Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Firmware Release Information

Firmware 2.0.6

Release Notes:
New Features:
• “Advanced Sensor Test” for panels with RF PIC VERSION
10.2.15-G1. This new tool graphs the RF sensor signal
strength and shows actual dBm from a particular sensor
as well as the relative noise floor for the RF environment
in the home.
Fixes/Improvements:
• Improved mapping of cellular signal strength on the panel
and on Alarm.com for 4G LTE connections
• IQ Remote fixes
• ADC service bundle v2.19 - Fixed an issue with file
descriptors when a network connection was unavailable

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Firmware 2.1.0

Release Notes:
New Features:
• IQ Remote (QW9102-840) — 7” secondary keypad now fully supported:
• Full access to security & automation (lights, locks, thermostats & garage doors)
• Disarm photos from the built in camera (local only does not push to the backend)
• Support for full 4 day weather forecast & dealer logo
• Independent display & sound controls for voices & chimes
• Learns in as a supervised zone
• Manage My System - An all new page on the panel that allows the end user to help keep their Wi-Fi
connected, their panel software up to date and to control the BLE radio on the panel
• Panel Thermostat page now supports Hi/Low temp settings for thermostats set to Auto Mode
• Nighttime mode - new time based schedule for the display, voices & chimes on the panel
• Swinger Shutdown setting is now configurable
• Visual indication of auto bypassed sensors on the home screen
• New Advanced Z-Wave Diagnostics: Network Health Test, Repeater Test & Last Working Route
• Energy Monitoring Z-Wave devices are now supported on the panel and on Alarm.com
• Software support for hardwiring panic buttons to the IQ Hardwire 16 or to a wireless DW sensor
• Z-Wave sirens can now be supervised as a zone on the panel, on Alarm.com and at the Central Station
• Support for the Telus cellular network in Canada
Fixes/Improvements:
• Increased default Two Way Voice speaker volume
• Added support for the CT100+ and the CT101 thermostats
• Panel Glass Break sensitivity can now be adjusted (Normal/Low)
• Panel Alarm Videos now display on the same page on the panel as Disarm Photos
• Select All button for the Lights page
• New setting to enable/disable Panel Tamper reporting
• Improvement to the status of Z-Wave garage door openers on the panel
• Automated panel battery maintenance improvement
• Image sensor communication improvements
• Security improvements for KRACK Attack & BlueBorne
• Master Code now has access to BLE radio settings

Firmware 2.1.1

Release Notes:
Fixes/Improvements:
• Automatic communication tests now report as an E602. Manual communication tests report as an E601
• Fixed an issue where the panel could report cellular signal strength values while disconnected from the
network
• Fixed an issue with IQ Remote reporting correct supervision status on the Alarm.com backend
• Fixed an issue where IQ Remote could display a red emergency screen
• Minor Power-G fixes and improvements
• Fixed an issue where nighttime mode would turn Z-Wave voice prompts back on if previously disabled

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 2.0.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install
this update wirelessly.
1- Swipe down from the top of the screen and touch “Settings"
2- Touch “Advanced Settings”
3- Enter a valid installer code (default is 1111)
4- Touch “Upgrade Software”
5 -Touch “Patch Tag” and enter the patch iqpanel2.1.1 then touch OK
6- Touch “Upgrade Using Network” (panel must be connected to Wi-Fi). Update will download and install
7- Once complete touch “OK” to reboot the panel. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN. The update process will
take approximately 5 minutes. After the panel reboots the home screen will appear and the LED will turn green.

Firmware 2.2.0

Fixes/Improvements:
• Panel Motion get it’s own new Sensor Type.
• Manage My System page Bluetooth & Software Update improvements.
• One-way listen only mode is enabled during duress code alarms for accounts using Two-Way Voice.
• Panel Glass Break now supported in Stay mode. Group 13 with low sensitivity to prevent false alarms.
• Addressed an issue where certain motion detectors could cause a false alarm

New Features:
• Bluetooth speaker support for Anker 3102 speakers. Can be used for remote voice annunciation, chimes and Two-Way Voice.
• Add/Edit Sensor pages now display in two-columns.
• Multi-channel Z-Wave support added for the Qolsys Smart Socket.
• Support for the Alarm.com Remote Temperature Sensor (ADC-S2000-T-RA).
• Consolidated Alarm page for panic buttons (Police, Fire, Auxiliary). All 3 panic types can now be sent from a single page.

