How Do I Stream an Alarm.com Camera to My Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
You can stream an Alarm.com Camera to your Qolsys IQ Panel 2 by pairing the camera with Alarm.com and then enabling the "View at the Panel" option for the camera. Please note this feature is only available for newer Alarm.com Cameras, as older camera models do not support the feature.
Panel video streaming is available for any Qolsys IQ Panel 2 or IQ Panel 2 Plus that is running firmware version 2.2.1 or higher. It must have an active WIFI connection, and the IQ Panel 2 System must be paired with the same WIFI network as the camera. You will also need an alarm monitoring plan that includes video surveillance and connectivity with Alarm.com. If the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is using Access Point Mode in order to connect to a Qolsys IQ Remote, video streaming at the panel is not supported in this mode.
The following ADC Cameras are supported for panel video streaming:
- ADC-VDB101 or 102
- ADC-VDB105 or 106
Complete the following steps to stream an ADC Camera to a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 or IQ Panel 2 Plus:
1. Connect to WIFI network. The Alarm.com Camera must be connected to a WIFI network to communicate with Alarm.com and ultimately the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. If you need help connecting the camera to a WIFI network, see this helpful FAQ. That FAQ is specific to the ADC-V522IR, but other cameras will follow a similar process.
2. Pair with Alarm.com. The Alarm.com Camera must be paired with the Alarm.com account associated with the IQ Panel 2 System to stream to the panel. If you need help pairing the camera with the Alarm.com service, see this FAQ. Once again, that FAQ is specific to the ADC-V522IR, but the pairing process is similar across all ADC Cameras.
3. Enable panel streaming. Login to Alarm.com through the website. Navigate to the Video Menu on the left side of the screen.
Find the camera you want to stream to the IQ Panel 2 System, and click on the gear icon in the upper-right corner. This is the settings button.
Choose "Stream Video to Security Panel Screen".
Check the "View at the Panel" box, and press the blue save button. This will enable panel streaming for the panel.
4. Stream from panel. Go to your IQ Panel 2 Plus System. Swipe left on the main screen until you reach the "Live Video Cameras" menu. Press on the play button to start streaming the video. Please note, you might need to reboot the panel before the menu will appear.
This is what streaming video will look like. Our test camera is facing the wall, hence the unexciting image.
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