Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technology, announced that the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus was selected by D.R. Horton Inc. to provide the hub for its “Home is Connected” solution. Every D.R. Horton model and production home will include the award-winning IQ Panel 2 Plus, a Z-Wave thermostat, a Z-Wave door lock, a Z-Wave light and a video doorbell. 

The official D.R. Horton announcement released on Feb. 14, stated the “Home is Connected” solution is included in the base price of every new home from D.R. Horton and its family of brands and incorporates a “robust central hub by Qolsys that controls the smart home features.”

“The Qolsys IQ Panel is the brain in the home,” said Qolsys SVP of sales and marketing Mike Hackett. “With a 7-inch HD touchscreen, on-screen programming and marketing and seven wireless radios built in, it connects every device prior to move in, enabling one seamless experience from the first day the homeowner opens the door.”  

The IQ Panel and Z-Wave devices are installed and connected in each house prior to the sale by professionally licensed and trained security contractors, then configured to the homeowner’s specifications upon move in.  

The Qolsys connected home solution has been included with every D.R. Horton home since October 2018.