IQ4 NS: Setting Up Using IQ Installer Interface App

IQ4 NS: Setting Up Using IQ Installer Interface App


In this video, Dylan from Alarm Grid shows you how to access the Qolsys IQ4 NS using the Qolsys IQ Installer Interface App. The ...


[AUDIO LOGO] Hey, DIYers. Dylan here with Alarm Grid. Today we're going to go over how to set up the IQ installer app with the IQ4 NS. So the NS stands for no screen. Pretty obvious. We have no screen on our panel. So any programming that we want to do locally for this, we're going to need the IQ installer application. I'm going to show you how to pair that to the panel. We're going to program a door sensor and make sure it's functioning properly. And then just as a side note as well, if you have this panel connected with an alarm company and they have that set up with, your alarm company can also connect to the panel remotely and assist you with programming through there. But if not, if you want to program this locally, download the application and we're going to go through those steps here. OK, so first thing we'll want to do is power on the system. So right now we have the back plate removed so we can access the back. We have a PowerG daughter card installed. There are extra slots if you want to install other daughter cards into the system that will make this work with other RF sensors. We're going to use the included power supply, but you can also run your own wiring to this. If you use 18 gauge wiring, you can do a wire run up to about 98. There is only a barrel connector for the system. So if you do run your own wire, you're going to have to splice these with your own wiring so you can still utilize the barrel connector. And then there is a DC power supply that's included with the system as well. You'll just need to use that. So first thing we will do is hook up the battery, which is already installed into the panel. Just get this connected. Push that in nice and secured. And then we are going to connect the barrel power supply right there. Let's close up the back plate. And then we have some lights. Excuse me. We have some lights indicating that we do have power. So there's not much else that we can do here. So the next thing we're going to do is we're going to pull up the IQ installer app. OK, so we have the IQ installer app already downloaded. Downloaded this from the App Store. Welcome to installer. Now, when you first load up the application, there will be a few terms and conditions you'll want to accept. We've already accepted those. So we have the start option here. OK, it's going to ask us to scan the QR code that's on the back of the system. So let's just turn this back over. We're going to press scan QR on the phone, and bring the camera over to the available QR code. Just flatten that out. OK, so when the QR code is scanned, it's going to pull up the panel information. So you can match the serial number and the IMEI number that are on the back of the panel to what shows on the installer app. OK, and both of these are looking good. So we'll press Continue. OK, so now we're going to put the panel into pairing mode. So we're going to press the power button twice. So if you're looking at the panel from the front, this will be on the right hand side. One, two. Button press for installer app pairing. OK. We have confirmation from the panel and we're going to wait for this to start flashing blue. Access point enabled. Installer app pairing started. Oh, actually solid blue. So we have solid blue there. Press Continue. OK. Yes. Pairing process has started. We're going to enter in the access code. So this is essentially like the installer code for the system. We have not changed ours yet so it's still the default, 1111. Installer app pairing completed. OK, perfect. We have confirmation from the system and the application is showing as well. Now we can change the access code. So we're going to put in 3333. We're going to verify it, 3333. And you'll want to remember that code as that's how you're going to access the programming for this through the installer application. OK, so that is all set up. It's going to bring us through an installation wizard. We'll press Start. OK, this is going to look for a local Wi-Fi networks. We have ours at the top here. Going to enter in the password. OK, password is inserted. We'll press Connect. OK, connect it to the network, perfect. Going to press the right arrow. OK, we can do a system check. It's going to run automatically. So it's going to go through the communication options. So the panel has a built-in cellular communicator. That's what's going to be used to get this set up with The Wi-Fi connection is an somewhat optional connection. But basically, when both are connected with, both signals are going to be sent out at the same time. The Wi-Fi is usually quicker, but the cellular is more reliable. And then if an alarm goes off and a signal is sent out, whichever signal reaches first is what is going to take place at and then send over to the monitoring station as well. So since we do not have this registered with, we may get a failure on the cellular test, which is fine. So if you are setting this up for the first time and you get the file on the cellular test, just know it's because it's not connected with as of yet. So we know that this is going to fail, and we don't have any download Configuration. That's also from So I'm just going to press the red arrow. OK, cellular failed. I'm going to wait for download Configuration, which is likely going to fail as well, again, because this is not set up with as of yet. OK. All right, so we have the cellular that failed and we have the download Configuration that failed. Again, both expected because this is not set up with So you can start programming the system before this is paired with You're just going to get these two failures. If this was already connected with, the cellular and that download Configuration would both pass. When you are setting this up with, you're going to want to contact your monitoring company and provide them the IMEI number that's on the back of the system. That's essentially how they're going to get this registered with and how that communication path is going to be set up. OK, so we have both those failed for now, which is fine. I'm going to press Next. OK, so now we are in the Add sensor option. This is how we're going to start programming sensors to the panel. Now, again, we have a PowerG only system. So once I get this open, I'm going to show you the contact that we are using. All right, so I have this open. This is a PG9303 door contact sensor. We're going to want to open this up. Press Start. This is going to put the panel into auto learn mode. We're going to hold down the enrollment button for five seconds. OK. After I let go of the enrollment button, we have the sensor showing here. We can confirm sensor right there, 1098040. That's the ID and that matches with what we have on the installer app. So