How Do I Add the IQ Remote to the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 In Access Point Mode?
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In this video, Jorge shows users how to pair an IQ Remote with the IQ Panel 2 System through Access Point Mode. The Access Point that is used with the IQ Panel 2 Alarm System represents one of two methods for pairing an IQ Remote. The other method for doing this is through a regular WIFI connection.
Most users who want to pair an IQ Remote with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 will use a WIFI connection instead of Access point Mode. This is because most people with an IQ Panel 2 System will have strong enough WIFI service to support a viable connection between the system and the touchscreen keypad. Using a WIFI connection will also eliminate the need for configuring the Access Point on the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 System. The panel will need to be connected with a local WIFI network in order for the pairing process to go through successfully. The IQ Remote must then be connected with the same WIFI network.
However, there are cases where using Access Point Mode to pair an IQ Remote is the best option. If a user lives in area where the WIFI is not very strong they might prefer to use AP Mode. Using an Access Point is also the only viable option if the user does not have local WIFI service at all. When using the access point, the IQ Remote and IQ Panel 2 will communicate directly with each other rather than through a WIFI network.
However, there is one very important factor to consider when using an Access Point instead of a local WIFI network. By using Access Point Mode, general WIFI communication for the IQ Panel 2 System will be disabled. This means that the only way for the IQ Panel 2 to send any outbound communication signals will be through a cellular connection. A cellular module comes integrated with the system, and this module must be active in order for the system to work with Alarm.com. But since cellular communication is generally more reliable than WIFI connectivity, this is not a major concern. But just remember that in the unlikely event of cellular service ever becoming lost, no WIFI backup will be available.
hey di wires I'm George from alarm grid today we're gonna be going over how to add a quill sis remote to an IQ tool panel using the access point mode so I'm gonna go ahead and get right into it first thing we want to do is make sure that you have the IQ tubes Wi-Fi enabled right so to do that you just need to press or pull down on the top of the screen go to settings advanced settings then the codes you want to enter if you there if your panel is defaulted it's gonna be 1 1 1 1 or 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 so those are both my default dealer and installer codes alright after I go there you simply hit the Wi-Fi button and once you're there now by default the panel usually comes with Wi-Fi enabled but just in case I'm just having you guys do this step just in case it's not enabled if you just look to the far right over here you're gonna see activate Wi-Fi and to the right there's a checkmark if yours is unchecked then that means your Wi-Fi on the panel is turned off so we do want to make sure that that is actually turned on all right after you you checkmark it it says Wi-Fi turning on after you've activated the Wi-Fi from there you can choose to either connect to a Wi-Fi or not but keep in mind one little caveat about using access point mode if your panel is connected to Wi-Fi and you're using that as your primary connection if you do the access point mode it's gonna cut off the Wi-Fi signaling to alarm.com so if you're having it if you have it central if you haven't monitored by a Central Station the access the Wi-Fi it no longer communicates through the Wi-Fi path it will only use cellular if you're doing the access point mode so something to keep in mind when you're doing this right so mine automatically connects to my Wi-Fi network cuz that's what it was on before I'm just gonna go ahead and hit the back arrow key one time now just a little bit about the access point mode before I get into the pairing of it the reason why you would want to use an access point mode is for a location that has no Wi-Fi or where the Wi-Fi signal to the remote or to the panel is low so for instance if you have a vacation home or a cabin and you guys don't have any Wi-Fi the only way to connect the remote is going to be through an access point mode if you guys have the IQ to remote next to the router and you have the IQ the IQ to next to the router and the IQ remote somewhere else in the house where it doesn't have good connection to the Wi-Fi that may cause issues so if the connection between the the access point mode within the IQ 2 and the IQ remotes if that's stronger than the Wi-Fi you may want to consider doing the access point mode so these are two different reasons why you may want to do the access point mode but again keep in mind if you do you lose the Wi-Fi single link to the Central Station all right so now that we have the Wi-Fi enabled on the IQ 2 we now need to set up the access point mode settings so to do that we're gonna go to installation we're gonna go to devices and then we're gonna go to Wi-Fi devices from there you should see access point setting this this is where you're gonna name the the access point from the IQ 2 you're gonna give it a password that way you can connect to it with your IQ remote so for instance I