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.