The Qolsys IQ Hub is a budget-friendly system. It has a 7" touchscreen and an updated speaker. Power is provided through a barrel jack and it has a user-replaceable battery. It supports Interlogix and Qolsys sensors, has built-in WIFI and Bluetooth capability, Verizon LTE, and Z-Wave Plus.
The Qolsys IQ Hub has many in-demand security features with an easy-to-use User Interface (UI). Operating much like a tablet, you can swipe between screens to navigate from the arming/disarming screen to the various home automation screens. As a budget-friendly system, there are a few things available on the IQ Panel 2 Plus that are not offered on the Qolsys IQ Hub. These are a panel camera, support for 2-way voice, and hardwired zone inputs.
Unlike the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus and the IQ Panel 4, the IQ Hub will only support one (1) frequency for RF security sensors. Where the IQ Panel 2 Plus and IQ Panel 4 support PowerG in addition to a legacy RF frequency such as Honeywell/2GIG 345 MHz, Interlogix/Qolsys 319.5 MHz, or DSC 433 MHz, this Qolsys IQ Hub only supports Interlogix/GE and/or Qolsys 319.5 MHz sensors. There are other "flavors" available including PowerG, Honeywell/2GIG, or DSC, if you require one of those frequencies instead of the 319.5 MHz. The main takeaway here is that each Qolsys IQ Hub will support only one (1) frequency.
Support for the Qolsys (including encrypted S-Line sensors) and Interlogix/GE sensor lineup means the Qolsys IQ Hub is ideal for replacing an older Qolsys or Interlogix (formerly known as GE) alarm panel. Replacing the panel will provide updated features, such as support for Z-Wave home automation, and access to the Alarm.com automation and notification features without requiring a user to replace every wireless sensor they have. This makes updating to a new, modern alarm system easy and affordable.