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Paradox and MQTT

Paradox will migrate its equipment to the MQTT messaging protocol which ensures a reliable, fast and encrypted connection. The devices that support MQTT are the following:

– IP180
– IP150+
– PCS265V8
– PCS265V7

Modules such as the IP150+ and PCS265V7 can be upgraded to a new version supporting the MQTT protocol, but after the software upgrade will only work with the IPC10 receiver and the BlueEye mobile app. MQTT devices must be on separate SERIAL connectors, there must be no serialisation, and thus two serialised central devices must be used if IP and GSM modems are to be used simultaneously. The recommended order would be SERIAL1 = IP module and SERIAL2 = PCS module if both are in use. If there is only one of them always connect to SERIAL1.

The IP180 is an internet module that allows you to connect to the internet using cable or WiFi and is not compatible with devices that do not support the MQTT protocol. If you have a PCS265LTE or PCS265V7 you cannot use the IP180 module except. unless the PCS265V7 has been upgraded to MQTT. The module can be used with all Paradox+ panels and should work with most Paradox panels produced after 2012. years.

The PCS265V8 communicator allows connection using the MQTT protocol and is compatible with IPC10 and the BlueEye mobile app. NOT compatible with v4.xx and v5.xx software. NB! The module software must not be brought down to v4.xx and v5.xx. The serial connection to the IP150+/IP150+MQ module does not work, and the EBUS connection is not supported. The PCS265V8 software can be downgraded to version V7.x if necessary.

In 2026, Paradox plans to fully migrate to MQTT technology, which means that if you are using the BlueEye mobile app or the Insite Gold cloud service, the software on your devices will have to comply with the MQTT messaging protocol. The Insite Gold cloud service will cease to operate and will have to take the BlueEye mobile app instead. This year 2026 will not affect the transmission of signals from security companies using older equipment.