If you're looking for the best wireless all-in-one (AIO) security system available on the market today, look no further than the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. This system version provides support for PowerG Sensors, legacy Honeywell* and 2GIG Sensors* and connectivity with the AT&T LTE Network.
Qolsys already had one of the best systems on the market with the IQ Panel 2. But with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus, the company has once again stepped up its game. But what makes the IQ Panel 2 Plus so exciting? It starts with the support for the PowerG Sensors. PowerG represents the most advanced technology found in wireless security sensors. These 915 MHz sensors have the ability to communicate from up to 2,000 feet away in open air. This means that they can be effectively used while the system is at a complete different side of the property or business complex. Their versatility truly is second to none. PowerG Sensors also use 128-bit AES encryption to prevent any wireless hacking or takeover attempts. So not only are they super robust, PowerG Sensors are also arguably the most secure sensors available on the market today.
But what if you have more than just PowerG wireless sensors? Qolsys thought of that too. This version of the IQ Panel 2 Plus also provides support for 345 MHz Sensors. This includes Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors and 2GIG Sensors. Since the IQ Panel 2 Plus supports 128 wireless zones, there is plenty of room for any sensors that the user will want to include with their setup. Please note that there are also versions of the IQ Panel 2 Plus that support 319 MHz sensors or 433 MHz sensors instead of the 345 MHz sensors. But all versions of the IQ Panel 2 Plus support PowerG. Also note that although this version of the IQ Panel 2 Plus supports Honeywell 5800 Series Sensors, it DOES NOT support Honeywell SiX Series Sensors.
And the IQ Panel 2 Plus focuses more than wireless sensors. Qolsys has also made the IQ Panel 2 Plus unrivaled in terms of video surveillance. Now, a user can view the live feed of their camera right from the system itself. This functionality will work for any newer Alarm.com Security Camera. The camera feeds will be displayed in full-HD on the panel's 7-inch touchscreen display. And if the camera supports two-way voice, they can have a live conversation while viewing the feed. The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 can also integrate with the SkyBell Video Doorbell, and users can see who is at their door by simply checking their panel.
Alarm.com compatibility has returned to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. This is an interactive service platform that provides great functionality and control for an alarm system. Once a user has the IQ Panel 2 Plus, they will only need an appropriate alarm monitoring plan to access the service. The service can be accessed through a web browser or remotely using the Alarm.com Mobile App on an Android or iOS device. The service allows users to to arm and disarm their system, check the current status of security sensors, control Z-Wave smart home devices and view the live feed of Alarm.com Security Cameras.
The IQ Panel 2 Plus comes complete with a built-in WIFI card and and AT&T LTE Cellular Communicator. If the internet goes down, the panel will still be able to communicate using the AT&T LTE network. This will provide fast and reliable communication at all times. With the fast speeds and exceptional reliability of LTE, it is perfect for alarm systems. Users should also be aware that there is also a Verizon LTE version of this same panel.
Other features for the IQ Panel 2 Plus include an integrated 5MP camera, a built-in glass break sensor, and integrated Z-Wave Plus controller for supporting up to 232 different Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus devices. Overall, this is one of the finest wireless security systems today, and we wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.
*Though this panel version supports many of the Honeywell and 2GIG 345 MHz sensors, not all of these products have been deemed compatible. Please check the Qolsys Sensor Compatibility List for a full list of products that have been tested and proven to be compatible.
Note: The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus has a smaller antenna than the DSC PowerSeries Neo Panels. As a result, it can only support DSC PowerG 915 MHz Sensors from a maximum distance of 2,000 feet away in open air. This is considerably shorter than that maximum open air range of 2 kilometers when these sensors are used with a DSC PowerSeries Neo System. Please keep this in mind when planning a security system. If you need to extend the range, a wireless repeater can be used.
Note: Firmware update 2.3.0 or higher is required to use the PowerG Image Sensor with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus. The PowerG Image Sensor will store 10 images locally on the IQ Panel 2 Plus when activated. It will also send a single image to Alarm.com for remote viewing. No additional hardware is needed to use the PowerG Image Sensor, just the firmware update. Qolsys also offers their own Alarm.com Image Sensor. Both the PowerG Image Sensor and the Qolsys Image Sensor can be purchased separately. In order to use the Qolsys Image Sensor, a user will also need the appropriate image sensor daughtercard. This image sensor daughtercard uses the same antenna slot as the PowerG daughtercard. As a result, it is not feasible to use both PowerG Sensors and Qolsys Image Sensors on an IQ Panel 2 System at the same time. Any user who wants to use PowerG Sensors should obtain a PowerG Image Sensor instead of a Qolsys Image Sensor. If a user does not want to use PowerG Sensors, they are better off getting an original IQ Panel 2. There's no reason to pay extra for PowerG compatibility if the PowerG daughtercard is just going to be removed. Keep in mind though that the original IQ Panel 2 will only be able to support 319.5 MHz sensors.
Note: The IQ Panel 2 Plus supports up to 152 total Z-Wave devices for local Z-Wave control. There is also a smaller limit for different types of Z-Wave devices. The individual limit for each Z-Wave device type must be manually increased within Installer/Dealer Level Programming. Please also note that Alarm.com has its own smaller limit of 122 total Z-Wave devices for remote operation and use with smart scenes. More information on Alarm.com Z-Wave limits can be found in this FAQ.
The breakdown for the maximum allowed of each device type for local control, is shown in the table below. If you want more information on adjusting IQ2+ Z-Wave device limits, please check this other FAQ.
|Z-Wave Device Type
|Other Z-Wave Devices
Note: Please see the following table for the complete device limits for the IQ Panel 2 Plus:
|RF Sensors (Legacy RF + PowerG)
|Bluetooth Devices (For Automatic Disarming)
|Hardwired Zone Inputs (Requires 4.7k EOLR, not included)