Wondering if anyone has been able to get the new interface modules with a vista panel and smartthings. I can get the interface to connect and I can see the zones open and closed on the smartthings app but I cannot get the panel to program the relays correctly. I can trigger the relay from the app but cant get the programming correctly to arm the system.
Hi J Tang, Is it possible to provide a pic of your relay setup ?
I have the two interface boards but must have missed the instructions whereby I used them each for the relays. I'm going to go back to the relay setup and see what I missed.
Hi J Tang,
I have a few questions and may have had the light bulb turn on (as dim as it is).
a. Do you have the interface module that contains the relay built on ?
b. when you connect 17 and 18 outputs - do you have one of those outputs on either of the interface boards ?
c. If you have the interface board with the relay, do you have to connect both interface boards GRND and VERF to the Vista ports for voltage reference ?
There was something you said about the relays that peeked my interest in these boards then I discovered "RELAY" on the damn board. None of the darn documentation says anything about a damn relay on the konnected board.
If possible, please poste a pic of your relay/board if combination or individual relay connectivity.
Any idea what I've configured incorrectly - see attached file for connections on my boards.
I tried to take a few photos but my panel internals are so packed it's hard to follow any lines.
I had a look at your diagram and the only thing that seems to be missing as far as I can tell is that there is an "IN" connection all the way at the very far right that corresponds to the relay module on each of those interface boards. That "IN" needs to be connected to the Konnected Pro Board, which has two corresponding "OUT" connections. You need to connect those two together in order for the main board to provide those outputs.
In case you can't find where the "OUT" connections are located, if you look at the diagram you provided of the main Konnected board, it is at the very left hand side of that diagram,. There is a row of 6 pins (3 for each output).
Through lots of pain and trial and error and definitely some help from you all and the folks at Konnected, I've been able to get to a point where I see Armed Stay and Away in my Home Assistant Sensors for the Konnected boards.
Now I'm off to the next step to setup the Alarm Panel to recognize when these outputs execute and provide the capability to set my alarm from anywhere.
If you have Home Assistant automations that set this up, I would really appreciate your assistance.
Sometime you need to take step back and let things cool and then charge at it again.
For those of you struggling as I have been with configuring Konnected in parallel with your current system, you might just have everything done that you need to do and just frustration of how you think it should work doesn't match.
I still have a little more to go, but I've at least figured out "the switch" and could not believe that the switch control that armed/disarmed the alarm, was right there, identified literally as a "switch" - look at this screen capture and ensure that you are additing entities associated with konnected "switch" to your UI
Now, I'm only trying to figure out the Arm Away fucntion that is not working properly and trying to get that going.
What a relief
I was able just now to tie the output 1 and output 2 together to a single relay feed on the keyswitch and it works. I have separate devices in the cloud with different durations.
thx for post
I wanted to add to this post to thank Archie Johnson and Jason H, and to add what I've learned.
Archie got me most of the way there (on another thread), and Jason's post got me working. I never would have thought to do what Jason described, but my setup has been working for 2 days now. Thank you, Archie and Jason!!!
I'm going to repeat a lot of what Jason posted, but I'm hoping the why I lay it out will be slightly easier to follow, a little more granular, and the HA info helps move people a little further.
Konnected Hardware Configuration:
I won't go into detail on where each standard zone connects, but I'll detail the ones involving outputs and the key switch:
Home Assistant Configuration
First you'll configure each I/O, then you'll configure each sensor in greater detail. I've grouped it by each physical contact so it's easier to substitute for your physical configuration
Interface B Zone 1 is seen as Zone 7 in HA
Interface B Zone 2 is seen as Zone 8 in HA
APP1 Out 1 (this is my Arm/Stay)
APP1 Out2/Alarm2 (this is my Arm/Away)
I had hit a wall after following Nate's tutorials to the letter and not having success, so I reached out to Konnected support. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like the support was moving in a helpful direction. So, I really hope this helps someone, even a little bit, and saves time and stress. That being said, the credit goes to Archie and Jason. Good luck to you!