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Topic # 225436 18-Nov-2017 19:35
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Hello. Our new house build will soon be starting so trying to decide on home security solution - simple PIRs, smoke detection and sirens. I’ll be running IP cameras at some stage but figure I’ll run those on a separate NVR.

I’ve seen the Konnected project which sounds interesting but a little on the bleeding edge. The idea of presence for arming/disarming concerns me as i don’t believe it is 100% reliable. And the lack of availability of a SmartThings hub with AU/NZ frequency I think makes it a risky proposition. That said, I do love technology so I could possibly be persuaded....

Otherwise can anyone recommend a panel with IP connectivity and an available API to interface to? I’m running Home Assistant and Home Kit along with MQTT server for my automation.

Thanks


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  Reply # 1904931 21-Nov-2017 00:05
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I've got an aap ESL - they do a whole range of kits: https://www.aap.co.nz/shop/Alarm+Systems/Kits/ESL+KIT.html

 

It was already installed when I bought it and seems to be fairly standard. They do an IP/App module (~$100) so you can control it with a (fairly poor) app.

 

They do a $50 RS232 board which allows you full control and visibility (e.g. what zone are open etc) . I'm looking into integrating with Home Assistant via MQTT - but haven't found anything already coded.

 

When finished I shouldn't need the IP board, and will have something that looks totally factory but is also IP controlled (via my local raspberry pi, hardwired, not a Chinese cloud server).

 

Please post what options you find, would be intrigued if there is a a drop in replacement. I saw the project you mentioned, and looks interesting but as you say fairly bleeding edge, and software not complete.


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  Reply # 1916237 10-Dec-2017 19:23
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I've just installed AAP alarm as well, seems great and had good feedback about them and they are local :)

 

I have it integrating with Domoticz (sort of working, need to talk to dev on couple things), AAP have a custom home automation firmware for the IP Module you can install. http://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=19494&p=154231&hilit=crow+aap#p154231

 

I use Openhab as home automation system so hoping I can get a add-on created for that as well.

 

 


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  Reply # 1917041 11-Dec-2017 22:05
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KShips:

 

I've just installed AAP alarm as well, seems great and had good feedback about them and they are local :)

 

I have it integrating with Domoticz (sort of working, need to talk to dev on couple things), AAP have a custom home automation firmware for the IP Module you can install. http://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=19494&p=154231&hilit=crow+aap#p154231

 

I use Openhab as home automation system so hoping I can get a add-on created for that as well.

 

Thanks for that link and information - very interesting, especially the custom firmware. Would be fantastic if the firmware could "speak" MQTT natively...


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  Reply # 1917044 11-Dec-2017 22:18
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Get a DSC, and use the Envisalink EVL-4 board. Works incredibly with Home Assistant, benefit is if you sell the place in the future the house still is left with a working alarm. $200 delivered from Amazon


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  Reply # 1917046 11-Dec-2017 22:25
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jnimmo:

 

Get a DSC, and use the Envisalink EVL-4 board. Works incredibly with Home Assistant, benefit is if you sell the place in the future the house still is left with a working alarm. $200 delivered from Amazon

 

I'm found the EVL-4 board, but don't know which DSC you mean?


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