• Live View with Audio: View Alarm.com cameras on the IQ Panel 2 and 2 Plus 7” HD touchscreen. Supported cameras include video only models: ADC-V722W, ADC-VC725, ADC-VC726, ADC-VC825,
ADC-VC826, and the following models that also include two-way audio: ADC-V521IR, ADC-V522IR
• Live Answer: Stream the Alarm.com Skybell Video Doorbell directly to the IQ Panel 2 and 2 Plus 7” HD
touchscreen. This innovative feature includes live two-way audiostart/end a call, remote door lock/unlock & remote disarm, while continuing to provide doorbell call and motion notifications sent to your smart device. Supports Skybell HD & Skybell Slimline

Firmware 2.2.1

Fixes/Improvements:
• Improved reliability and performance for Live Answer and Live View.
• Added fix to filter out the unnecessary Motion Activated messages being sent from panel to Alarm.com.
• Fixes a Chime and Voice issue that erroneously resets the settings to the Nighttime Mode Settings after a software update.
• Addresses an issue where extra zones (130 - 136) could be present on Alarm.com.
• Fixed an issue where the panel could report cellular signal strength values while disconnected from the
network.

Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 2.0.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install this update wirelessly.
1- Swipe down from the top of the screen and touch “Settings"
2- Touch “Advanced Settings”
3- Enter a valid installer code (default is 1111)
4- Touch “Upgrade Software”
5 -Touch “Patch Tag” and enter the patch iqpanel2.2.1 then touch OK
6- Touch “Upgrade Using Network” (panel must be connected to Wi-Fi). Update will download and install
7- Once complete touch “OK” to reboot the panel. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN. The update process will
take approximately 5 minutes. After the panel reboots the home screen will appear and the LED will turn green.

IQ PANEL 2 & 2 PLUS - 2.3.0 SOFTWARE UPDATE

New Features:

• Added support for up to 4 Partitions along with a screen lock to limit access
• UL1610 Central-Station Burglar Alarm compliance added for commercial applications
• Commercial device names added
• 6 digit user codes now supported
• Added support for new PowerG Devices:
• Smoke Detector (PG9936)
• CO Detector (PG9933)
• Recessed Contact (PG9307)
• NEW Vanishing Door/Window (PG9303)
• NEW Door/Window with Aux input (PG9309)
• Outdoor Door/Window (PG9312)
• 360° Ceiling-Mount PIR (PG9862)
• 2-Way Wireless Keypad Arming Station (WS9LCDWF9)
• Panel Camera Improvements:
• Panel Camera “peek-in now” & “peek-in next motion” from Alarm.com added
• Disarm Photos after Remote Disarm (Bluetooth, Keyfob or Alarm.com Disarm), triggered by first motion
detected from the built-in Panel Motion
• IQ Remote Link Quality tool added to measure Panel to IQ Remote Wi-Fi connection performance
Fixes/Improvements:
• Maximum number of supported Thermostats changed from 6 to 10
• Maximum number of supported Door Locks changed from 6 to 20
• Automatic Daily Communication Test (24 hour) now supported
• User Code names (First Name, Last Name) now sync between the Panel and Alarm.com
• Fixed an issue so that the swinger shutdown count (1 -6) now performs as designed
• Added new Sensor Type (Temperature - Group 51) for the PowerG Temperature Sensor (PG9905) to allow for
raw temperature sensor monitoring with settable High and Low thresholds
• Improved integration with the PowerG PIR CAM (PG9934P or PG9944) so that the Panel now captures 10
images from the PIR CAM during an alarm event and stitches them together into a video that is stored locally on the panel. 1 static Alarm Photo from the PIR CAM is also sent to Alarm.com

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 2.0.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install
this update wirelessly.
1- Swipe down from the top of the screen and touch “Settings"
2- Touch “Advanced Settings”
3- Enter a valid installer code (default is 1111)
4- Touch “Upgrade Software”
5 -Touch “Patch Tag” and enter the patch iqpanel2.3.0 then touch OK
6- Touch “Upgrade Using Network” (panel must be connected to Wi-Fi). Update will download and install
7- Once complete touch “OK” to reboot the panel. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN. The update process will
take approximately 5 minutes. After the panel reboots the home screen will appear and the LED will turn green.

IQ PANEL 2 & 2 PLUS - 2.3.1 SOFTWARE UPDATE Release Notes:

New Features:

Added a new setting on the Panel for Alarm.com Wellness. When this setting is enabled, Auxiliary Pendants learned in to Group 6 behave like a traditional PERS pendant. The system generates a signal to Alarm.com and to the Central Station, but does not generate a loud alarm locally which must be subsequently disarmed. This new feature enhances usability where an elderly user may not have the capacity to arm or disarm the system between Auxiliary Pendant button presses.

