Is this Alarm System Compatible?

Hi, just discovered Konnected and wonder if my system is compatible? I believe it is one of the Texecom Veritas SKUs but the board doesn't quite match the one shown in a manual I found at https://www.texe.com/uk/uploads/INS045-13_(Veritas_R8+_Install)_2.pdf

I'm in the UK and the alarm was installed in 2003 (before I moved in). I have attached a picture of the board.

It looks like the Aux voltage it supplies is 13.7v rather than 12v, will this be  a problem?

Does anyone have any tips for this make?

Thanks!

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  • Hi Paul


    1. In the Konnected app when you set the keyswitch up there is an option under zone type to choose a Switch which is ON or OFF rather than a momentary switch which didn’t work for me as its only a “momentary” ON and then OFF again. This was the only difference to Konnecteds own guide for installing a keyswitch on the main website - https://help.konnected.io/support/solutions/articles/32000028765-wiring-a-keyswitch-with-relay-module


    2. If you look in the Veritas manual it tells you how to change the output of SW+ With options 1-8 and you need option 1 for the output to work as a positive output. 

  • Andy, thanks, really appreciate you getting back to me. I’d wired everything as per diagram but getting the Veritas keypad and ST app sorted was the challenge. I’ve now got the key switch on the ST app to switch on/off although it’s not ‘working’ the sensors, but I haven’t played with the V keypad yet (getting late!). I look forward to having a play tomorrow. Cheers.
  • Just got my Konnected pack today. Unbelievable but works!
    1) Using AUX power 13.V, no problem
    2) Programmed zone 8 as keyswitch on Veritas app. Hint: use programmer code (default 1234), not your alarm code. Check Veritas Manual.


    Now, the challenge will be to monitor alarm state. 
    Andy, if you could share some instructions please? How you did you nail it?

  • Hi Andy, not to sure if my expectations of the system are too high! I believe I have now successfully set up key switch. But isn’t the Veritas supposed to be set/unset via ST’s app? I can get the sensors to register movement (as per photos), but with the app set to ‘arm’ the Veritas doesn’t go off. What am I missing? Other than the good sense not to have started! No rush to reply, just grateful you’re getting back to me. Thanks Paul
  • Thanks to Andy I was put in the right direction. I programmed the key switch as suggested. What I didn’t do was set the Key switch correctly on the Konnected app. In ‘manage zones’ I set the key switch to a zone number, in my case 5 to correspond with the zone on my Veritas. What should have done is set the key switch to the alarm/out zone. Once I’d done this all worked a treat. I can now set/unset the alarm via the SmartThings app. I travel a lot so I’ve got two internal cameras set to an app. So if the alarm goes off I can verify whether it’s a fault or an intruder, and reset accordingly. Job sorted!!
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