Will Interlogix/GE Sensors Work on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
Yes, Interlogix/GE Sensors will work on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2. The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is designed to work with sensors that operate at a wireless frequency of 319.5 MHz. Since the Interlogix and GE Sensors operate at this frequency, they can be learned in with the IQ Panel 2 Alarm System.
There are several options when choosing wireless sensors for the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. The wireless sensors from Interlogix are just one of these options. These sensors can be learned in just like any other compatible wireless sensor. Today, these sensors are sold under the Interlogix brand name. But for many years, they were sold under the GE banner. Both names mostly refer to same 319.5 MHz wireless sensors, and they should all work with the IQ Panel 2.
Qolsys also produces their own lineup of 319.5 MHz sensors. They are all compatible with the IQ Panel 2. The Qolsys Sensors includes their flagship S-Line Series. The S-Line Sensors are fully protected by rolling code encryption, and they are designed for use with the IQ Panel 2. However, the encrypted Qolsys S-Line Sensors will technically work the Interlogix Panels, but the encryption feature will not be enabled when they are used with these systems. The unencrypted "standard" Qolsys Sensors can also be used with the Interlogix Simon XT, XTi and XTi-5 Alarm Systems. For additional sensors that will work with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2, please review this compatibility list.
Learning in new sensors with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 is very simple. From the home screen, press the small grey button at the top. Then choose "Settings", followed by "Advanced Settings". Enter in the Installer Code (default is 1111), and then choose "Installation". Then select "Devices", followed by "Security Sensors", and then "Auto Learn Sensor". You can then activate the sensor to learn it in with the system.
From there, you will be able to adjust the settings for the sensor. Press "Add New" when finished. Then press the picture of the house at the bottom of the screen to return to main screen.
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