TYCO says it has advanced its Internet of Things strategy with a strategic investment in Android automation panel maker, Qolsys. 

The San Jose, California company has an Android-based IQ panel with a 7-inch touchscreen with 6 wireless radios, including CDMA cellular, WiFi, security sensor RF, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and a radio to communicate with Alarm.com’s Image Sensor motion and image capture device. 

The panel leverages interactive services powered by Alarm.com. A camera is built into the touchscreen so the panel can take a picture of anyone who enters a PIN into the system.

“The partnership with Qolsys is exciting news for Tyco and further demonstrates our commitment to enabling new intelligent services via the Internet of Things,” Mike Ryan, president, Tyco Security Products, said. 

“This investment deepens our intrusion security portfolio offering so that we can continue to deliver the most innovative and intuitive solutions to our customers in the residential, commercial and service provider segments.”