Fixes/Improvements:
PowerG Keypad (WS9LCDWF9) integration improvements:
• Battery only mode now supported. Backlight turns off when in battery only mode
• Fixed an issue where the keypad could chime, even when chimes were turned off at the main panel
• Fixed an issue where sensors could show open on the keypad, even when closed
• Communication stabilized to solve continuous state of “Panel response not received”
• Entry/Exit beeps improved to match the main panel
• Enter a user code when disarmed to arm the system to Stay now supported

Fixed an issue with the Communication Test timer (Daily, Weekly, Monthly) where automated tests would stop
after 20 attempts until reset

The “Easy Install Wizard” was reordered so the Dual-Path Test follows the Wi-Fi page and the Software
Update page moved to the end of the Wizard. This improvement helps with the flow of the Wizard and
ensures that Alarm.com programming templates can be received as part of the Wizard process

Removed the ability to allow the Master Code to relaunch the Wizard on next power up

Fixed an issue where Chimes and Voices would not restore to previous defaults after exiting nighttime mode

Partition naming improvements, including syncing of Partition names between the Panel and Alarm.com,
when reverting from multiple Partitions back to one and for custom Partition names on IQ Remote

Added error code reporting and troubleshooting language to the LiveView Camera page on the Panel in the
event that Cameras are not streaming to the Panel

No longer allow Master Code to Master Reset an IQ Remote

Added support for newer models of the Anker A3102 Bluetooth speaker

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 2.0.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install
this update wirelessly.
1- Swipe down from the top of the screen and touch “Settings"
2- Touch “Advanced Settings”
3- Enter a valid installer code (default is 1111)
4- Touch “Upgrade Software”
5 -Touch “Patch Tag” and enter the patch iqpanel2.3.1 then touch OK
6- Touch “Upgrade Using Network” (panel must be connected to Wi-Fi). Update will download and install
7- Once complete touch “OK” to reboot the panel. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN. The update process will
take approximately 5 minutes. After the panel reboots the home screen will appear and the LED will turn green.

IQ PANEL 2 & 2 PLUS - 2.3.3 SOFTWARE UPDATE - RELEASE NOTES

Fixes/Improvements:

• Added the ability to get the “Long Sensor ID” from the PowerG daughter card and report it to Alarm.com
• Added the ability to get the “Device Firmware Version” from PowerG Sensors if Auto Learned after updating to
2.3.3 and report it to alarm.com
• Added the ability to send Alarm.com the PowerG daughter card radio and modem firmware versions

Update Instructions:

Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 2.0.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install
this update wirelessly.
1- Swipe down from the top of the screen and touch “Settings"
2- Touch “Advanced Settings”
3- Enter a valid installer code (default is 1111)
4- Touch “Upgrade Software”
5 -Touch “Patch Tag” and enter the patch iqpanel2.3.3 then touch OK
6- Touch “Upgrade Using Network” (panel must be connected to Wi-Fi). Update will download and install
7- Once complete touch “OK” to reboot the panel. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN. The update process will
take approximately 5 minutes. After the panel reboots the home screen will appear and the LED will turn green.

Firmware 2.4.0:

Partitions 2.0:
• Global arming
• Global sound distribution for alarms
• Bluetooth Disarming by partition

User Interface:
• All new Home Automation only page
• All new Wellness only page
• Option to turn off the Security page. This feature is designed to be used when offering standalone home
automation or wellness services and when security is not needed.
• Option to turn off the Lock page and the Thermostat page
• New dynamic Screen Lock page. Can be enabled independent of partitions

Liftmaster Garage Door Control:
• The Panel now displays UI for Liftmaster GDO devices that are paired to Alarm.com. This feature allows
control of Liftmaster devices directly from the Panel screen

Scenes:
• Control Alarm.com scenes directly from the panel. This setting is disabled by default but can be enabled
from the panel or from AirFX

IQ Remote:
• Connectivity improvements
• Alarm Videos via built-in camera
• LiveView Alarm.com cameras and video doorbell on IQ Remote secondary keypad. Video only, no audio.

Z-Wave:
• Panel support for Z-Wave version 6.81.03, which includes S2 security and SmartStart. (Note: 6.81.03 will
only be loaded on panels that are manufactured with 2.4.0 and not for panels that receive 2.4.0 OTA)
• SmartStart enables faster, easier enrollment by using the built-in Panel Camera to scan the QR code
on SmartStart enabled devices. Simply scan the device and power it up
• Support for LQI 2 (link quality indicators)
• Emergency heat mode for Z-Wave thermostats now supported

Easy Install Wizard:
• Added pages for Sensor Signal Strength test and IQ Remote secondary keypad learning
• 80.25 PowerG Modem Firmware Update:
https://dealers.qolsys.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TSB-190621-80.25-PowerG-Update.pdf

Panel Motion:
• New sensitivity settings (high, medium, low) for the built-in Panel Motion Detector
• Mask off up to 4 distinct areas for the Panel Motion to ignore when calculating pixelation change

