We are now recommending that you follow the steps in below instead of connecting to the Qolsys panel. For more information, see the table below.
What are the differences between the two methods?
|Method (& link)||What does work||What will work||What will not work|
Recommended (this guide!)Connect the Alarm.com app to your Deako System
Control Deako switches through Deako app
Control switches through Alarm.com app
Soon, Alarm.com will be upgraded to automatically sync the switches to the panel
After this upgrade, any new devices you add to the Deako app will automatically show in ADC after you connect the two
Unable to control switches from the panel until the update is released (but can still be controlled via Deako & Alarm.com apps)
Not recommendedConnect Deako to your Qolsys IQ Panel 2+ system
The light switches can be controlled by the panel
Automatic addition of new switches
By the end of 2022, Alarm.com will be upgraded to automatically sync the switches to the panel and this will not work
Before you begin...
- Add your switches to the Deako App
- Have an Alarm.com app account
1. Login into your Alarm.com account
Open the Alarm.com app on your phone and login to your account.
2. Navigate to the menu
From the home page, select the icon in the upper left corner to open the menu.
3. Select Add device
From the list of options, select Add device.
4. Select Lighting and Appliance control
5. Select Deako Smart Device
6. Tap login on the Deako page
Apple login currently not supported
You cannot link a Deako account that has an Apple login. Don't worry, we're working on it! For now, follow these instructions before continuing to step 7.
7. Login to your Deako account
8. Select your Home
Select the name of the home you would like to link.
9. Wait while Alarm.com discovers devices
10. Select Continue
11. Exit to the home page
Hit Done in the upper right to return to the home page of the Alarm.com app.
12. Control your Deako devices
Scroll down on the homepage to the Lights section to control your Deako devices.
How to create a Deako account to link to Alarm.com (Login with Apple or Google workaround)
To get around this, you will need to create a new Deako account and give it access to your home.
1. Open your Deako app
2. Navigate to Settings
Select the gear icon in the upper left to go to Settings.
3. Select Add home member
4. Type in your email address.
5. Log out of your Deako account.
6. Create a new Deako account
Use the invited email and a new password.
7. Accept invite in email
In your email, you'll find a Deako invite. Open the email, click the link, and login with the account you just created.
8. Login to the Deako app with the new account
Open back up the Deako app and login with the new account. Confirm you are able to see your home and control lights.
9. Continue to step 7 of this article and login with the newly created account.