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Johnson Controls acquires Qolsys

August 5, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

CORK, Ireland—Johnson Controls acquired the remaining stake of Qolsys Inc., a residential and commercial security and smart-home manufacturer, after owning a majority since 2014. The Qolsys founders and leadership team will remain in Silicon Valley (San Jose, Calif.), assuming key roles in Johnson Controls global intrusion business.“We have this overwhelming feeling of not being done,” Qolysys VP Global Sales and Marketing Mike Hackett told Security Systems News, referring to what this...

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Northstar approved Qolsys for its Affiliate Funding Program

October 24, 2018SSN Staff

OREM, Utah—Northstar, a residential security and monitoring company based here, recently announced that Qolsys products have been approved for dealers participating in its Affiliate Funding Program.The Qolsys product line, including the IQ Panel 2, IQ Panel 2 Plus, IQ Remote and encrypted PowerG and S-Line intrusion sensors can help NorthStar Affiliates attract new customers by offering appealing security, life safety, and smarthome solutions, the announcement said.“This is direct reaction...

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Qolsys IQ Panel 2 selected by Guardian Protection Services

February 14, 2018SSN Staff

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...

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Qolsys' second generation panel ships

August 15, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The Qolsys IQ Panel 2, which officially began shipping through North American distribution locations this summer, offers new features and technology designed specifically for security dealers.“The IQ Panel 2 is the culmination of four years of engineering passion to bring leading-edge innovation to the security market,” Qolsys CEO Dave Pulling said in a prepared statement. “The IQ Panel 2 is a realization of Qolsys' best-in-class technology partnerships with...

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My Alarm Center's new business model driving success

August 17, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center, a super-regional security company with a rapidly evolving national presence, is coming off an impressive year of organic growth, complemented by the success of its new DIY division, LivSecure.“Both 2015 and 2016 have been really great years for us and signify a big shift in our business model to be more flexible and capital efficient in terms of having options for growth,” Amy Kothari, My Alarm Center's president and CEO, told Security Systems..., Amy Kothari, DIY, LivSecure, Megan MacDonald, My Alarm Center, Qolsys, Rapid Response

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The resi buzz at ISC West

April 13, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

At this year's ISC West, the big theme on the residential side was the connected home, and all of the possibilities now available to dealers who are looking to provide interactive services, including some DIY options, to the homeowner. The DMP Owners Forum, a daylong training event for dealers, included the introduction of new products and services tailored to help dealers take advantage of the connected home and DIY. The smart-home theme continued on the ISC West show floor, as I visited residential...

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Qolsys to debut IQ Panel 2 at ISC West

March 30, 2016Martha Entwistle

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Qolsys introduced itself and its “all in one” IQ Panel to the security industry at ISC West 2013. This year, Qolsys plans to introduce its new IQ Panel 2, a slim, white, 7-inch high-res capacitive touch screen with edge-to-edge glass.“The beauty of the product matters,” Qolysys CEO Dave Pulling told Security Systems News. “But there's a rock concert going on behind that 7-inch screen,” he said.Designed for higher levels of security, IoT connectivity,...

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Qolsys approved for ACA dealer program

March 21, 2016SSN Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Qolsys, a provider of residential security and smart home solutions, announced that its home security and smart home platform has been approved for distribution in the Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA) dealer program. This approval allows expands the reach of the Qolsys IQ Panel platform into new residential markets. "We've been very impressed with the advanced technology and continuous innovations that Qolsys has brought to the home security industry,” Amy Kothari, president...

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IoT ripe for monitoring

July 15, 2015Amy Canfield

BALTIMORE—Consumers with home automation systems most trust security companies to monitor them, according to “Monetizing the IoT” panelists at ESX 2015. That's a fact that the industry needs to embrace for future success, they said.Consumers say that security is their top reason for buying into smart home systems, according to numerous studies the panelists said at the conference, held here June 24-26.The security industry often views home automation merely as an add-on, but consumers...

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ESX 2015: IoT changing lives, industry

July 1, 2015Amy Canfield

BALTIMORE—Just as the smartphone has transformed the way people conduct their day-to-day lives, the Internet of Things will, too, said panelists at ESX 2015.There should be 50 billion devices connected by 2020, according to Syed Zaeem Hosain of Aeris.“Everyone has a different number, but [regardless] it will transform the way we live,” Hosain said during the OpenXchange panel at ESX 2015 here.Moderator George De Marco, ESX chairman, asked the panel and the audience if they were...

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