QR Code Scanning for Auto Learning of S-Line Sensors without opening the box

French and Spanish language changes

PowerG:
• PowerG PIR CAM (PG9934 & PG9944) images now push to Alarm.com with correct device type and name
• Support for “Peek-in Now” on PowerG PIR CAM (PG9934 & PG9944) from Alarm.com
• Pairing improvement for sensors that do not correctly associate at time of learn in. Sensors will now show
in the “not networked” state and will go into RF failure following the RF supervision setting on the Panel
• Turn off PowerG siren (PG9901 & PG9911) during two-way voice calls
• Removed PowerG incompatibility pop up when trying to auto learn older PG9914 & PG9933 devices if the
daughter card has been updated to 80.25 and is now compatible
• Added support for the Aux input on PG9945 sensors to be programmed as NC or NO and to be used as
Sensor Type Heat, Group 26
• Added support for “High Traffic Shutdown” configuration on compatible PowerG motion detectors
• General PowerG keypad (WS9LCDWF9) improvements, including chime button and backlight On/Off
support
• PowerG temp sensor (PG9905) improvements for Group 51 & 52 including a broader range of available
temperature thresholds. High/Low threshold reporting for Group 51 now supported by Alarm.com
• Improved signal strength reporting on the PowerG Sensor Test page on the Panel
• Added chime, entry/exit beep capability and volume adjustment (Low, Medium, High) to PowerG indoor &
outdoor sirens (PG9901 & PG9911).
• Added support for additional PowerG Devices:
• Outdoor Door/Window (PG9312)
• 360° Commercial Ceiling Mount PIR (PG9872)
• Outdoor Curtain PIR (PG9902)
• Updated weather mapping and translations

Two-way voice DTMF initialization improvements

Added the ability to manually bypass glass break and shock Sensor Types on arming

New Sound setting to turn Exit beeps On/Off for the Quick Exit feature

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 2.0.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install
this update wirelessly.
1- Swipe down from the top of the screen and touch “Settings"
2- Touch “Advanced Settings”
3- Enter a valid installer code (default is 1111)
4- Touch “Upgrade Software”
5 -Touch “Patch Tag” and enter the patch iqpanel2.4.0 then touch OK
6- Touch “Upgrade Using Network” (panel must be connected to Wi-Fi). Update will download and install
7- Once complete touch “OK” to reboot the panel. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN. The update process will
take approximately 5 minutes. After the panel reboots the home screen will appear and the LED will turn green.

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Firmware 2.4.1:

Fixes/Improvements:

• Fixed an issue where the new IQ Remote (QW9104-840) could continue to sound Entry
Beeps for a short period of time after disarming from the primary panel

• New setting to disable Disarm Photos on the IQ Remote

• Added a new setting to disable the Panel Camera page from the Panel UI. When this
setting is Disabled it automatically turns off Disarm Photos, Alarm Photos, Alarm Videos &
Settings Photos

• Added support to correctly display Panel time for the Atlantic Time Zone (GMT -4)

• Added the ability to get consecutive Doorbell chime tones when the Skybell is pressed
multiple times during a single notification event

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 2.0.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install
this update wirelessly.
1- Swipe down from the top of the screen and touch “Settings"
2- Touch “Advanced Settings”
3- Enter a valid installer code (default is 1111)
4- Touch “Upgrade Software”
5 -Touch “Patch Tag” and enter the patch iqpanel2.4.1 then touch OK
6- Touch “Upgrade Using Network” (panel must be connected to Wi-Fi). Update will download and install
7- Once complete touch “OK” to reboot the panel. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN. The update process will
take approximately 5 minutes. After the panel reboots the home screen will appear and the LED will turn green.

Firmware 2.4.2

Release Notes:

Fixes/Improvements

• Fixed an issue where the new IQ Remote (QW9104-840) could continue to sound Entry
Beeps for a short period of time after disarming from the primary panel

• New setting to disable Disarm Photos on the IQ Remote

• Added a new setting to disable the Panel Camera page from the Panel UI. When this setting is Disabled it automatically turns off Disarm Photos, Alarm Photos, Alarm Videos & Settings Photos

• Fixed an issue where Panel time could show an hour earlier than actual time

• Added the ability to get consecutive Doorbell chime tones when the Skybell is pressed multiple times during a single notification event

• Fixed an issue that was introduced in 2.4.1 where the Thermostat page on the Panel could be blank

Update Instructions:

Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 2.0.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install this update wirelessly.

1- Swipe down from the top of the screen and touch “Settings"
2- Touch “Advanced Settings”
3- Enter a valid installer code (default is 1111)
4- Touch “Upgrade Software”
5 -Touch “Patch Tag” and enter the patch iqpanel2.4.2 then touch OK
6- Touch “Upgrade Using Network” (panel must be connected to Wi-Fi). Update will download and install
7- Once complete touch “OK” to reboot the panel. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN. The update process will
take approximately 5 minutes. After the panel reboots the home screen will appear and the LED will turn green.

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