The NorthStar authorized affiliate funding program funds qualified security and automation systems originated and installed by independent companies.
The affiliate program complements NorthStar’s direct-to-home model while offering a platform for dealers of all sizes to access capital and plug into a proven system, according to the company.
NorthStar says the Qolsys product line, including the IQ Panel 2, IQ Panel 2 Plus, IQ Remote and encrypted PowerG and S-Line intrusion sensors will its affiliates attract new customers by offering appealing security, life safety, and smart home solutions.
“This is direct reaction to partner demand,” says Northstar vice president of business development, Nick Perry.
“Qolsys is a leader in innovation and technology in our space, and their latest product line and feature set made this a very easy decision. In addition to receiving discounted pricing through distribution, NorthStar affiliates will receive a premium panel bonus when installing Qolsys products, making it economically appealing to adopt the high-end panel.”
IQ Panel 2 Plus Supports Legacy Frequencies
The “all-in-one” IQ Panel 2 Plus is a modern, tablet-like panel with a 7” HD capacitive touchscreen with Dual SRF featuring PowerG, said to be the most powerful wireless security communication technology with four times the range of traditional legacy security protocols.
In addition to PowerG the IQ Panel 2 Plus also supports one of three legacy frequencies: 319.5 (GE/Interlogix) 345 MHz, (Honeywell/2Gig) or 433 MHz (DSC) allowing dealers to upgrade older systems without requiring a costly translator.
“PowerG takes range off the table while bringing a powerful commercial technology to the residential market including two-way communication, remote access, and banking level frequency hopping encryption,” says Mike Hackett, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Qolsys.
“Dual SRF allows dealers to deploy PowerG while still providing support for the legacy devices currently installed inside the home, eliminating replacement costs associated with wireless translators and life safety devices. Dual SRF delivers the most comprehensive sensor portfolio bridging the past with the future of security.”
The IQ Panel 2 Plus ships with Qolsys’ 2.2 software, including several new features like install wizard; live view, the ability to view Alarm.com video cameras on the screen; and live answer, giving end users the ability to answer their SkyBell video doorbell from the IQ Panel’s 7” HD interface inside the home.
Live answer will also work with live view cameras that have voice capability, such as the Alarm.com 522 indoor camera.
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