Konnect alarm panel - smart things and nest! New Project: advice needed


We are looking to fit out our new commercial premises and are thinking of going the whole hog with the automation. We’ll be using the konnect board to wire up door and window sensors (can anyone recommend good ones that will just work). We’re hoping to automate when the windows open or doors are open for a set period the heating will turn down via next. We are also looking to use the room sensors to turn the lights on for that room as well. We’d like to maintain a normal switch for when things go wrong however is there a module that always dual control and or which is the best one to use. Equally if there’s a completely different route that you’d gone down let me know!

Thanks in advance!

What kind of commercial premises? Smartthings itself just isn’t reliable enough for most commercial operations. It’s not sold for that purpose and unlike, say, Lutron and Philips, they don’t have a commercial division, which is a good clue. :wink:

See the official product usage guidelines:


  • Data accuracy and consistency from SmartThings sensors, including those provided by SmartThings directly, resold by SmartThings, or supported by SmartThings, is not guaranteed. Therefore, you should not rely on that data for any use that impacts health, safety, security, property or financial interests. For example, because temperature readings may vary significantly from reading to reading on an individual device, between devices, or over time, those readings should not be used to control heating and cooling in environments where food spoilage, health risks, or damage to physical goods could occur. Alternately, presence data from SmartThings devices or mobile/Smartphones can vary in accuracy, and therefore should not be used to control access to secure locations without secondary authentication.

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Yeah that’s why we need the light switches still in place so we can manually override them on site. It’s mainly for tuning lights on and off when rooms are not used along with the heating for that zone if a windows is open. If there is an outage we’d just use the normal switches and the thermostats themselves would take over. What else would be better suited?