Connecting a Temperature & Humidity sensor

Can you connect a Temperature & Humidity sensor to the Konnected Security panel? If so how do you connect it?

  • @Matthew, 

    I've been successful using AM2302 DHT22 Sensors to monitor Temperature and Humidity. 

    The sensor requires VCC, GND and DAT connections. The VCC is a 5VDC and GND are found on the Konnected board and the DAT is a connection to a Zone on the Konnected board. The attached pictures should provide the information you need and are configured as follows: 


    DHT22 Pin                  Konnected Pin

       GND  <--- Black ---> GND       

       VCC   <--- Red ----->  +5V

        DAT   <--- Brn ------> Zone 1

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    -Greg

  • Hi Greg,

    Thanks for the above wiring pictures. Do you know whether the humidity sensor can be powered by an external 5v power supply rather than the Konnected board?

    Thank you!

    -Andrew

  • @Andrew, I haven't attempted using an independent power supply but would suspect it should work. I'd give it a try and see. BTW the temperature sensor DHT22 can be powered with from 3.3 to 6 volts DC. -Greg
  • @Andrew, I haven't attempted using an independent power supply but would suspect it should work. I'd give it a try and see. BTW the temperature sensor DHT22 can be powered with from 3.3 to 6 volts DC. -Greg
  • Can the board be installed remotd away from the panel?  Say 50 feet?

  • @Joey, Mounting the temperature sensor remotely shouldn't be a problem. There will be a voltage drop of the DC power in 50 foot of wire. But if you have a 5vdc power supply it should have more than adequate capacity to power to run the DHT22 sensor which can handle voltages as low as 3volts. -Greg
  • I've attempted to power a dht22 from an independent source and had no luck. Works fine on the security panel aux board but there isn't a 5v source on the main board. I'm using my two boards in separate locations and would like to be able to run sensors like these on both. Any suggestions? Also would like to be able to use multiple sensors like these. Can the single 5v source support multiple sensors?
  • Hi, How do  I  connect a high temp sensor to Konnected board. I am using the regular temp sensor DHT 22. If so what type of a sensor can I connect. This is mainly to detect high heat in case if the stove was left unattended. I purchased PZW Pt 100 which comes with three wire but no instructions.

  • Update :- I understand it requires an amplifier. I found an amplifier (Adafruit MAX 31865) it has Arduino DHT in the repository. Does any one know that  a DHT that would work with Konnected firmware?. Or can I use ST_Anything DHT?

  • @osteodoc2000, I'm not familiar with the sensor you identified (PZW PT100). I've used the inexpensive DHT22 with a temperature range of -40 to +80 Deg C / -40 to 176 Deg F. It is a three wire sensor that I've shown connected to a Konnected board in another post in this thread and has a supporting device driver built into the Konnect software.
  • @greg, Thanks for the reply. I am currently using the DHT22 but I need a high temp sensor.( Pt 100-1000.) Konnected firmware does not support that. I understand that I can use the  ST_Anywhere with the Arduino UNO .

  • Hello,   i currently have the Konnected Alarm panel with the Ad-On Board.  I now ordered 3 Temp / Humidity sensors.   Based on your above pics i can only connect 1 temp sensor to the Ad-on Board. 

    Can you please let me know how i can connect 2 additional sensors?   

    Will i need more Ad-On boards?  

    Can i add a sensor to the original Alarm Panel? 


    cant seem to find any installation instructions on Help.Konnected.io....  

  • @Michael, A single add-on board can accommodate upto six individual sensors. In your configuration you will need to connect each of the temp/humidity sensors DAT pins to one of the Konnected Add-on board zones (eg Zone 1, 2, 3). Next you will need to connect the temp/humidity sensors VCC pins to a +5v DC source and the GND pins to a GND pin on the add-on board. Just replicate the configuration shown in the pictures I posted earlier. The go into the SmartThings app > Marketplace > SmartApps > My Apps > Konnected > then add configure three zones as Temperature/Humidity sensors. (See Attached Pic). Good luck, -Greg
  • @michael, As for the single 5v and ground output on the add on board, I ran into this same issue at first, but after some research the 5v and ground pins can easily support multiple sensors, you will just need to make yourself an splitter cable to give yourself more room to plug in your additional sensors . As for the main boards, there is not a convenient way to grab a 5v power source... one way would be to tap into your 12v input and add a 12v to 5v buck converter to power your sensor. Or grab yourself a power supply that has both a 12v and 5v output, in either case just be careful not to mix up your inputs.
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