Qolsys IQ4 Hub, Verizon LTE, PowerG
915 MHz Wireless Alarm Panel
The Qolsys IQ4 Hub with support for PowerG and a Verizon LTE cellular communicator is a powerful all-in-one alarm system with a 7" touchscreen interface. With the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 core SOM (System on a Module) processor as the IQ Panel 4, it can easily handle all of your security system needs.
The IQ4 Hub offers all the most popular features for users, without some of the more exotic features that many users may deem unnecessary. By including only the most desirable features, Qolsys is able to keep the price of the IQ4 Hub down. This IQ panel only supports a single RF frequency for sensors. This too helps to keep the price down, at a time when users are choosing to prioritize low prices over esoteric features.
The Verizon LTE communicator that comes included in this panel will provide fast and reliable cellular communication for remote control of the system, alarm communication to the central station, and end-user notification. Verizon LTE offers a veritable blanket of coverage to most locations inside the US. LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, and this communicator and its network will be supported for many years to come. If you happen to live in an area where Verizon coverage is not adequate and AT&T LTE offers a better signal, then check out the AT&T LTE version of this panel.
In addition to the Verizon LTE cellular communicator that comes built-in, the IQ 4 Hub also has a dual-band WIFI communicator. Use of WIFI is optional, whereas cellular is mandatory when signing up for Alarm.com service, but with a WIFI connection, the IQ4 Hub becomes a dual-path alarm system. Alarm.com treats dual-path a little differently than some other signal transport providers. When an Alarm.com-compatible system has both an IP and a cellular path, all signals are sent via both paths at once. The signal that reaches Alarm.com first is processed and forwarded to the end user and/or the monitoring station if a Full Monitoring Plan is being used. The signal received second is discarded. In this way, Alarm.com ensures that the fastest available path is always used for each individual signal the alarm panel sends.
This IQ4 Hub supports PowerG wireless sensors. PowerG is a superior lineup of wireless sensors with incredible wireless range. Individual wireless sensors can achieve a range of around 4,000' (1,219m) from the IQ4 Hub itself. If that kind of range is still not enough, PowerG repeaters are available that can offer up to double the range in any given direction. The PowerG lineup of sensors is robust with a sensor for nearly every need. If there is not a wireless sensor that suits your need, or if you need to convert wired sensors to wireless in order to work with this panel, then the DSC PG9HRDW8 or DSC PG9WLSHW8 wired to wireless converter can be used.
For automation, the IQ4 Hub supports Z-Wave Plus 800-Series. This latest advancement in Z-Wave technology offers another improvement to module battery life and transmitting range. Support for Z-Wave adds the ability to control lights, locks, thermostats, garage doors, motorized shades, and other automation devices. Using Alarm.com, scenes can be created to automate many household functions. This can be a real time-saving feature while navigating your day-to-day activities. As always, the IQ4 Hub is backward compatible with all versions of Z-Wave modules, including modules using the original Z-Wave protocol. Just be aware of the limitations when mixing older and newer Z-Wave devices.
The Qolsys IQ Hub supports the ability to view compatible Alarm.com video cameras on the panel's touchscreen. The 2-way communication feature that is available on some video cameras is not supported, however Live Answer for the Alarm.com video doorbells is still supported. For this feature, the IQ4 Hub has one microphone and one speaker built-in. The panel also supports Bluetooth for touchless disarming and music streaming. The IQ4 Hub offers ease of installation with the SmartMount system, however, it is not compatible with the IQ Base.
Feature Comparison between the IQ Panel 4 and the IQ4 Hub:
(Features that differ are highlighted in yellow)
|Feature||IQ Panel 4||IQ4 Hub|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 core SOM||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 core SOM|
|Memory||16GB of NAND Flash||16GB of NAND Flash|
|User Codes||Up to 242 (Role-based)||Up to 242 (Role-based)|
|WIFI Support||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band 2.4/5Ghz - includes built-in Access Point Capability||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band 2.4/5Ghz - includes built-in Access Point Capability|
|Cellular Technology||LTE Category 4||LTE Category 4|
|Automation Support||Z-Wave Plus (800): Up to 137 Devices)||Z-Wave Plus (800): Up to 137 Devices)|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.2: For Disarming and Audio Streaming||Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.2: For Disarming and Audio Streaming|
|LCD Display||7" LCD, 1280 x 800 pixels, 300 cd/㎡, RGB 24 bit, 16.9 Million Colors||7" LCD, 1024 x 600 pixels, 300 cd/㎡, RGB 24 bit, 16.9 Million Colors|
|Touchscreen Type||Capacitive Glass Multi-touch||Capacitive Glass|
|LED Indicator (Status LED)||Triple, Full-color RGB LED||Single, Full-color RGB LED|
|Speaker||4W x 4, QuadSound, 4x 4W Front-facing speakers w/85 dB siren||4W x 1, Front-facing speaker + 85 dB Piezo Siren|
|Microphone||MEMS x 3, (Micro-Electro-Mechanical System) with Echo Cancellation||MEMS x 1 (Front-facing)|
|Camera||Front-facing Camera, 8MP, Wide-Angle 120° Field-of-View, Fixed-Focus Camera, with Flex-Tilt Adjustment||No Camera|
|Two-Way Voice Support||Yes||No|
|Supports IQ Base||Yes||No|
For a full list of all specifications check out the Qolsys IQ Panel 4 Spec Sheet and the Qolsys IQ4 Hub Spec Sheet.