I’m looking for some assistance… I have an existing house alarm (HKC 1070), Diagram of board attached.
Ideally I’d like to monitor a number of zones to see if there are windows or doors open and if so then turn off the Nest Stat. It’s a regular occurance that windows and doors are left open and the heating kicks in as a result of a room becoming cold.
I’m not looking to Arm / Disarm the alarm using Zwave… just get the the status “Open” or “Closed” from different zones.
I’m assuming that this is possible with the use of a Fibaro Universal Binary Sensor (Or other binary sensor) but would just like to get it right in my own head before digging into it further.
I don’t want adding extra Z-Wave sensors to the doors and windows (Aesthetics & Costs are the primary reasons). I was wondering if I could tap the reed switches that return to the alarm panel, stick the binary sensor in place and have the output of the binary sensor close the circuit in the panel again.
I hope that makes sense… has anyone tried this, or come up with a better solution?
Thanks for the help guys.