built-in WIFI cards and LTE cellular communicators. These systems use this internal equipment to communicate with the Alarm.com servers. These IP and cellular communicators are designed to communicate exclusively with Alarm.com, and they cannot communicate with other similar platforms like Total Connect 2.0. And since these modules cannot be swapped out from an IQ Panel 2 or IQ Panel 2 Plus, Alarm.com is the only interactive platform that can be used with these systems.
Overall, Alarm.com is an excellent security and automation platform. It allows users to arm and disarm their systems, check current system status, control automation devices, view the live feed for compatible security cameras, and so much more. The platform can be accessed from pretty much anywhere in the world by using a web browser or a mobile app on your phone. It is super convenient, and it really opens up the door for controlling your system in new ways.
Remember that using Alarm.com with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2, or any system for that matter, is only possible if the system is monitored. The monitoring plan must include access to the Alarm.com platform. Alarm Grid customers can sign-up for any Gold or Platinum Level Plan (Self or Full) to gain access to Alarm.com. If you want to learn more about our monitoring services, then we invite you to check out our monitoring page. We also have a comprehensive guide to all of our monitoring plans, which you can view here.
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