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gcorgnet

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#251465 26-Jun-2019 16:21
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Hey, I know it's been discussed here before but I'm keen to find out more about Konnected.io. That would be to fit on top of an existing (working) Bosch System.

 

I already Home Assistant in the House and love it. I think I understand all the benefits but before I start messing up with what I have, I want to be sure I understand the downsides:

 

Things like:

 

- Wife doesn't seem sold on the idea of getting rid of the physical panel. I guess she doesn't "trust" a non-conventional system

 

- How can I be sure it is reliable? Alarms can be mission critical stuff. Last thing I want is to think it's armed but have it not go off because some part of a (more) complex system failed

 

- Can I revert back to my own system if things don't work out? Assuming I don't cut up the panel to the physical wire...

 

Keen to hear experiences, especially around how reliable it's been, WAF and how practical it has been over the months.

 

Paging @konnected and @premiumtouring who would have something to contribute.

 

Thanks


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gcorgnet

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  #2309754 3-Sep-2019 07:12
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Progress Update: I received my Konnected Interface yesterday and couldn't wait to start setting it up... so I didn't..

 

Install went failry smoothly bar setting off the alarm a few times (mostly when unplugging wires, great to see the alarm panel itself is protected against that).

 

Very quickly I was able to monitor the motion status of my PIRs. I then started looking at monitoring the armed state and that got a bit tricky. I finally managed to get that working (by changing how I programmed the output as  well as tweaking the potentiometer for the relevant Zone on my Konnected Interface)

 

I also have the Keyswitch (for arm/disarm) set up using the relay and that works fine.

 

Finally, I have hooked up (and programmed) the Alarm State (to know when the alarm is going off) but haven't been able to confirm if that was working properly since it was about 11pm by the time I got there...

 

All in all, very happy, after about 1h updating my Home Assistant config, I was able to have a keypad style interface to let me arm/disarm my alarm as well as some automations to warn me if the alarm is not armed and no one is home.

 

Happy to help anyone if you have any question although the programming side of it would probably have to be for Bosch panels only since I have only used these ones.


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