Which One is Best? Qolsys IQ Panel 2 VS Honeywell Lyric Alarm System Panel

If you are looking to purchase a home security system, you have probably heard of the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 and the Honeywell Lyric Controller.  Both panels offer cutting edge features, and they are similar in many respects. While these panels do have some similarities, there are also some significant differences. In this article, we are going to cover some of these differences to show you why we believe the Qolsys IQ 2 Panel stacks up better than the Honeywell Lyric for both home and business security.

Qolsys IQ Panel 2 VS Honeywell Lyric:

  • Appearance
  • Installation
  • Ease of Use
  • Wireless Technology
  • Communication
  • Smartphone Features

Main Features of Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Vs. Honeywell Lyric

1. Appearance

Both panels come with a 7” touchscreen display, but the Qolsys IQ Panel is by far the more attractive of the two panels when it comes to appearance.


Which One is Best? Qolsys IQ Panel 2 VS Honeywell Lyric Alarm System Panel 2

To start, the IQ Panel 2 has a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 compared to the Lyric’s 1024 x 600 resolution screen. Furthermore, Qolsys IQ has a slimmer design. It is less than an inch thick, and it has a much more compact design. Even with the touchscreen, the Lyric still has a very traditional alarm panel look to it, whereas the IQ Panel has a look that is closer to that of a tablet.

2. Installation

Both panels use wireless sensors. With both the Lyric Panel and the IQ Panel, you have the option to mount the panel on the wall or go with a freestanding desk mount.

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