I’ve just spent the last few days switching from Homeseer (Original HS1 user) to SmartThings and so far, it’s been such a relief getting rid of over a decade of frustration. It’s like going from Linux to an iPhone.
I’ve got everything moved over except my alarm which is the Vista 20P. I talked to Matt @ Konnected today and he was awesome and I love the product they’ve created but… The conversion kit is cloud-dependent and by that I mean the alarm does not work if you lose internet. It’s important to me that a siren goes off if a zone is faulted during an internet outage just from a deterrent standpoint. Power backup can obviously be handled with a battery. So Konnected conversion kit is out for me.
Next we started talking about the interface kit which is really cool but as I start digging in deeper there are questions about arming and status capabilities:
Konnected SETTING Arming State of Vista 20P:
- The interface module has a momentary contact closure output and relay that can arm the Vista 20P using an input configured as a key switch. But when I read the key switch section the Vista 20P manual, I see there are different durations required for different alarm modes. A quick on/off disarms the system, a 1/2 second sets it to STAY mode and anything over one second sets it to AWAY mode.
Question - Can the Konnected interface module alter the momentary contact closure to initiate different arming modes? (waiting for a response from Konnected support)
Konnected GETTING Arming State of Vista 20P:
The documentation says to use a programmable output on the Vista 20P connected to a zone input on the Konnected to pass the arming state from the 20P > Konnected > SmartThings but there’s not a lot of detail in the documentation.
Question - How do I configure the 20P/Konnected so SmartThings knows what arming state (e.g. Disarmed/Away/Stay) the Vista 20P is in? Do I use multiple programmable outputs and Konnected zone inputs? Not sure how this works.
Any help is appreciated in the form of Konnected specifics or other solutions that would meet my needs. I’ve been researching all day and there’s not much out there. I want to avoid one-off solutions that will have limited user base and support. Trying to go with the flow here