I have an existing DSC alarm system with 3 door sensors, 2 motion sensors, and 3 basement window sensors hooked up. I've attached a photo of the alarm panel. It looks to be an 8-zone system.
I want to integrate the existing system into SmartThings so I can:
1) Turn the wired sensors into devices in ST so I can use them for routines and as triggers;
2) Keep the operation of the existing alarm system intact (meaning, my wife and kids can still use the current keypad to arm & disarm the system by code.)
3) Utilize SmartThings' Smart Home Monitor feature so I can arm & disarm the existing system based on routines/rules/occupancy/geofencing, etc. within ST.
4) Keep the off-site monitoring service for now but have the option to self-monitor in the future using SmartThings.
Based on the above requirements and the 8-zone system I currently have, am I able to achieve all that with the Konnected INTERFACE? I've watched your video on YouTube on how to hook the INTERFACE up to a DSC system, but it seems to me you need to use a zone in order to arm & disarm the system using a virtual toggle switch in ST. If all 8 zones of my system is currently utilized, does that mean I can't remote arm & disarm the system with ST?
Looking for some advice before I buy the INTERFACE. Thank you!