In addition to just adding wifi capability to your home, the IQWF6 offers 3 wifi networks when connected to your ISP. These 3 networks are the standard 2.4 and 5GHz as you would see on most routers, as well as a special “security” wifi network and a guest network. The standard and guest networks act as you would expect, but the security network is designed to host your security equipment such as the IQ panels. When connecting a device to the IQWF6 it will look at the attached unit and determine if the device needs to be added to the security network all on its own. This security network will pull any IQ devices as well as Alarm.com devices like cameras connected to wifi. By doing so, the IQWF6 can prioritize wifi to important devices and ensure that the network as a whole doesn’t slow down your security equipment. Using the IQWF6 in conjunction with Alarm.com requires you to have an interactive account, and your service provider will need to add the IQWF6 for you as it cannot be done through the customer app.
There is a slew of other features available for the IQ WiFi 6 that those of you proficient with networking can use to design your own custom wifi network. Features like Dynamic DNS, URL filtering, host profiles, custom DHCP and DNS, and Firewall Port Forwarding are all available using the IQWF6. These are just the tip of the iceberg as well considering the host profiles created can be controlled straight from your IQ Panel, or Alarm.com if you have it. These profiles allow you to assign devices on your network to a named profile and can be turned on or off at any time. In the future, there are plans for creating additional features for these profiles allowing time and date schedules for your devices. The IQWF6 is still constantly being updated by Qolsys with assistance from installers across America to create the best security-oriented mesh router available. If you’re looking for a solid option for secure WiFi, the IQWF6 has you covered, and doubly so if your alarm system is an IQ panel.