Is the Nest Thermostat Compatible w/ the Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
No, the Nest Thermostat is not compatible with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. There is no way to integrate a Nest Thermostat so that you can control it from your Qolsys IQ Panel 2 System. However, you can integrate a Nest with Alarm.com, which is the remote automation platform used with IQ Panel 2.
The Google Nest Thermostat is popular thermostat option for homes and businesses alike. But many users wonder if they can integrate their Nest Thermostats with the various devices used in their businesses and homes. In the case of the IQ Panel 2 and IQ Panel 2 Plus, this is not possible. There is no way to control a Google Nest Thermostat by using a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus Alarm System. But it is possible to control a Nest Thermostat remotely from Alarm.com.
If you are unfamiliar with Alarm.com, it is a remote security and automation platform used with many security systems. The platform allows users to arm and disarm, check current system status, control various home automation devices, and more. The Alarm.com platform can be accessed conveniently using a web browser or a mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. And if you link your Google Nest account with you Alarm.com account, then you will be able to use Alarm.com to control your Nest Thermostat.
The Google Nest Thermostat integration for Alarm.com is very for an end user to set up. We have an FAQ that will teach you more about the process, which you can view here. Remember that you will need an alarm monitoring plan with access to Alarm.com to complete this process. If you are interested in obtaining alarm monitoring service through Alarm Grid, then you will need a Gold or Platinum Level Plan (Self or Full). More information on our monitoring plans can be found on our monitoring page.
While the Nest integration for Alarm.com is great, it does not allow you to control the thermostat directly from a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 System, or any Qolsys IQ Remote Keypad used alongside the panel. If you are looking for a thermostat that you can control from your panel or keypad, then you should strongly consider getting a Z-Wave thermostat. This type of thermostat can integrate directly with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2. And if the panel is monitored, then the thermostat will also be pushed over to Alarm.com so that you can control it remotely.
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