Protect America has set a standard for home security by consistently offering customers the highest-rated devices in security technology. Protect America has continued this trusted tradition by adding the IQ Panel 2 from Qolsys. This award-winning alarm panel has proven to be not only one of the most reliable panels in home security but the most versatile as well.

With more than 500,000 homes secured, Protect America fully understands the importance of reliable security equipment. From its sleek appearance to its array of cutting edge features, the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 stands out among a field of technologically advanced security devices. Easy to install and even easier to use, the IQ Panel 2 with Protect America will not only protect your home but also be able to connect with any home automation device such as Amazon Alexa for total home integration.

 

“The IQ Panel 2 keeps you connected to an entire ecosystem of smart devices giving you control over your entire home.”

Looks

The IQ Panel 2 truly looks the part, with its smooth yet futuristic design to match the technology it’s packed with. This 4.25 x 7.5-inch device is almost entirely comprised of a touchscreen as well as a built-in 5MP camera. The gentle white outer shell blends seamlessly into any interior wall when not in use. When in operation however, the panel’s impressive 7-inch HD capacitive multitouch touchscreen manages to look excellent from any angle. With the perfect level of touch sensitivity, the IQ Panel 2 becomes an aesthetically pleasing tablet that brightens up any room.


Even more impressive is the panel’s size. Remarkably sitting less than an inch out when mounted on a wall, the thinness of the system will make users reconsider their previous idea of clunky alarm panels. Due to the slim nature of the device, the Panel 2 looks just as casual in a user’s hand as a tablet as it does smoothly mounted on a wall. The panel is easily mounted on the wall by simply screwing in the wall-mount the devices comes with. The wall mount is not required however if you chose to not place it on a wall. Once the power transformer if plugged in, the Panel 2 is ready to go.

 

Operating the system feels just as seamless as it looks. The image display quality on the touchscreen is illuminated just bright enough for easy use while the icons are easily recognizable to turn anyone into a quick learner. When the panel isn’t being used, the screen turns into a virtual picture frame, displaying any photos you choose to upload. If you prefer, it can also show the time and current weather instead, making it the perfect thing to check every day before leaving the house.

The quick installation and easy to use software of the IQ Panel 2 is one of many reasons it’s the perfect alarm panel for a Protect America home security system. By utilizing advance pieces of technology with seamless customer usability such as this, Protect America is able to offer industry leading DIY security devices that don’t require the additional installation costs associated with other security companies. By cutting out the middleman, Protect America is able to offer savings to the consumer that other home security companies simply can’t match.

Features

The IQ Panel 2 goes above and beyond the expectations of a home or small business alarm panel. Even with the advanced level of technology this device is packed with, the user interface is surprisingly intuitive. When using the main screens, you are able to swipe through options that comprise of arming and disarming, Z-Wave device status and control, lock status and controls, thermostat controls, system status, and alarm events.

The arming and disarming option doesn’t require a passcode which makes coming and going much simpler. The system status allows you to select WiFi, Bluetooth or software options. The alarm events screen offers images taken by the panel’s 5MP front camera. The screen can also be programmed to turn off based on a customizable schedule and reawakened simply by touch.

The IQ Panel 2 makes sure the user is always aware of what is going on in their home. Even if the panel is disarmed, you will receive notifications when a door is opened. The Panel 2 also uses the built-in camera to take photos of anyone disarming the panel. Regardless of the user or the password used, you will be able to view every user’s activity with the date and time stamped on a crystal-clear image. One of the neatest features however is the ability to customize the name of every device integrated into your security system, for the enhanced simplicity and convenience of voice commands.

The Panel 2 also offers some of the smoothest integration with Protect America’s Z-Wave locks such has Yale, Kwikset and August. The locks themselves are able to disarm the panel which makes coming home that much more seamless. Even more impressive, the panel is able to remember the pattern of when you tend to arrive so it can set a schedule to automatically unlock. For example, if you get home from work Monday through Friday at 6:30 pm, the panel will make sure to unlock the door for you as you arrive. If you have a different schedule on the weekends, the Panel 2 will recognize and adjust for the different times.

Users can further customize their panel’s scheduling patterns by simply living their day-to-day lives. Rather than having to remember to arm the system prior to going to bed every night, the Panel 2 can schedule your Stay mode to activate during the hours you are usually in bed. When leaving the house, the panel will immediately lock one of the doors when set to Away mode while giving 45 seconds to the preferably used door. The Panel 2 also includes a countdown mode in which a voice counts down to a set timer when the system is preparing for Away mode. This is the voice of all device activity, similar to Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri.

When it’s time to clean, the IQ Panel 2 can be temporarily shut off so there is no concern of accidental adjustments. Fear not however, the Panel 2 is still able to alert you if a door is opened even when the panel is in disarmed mode. It’s so intelligent in fact that if you set the panel to Away mode and don’t leave, the Panel 2 will recognize that the door was never opened and will automatically change its mode back to Stay.

“Exciting new features like touchless disarming using Bluetooth and a built in glass break detector are enabled through powerful software that improves over time through regular software updates.”

By choosing to use industry leading home security devices such as the IQ Panel 2, Protect America is able to find a better way to do security without having to cut corners or reduce quality. With an advanced combination of DIY installation and professional monitoring, customers are able to receive the highest level of security they deserve with the affordability and convenience of DIY technology.

Conclusion

Overall, the IQ Panel 2 is a central home security device that offers consumers the highest level of reliability as well as one of the most innate interfaces on the market, allowing for anyone to become a security professional. With its slim and sleek design, the Panel 2 stands out among its industry competitors while perfectly blending in to any home decor with its appealing display screen and neutral coloring.

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With a traditional of offering customers state of the art technology, Protect America has continued to set the standard for professionally monitored home security when it comes to care and affordability. By selecting devices such as the IQ Panel 2, Protect America has continued to earn the highest awards in home security such as the Consumers Digest Best Buy award for the past 10 years. Protect America is also able to offer benefits other security companies simply can’t afford to offer such as locked in monthly rates and no up-front costs on equipment.

If you’re interested in finding the most efficient method to protect your home, contact Protect America today for an obligation-free quote. A professionally monitored system, with an installation process that’s as easy as peal-and-stick, Protect America has been an industry leader for over 25 years. Let the professionals ensure your security so you can ensure peace of mind.