How Do I Set the Installer Code Back to Default On a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus?

You can set the Installer Code back to default on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus by accessing User Management with the system's existing Installer Code or Dealer Code, finding the Installer Code, and setting it back to its 1111 default. Alternatively, you can instead factory default the system.


The Installer Code (default 1111) on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus has the second-highest authority level on the system, after the Dealer Code (default 2222). You can use the Installer Code to change most system programming settings. Systems installed by alarm dealers usually have the Installer Code changed to something other than the default. If you are a DIY user, or if you are taking control of your system from an alarm dealer then Alarm Grid recommends keeping the Installer Code at its default of 1111 and not changing it. Even if you forget the default Installer Code, you can always look up its default setting of 1111 online later on. Additionally, keeping the Installer Code and the Dealer Code at their respective defaults does not represent any sort of security risk. You cannot successfully disarm the system with either of these codes. Even if an intruder happens to know one of these codes, it will not do them any good.

There are only two (2) ways to reset the Installer Code back to its default of 1111. One way is to perform a factory default for the system. However, when you do this, you will also be performing many other associated actions, including clearing all of the programmed sensors from the system. This will require that the system be completely reprogrammed. Also, the only way you can factory default your IQ Panel 2 Plus System is if you know the system's Dealer Code, and you can use the Dealer Code to manually change the Installer Code. If you're moving from a home and leaving the Qolsys IQ Panel 2+ behind, it is considerate to set all users back to their defaults, but to leave all zones programmed into the system. If you do want to factory default though, such as for troubleshooting purposes, then refer to this helpful FAQ.

Complete the following steps to manually set the Installer Code back to default on an IQ Panel 2 Plus:

1. Enter User Management. Start from the main screen of the IQ Panel 2. Click the small grey bar at the top of the screen. Then choose Settings, followed by Advanced Settings. Enter the system's current Installer Code (default 1111) or its current Dealer Code (default 2222). Then choose User Management. You will enter into the User Management Menu.

2. Change the Installer Code. Scroll thru the options until you find the Installer Code. It is ID Number 241. Click on the pencil (edit) icon for the Installer Code. Click on the field next to User Code, and then enter the default Installer Code of 1111. Then click on the field next to Confirm User Code, and enter the same 1111 code. Then press the green > button in the bottom-right corner, followed by the hide keyboard button in the bottom-right corner. Click the Save button at the bottom to save the change. The system's Installer Code is now set to its default of 1111.

If you entered into system programming using the existing Dealer Code, you will have the option to change any code in the system. The Dealer Code is ID Number 242. If you entered into system programming using the existing Installer Code, you will be able to change any user code with the exception of the Dealer Code.

Please note that if any other existing system code is already set as 1111, then you will get an error message stating that the code is already registered when you go to click Save. You will need to change that other code away from 1111 before you can set the Installer Code to 1111. Each code entry (e.g. 1111, 2222, etc.) can only be used with one (1) system code at any given time.

3. Return to home screen. Press the picture of the house at the bottom of the panel screen to return home. As long as you pressed the Save button and successfully changed the code, the change will automatically be saved.

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