Homebridge Plugin Initial Public Alpha (Version 0.0.5)

Hello all, I'd like to provide an update on Konnected's plugin for Homebridge that is under way.

The latest version of the plugin is in a pre-release alpha (0.0.5-alpha) and successfully registers V1, V2 and Pro Konnected boards to work with HomeKit.

Notable functionality:

  • Multiple panels can be discovered and provisioned.
  • Panels should now be automatically populated in the Homebridge config.json based on their successful discovery on the network (this does not discover zones, just panels).
  • Config UI X has an interface that can add and assign* the zones which show up in HomeKit.

Caveat functionality:

  • Zones that are assigned, are forced to Contact Sensor functionality (no other zone type will work in this release).
  • A warning in the Homebridge logs is presented when a Konnected panel has been registered with Konnected Cloud (SmartThings) - by virtue, a Homebridge plugin will likely never support this.
  • If you add a zone and then change it to another zone, the original zone will persist (this will be fixed in the next release).
  • HOOBS installation & functionality is glitchy and officially unsupported at this time. The Konnected plugin for Homebridge should work interchangeably on HOOBS, however you will have to manually edit the HOOBS config.json per the example here: https://github.com/konnected-io/homebridge-konnected#zone-settings-example-for-configjson

Things that still are not available:

  • All other zone types are not available to be assigned to a zone (coming in next release).
  • An alarm controller in HomeKit.

I will endeavor to update this forum group with more information as releases become available.

For detailed information, please refer to the following links for details:

Installation: https://github.com/konnected-io/homebridge-konnected#installation

Configuration: https://github.com/konnected-io/homebridge-konnected#configuration


  • I have just published v1.0.1 of the plugin. Check your npm, Homebridge Config UI X, or HOOBS for an update to the plugin to install.

    I expect there to be hiccups with some of the breaking changes.

    There have been slight changes to the config.json structure for this plugin. Please refer to the README documentation for the altered structure.

    Recommended Steps For This Release

    1. Shut down Homebridge.
    2. Close down your HomeKit app on your phone or desktop.
    3. Delete the cachedAccessories file.
    4. Launch Homebridge.
    5. If you are using the Config UI X plugin, revisit the zones you may have possibly configured and make sure that you review their configuration and that they are functioning as you intend.
    6. Save the settings in Config UI X to rebuild the config.json file.
    7. Reboot Homebridge. (you may need to reboot it once-more for the settings to be properly cached)