IQ WiFi 6 supporting users and security installers

Issue 8 2022 IT infrastructure, Products

Johnson Controls has released the IQ WiFi 6, a new purpose-built mesh router solution for homes and businesses with security, automation and Wi-Fi devices. The IQ WiFi 6 is a Wi-Fi Alliance Certified router with Alarm.com management software built in, delivering improved end-to-end user experience and reduced dealer maintenance, support calls and call-outs.

“Dealers no longer need to be burdened with unnecessary call-outs for Wi-Fi related issues,” says Johnson Controls VP and General Manager, Dave Pulling. “IQ WiFi 6 checks all the boxes for speed, meshing, and performance, with one critical differentiator: Remote connectivity via Alarm.com.”

When paired with the IQ Panel, the IQ WiFi 6 delivers three unique network/SSIDs: one for the end user’s personal or business devices, an easy-to-join guest network, and a dedicated security network for the dealer’s installed devices such as cameras, doorbells, garage openers etc.

These networks can be managed and maintained by end users and service providers through the panel’s 7-inch touchscreen, iOS and Android mobile apps, and the Alarm.com website and partner portal.

The IQ WiFi 6 uses the Qualcomm Networking Pro 400, a flexible Wi-Fi 6 platform designed to meet the growing demands of increasingly crowded and dense Wi-Fi environments. The router covers an area of around 140 m2, and the range can be extended by adding seven additional ‘slave’ devices. The management systems allow users and service providers to remotely view and configure the network and keep it performing at its best while remotely resolving any issues that may occur.

Additional tools like remote WPS will allow dealers to streamline installation by connecting devices to the nearest node while being able to select the appropriate network for optimal performance.

For more information, contact Julian Seiderer, Qolsys by Johnson Controls, +27 79 885 7033, [email protected], www.qolsys.com




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