Homebridge Plugin Initial Public Beta (Version 0.1.0)

Hello again,

Here's another update on Konnected's plugin for Homebridge.

This beta release is an upgrade from the alpha stage and with continued work that orchestrates the registration of V1/V2 and Pro Konnected zones to HomeKit accessories.

Notable functionality:

  • Sensor support all available sensors provided by Konnected currently.
  • Actuators, both stateful and momentary.
  • Ability to remove, rename, add, and update zones as needed.
  • Hints and Config UI X interface updates to make it easier to provision panels.

Caveat functionality:

  • Upon Homebridge startup, the state of a sensor or switch is defaulted to 0 or false (closed state for most sensors or a temperature/humidity value of 0, and actuator states of 0). Don't be alarmed! (pun intended ;-)) Closing the Home app on your iPhone/iPad and re-opening it will trigger an update for active states as they are updated by the Konnected alarm panel.
  • HOOBS functionality is spotty and still UNSUPPORTED. While the plugin appears to work in HOOBS, the configuration is a painful process. Fortunately we've been in touch with the developers working on the HOOBS web interface. They are planning to release a major version with new functionality and have incorporated our feedback on the configuration UI aspect. If you are a HOOBS user, keep an eye out for a release in the future which should have some parity with the configuration UI similar to what Homebridge users experience using the Config UI X plugin.

Things on the roadmap that are being worked on:

  • A proper alarm switch and controller in HomeKit.
  • Research into providing Home/Stay/Night modes and selecting zones that are active in each (E.g., only perimeter sensors trigger at night).
  • Ability to invert the sensor state for sensors that operate inversely.
  • Noonlight integration for 24/7 smart home monitoring.

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

Support: https://help.konnected.io/discussions/forums/32000043024

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  • Installed 2 Pros at my new house. I have everything in the home in HomeKit. 

    This plugin works great. Really looking forward to the HomeKit Native alarm feature. 

  • Thanks Jason, I've been waiting for the latest HOOBS version to come out of beta to release more of the changes. The HOOBS 4 interface is similar to the Homebridge Config UI X in that you don't have to manually configure your plugins. That being said, it's more efficient if both systems are on the same page to develop for both at once. Once they launch it, I will do some internal testing and then release a new version with more alarm features to the public.

  • I'm using Homebridge Config UI X - it works really well.

  • Hey Mike - Any chance you'd release the latest changes as a beta ahead of HOOBS? Maybe the people using HOOBS will just make the switch? 

    Seems like people that are going as far as using Konnected with Homebridge would be the type that can easily install Config UI X. HOOBS seems like the entry level approach to RPi Homebridge before some users realize its limitations. 

  • Sorry Jason, I don't have the code ready for public consumption at the moment.

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