Using a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Without a Phone Line


In this video, Jorge from Alarm Grid explains how no phone line is required to use the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus for monitoring service. A Qolsys IQ Panel 2 has a ...


hi di wires I'm George from alarm grid today we're gonna be discussing whether or not the closest IQ panel - or the IQ 2 plus will work without a phone line so simple fact yes the system will work without a phone line why because the system doesn't actually have a phone line port or an auto dialer these are both things that a system needs to have in order for it to work with a phone line if it doesn't have a phone line if it doesn't have a phone line port you can't plug phone line into it and if the system doesn't have an auto dialer into it either then even if you do plug in a phone line the system can't dial out using the phone line - whatever monitoring station you guys need it to dial out - however on the other hand better their phone line the IQ - and the IQ - plus actually come with a Wi-Fi communicator and a cellular communicator built into the panel so it already comes with Wi-Fi and cellular which are the most recommended communication paths anyways phone line is pretty much what used to be used back in the day with like the old wired systems it's pretty much what everyone had in their homes nowadays not many people have will have an actual plain old telephone service of pots line everyone is actually now starting to use VoIP voice over IP or like magic jacks or OMA or some kind of Wi-Fi phone system which is not really recommended for systems that's to this day still work with phone line there's a lot of transmission issues a lot of data that gets jumbled and compiled and compressed into different things and sometimes signals that get sent over through these kind of phone line connections they go they send the wrong signal the Central Station gets they can't decode it correctly it's just a whole bunch of things that can go wrong with phone line so nowadays with the newer systems and even with the older systems that are out there they're more than likely is going to be a Wi-Fi or Internet solution or a cellular solution which these are all communication paths that you can use now the IQ - and the IQ - plus like I said they have Wi-Fi and they have sender you're already sin now the way that you guys take advantage of this is by signing up with an alarm company that is a dealer of alarm calm alarm calm is basically what you use to activate these systems it's what the alarm companies like us alarm grid will use to activate the iq2 plus on Wi-Fi or cellular now just because the system has Wi-Fi doesn't mean you should always just rely on Wi-Fi Wi-Fi to this state can still be pretty spotty how many times do you guys have to go and reboot your router per month every now and then I know for me I have to go reset the router or leave it off for thirty seconds turn it back on to kind of just refresh everything and get everything reconnected same thing with the alarm system the good thing with the IQ 2 plus is that and the IQ - is that since it uses alarm calm alarm calm only has senator priced plans so that means when you sign up for an alarm dot-com plan you're gonna be paying for the cellular service and since your IQ - or your IQ - Plus already has set of your built in you might as well get it activated there's no reason to go for Wi-Fi when you're already Wi-Fi only when you're paying for a cellular base plan with alarm calm or with the company that you're with basically so that's just something to keep in mind the system has Wi-Fi has cellular it doesn't work with phone line because it doesn't have a phone line port into it it wasn't designed to work with phone line connection and then if you guys want to get it activated with Wi-Fi our cellular you just have to go with a company that supports service or that deals out the service if you guys have any questions whatsoever about the Wi-Fi are setting your activation on your IQ - or IQ - plus please feel free to 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 hit the little bell icon so you enable notifications that way when we uploading your content you guys get notified I'm Jorge and I'll see you guys next time