Qolsys IQ Panel 2 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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Can I use the Lynx-WEXT with my Qolsys IQ Panel 2
Yes, the Lynx-WEXT can be used with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. By adding the Lynx-WEXT to your Qolsys panel, an external siren, or sirens, drawing up to 1.2 Amps of current can be supported. The Lynx-WEXT contains everything except the siren. Learn more about adding a high current siren here.
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What are Master Codes and Installer Codes?
Master Codes and Installer Codes are very different. They each have different authority levels, and they are each used for different programming functions.
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What Does Qolsys Mean?
Qolsys is a security company that is best known for their IQ Panel 2 security system. The company chose the name "Qolsys" because it is short for "Quality of Life Systems". It shows the commitment of Qolsys to always provide top-quality security systems. Learn more about Qolsys and their name.
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What Does Bypassing a Sensor Accomplish?
Whenever you bypass a sensor before arming, the sensor that you bypass will essentially remain disarmed, while the other sensors will still arm as normal. You must individually set each sensor to bypass each time you arm your system. Learn more about bypassing sensors on a security system.
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How Do I Get Alarm.com?
A user can get Alarm.com by obtaining a security system that is compatible with the Alarm.com service. They will also need to have a monitoring plan that includes access to Alarm.com. The service will be set up by the user's monitoring company. Learn more about the Alarm.com service.
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Do I Need Monitoring if I Have Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com?
In order to use Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com, you will need to have a security panel that is actively monitored by an alarm monitoring company. Without monitoring service, you panel will not be able to connect with either of these services. Learn more about Total Connect 2.0 and Alarm.com.
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How Long Does a House Alarm Sound For?
The alarm on a security system will sound for as long as the bell timeout is set for. Many panels feature separate timeout settings for fire alarms and burglary alarms. Most panels allow users to easily access these settings through the Installer menu. Learn more about bell timeout settings.
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Can I Add Sensors to My Home Alarm on My Own?
Programming sensors to a home alarm system is a task that can be completed by an end user. To do this, the user will need to know the Installer Code for their system. This code will allow the user to access zone programming so that they can program a sensor. Learn more about adding sensors.
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How Do I Get My Alarm Company to Change My Installer Code?
Contacting your alarm company is not needed to change the Installer Code on your panel. An end user is able to change their own Installer Code, assuming they know their current Installer Code. However, simply leaving the Installer Code at its default is the best option for the majority of end users.
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