currently have mine with the default SSID I'm gonna go ahead and actually change that to something I know so that it's easier for me to find when I go to set up my IQ remote so I'm gonna change the SSID if you just tap on it it'll bring up the option you can go ahead and tap on the right I'm gonna delete it all out I'm just gonna type in IQ test i q-- t EST i q-- test I hit OK that is now my new SSID name alright give it a moment you guys also have the option of changing the password which is also recommended if you guys don't want to change the password and you need to know what the existing password is if you just click here access point password it'll show you what it is I previously changed mine to testing one it was a bunch of characters before again I'm just gonna change it to show you guys what I can change it to I'll do change password and it's gonna ask you to come to Taipei in the new password and confirm it just how's the good practice just so you guys know that you're entering in the correct things they're entering in though correct characters if you do show password it will show you each character that you type in as you type it in right so for this one I'll just put test IQ now that when you're creating the password it does need to be 8 characters long he needs to have an alphabetical character and a numerical character all right so test IQ 1 so that's 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 all right test IQ 1 1 actually you know test IQ 2 and then one and then I got to type it in again just to confirm it I'm using the IQ 2 and then I'll just put the one I hit ok it's gonna apply my changes all right so I'm just gonna hit the back arrow key just to back out of that screen now now that you have the access point settings on the IQ to set up now what's next is you have to connect your IQ remotes right so you're connecting your IQ remote to the access point that you just created on the IQ - so the IQ remote you should see the Wi-Fi is enabled if nothing is coming up on that list make sure that that little check mark right there is green all right oh sorry I clicked the wrong button make sure that the little check mark right next to activate Wi-Fi is checked off and it's green if it's not green then the Wi-Fi on the panel is disabled now if it's your first time powering on the IQ remote the Wi-Fi should be enabled by default but just in case it's not just make sure it's green after that you should see a list of Wi-Fi networks that come up or access points so remember I named my IQ to access point as IQ test so if I click on it I then need to type in the password to connect to it so I put test I cue to one and just to make sure you spell their right you can go ahead and hit show password test IQ to one I'm gonna hit connect and then it's gonna connect it shows connected now the last thing we have to do is Perry all right to pair it if you just go back to the main screen on the panel again swipe up from the top go to Settings advanced settings and you can use 1 1 1 1 or 2 2 2 2 I use 1 1 1 1 after you were there you're gonna go ahead and now make your way over to installation because we're actually installing a new or while we're programming a new keypad you then go to devices and go to Wi-Fi devices you then go to the IQ remote devices and now it's in pairing or it's not in pairing mode yet but you should see a button to pair you're gonna hit pair on the IQ 2 and as soon as you hit pair on the IQ 2 you also want to hit pair on the IQ remote so I hit pair pair it's gonna try pairing with the primary panel which is the IQ 2 once it's successful there will be a patch that needs to be downloaded to the IQ remote and that usually takes about 3 to 5 minutes so you want to make sure that you let the IQ remote download that patch and once it's finished downloading that patch it'll actually reboot well I'm sorry it won't reboot it'll just go back to the main arming screen that the IQ 2 remote will be on alright so we just have to wait a little bit until it finally pairs again this could take a while so be patient with the remotes and with the IQ to you ok alright so mine had already downloaded the patch file from the previous connection but again when you're starts connecting and it pairs it will have a loading bar at the bottom saying that it's downloading the patch file and like I said it usually takes 3 to 5 minutes now now that the keypads are paired you should see the IQ remote it says active you can choose to delete it if you want you can have you can actually have up to 3 IQ remotes paired to the IQ - yeah so something to keep in mind there so as you see my IQ remote is at the home screen my IQ - if I just go to the home it's gonna be disarmed now what you want to do is you want to make sure that your test the IQ remote to make sure it works wherever you want to place it so basically you would grab your remote go to the location in the house or the the area where you're gonna be installing it make sure that the connection to the panel is still good so if I just hit if I armed it the command goes through easy way to test it I just hit the X it stops we are now paired in access point mode that was just a quick video on how to do that if you guys have any questions on the pairing process feel free to email us our email is support at alarm grid comm if you found this video helpful make sure you subscribe to the YouTube channel hit like and enable notifications that way whenever we upload new content you guys do get notified I'm George I'll see you guys next time