Qolsys IQ Panel 4 Firmware Release Information

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IQ PANEL 4 - 4.0.1 SOFTWARE UPDATE - RELEASE NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS

Release Notes:
New Features:

• Improved flow for local Software Update via Panel Access Point, including QR code scanning to auto connect to the network
• New user interface changes to encourage Wi-Fi connectivity and to help panels stay connected over time to the network
• Added Panel configuration support in advance of the pending release for IQ WiFi 6
Fixes/Improvements:
• Fixed an issue in 4.0.0 related to S2 versions of Linear Garage Door Openers.
• Enhancements to Two-Way Voice audio analytics and default settings
• Changed Severe Weather Siren notification to be unique from other types of notifications

NOTE: The first time the system is powered on, it will automatically reboot before the Installation Wizard starts.
This is expected as part of the initial system configuration process and will not occur again unless you perform a
master reset (factory default).

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 4.0.0 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 iqpanel4.0.1 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

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IQ PANEL 4 - 4.1.0 SOFTWARE UPDATE - RELEASE NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS

Release Notes:
New Features:

  • Support for PGxWLSHW8 & PGxHRDW8 PowerG Wired to Wireless Module firmware version 1.2. This will allow for connection of up to four (4) HSM2108 zone expanders and one (1) HSM2300 power supplies per module; increasing the total possible PowerG hardwire to wireless zone count from 16 to 80. Also added “Temperature” as a hardwire Sensor Type and Flood Emergency as a PGM Output Rule trigger

  • Photo Frame Screensaver images can now be loaded wirelessly from a mobile device or computer to the Panel via the built-in Panel Access Point

  • Sensors can now be individually bypassed from the Alarm.com app at the time of arming.

  • New “Voltage Input Test” under System Tests that measures input voltage at the Panel

  • Doorbell Camera pop up notifications on the Panel now have a dedicated volume slider. This allows for independent control of Doorbell ringing volume from the main Panel volume (chimes and voices)

  • Added support for QR code scanning for IQ WiFi connection

  • Added the ability to control the Panel’s advanced Wi-Fi settings (frequency selection and PMF) from the Alarm.com backend

  • Added a new Night Light setting for the screen to display warmer colors

    • Applies when screen comes “awake” during the nighttime mode start and end time, when the main panel disarms.
  • Added support for the new PowerG Wireless Photoelectric Beam Detectors (PG9200AX & PG9350SL)

  • Added the ability to use scenes for gate control and audio control on the Panel

Fixes/Improvements:

  • Fixed an issue where under certain conditions the temperature history from PGx905 would not display on Alarm.com

  • Option to enable/disable PMF (protected management frame) on the Panel under Wi-Fi settings

  • New setting to allow Z-Wave frequency selection based on country

  • Added the ability to utilize PowerG sirens (PGx901, PGx911) to annunciate Trouble Beeps

  • Panel Access Point can now be connected to by scanning an on-screen QR code

  • Adaptive brightness using the Panel Ambient Light Sensor is now enabled by default

  • PowerG PIR CAM’s (PGx934(P), NEXT CAM PG2, NEXT CAM K9-85 PG2, BW-IRC, BW-IPC, PGx944, TOWER CAM PG2, BW-ODC) will now send alarm images to the Alarm.com backend for each trip during the same alarm. period. Previously, only images from the first alarm trip were sent.

  • Added new motion detector Sensor Groups (43, 44 & 45) for non EN Grade 2 installs

  • Modified Detection Sensitivity to Detection Counter (1 event/2 event) for all PowerG motions detectors that support this feature

  • Added the ability to program the auxiliary input terminal on the PGx945 and PGx309 as Shock, High Temp or Low Temp Sensor Types

  • Increased the Z-Wave Thermostat Limit from 10 to 40 devices

  • Added several improvements when using PowerG Wire-Free Keypads (WS9LCDWFx & HS2LCDWFx) and hardwired CORBUS Keypads (HS2LCD & HS2ICN):

    • Arming with a code now arms the system to Away, unless the Auto Stay setting is enabled and the premise
      is not vacated during the Exit Delay, then the system will arm Stay
    • Fixed an issue where keypads could show a false low battery alert from a paired Bluetooth phone
    • Exit delay beep sounds now follow the main panel when “Exit Sounds” are disabled
  • Panel Wi-Fi encouragement features can be disabled in cases where no Wi-Fi is present at the installation

  • Improvements to Two-Way Voice call DTMF commands and siren disable timing

  • Added Hebrew localization

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 4.0.0 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 iqpanel4.1.0 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 4 - 4.1.1 SOFTWARE UPDATE - RELEASE NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS

Release Notes:
Fixes/Improvements:

  • 4.1.1 contains a critical bug fix relating to panel cellular connectivity. This critical bug fix will be pushed automatically to all IQ4 accounts.
  • Depending on carrier, some panels will automatically reboot a second time as part of applying this patch.

