Setting Up WIFI & Cell on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2



hi di wire's I'm Jorge from alarm grid today I'm going to be going over whether or not you can set up Wi-Fi as a primary communication path and subtler as a backup communication path on the closest IQ panel - and the closest IQ panel - plus so to start off the quote shows IQ panel - actually comes with the Wi-Fi communicator built in and the cellular communicator built in whether it's AT&T or Verizon and when you have the system monitored what the system actually does unlike most systems that use Wi-Fi as a primary and then set it as the back up just because Wi-Fi is always gonna be faster what the IQ - and the IQ - plus actually do is they send out the signal simultaneously on both paths so the signal whenever let's say an alarm goes off a door opens any signal that is sent out by the panel it's sent out through both the Wi-Fi and through the cellular path at the same time whichever one alarm comm receives first and that's the one that it's going to use so basically whatever signal loses whatever signal comes in last is just going to be discarded it's gonna be ignored from the oh by the alarm calm servers because they'd already receive the signal on the either the Wi-Fi or cellular path depending on which one you do now generally speaking Wi-Fi is still always going to be the fastest path Wi-Fi is always gonna pretty much always going to be faster than cellular however with the new LTE cellular towers sometimes LTE might be a little faster than Wi-Fi if you have slow Wi-Fi in your house so again it's just whatever signal the that receives first that's the signal it will use and in order to get your panel actually signaling to alarm comm you do have to have an active monitoring plan you can simply just power the system on and expect it to start signaling over to alarm calm the system does need to be activated by a monitoring company and they're the ones that actually need to create the account for your IQ or your IQ two plus on the alarm comm servers and that way your then your panel has something to send the signals to and then if you're being monitored self monitored the signals may be forwarded to a central station and then you may be called whenever there's an alarm etcetera etc now if you are going to be using the Wi-Fi on the IQ 2 plus you do need to make sure that you have your master code your installer code or your dealer code these are the two codes required to set up the Wi-Fi on the system the system pretty much it just connects to your Wi-Fi network if you don't have it connected to your Wi-Fi network then the system would just use a cellular connection vice versa if you don't have a cellular connection where you're at your system will just use Wi-Fi but keep in mind if you're getting the IQ 2 or the IQ 2 plus you're gonna want to make sure you get the one that has the best cellular connection in your area if not you may just want to get assist if you don't have any cellular connection in your area you may want to think about getting just a system that will work only on Wi-Fi start our other systems out there or if you don't have said in your connection in your area you may want to look into getting a system that will work on Wi-Fi only like a Honeywell system but again the IQ 2 plus comes with cellular comes with Wi-Fi already built in you just have to make sure you get it activated with the correct company and that they enable both paths for you you can run it on cellular only if you don't have Wi-Fi at the house that's perfectly fine you just want to make sure that you have good signal if you know if you have a minimum signal in your house another thing you guys can possibly do is get a cellular amplifier for the house cellular amplifier will actually increase the cell signal strength not just for your system but for your personal cell phones or anything else that's using cellular towers or cellular service in your house cellular amplifiers are really really great to do and I've always seen great improvements in cell signal in the signal strength when somebody uses one in their house so it's just something to keep in mind if you guys have any questions about configuring your IQ or your IQ to plus on Wi-Fi on cellular if you have questions on getting and activated with alarm calm please send us an email to support at alarm grid comm if you found the video helpful make sure you hit like underneath subscribe to the YouTube channel and enable the the little bell icon so that you can turn on the notifications so when we upload new content you guys get notified I'm George and I'll see you guys next time