Frequently Asked Questions

Does a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Chime When Doors are Opened?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 can be programmed to chime when doors are opened. The chime settings are adjusted from the programming menu. Chimes can be enabled or disabled for individual sensors, or the system chime can be disabled entirely. Learn more about the chime function on the IQ Panel 2.
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Will an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 Work w/ Apple HomeKit?
At this time, the Simon XTi and XTi-5 cannot be used with Apple HomeKit. This is because the Alarm.com Service has not yet received support from Apple HomeKit. But if HomeKit ever provides Alarm.com support, then these systems could be used with the app. Learn more about Apple HomeKit integrations.
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Can I Make an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 a Secondary Z-Wave Controller?
The Simon XTi and XTi-5 cannot operate as a secondary Z-Wave controller. However, when a cellular communicator has been added to an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5, the system will support Z-Wave home automation devices. Learn more about using Z-Wave with an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5.
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Can I Use a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 w/o Monitoring?
A Qolsys IQ Panel 2 can technically be used and operated without active monitoring service. But this will severely limit the function of the panel. The system will have no way of sending out signals to a central monitoring station or to an end user. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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Is the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Compatible w/ Total Connect?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 cannot sync with the Total Connect service. Total Connect is designed exclusively for use with Honeywell Alarm Systems. But the IQ Panel can be used with Alarm.com, a service that offers similar functionality and features. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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Will a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Work w/ a Phone Line?
There is no possible way to provide phone line monitoring for a Qolsys IQ Panel 2. The system does not have an input for a phone jack, and it does not have an integrated dialer. The system can only receive monitoring service through cellular connectivity. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Add a Z-Wave Light to a Simon XTi or XTi-5?
A Z-Wave light is added to a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System by putting the panel into its learn mode and then activating the inclusion function on the light. The light should be cleared from the network before attempting to do this. Learn how to add a Z-Wave light to a Simon XTi or XTi-5 System.
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How Do I Add a Z-Wave Light to a Simon XT?
A Z-Wave light is learned in with a Simon XT by first clearing the light from the network. The light can then be learned in with the system by putting the system in its inclusion mode and activating the inclusion function on the light. Learn how to add a Z-Wave light to an Interlogix Simon XT.
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Will 2GIG Sensors Work On a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The standard wireless receiver for the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is designed to work with 319.5 MHz sensors. Since the 2GIG Sensors operate at 345 MHz, they will not normally work with the IQ Panel 2. But there are a few possible work around for this. Learn which sensors can be used with a IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Set Up Low-Temp & Freeze Detection on a 2GIG SMKT3-345?
The 2GIG SMKT3-345 is capable of detecting low temperatures that could cause the pipes in a building to freeze. To support this function, the sensor must be programmed to Loop Number 3. Separate wireless zones are needed for smoke detection and heat detection. Learn more about the 2GIG SMKT3-345.
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