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Will Konnected INTERFACE work for what I'm trying to do?

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!

  •  Did you ever get a response on this? I have a similar question and would like to know exactly what the INTERFACE panel will do with my system (Bosch Solution 880) but am having trouble finding anything concrete about it.

  • After looking into the Konnected Interface and comparing it with the Envisalink 4 card, it became clear to me that the Envisalink would give me all the features I wanted (the 4 main ones in my post) and it would be a much easier install (only need to hook up 4 wires to my existing DSC alarm panel), and no need to program the alarm to add arm/disarm status (via PGM) nor using additional zones to add ability to arm & disarm the system.  All that is built into the Envisalink board.  Cost wise both were similar.  So the deciding factor for me was the ease of installation.  

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