Qolsys and Alarm.com include face recognition in IQ Panel 2’s camera

Qolsys and Alarm.com include face recognition in IQ Panel 2’s camera
Qolsys, the provider of security and smart home technology, announced that, in partnership with Alarm.com, disarm images captured by the built-in 5MP panel camera on the IQ Panel 2 Plus now include face recognition powered by Alarm.com.

"This is a tremendous upgrade to our combined solution," says Qolsys SVP of Sales & Marketing Mike Hackett. "It again demonstrates software's power to unlock hardware's potential and provide innovative features that increase customer engagement.”

Alarm.com's Unexpected Activity Alerts for face recognition empower property owners to monitor for unauthorized code sharing and receive alerts whenever the person using a disarm code is different from the person assigned to that code. These alerts include a disarm image taken at the panel, so customers can see who accessed their home and take immediate action as needed. This feature is currently available to customers using the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.

"We're using face recognition to enhance Unexpected Activity Alerts, which help our service provider partners deliver even more value to their customers," says Daniel Kerzner, chief product officer at Alarm.com. "Our technology delivers a new layer of protection by proactively alerting property owners to unexpected activity at their home or business – in this case, unauthorized user code sharing. Alarm.com's advanced AI securely analyzes images captured by the panel camera, quickly recognizes authorized users, then flags non-matches with Unexpected Activity Alerts to customers."

In 2016, Qolsys introduced its second-generation panel, the IQ Panel 2, which included a higher resolution, 5-megapixel built-in camera providing clearer and more detailed Disarm Photos.  In addition, utilizing LTE and Wi-Fi Dual Path Connectivity, Disarm Photos are delivered faster.

In 2017, Qolsys enabled the built-in camera as an activity motion sensor and added the ability to record up to four-minute videos during alarm events. In 2018, Qolsys used the camera as a motion sensor to capture photos after a remote disarm from the mobile app or the popular Bluetooth Touchless Disarming.

In January 2019, Qolsys worked with Alarm.com to release its latest 2.3 software which allows users to "Peek in" to the built-in panel camera using the Alarm.com mobile app. Peek in images can be captured on demand, or when the panel camera detected motion.


Product Adopted:
Home Control


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