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Topic # 224389 15-Nov-2017 21:22
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Hey all, came across this today - interesting concept, basically why pay thru the nose to upgrade an existing alarm to a smart model when you can just drop in a new controller. Kickstarter price looks pretty reasonable as well - tho it looks like you need a SmartThings hub as well... Given that the wiring for most alarms is pretty simple it looks like a good DIY option. konnected.io links to their Kickstarter page.

 

Edit - it looks like you can't use the SmartThings hub in NZ due it not being available with a NZ compatible zWave module... Looks like the konnected unit also works with https://home-assistant.io/ which seems to be an alternative hub option.


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  Reply # 1902469 15-Nov-2017 21:47
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Yep Raspberry Pi with Home Assistant should work well!

 

Very interesting project, if only I wasn't still in a rental.





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Hi there, I'm Nate, the creator of Konnected (and the guy in all the videos!). I'm glad to have found this post today. Just wanted to say hi and that I'm here to answer any questions you have about the product. Also, if there's interest from New Zealanders, I can also adjust the shipping fees to make it a little more affordable. Let me know!


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  Reply # 1902536 16-Nov-2017 09:18
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Welcome to Geekzone!

This is an awesome project. I've had my usual "good" luck with timing and have a <1 year old proprietary alarm. I'd be all over this otherwise.

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  Reply # 1902568 16-Nov-2017 09:31
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Just backed. Good luck with the project Nate. I'm looking forward to playing with the project.





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  Reply # 1902572 16-Nov-2017 09:37
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Looks pretty cool @konnected - how do you interface with Smart Things/Home Assistant? Is there a REST API, or does it use something like MQTT?

 

Very clever idea, something that can be done via DIY, but much better when packaged up like this. 

 

Best of luck.


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  Reply # 1902597 16-Nov-2017 09:47
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It uses a REST api between the device and api.smartthings.com. The device also runs a small web server and receives API requests from the SmartThings hub.

 

the Home Assistant integration is still being built, but we expect it to be similar except over the LAN instead of over the internet.


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  Reply # 1902598 16-Nov-2017 09:48
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Very neat project @konnected! Also, welcome to Geekzone :)

 

You may want to hit up the nice guys at https://nicegear.co.nz also as they're all over DIY projects. I would be seriously keen if I wan't in a rental property as our alarm is rather dumb right now.





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  Reply # 1902724 16-Nov-2017 13:41
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Great idea, Nate. I have one of those 'old and outdated' setups!

 

Best wishes for a really successful and profitable future.


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  Reply # 1902769 16-Nov-2017 14:42
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dead keen for one! But don't want to buy off Kickstarter, would rather just purchase from a store when it's available. After Jan '18 is that the plan to just have them available as kits to buy?




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  Reply # 1902968 16-Nov-2017 21:12
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konnected:

 

It uses a REST api between the device and api.smartthings.com. The device also runs a small web server and receives API requests from the SmartThings hub.

 

the Home Assistant integration is still being built, but we expect it to be similar except over the LAN instead of over the internet.

 

 

Thanks Nate/Konnected for joining us here! Per my FB post on your page one of the challenges in NZ is the oddball ZWave frequencies here which mean that the SmartThings hub can't (well, legally at least...) be used in NZ so definitely watching the Home Assistant development with interest.


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  Reply # 1903095 17-Nov-2017 07:37
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chevrolux:

 

dead keen for one! But don't want to buy off Kickstarter, would rather just purchase from a store when it's available. After Jan '18 is that the plan to just have them available as kits to buy?

 

 

Yes, after the Kickstarter campaign completes, they will be available to purchase on my website, https://konnected.io.


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  Reply # 1903106 17-Nov-2017 08:05
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Yeah I'd be fairly keen to look at one as well,. but the smartthings integration would put me off.  Would be interested if there's other communication methods that could be used off the box.  Personally I've got a bridge on my paradox that converts all events to mqtt for easy use in anything that can read that.

 

I guess a similar bridge could be writen to read the json (unless it's encrypted or something weird like that), but push from the device, I feel would be much better than all the current alarm products.





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  Reply # 1950246 1-Feb-2018 17:36
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I'm interested in this system to.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1950297 1-Feb-2018 20:17
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I guess this only needs the SmartThings app for it to work. Wonder if the app can be used without hub or get the hub but turn it off after activating the app?


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  Reply # 1950382 1-Feb-2018 22:34
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konnected:

chevrolux:


dead keen for one! But don't want to buy off Kickstarter, would rather just purchase from a store when it's available. After Jan '18 is that the plan to just have them available as kits to buy?



Yes, after the Kickstarter campaign completes, they will be available to purchase on my website, https://konnected.io.



https://github.com/home-assistant/homebridge-homeassistant

This appears to bridge the home assistant server on a rpi to homeki/siri... think I am going to invest too.

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