Firmware Release Information - Qolsys IQ

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Firmware updates for the Qolsys IQ can be performed via the Upgrade Using Network button in settings menu.


This Firmware update cannot be applied to systems using an IQ2 until IQ2 firmware update is released.

If your panel’s software version is Q1.4.2 or lower you will need to update to 1.4.3 before you will be able to update to 1.6.1

New Features:

  • Disarm Photos from the panel camera now push to! Receive Disarm Photos in text, email and push notifications as well as in the online photo gallery. Note: Requires Image Sensor Plus plan

  • Added support for remote Wi-Fi management via AirFX. You now have the ability to remotely connect an IQ Panel to any network the panel can see

  • Added remote Z-Wave light state support from

  • Added support for remote Add/Delete of Z-Wave Devices from

  • Added support for the Linear Z-Wave Garage Door Opener (GD00Z-4). This device now works both from the local panel interface & from

  • Weekly & Monthly “Communication Test” setting added to the panel

  • Added monthly file system maintenance checks to automatically verify file system. Note: When disarmed, Panel will reboot after file system verification check is complete


  • Dialer Delay can now be set to 0 seconds when SIA Limits are turned off

  • Fire Panic is now silent for 30 minutes after “Disable Siren” option is set. This allows installers to test all signals in a quiet environment. Audible Fire Panic is automatically re-enabled after 30 minute timeout

  • Improved Image Sensor image handling during Two Way Voice calls

  • Minor French and Spanish translation changes

  • Manually changing Time & Date from the panel is now only accessible with the Dealer Code

  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes make it difficult to Arm Stay from a Keyfob

New! IQ Panel Version 1.6.2 Release Notes
New Features:
• Includes 1.6.1 features and improvements. If updating directly from 1.5.3 please see also 1.6.1 release notes
• Weekly & Monthly “Communication Test” setting fully integrated
• Added support for the new Remote Panic feature from the Mobile App
PhotoFrame Specific Changes
• New and existing systems will default the PhotoFrame display type setting to “Weather/Clock”
• Removed all custom photos from existing systems to clear any overs-sized photo media files
• Reduced custom photo individual file size limit from 1MB to 400KB maximum
• Changed display during Armed Away state to only show Qolsys Home screen
• Modified Wi-Fi reconnection process to improve overall system performance
• Fixed a connection error between IQ Panel and IQ2
• Improved memory usage handling to fix system freeze issue
• Improved handling of panel time re-syncing

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: This is an incremental update. Your IQ Panel must be on software version Q1.5.1 , 1.5.2, 1.5.3 or 1.6.1 and connected to Wi-Fi to install this update wirelessly. If your panel’s software version is Q1.4.3 or lower you will need to update to 1.5.1 or higher before you will be able to update to 1.6.2. IQ2’s that are paired with the IQ Panel will automatically be updated to the latest IQ2 1.6 software after the 1.6.2 IQ Panel software is applied.