Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Add a Siren to the IQ Panel 2 Using the Hardwire 16 and 16-S?
The Qolsys Hardwire 16 and Hardwire 16-S have a 12VDC, 500 mA output that can be used to power a siren. This output can be used in conjunction with the panel's external siren trigger. Though the HW16/16-S can provide 500 mA of current, the panel's output is limited to 300 mA. Read on to learn more.
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What's the Difference Between the Installer and Dealer Codes on an Interlogix Simon XT?
The Installer Code on an Interlogix Simon XT is slightly more limited than the Dealer Code. There are certain actions that cannot be done using the Installer Code. Instead, these actions can only be accomplished using the Dealer Code. Learn more about the code authority levels on a Simon XT.
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What is the Difference Between the Installer and Dealer Codes on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5?
The Dealer Code on an Interlogix Simon XTi or XTi-5 System has slightly greater authority than the system's Installer Code. Some programming actions can only be performed using the Dealer Code. Learn more about the code authority levels on the Interlogix Simon XTi and XTi-5 Alarm Systems.
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Is the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Compatible w/ Alarm.com?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 will work with Alarm.com as long as it is receiving active cellular monitoring service. A user can access Alarm.com to arm and disarm their system, check the current status of sensors and control Z-Wave devices. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and Alarm.com.
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Will a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Work w/ Google Home?
Google Home provides support for Alarm.com. Since the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 works with Alarm.com, it can be controlled using voice commands sent through Google Home. The system must be synced with Alarm.com for this to be possible. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2 and Google Home.
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Will a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Work w/o a Phone Line?
A Qolsys IQ Panel 2 uses WIFI and cellular connectivity to receive active monitoring service. The system has no way of using a telephone line connection. But this is not a concern, since WIFI and cellular service are both superior in every possible way. Learn more about the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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How Long Does a Siren Sound on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The siren for the IQ Panel 2 will continue to sound until either the system is disarmed or the Siren Timeout period expires. The Siren Timeout period can be adjusted from within the Siren and Alarms Menu. Learn how to adjust the Siren Timeout period for a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Alarm System.
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Can I Use Motions with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
Any wireless motion sensor will work with the IQ Panel 2, as long as it operates at a wireless frequency that is compatible with the system's daughterboard. The standard daughterboard accepts the 319.5 MHz frequency, but there are also others. Find out which motions work with the IQ Panel 2.
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Will a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Work w/ Apple HomeKit?
The IQ Panel 2 cannot be controlled or operated using Apple HomeKit. This is because Apple has not provided HomeKit support for the Alarm.com Service or the IQ Panel 2 System. But the IQ Panel 2 and Alarm.com will work with Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2.
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How Do I Set Up Automation on My Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 includes a built-in Z-Wave Plus controller for operating Z-Wave automation devices. To set up automation, you must program Z-Wave devices with the system. Z-Wave devices can be controlled from the panel or from Alarm.com. Learn how to set up automation on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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