Qolsys, provider of residential security and smarthome solutions, announced that Monitronics Security, the nation’s second-largest residential security provider with more than 600 authorized dealers, has approved the IQ Panel and the Qolsys line of devices for their dealer program.

“This approval of the IQ Panel is an important milestone for Qolsys,” said Mike Hackett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Qolsys. “The IQ Panel specifically addresses end-user demands for a feature rich and upgradeable platform and dealer demands to support smarthome trends and decrease total cost of ownership. We look forward to partnering with Monitronics to bring more great products to their dealer network.”

“The IQ Panel is an attractive security and smarthome solution,” said Peter Tonti, vice president, product management for Monitronics. “Qolsys brings a fresh and innovative approach to the industry, including an exciting roadmap. Innovative features such as the built-in camera, cloud connectivity and dual path communications will help increase user satisfaction and account profitability.”

The Qolsys IQ Panel is the industry’s most technically advanced home security and smarthome 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-in. touchscreen with an intuitive graphical user interface for security and smart home control, Dual Path and cloud 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 UL-rated siren.