Using the Chime feature on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2



hi di wires I'm George from alarm grid today we're going to be going over whether or not a quill sis IQ panel - chimes whenever a door is opened the quick answer to that is yes as long as you have the settings correctly configured as long as you have chimes enabled and you can even add voice descriptors as well to the IQ panel sensor that you have the panel will chime now there's a couple of things we want to look at such as the volume one we want to make sure whether or not the voice is enabled the chime is enabled for the sensor and also at the panel level all right so the first thing I want to get into is actually going ahead and checking the panel settings and then we can go ahead and play around with the sensor settings alright so the first thing you're going to need to do is you're going to need to get your master code your installer code or your dealer code either one of these will work to adjust the sound settings in your system which is what we need to do the default master code is one two three four the default installer code is one one one one and the default dealer code is two two two two now your codes may have been changed if you're currently being monitored or if you yourself have changed them your company or yourself could have possibly updated the codes to something else so you want to make sure you're using the updated codes my panel is defaulted so I'm gonna be using my default codes so I'm gonna hit the little gray bar at the top that'll bring them up menu screen and from the menu screen I'm gonna hit settings after I go into settings you're then gonna go to advanced - settings now once I'm in advanced settings here's where you're going to need to enter in your master installer code or dealer code I'm gonna use my installer code just because I'm gonna need it in a little bit to show you guys how you can play around with the voice descriptor or with the zone description that way your voice can actually you can adding custom ones which I'll show you guys in a second so I'm going to enter in my 1 1 1 1 from here the first thing I'm gonna go to is sound from sound you're gonna hit the very first option volume now the volume the voices volume so if you guys have a voice descriptor you want to make sure that your voices volume is set to whatever you want it to be if it is set to 0 whenever you open up here I have my front door whenever I open up my front door you will only hear the chime because I disabled the voice if I enable the voice you're gonna hear front door open so now you hear the voice for the sensor itself now you can also change the voice descriptions on the sensors and I'll show you I'll show you guys how to do that once I get past the actual panel settings for the sounds but one thing that I want you guys to realize here if you guys can hear you see how the chime kind of is on top of the voice description and it kind of like drains out the actual the first half of the voice description so maybe that's something that you might want to adjust maybe you might not want to enable chime for a sensor you can always disable the chime for the sensor as well and just leave it voice description you can also disable the setting the actual app panel level the beeps and chimes volume so if I bring it down low here now you should only hear the voice description and there's no chime I'm gonna leave my China enabled for now my chime enabled for now and I'll show you guys how you can manually change the time for a sense for the sensor itself so again if I set this off front door open I'm just gonna hit close the next thing you can do if you have a whole bunch of sensors already programmed into your system and you want to play around with the different times that each sensor has you can go to edit chimes from here you have all your sensors and you see the my first one in my panel glass breaking my chime is set to none that's pretty normal you can enable chimes and voice descriptions for any kind of sensors whether their front door window sensors motions glass breaks flood detectors smoke sensors seal detect whatever kind of sensor it is you can enable chimes and voice descriptions for them now from here front door I can go ahead and edit I can change my sound I can put it to beep and if I want to hear it I can hit play I can leave it out as a doorbell for my front door I'll just leave it like that I might as my front door so now whenever I open in my front door but you saw how that doorbell chime is very long so it kind of just overpowers that voice description so again if you know if you want to disable the chime you can just go to that doorbell here and just hit none I'm gonna leave it as doorbell because I'm gonna show you guys how to do it at the sensor level as well after we get out of the panel settings so one other important thing here now after you play around with the first two settings we then have a voice settings and underneath there we have chime settings so the voice chatting voice settings as well is something that you want to make sure is enabled if you go to your sensors and your sensors on there voice settings is disabled that means that your sensors will not have any voices it'll just be the doorbell or the chimes for the sensors so you want to make sure your sensors are enabled on their voice settings because you want the voices to work for the sensors the other option you want to look at is the chime settings you want to make sure if you're planning on using chimes on your sensors that you have the chime enabled for your sensor chimes if I disable this you should only you only hear the voice and again this is a global setting these are global settings that we're working with here so that means any voices for any sensors or any chime for any sensors if you disable them or enable them it's going to turn that feature off so again ideally I would leave it enabled unless you're actually planning on disabling that for every single sensor in the panel all right now from here we're gonna leave everything as it is we're gonna hit the back arrow key and I'm gonna show you how to do it at the sensor level as well I'm gonna go to installation devices security sensors and then from here I'm going to go to edit sensor because I have an existing sensor I'm gonna hit the little pencil icon to edit and then from here you can hit I'm type you can set it to none and have it do front sorry I you have to hit save in order for it to actually work you update the sensor successfully now if I open it you only hear the voice I'm gonna go back to edit and I'm actually going to show you guys a custom description so custom descriptions are basically words that are not in the vocabulary of a system normal words are usually like front door kitchen living room door window motion smoke bedroom master guest a bunch of different predefined words that are usually going into systems the cool thing with the IQ 2 plus though is that it actually has a chip that allows it to read whatever you type in there so you can literally type any word in your custom description and as long as the chip can read it out it will actually voice the script it out so like for instance here's a word that probably won't even be you guys for sure will know is not in the description YouTube I'll type in YouTube censor check now from there I'm gonna leave my chime disabled so you guys can actually hear the voice enunciation and yeah let's go ahead and hit save now if I open my sensor up it'll say YouTube sensor open so it has full custom description capability you guys can play around with it you guys can add in your own custom descriptions if you don't see anything in the predefined ones but yeah that's pretty neat so again we'll just go back in here real quick I'm gonna enable the chime save you can hit the house button to back out all the way to the main screen and last time here yes so there's different times you can play with different voices Christians there's the panel settings that you can which is like the global settings I would call them and then there's at the sensor level settings that you can change as well so there's a couple of ways that you can play around with the chime settings that even the voice settings for a sensor and if you guys have any more questions on what you can do feel free to contact us at support at alarm grid comm if you found the video helpful make sure you hit like underneath subscribe to you to the YouTube channel and hit the little bell icon so whenever we upload new content you guys get notified I'm Jorge and I'll see you guys next time