Qolsys IQ Panel 2 selected by Guardian Protection Services

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technology, announced recently that Guardian Protection Services, a residential and commercial security systems provider based in Warrendale, Pa., has selected the IQ Panel 2 as its next generation platform following a one-year evaluation period.

“We are honored to bring the IQ Panel 2 to Guardian’s customers and dealers,” Mike Hackett, Qolsys SVP of sales and marketing, said in the announcement. “As Security and IoT converge, Guardian is perfectly placed to deliver this best-in-class, connected home solution to Residential, Builder and Small Business segments.”

The IQ Panel 2 implements end-to-end encryption, including cloud token authentication, the exclusive encrypted Qolsys S-Line sensors with backward compatibility to the standard 319.5 Mhz frequency, Z-Wave Plus by Sigma Designs, and Dual Path communication over cellular and Wi-Fi. 

“The IQ2 represents a great opportunity for Guardian to deliver more value to our customers,” Kevin Bish, Guardian’s vice president of marketing, said in the announcement. “It’s beautiful, intuitive and feature-rich; we think it will create more desire for our customers to engage and use with their smart home. As a result, it’s a better experience overall, one that helps to solidify our relationship with that customer for the long term.”

The “all-in-one” IQ Panel 2 is a tablet-like panel with a 7-inch HD capacitive touchscreen delivering upgraded features and functionality with an intuitive swipe-based user interface, LTE and Wi-Fi dual path connectivity, 5MP panel camera, software updates via the cloud and Z-Wave Plus. Qolsys uses proprietary encrypted sensor technology and built-in applications such as Bluetooth Touchless Disarming, glass break detection, Z-Wave and SRF diagnostics and remote diagnostic tools for troubleshooting and adjusting settings and features.

Trusted by more than 300,000 clients throughout the nation, Guardian has provided state-the-art technology to homes and businesses for more than 65 years through the professional installation and monitoring of its residential and commercial security systems and smart home technologies. Its UL listed 24-hour monitoring centers have attained TMA Five Diamond certification.