Qolsys IQ Siren

Z-Wave Siren for Qolsys IQ and IQ Panel 2

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The wireless Qolsys IQ Siren is the easiest way to increase the alarm volume for an IQ Panel 2 or original IQ Panel System. This Z-Wave Siren produces sounds up to 105dB, and it features three LED strobe lights to provide a visual indication of an alarm. Buy the IQ Siren from Alarm Grid.
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The Qolsys IQ Siren is the perfect add-on for anyone who wants to increase the alarm volume for their IQ Panel 2 or IQ Panel System. While both of these control panels come with integrated sounders, some users may want to achieve a louder alarm sound. That is where the IQ Siren comes in.

The IQ Siren is designed to produce alarm sounds of up to 105dB. This about as loud as a helicopter or a jackhammer. Unless you have an extremely large property, everyone in the building will certainly hear an IQ Siren once it has been activated. The device is also perfect for anyone who wants to provide an alarm noise-maker for a second part of the building.

It is incredibly easy to use the IQ Siren. The device plugs-in to any standard wall outlet to receive consistent power. And if the power ever goes out, a rechargeable 430 mAh lithium battery will keep it active. The device can be auto-enrolled with the security system by any end user. Once it has been set up, the siren will automatically go into effect whenever an alarm occurs.

The IQ Siren also includes three LED strobe lights that provide a visual indication of any alarm event. Since the IQ Siren is a Z-Wave Plus device, it will act as a repeater for other Z-Wave devices. This makes it perfect for strengthening an existing Z-Wave network. Up to three IQ Siren devices can be paired with an IQ Panel 2 or IQ Panel System.

The clean and modern look of the IQ Siren makes it a great addition to any home or small business. The device measures in at just 3.25" tall and 1" deep, and it will only require one wall outlet. Please note that the IQ Siren is designed for indoor use only.

Brand: Qolsys

Fantastic Z-Wave Siren!
Submitted on 10/17/2019 Alarm Grid

The Qolsys IQ Siren is a convenient Z-Wave siren that allows you to achieve a louder sound when a security system goes into alarm, or simply add a reliable sounder option to a system. The siren operates at 105 dB, which is great for most homes and small businesses. The built-in strobe light adds a nice touch for providing a visual indication of an alarm. Most systems allow it to be easily programmed as a z-wave device, with no additional set up being required. However, there are some systems that technically support the siren, but will also require rules and scenes to be established so that it works properly.

There are many things to like about the Qolsys IQ Siren. The 105 dB operating volume is louder than the typical 85 dB wireless system internal sounder, thereby making it a nice addition for many users. The siren can be conveniently plugged into an outlet for easy and reliable power. It also has a backup battery so that the device can still be activated during an electrical outage. Most systems will properly recognize the device as a siren. This means that no special set up is needed to use it. Instead, the device will just automatically activate during an audible system alarm event. This applies to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and the 2GIG GC3 System. The strobe light for the IQ Siren is nice as well, as it provides visual indication of the alarm. Additionally, the device is Z-Wave Plus to allow for extended range when used with a Z-Wave Plus controller.

But there are some downsides to the IQ Siren. Some panels view the device as a light switch, rather than a siren. This means that you will have to program rules and scenes so that the system knows to activate the siren during alarm events. This applies to the Honeywell LYNX Touch Panels and Honeywell Lyric, as these systems see the IQ Siren as a switch, and not as a siren. While the integrated backup battery is a nice touch, it cannot be easily replaced. This means that once the battery dies (after many years), losing AC power will render the siren non-functional until electrical power is restored. Fortunately, it will take roughly 8 to 10 years for this to occur.

Overall, the sheer convenience of the IQ Siren more than makes up for its flaws. For that reason, we strongly recommend the IQ Siren to customers.

Good: Most Systems Allow for Easy Setup; Perfect Volume for Most Homes & Small Businesses; Built-In Strobe Light; Z-Wave Plus

Bad: Honeywell Systems Require Programming Rules & Scenes; Battery Eventually Dies

Bottom Line: 5 Stars.

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Z-Wave, being a shared technology, in theory, it should. You may have to create a scene for it. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any tests done with these two devices. Unfortunately, this would be a test and see situation.
Will this work in standard Z-wave systems? I'd like to use this with a Hubitat controller to sound when my leak sensors detect water.
Yes, here is the complete and proper way to enroll into a L5200, L5210, and a L7000. https://www.alarmgrid.com/faq/how-do-i-use-the-qolsys-iq-siren-with-a-honeywell-lynx-touch
For the siren to work on a Lynx Touch, including the L5200, a smart scene would need to be created. See complete instructions here https://www.alarmgrid.com/faq/how-do-i-use-the-qolsys-iq-siren-with-a-honeywell-lynx-touch
Press the “Automation” icon on the Home Screen. Press Tools. The screen will advance to “Device Management”. Select “Include Devices”. The screen will display “Entering Inclusion Mode”, Please wait. Once the screen displays “Ready to include device”, within 1 minute of this display, press the function key on the siren. If the the siren has been successfully enrolled, the panel will display “Device Found”, please wait, then the siren information will be displayed. Once the siren has been enrolled, a icon will be added to the inclusion list.
Just double checking. What are the recommended steps to take to enroll this siren on Honeywell L52xx/L7000 and Lyric Controller?
As long as it's programmed correctly to the system you will not need to setup any scenes, it will siren automatically.
I got the Qolsys Siren enrolled on Honeywell L5200 at my dad’s house. Do I need to create a scene for to sound when an alarm occurs?
Awesome. Have a great day :)
Actually, here is the correct link to 5800wave siren: https://www.alarmgrid.com/products/honeywell-5800wave I will get this siren for my dad’s house in the future. According what I read, this siren will definitely act as a repeater boosting up zwave network coverage at my dad’s house. Thank you for your help. Have a nice and a blessed day. I love Alarm Grid!! God Bless You!!
Hi Brett. Yes, it will work just make sure when you are programming it to make sure it is plugged in while performing the exclusion and inclusion. Also, we do offer the 5800 wave (https://www.alarmgrid.com/products/honeywell-5800wave) that is compatible with the Lynx panel you have.
Will this siren work with Honeywell L5200, L5210, L7000, and Lyric Controller?
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