I wrote a step-by-step tutorial on how to bring up a Home Assistant alarm panel

Inspired by recurring questions from reddit, I wrote a step-by-step tutorial on how to set up an alarm panel in Home Assistant based on Konnected.io boards. You find here:   

https://github.com/scarpazza/home-assistant-konnected-tutorial

In the tutorial, I cover the steps necessary to bring up a full-featured system that group sensors by type, distinguished between "armed away" and "armed home", arms and disarms with grace periods and audible feedback, and even auto-arms and auto-disarms depending on presence.

All feedback is welcome! (But I can only promise corrections and additions work load and family permitting.)

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  • @Andrew  No no luck so far,

    I have created an automation  in an attempt to make the alarm control panel actually arm the alarm, but no success, I assume I am not getting the ‘state’ correct ..i.e. when ‘Armed_away’ set alarm switch to on.

    But my automation never triggers,

    I have the switch on my dashboard, that is the alarms toggle to arm/disarm, this works, but of course is not as distinct or appropriate as the control panel..

    I am missing something basic I gather, otherwise would be included in the “step by step” guide and not assumed.

    If you have any luck I would really appreciate your insight.

  • @Groutley,


    Thanks for the reply, if I have any luck will endeavor to post here.

  •  @Groutley and @Andrew - Don't know if you have been able to get this configured as yet, but I was struggling with the same.


    I have connected installed in parallel with my core Honeywell Vista 15p alarm system which is monitored by an external company.  All of my sensors are connected to it and I've just wired the Konnected Pro board as such to allow the integration with HA.  So for me, the Honeywell has all of the triggers in it I need, the only thing other than that was the triggers built into HA.  When I press the Arm_home or Arm_away and btw disarm, how do I get my entities within HA to activate the alarm. 


    With a little help from a lot of people (it's all about the HA language) I get something that works.  Please see below:


    This sets up the alam control panel

      - platform: manual
        name: (name of your alarm panel) no paren's
        code: !secret alarmcode (use this if you set you code in the secrets.yaml)
        arming_time: 30
        delay_time: 20
        trigger_time: 120
        disarmed:
          trigger_time: 0
        armed_home:
            arming_time: 0
            delay_time: 0
        code_arm_required: false  (allows to ARM without having to enter a code)


    Automation when using HA Control Panel


    You need a TRIGGER

    platform: state
    entity_id: alarm_control_panel.socorro
    from: disarmed
    to: armed_home

    You need an ACTION

    service: switch.turn_on
    target:
      entity_id: switch.stay_2 (this is my alarm switch in Konnected.io I also have one for away entity)

    I'm not a programmer or developer so I created separate automations for each state:  Armed_home; armed_away; disarmed


    I hope this helps

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