You want your security system to keep you safe, but why not let it take your home to the next level? This month we are featuring the Qolsys (stands for Quality of Life), which is our preferred security system. In our experience, this is one of the most reliable security systems, but it also has loads of extra features that put it a cut above the rest.
Easy to Use
With its 7” display screen and simple icons, the Qolsys panel is incredibly easy to use. It’s intuitive enough for kids, aging parents, and even your technophobic spouse to learn quickly.
You can connect so many devices to the Qolsys system! Of course there are the standard security system features that tell you when a door has been opened or motion has been detected, but there is so much more. You can control your lights, door locks, garage door, thermostat, and video doorbell from the panel. In addition, it has Wi-Fi, 4G celluar, and Z-Wave connections built in so you don’t have to buy extra components to connect with alarm monitoring (Wi-Fi and 4G cellular) or smarthome devices (Z-Wave).
Using the geo-fence feature, the system will automatically know when you leave the house or come home and trigger your home/not home settings. So when you leave for work it can automatically lock the doors, arm your security sensors, close your garage door, adjust your thermostat, and turn off your lights without you having to lift a finger.
Unlike a lot of other wireless systems, you can add a second keypad to your system. Besides the main control panel, a lot of people like to have a keypad in the master bedroom with a panic button. It also allows you to arm and disarm the security system without having to go downstairs and also answer the video doorbell.
Dual Path System
Most security systems only report to the central monitoring station (the company that monitors your alarms and responds if something’s tripped) using a cellular data connection. This can take up to 2 minutes to transmit. The Qolsys system reports through your network connection, which usually takes only 7/10 of a second, and also through cellular data as a backup, in case your network is down.
- Security sensors are 2-way encrypted so don’t have to worry about people hacking into your alarm system.
- You can integrate Alarm.com cameras, which allows you to keep all of your security connections on one app.
- It takes a picture when the alarm system is disabled or enabled so you can see who is controlling the system.
- You can use the panel as a digital picture frame
For more information on Qolsys products, check out https://qolsys.com.
As always, if you need help with this or any other security system needs, give WAV&S a call at (404) 488-3874 or click on the box at the bottom left of your screen for an instant live chat.