How Do I Disable a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
You can disable a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 by powering the system down. The system has an option in the Advanced Settings Menu for performing this task. The system will be unable to do anything once it is powered down. This includes producing any sounds and sirens or sending any outbound alerts.
When a person says they want to disable an entire alarm system, it usually means they want all functions to stop working until the system is re-enabled later. The easiest way to do this is to just power down the system. By doing this, all system functions will be disabled. This includes the ability to send reports to a central station or an interactive service platform like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com. All local noisemaking capabilities will also be disabled. This includes having the system produce any chimes when sensors are faulted or sirens during alarm events.
Understand that disabling a system is a dramatic step. When your system is disabled, it cannot report out, and it is essentially unmonitored. However, this does not mean that your monitoring service is cancelled. You will still be charged for monitoring if you turn off your system. If you want to stop paying for alarm monitoring, then you should contact your monitoring company and cancel your service.
Most people would not want to keep their systems powered off for an extended period of time. If they are paying for monitoring service, then they should want a system that is protected 24/7. There are only a few examples where a person would want to power down their system and temporarily disable it. The most common reasons are making hardware changes and general troubleshooting. Even then, the person will usually power the system back on as soon as they have completed the necessary task.
If you want to power down an IQ Panel 2 to disable the system, complete the following steps:
1, Open Advanced Settings. Start from the main screen of the system. Press the small grey bar at the top. Choose Settings, Advanced Settings, Master, Installer or Dealer Code (1234, 1111l 2222 by default). You will enter the Advanced Settings Menu.
2. Shut-down the system. Choose the option "Power Down". Then follow the instructions to power down the panel.
3. Confirm the power down. You can confirm that the system is powered down because the screen will be blank. The system will be disabled until you power it back on. You can power the system back on by pressing and holding the designated power button on the side.
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