Top 10 Questions for the Qolsys Panel 2 System

Qolsys Panel 2 System

Top 10 Questions for the Qolsys Panel 2 System

Did you just install the Qolsys Panel 2 system, or are you looking to add this to your home or office security system?

Let’s run through the top 10 frequently asked questions about this sleek-looking panel, so you can learn even more about this security device and utilize all of its amazing features.

Qolsys Panel 2 System: Top FAQs Answered

#1. If my system is not armed, can I still send an emergency signal?

If you need need to send a police, fire, or a medical emergency but your system isn’t armed, you can send a manual emergency panic signal.

To do this, simply press the icon in the bottom right corner and select the appropriate emergency.

*Note: It’s important to note that depending on where you are, not all options may be made available.

#2. How can I cancel an emergency panic signal?

If you accidentally signaled an emergency panic signal, simply press the “cancel” X button, then enter a valid user code.

#3. How can I bypass certain sensors when arming the system?

If you’re arming your system and you don’t want to arm all of your sensors, simply press the circle next to the system to successfully bypass it.

#4. How can I disarm my system?

There are several convenient ways to disarm your system:


You can manually disarm your panel by touching the icon in the center of the screen. After pressing the icon, you’ll need to enter a valid code.

If you fail to enter a valid code within the time limit, an alarm will trigger.

*Note: When the system is manually disarmed, the panel will take a picture of the person with the date, time, and name of the user.

Disarming Remotely

You can also disarm your system even when you are away.

To do this, just login to your mobile app on your smart device and press the “disarm” icon.

Disarming Automatically

You can use Bluetooth to automatically disarm your Qolsys Panel 2 system from an “Armed Away” status when you get within range.

To connect your phone, follows these steps:

  1.  Swipe down to access the settings tray
  2. Touch “SETTINGS”
  4. Enter your code
  6. Touch “ADD DEVICE” The panel will begin searching for new devices in range (It may take up to 60 seconds)
  7. Select your device from the list
  8. Touch “Pair”
  9. When the messages appear on your phone and IQ Panel, ensure the numbers match and touch “Pair” on each


To see the status, simply navigate to the systems page.

#5. When someone disarms a system or enters an invalid code, where are the pictures stored?

Disarmed Photos

When someone disarms the panel manually, the built-in camera takes their picture and stores it in their ARM/DISARM section.

These photos are tagged with a username of the individual’s code, as well as a date and time stamp.

Invalid Code Entry

When an invalid code is entered, the build-in camera takes a picture of the person and saves it in the “SETTINGS” section.

#6.To disable all chimes for a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 System, complete the following steps:

  1. Access Sound Settings. Start from the home screen of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. Press the small grey bar at the top of the screen. Choose Settings > Advanced Settings > enter in the Master, Installer or Dealer Code (defaults are 1234, 1111, 2222 respectively) > Sound. This will take the system into the Sound Settings Menu.
  2. Disable chimes. Scroll down to Chime Settings. Un-check the box next to “All Chimes”. This will disable all chimes for the alarm system.
  3. Exit the menu. Press the picture of the house at the bottom of the screen to exit the menu and return to the main screen. The chime setting can be re-enabled at any time if needed.

Remember, it is also possible to disable chimes for individual sensors. This is done by pressing the small grey bar at the top of the home screen, then going to Settings > Advanced > enter in the Master, Installer or Dealer Code > Installation > Devices > Security Sensors > Edit Sensor. Then locate the sensor you want to edit, and press the pencil icon for that sensor on the right. Locate the option for “Chime Type”, and set it to “None”. This will disable the chime for that individual sensor. Then press the “Save” button at the bottom.

#7. When my panel is not in use, it turns into a customizable photo frame. How can I add photos, and how can I delete them?

How to Add Photos

  1. First, save your photos to a Micro SD card
  2. Enter the SD card into the slot on the panel’s side.
  3. Press “ADD”
  4. Then select each photo you’d like to use. If you want to use all of them, press “select all.”
  5. Choose either “Add” or “Replace”

How to Delete Photos

You can either replace your photos on the Qolsys Panel 2 by clicking on “replace.” This will delete the current photo son the panel and replace them with the new selected photos.

Or you can click on a photo and simply press “delete.”

#8. What user accesses are there?

There are 3 different user access levels:

Master: With this access, you can get to all panel functions, the camera, as well as the system settings.

User: This level allows you to access the panel functions as well as the camera. You can’t access the system settings though.

Guest: This level can disarm and arm the system and is generally given to those who would use the Qolsys Panel 2 system temporarily.

#9. How can I reboot my system? It’s giving me some errors.

To reboot your system, simply follow these steps:

  1. Swipe down to access settings tray
  2. Touch “SETTINGS”
  4. Enter your master code
  5. Press “Panel Reboot”

#10. My panel doesn’t seem to be sending or receiving signals. What should I do?

You will want to run the Dual Path Test. To do this:

  1. Swipe down to access settings tray
  2. Touch “SETTINGS”
  4. Enter your master code*
  5. Touch “System Tests”

Maximize the Qolsys Panel 2 System Features

Put your Qolsys Panel 2 System to good use with the above information and maximize your home security.

If you have any questions about the Qolsys Panel 2 System that we didn’t answer above, go ahead and leave a comment below!

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  • Gayle Ford
    Posted at 20:10h, 10 October Reply

    Hello we just installed system so our phones are paired but they do not disarm when we come home

    Is There anything we can try as this is an important feature for us

    • admin2
      Posted at 13:31h, 15 October Reply

      Make sure the bluetooth disarming is enabled on the panel. You might need to have your alarm company enable it for you.

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