Johnson Controls Releases IQ WiFi to Integrate Connected Devices

The mesh WiFi product is designed specifically to connect and manage streaming cameras, video doorbells and more using the IQ Panel.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has released a mesh WiFi networking system to address the needs of the professional security industry.

IQ WiFi is the latest product manufactured by Qolsys, based here, which was acquired fully by Johnson Controls in 2020. The product is designed specifically to seamlessly connect and manage streaming cameras, video doorbells, garage openers and consumer WiFi devices using the IQ Panel, according to the announcement.

“The security industry has become increasingly dependent on the end user’s network to support the growing demand of internet connected devices,” says Dave Pulling, Johnson Controls general manager and former CEO of Qolsys. “IQ WiFi elegantly connects and manages these devices to deliver better coverage and fast, reliable service.”

The mesh network is said to support up to eight IQ WiFi agents, and easily installs using the IQ panel’s 7-inch touchscreen. Dual band SSID allows partitioning of security devices from consumer WiFi devices for improved security and maintenance.

Users can manage guest networks, change passwords, view and manage connected devices from the IQ Panel’s intuitive interface.

“IQ Panel integration resolves common issues while delivering additional features and benefits for professional installers,” says Pulling. “We’re excited to bring this solution to the industry with an innovative roadmap including remote management and maintenance to further reduce truck rolls and improve the customer experience.”

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