ISC West - Qolsys Security and Smarthome Platform Approved for Alarm Capital Alliance Dealer Program

IQ Panel Improves Attrition, Install Time and RMR

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Qolsys, provider of best-in-class residential security and smarthome solutions, announced today that its home security and smart home platform has been approved for distribution in the Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA) Dealer Program. This approval allows ACA dealers to offer the most advanced technology to their customers and expands the reach of the Qolsys IQ Panel platform into new residential markets.


"We've been very impressed with the advanced technology and continuous innovations that Qolsys has brought to the home security industry," said Amy Kothari, President and CEO of ACA. "After offering the IQ Panel solution in a few of our 'My Alarm Center' branches for more than a year, we've been able to deliver attractive features while achieving increased RMR and customer satisfaction. We are pleased to roll this out to our dealer network."

"The ACA team has been great to work with as they have helped us define our product, marketing and support best practices," said Mike Hackett, Co-Founder and VP of Sales and Marketing for Qolsys. "The all-in-one IQ Panel is still the only 7-inch touchscreen platform running on Android with Dual Path connectivity and a panel camera, among many other industry firsts. ACA has cracked the code selling value, and we look forward to supporting the ACA dealer program, driving down attrition and increasing RMR."

About the IQ Panel All-in-One Platform
The Qolsys IQ Panel is the industry's most technically advanced home security and automation platform with interactive services powered by Alarm.com. It is the first and only security panel on the Android operating system, delivering custom software applications and a framework for routine software updates over the cloud. The IQ Panel features several industry firsts, including a 7-inch touchscreen with an intuitive graphical user interface for security and smart home control, Dual Path connectivity over cellular and Wi-Fi for intelligent redundancy, reliability and speed. It also features a built-in panel camera to capture disarm photos, Z-Wave support for up to 75 lifestyle devices; two-way voice, and easy to install hardware with no external antennas, standard 24-hour lithium-ion battery and SIA-rated siren.

About Alarm Capital Alliance
Alarm Capital Alliance (ACA), headquartered in Newtown Square, PA, is a leading security alarm company that utilizes a unique business model for the acquisition, installation, and management of security alarm contracts and dominates a critical industry which includes our Independent Dealer Program. Since inception in 2000, the Company has achieved 14 consecutive years of growth and is now ranked 14th in SDM Magazine's list of the largest security alarm companies in the country.

About Qolsys
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Qolsys is reinventing the security and smart home market by creating products that are elegant, intuitive, reliable and secure. Qolsys is dedicated to improving the quality of life by integrating computing and communications technologies with its proprietary software to deliver the most advanced platforms for security, energy, wellness and smart home management. The revolutionary all-in-one IQ Panel platform features an embedded camera; integrates with Alarm.com's market-leading interactive security, video monitoring, energy management and home automation; and leverages the robust software development environment of the Linux OS with embedded Android, enabling innovative applications and the routine delivery of software upgrades to customers over the cloud with dual path cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity. Qolsys integrates best-in-class technology and services from Alarm.com, Qualcomm, Android, Verizon, AT&T, and Foxconn to deliver reliable, scalable and secure platforms.

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