we're going to press OK. We're going to allow it to add. Added successfully. We have confirmation from the panel. Not sure if you heard that, but it said sensor added successfully. We're going to close the sensor up. And then right here, we can name the sensor if we like. So we can press into there. That's going to show us the sensor type. We can edit the sensor name. We can edit how it works. So right now, it's set to entry exit normal delay. And then if we press in there, it gives us the other options that we can set this to. This is basically different ways for the sensor to function with the system. For today, we're going to keep it on entry exit. Voice prompts, so when this opens, it's going to announce the sensor on the panel. And we have chime types. So we can change how this is going to sound. So right now it's on default of high wire. But let's say I want to put this to dear dear. OK, activation LEDs enabled and source powerG. So everything is looking good here. We're going to save. Sensor updated successfully. All right, sensor updated successfully. That's all we're going to learn for now. So we're going to do stop auto learn. Yes. Next. If we're going to add any Z-wave home automation devices, that's such as locks, lights, thermostats, this is the process that you'll go through here. Pretty similar to the sensor, you'll press Start. It'll have you activate the Z-wave device, and then that will pull in here, give us the same, kind of, editing screen that we got for the sensor. We're not doing any Z-wave today so we're just going to press Next. IQ remote. So you do have the option of pairing secondary keypads to the panel. If we were going to add those, again, this is the screen. We put into pair. We'd activate the actual keypad and that will pair with a main panel. So the IQ remote, that is a touch screen keypad so if you don't like just accessing this through the application or through, you can set up a secondary keypad, have that installed into a different area in the home, and then have that pair with a actual panel. And then we can do add users. So we're going to do plus, master. Going to put my name here, Dylan. You can set a user code. So this is how we're going to arm and disarm the system. I'm going to put our code to 1234. And then expiration date. I want this to go forever. But if you want to set a certain time for users to work, it'll bring up this calendar and you can select an expiration date for the code to stop working. All right, so we have that all set. We're going to save. Oh, it looks like that code is already taken. So let me just do a different code here. I'll do 4321. And then we can view the user list here. So we actually do have two masters set up. That's why it declined when I was setting up the 1234. By default, that's already in the panel. And I'll be right there. We'll keep that as is. And then we can change the installer code again if we wanted. We can set up a duress code. That's a secret way to set off the alarm and have a signal sent to the mounting station without the actual siren triggering. And we have the dealer code. By default, that's 2222. That's just going to give us a few extra features within the dealer menu. So everything here is fine. This will be dealer contact info. So you can put your alarm company. So for instance, if you were signed up with us, dealer name Alarm Grid; our phone number, 888-818-7728; and the website, Can actually edit that. Let's just put that in real quick. So Alarm Grid. Phone number, 888-818-7728. And then website Press Done, press Save, and now we have our company information on the application. So press Next. OK, so here we can check for any updates available. Just for the point of this video, we're going to skip the update option. But if you do want to check for the updates, just make sure that the internet connection went through and you press the Start option there. So we're just going to press Next. Congratulations system is set up and ready to use. So we'll finish. OK, so this is essentially the main screen. Again, we have the Wi-Fi connection showing. We have the cellular with an X just because this is not connected with yet. Once that is connected, that's going to show the signal strength. We have the power supply icon indicating the power is connected and the battery is fully charged. So let's go ahead and just test this out. We're going to fault the sensor we had programmed. Door has been opened. We have confirmation from the panel. Then we can check in the installer app. That's the sense we had programmed before. Door has been opened. We see the broken link indicating that's open. And we'll close that again and then that link disappears. Door has been opened. And again, confirmation from the panel. As you see, we don't see much indication here. When you have this set up with, that's going to show more information from the panel. But we do have the events option here. So we see the door opening and closing. It says closed. Let's open it again. Door open. And then that's going to fill up the event list. And then closed once again. OK, so that is essentially setting up the panel with the IQ installer app. Again, there are more features there. We're going to make future videos and write more FAQs on our website. We're reviewing the Z-wave setup, the updates, so on and so forth, connecting this with, running system tests, which we have the option right there. These are essentially the tests that had gone through during that initial installation wizard. And then you can adjust some settings here, language theme. I'm sorry. The language for the system, the theme for the application, temperature scale, and then just some useful information there, privacy policy, terms of use, et cetera, et cetera. Then we can go back into config. We have more options here. We can add more users, go back into installation, view the About section. So we need that IMEI number. We can go to cellular, get the IMEI right there, and we'll provide that to our monitoring company so they can get this set up with Update patches. We can do a reboot of the panel. We can power down the panel. We can adjust the sound. That's the upgrade software button that we had skipped earlier. And you can set up multiple partitions for the panel as well OK, so that is getting the IQ installer application paired with the IQ4 NS. We programmed a door sensor. We tested the door sensor make sure it's functioning. If you did like the video, please like the video, hit the Subscribe button, and hit the bell icon to be notified about any future videos we release. You can also reach out and contact us for assistance. We have an email. Our email address is You can reach us by phone. Our phone number is 888-818-7728. And if you come to our website,, we have a live chat option on there as well. So any way, feel free to reach out and we'll be happy to assist you. Again, my name is Dylan from Alarm Grid and thank you for watching.