Update Instructions:

Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 4.0.0 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 iqpanel4.1.1 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.

IQ PANEL 4 - 4.2.0 SOFTWARE UPDATE
RELEASE NOTES & UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS

New Features:
• Added the ability to use Partitions without requiring the Lock Screen on the Panel
• Added PowerG Signal Strength, displaying dbm level and graphical interface
• IQ Remotes now allow manual selection of Wi-Fi band (2.4GHz, 5GHz or Both)
• New setting that when activated transmits a unique event code to the CS when the Power Down function is used on the Panel
• Added ability to offload Disarm Photos and Alarm Videos via Panel AP
• Added ability to scan QR codes from Automation device page for easy device enrollment
• The Security Page can now be disabled without having to enroll automation devices first (Automation Only UI)
• Ability to soft reset the Z-Wave network from ADC is now available
• Added support for future Z-Wave 800
• Added System Health Check feature to the Manage My System page
• Support for the all new IQ WiFi 6
• End-to-end support with Alarm.com for some Zigbee lights and plug-in modules when using the optional Zigbee daughtercard (QC000E-840)

Fixes/Improvements:
• Modified Photo Frame mode, pressing the screen to wake does not initiate an arm/disarm function
• While in the Clean Screen mode, the panel no longer annunciates touch sounds
• When Swinger Shutdown is Disabled, Panel will transmit up to 128 alarms per zone / per arming period
• Added ability to choose dimming level of LED’s from an on screen slider
• Enhanced the volume slider to allow mute of chimes and beeps
• When disarming from the Panel during Nighttime Mode, the Panel will not emit any chime or beep
• Made enhancements to the advanced Wi-Fi configuration screen
• Proximity Tag Management moved from the Security Sensors page to the User Management page, which allows end users to more easily manage Prox Tags without the need for an Installer Code
• Enhanced the red alarm banner page to show partition name/number
• Enhancements to the Aeotec SmartSwitch 6
• Improved Deako lighting integration
• PowerG PIR CAM’s (PGx934(P), NEXT CAM PG2, NEXT CAM K9-85 PG2, BW-IRC, BW-IPC, PGx944, TOWER CAM PG2, BW-ODC) will now send up to 6 alarm images to the Alarm.com backend for each device trip during the same arming period. Previously, only images from the first alarm trip were sent.
• Removed the help video that referenced loading PhotoFrame images from SD Card
• Life Safety trouble beeps are now enabled by default (Group 26 /34)
• Thermostat UI on the Panel can now show half degree increments (celsius only)
• Improved Solar Data UI
• Improvement to IQ Remote connectivity by automatically toggling Wi-Fi off/on if the remote keypad loses communication with the Panel
• Improved naming conventions related to spaces in First and Last names for User Codes
• Anti-Masking is now supported (On/Off) for PowerG motion sensors that support this feature
• PowerG Photoelectric Beam Detector DQ trouble now displays on ADC as offline/malfunction
• Corrected an issue with PG9905 and ADC Smarter Business Temperature Monitoring (SBTM) service
• Corrected an issue where the PowerG Keypad/Siren will not function properly when enabled for all sounds in Partition 1
• EN Grade 2 systems now support Duress Codes and a new Duress Authentication Setting
• For EN Grade 2 systems with Final Exit Door Arming enabled, added the ability to arm partitions without having to trip an Entry/Exit zone
• For EN Grade 2 systems where Final Exit Door Arming & Scenes are enabled, you can now arm using Alarm.com without needing to trip an Entry/Exit zone
• Added messaging on the Alarm.com history to show when Exit Delay is complete
• Panel Wi-Fi encouragement features can be disabled in cases where no Wi-Fi is present at the installation
• Panel Camera disarm photo is captured on next motion when disarming from KP241 secondary keypads
• Improvements made to Cellular Connectivity
• Depending on carrier, some panels will automatically reboot a second time as part of applying this patch.
• Includes PowerG Modem Firmware Version 3.0 / Build 10.87
• About page now includes Z-Wave Zip Gateway information
• Added additional language support - Turkish

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 4.1.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install this update wirelessly. Panels running 4.0.0, 4.0.1 or 4.1.0 must be updated to 4.1.1 first, then they can be updated directly to 4.2.0.
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 iqpanel4.2.0 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 4 - 4.2.1 SOFTWARE UPDATE
RELEASE NOTES & UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS

Fixes/Improvements:
• Corrected an issue where a small number of IQ Panel 4’s experienced a false panel overheating shutdown event caused by an inaccurate panel battery temperature reading.

Update Instructions:
Compatibility Note: Your IQ Panel must be on software version 4.1.1 or higher and connected to Wi-Fi to install this update wirelessly. Panels running 4.0.0, 4.0.1 or 4.1.0 must be updated to 4.1.1 first, then they can be updated directly to 4.2.1.
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 iqpanel4.2.1 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

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