What's new when switching from an IQ Panel to a Display Hub+?

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Curious about what to expect with your new Display Hub+? Here are a few key differences to get pumped about:

  • The Display Hub+ has a 7” touchscreen display to more easily control the system and see exactly what's going on in your home​.

      • The Display Hub+ not only displays the the arming state, but it also allows you to control automation devices right on the screen. 

 

  • Create custom text to voice sensor and device names that the Display Hub+ can announce, and choose from 13 chime types for each sensor. You're no longer restricted to selecting specific words to name a sensor.

 

  • Watch all of your Frontpoint security camera streams live, right on the display, and use two-way audio to hear and speak with visitors. (The Display Hub+ must be connected to Wi-Fi to stream live video).
      • Answer incoming doorbell call notifications from your Frontpoint Doorbell Cameras and lock/unlock Smart Door Locks or arm/disarm the system right from your doorbell camera live stream. 

 

  • Use Bluetooth disarming to protect your home and never again forget to disarm your system as you drive in the garage or walk in the front door. Bluetooth disarming automatically disarms your system when the system is in an Armed Away status, detects a paired Bluetooth device, and the paired device has not been detected for more than 10 minutes.
      • Once a smart device is paired over Bluetooth to the Display Hub+, your device will disarm your system automatically without you having to physically interact with the system or even take your device out of your pocket.

 

  • The Display Hub+ has support for more sensors and devices:
      • The IQ panel can only support up to 59 sensors while the Hub supports 128.
      • The Display Hub+ supports nearly 2.5 times as many automation devices as the IQ panel- allowing you to add up to 137 devices on a single panel.

 

  • Improved troubleshooting capabilities - ​run a variety of system tests from right from the Display Hub+ that can identify issues and help you solve them.​

      • Perform a System check to quickly find any issues, including for the Wi-Fi connection, Cellular connection, sensor status, panel battery status, and more.​

 

  • Activate Scenes created on the app or website right from the Display Hub+'s display, and create or update user codes directly on the Display Hub+.

 

  • Utilize the Display Hub+'s Access Point to extend your home router's Wi-Fi coverage.​

 

  • The Display Hub+ supports both a 2.4GHz and a 5GHz Wi-Fi connection and clearly displays the Wi-Fi connection status on the 7" touchscreen, unlike the IQ Panel.

 

  • The Display Hub+’s radio is 4G/LTE, which has specific advantages over the radio in the IQ panel such as:
      • Higher speed
      • Improved quality/reliability of signal
      • Expanded coverage

 

  • The Display Hub+ is being continuously improved by Frontpoint, so it receives regular firmware updates to improve functionality.

      • The IQ panel no longer receives updates from the manufacturer to improve its performance and features.

 

  • Unlike the IQ panel, the Display Hub+ automatically Arm Stay's with no exit delay when armed in stay mode from the Frontpoint app, website, or directly from the panel. 

 

  • The Display Hub+ allows for bypassing sensors both remotely and right from the display. This can only be done manually on the IQ panel. 

 

For FAQs from previous IQ panel owners who made the switch, click here.

For a general refresher on key features and benefits of your system along with how the Display Hub+ works, click here

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