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[RELEASE] Konnected Security 2.0 - Connect Wired Alarm System Sensors and Siren to SmartThings - big update and new name!


(Chad H) #444

@heythisisnate thanks for all that you’ve done to make the integration of retro alarm systems and Smartthings a reality. I recently converted an old Brinks system consisting of 4 door sensors, 2 motion sensors a smoke detector and siren requiring 2 Node MCU’s. The siren was just a speaker so I purchased an Elk 100 Siren Driver which requires 12V. Here’s a photo of the install:

Regarding the door chime feature, would it be possible to use the same siren speaker for this or does the Piezo buzzer generate the sound when voltage is applied? If it is possible to use the siren speaker, I believe I’ll need to add a diode to prevent an overload of the Node MCU when the siren is activated. Please let me know and again, thanks for everything you’ve done.

(Jerry Martin) #445

Not sure about the speaker/diode, but I’ll confirm that the piezo buzzer sounds immediately when power is applied. No additional hardware (i.e., relay) necessary.

(Apexdestroyer13) #446

Yes, I agree about the buzzer. It is pretty loud. 1 on each floor should do the job. Easy setup and low power. The number of beeps, length of each beep, and pause between beeps are all adjustable in the app.

Or you could get a Google home mini and use the Google assistant apk with webcore and Bob’s your uncle. :grin:
I use the buzzer for door open beeps and Google tells me what opened or who came home.

(Clint) #447

Hey Nate, any success with the entry delay? Would be handy for stuff like when the Maid or Pet sitter comes or whatever and doesn’t have a presence sensor.

(Carl Thomas) #448

Entry delay is the only thing keeping me from going with Konnected. I will wait a few days for the response here.

(Clint) #449

It seems like really a coding issue within SHM rather than with Konnected. I mean you don’t want a delay on all of your sensors into ST if you are going to use those sensors for non-alarm purposes. You just need SHM to know not to alarm for xx amount of time when certain sensors are triggered i.e. your front door. I want ST to know my front door opened immediately, I just don’t want SHM to alarm if someone keys in the pin within some set amount of time. Maybe there is a way to create a “virtual front door” that opens 30 seconds after the real front door, and closes at the same time in webcore or something, then use that virtual front door in SHM vs the real front door.


This can be done with a smartapp but youll loose your local execution.

(Clint) #451

Nice. I’m kind of amazed they don’t something like this built into SHM.

(Dan) #452

FYI - There is no ST local execution for any part of Konnected, or any other custom code. In fact, since all of the Konnected “devices” are custom, no part of SHM that uses them is going to run local either. Therefore, using the SmartApp to implement Entry and Exit delays really doesn’t lose you anything that I can think of.

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #453

(Carl Thomas) #454

2 quick questions:

  1. Am I reading it right that I could essentially use a smart door lock as a keypad? Make a trigger that if the door is unlocked then disarm the alarm?

  2. If I got wireless door/window sensors, I could set them up as triggers for the siren just like a wired sensor through Konnected?

(Nate Clark) #455

Entry delay is still something I want to introduce in a later software update, but it won’t be ready right away at launch. I’ve got a ton on my plate right now and most of the focus is on getting the new boards and kits ready for fulfillment.

If any ST devs here are interested in helping on this, I’m open to a contract engagement to get it moving quicker.

(Nate Clark) #456

@revivalist Yes to both questions.

(Apexdestroyer13) #457
  1. Yes
  2. Yes

(Carl Thomas) #458

If I can use the lock as a keypad that changes everything. Wow. Get off this site and start catching up on all those orders! You have a new customer!

(Apexdestroyer13) #459

@heythisisnate Keep up the good work Nate!
I’m looking forward to my add-on kit!

(Enis Hoca) #460

Hi -
I read the documentation but didn’t go through the whole thread - so may be this buried in one of the posts, can existing sensors on a ST hub be incorporated with Konnected? Same for other devices - like turning down thermostats when connected is armed etc?

(Apexdestroyer13) #461

Konnected basically just turns wired sensors into SmartThings sensors. You can then control all your sensors wired and wireless within the SmartThings app. It turns dumb things smart

(Nate Clark) #462

Yes. The sensors integrate seamlessly with SmartThings.

(Enis Hoca) #463

Thanks - so the app doesn’t do actual home security system type functions, like take actions based on rules, and that is something that has to be done separately using other automation apps?

Their video made it seem like it was a home security replacement.