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Old IQ Panel 2 Plus will not support Zwave S2 security?

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    PowerGisGood
    Participant

    Now that firmware version 2.4.0 is available, the TSB portion of Zwave states:

    “Z-Wave: •Panel support for Z-Wave version 6.81.03, which includes S2 security and SmartStart. (Note: 6.81.03 will only be loaded on panels that are manufactured with 2.4.0 and not for panels that receive 2.4.0 OTA)•SmartStart enables faster, easier enrollment by using the built-in Panel Camera to scan the QR code on SmartStart enabled devices. Simply scan the device and power it up”

    Does that mean existing owners of IQ Panel 2/Plus need to buy new panels in order to receive the new zwave feature set? I just purchased a brand new IQ Panel 2 Plus about 1.5 months ago and it is a little concerning that early adopters, existing owners may be left behind with such an important Zwave feature set.

    #299727
    Jason
    Jason
    Surety

    Yes, unfortunately 6.81.03 is a Z-wave radio version pre-loaded into new panel Z-wave. Existing panels cannot receive this as an update at this time. It may actually require alternate Z-wave radio hardware, but either way unfortunately only new panels will have access to 6.81.03.

    QR Code scanning for S-line sensors is not included in this limitation and all panels should have access with 2.4.

    #299794

    PowerGisGood
    Participant

    Can we inquire further with Qolsys regarding the future of Z-Wave Plus on pre 2.4.0 panels? Is this a radio hardware difference issue, or is this something they will provide OTA in the future. Will we be able to purchase a new Z-Wave Plus daughter card pre-flashed with 6.81.03? I find this pretty disappointing as one of the touted features of Z-Wave Plus is specifically the ability to “future-proof” the home with OTA firmware updates.

    This maybe another end-user disappointment similar to earlier adopters of IQ Panels wanting to upgrade to PowerG.

    #299861
    Jason
    Jason
    Surety

    We’ve reached out to Qolsys for more info and will update here when we hear word.

    The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 does use Z-wave Plus. As far as the new version goes, we’ve requested if they are investigating possible ways of adding this to existing panels in the future. I don’t think we will get too many specifics at this time, but it’s a good question.

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