What do I need to use the Konnected Alarm Panel?

Konnected is a do-it-yourself or professionally installed solution for upgrading or upcycling a wired alarm system and making it smart! Konnected's open platform integrates all of your wired sensors or zones and sirens into popular Home Automation ("Smart Home") platforms. Konnected currently supports integrations with Samsung SmartThings, Home Assistant, Hubitat and OpenHAB. Through one of these platforms, you can also interact through Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and more.

Best of all, all of these platforms have no required monthly fees. Finally, you can monitor and control your home from anywhere, for free!

A 12 Zone Konnected Alarm Panel Installation (two 6-zone boards) connecting directly to the home's wired sensors.

Our flagship product, the Konnected Alarm Panel, was launched on Kickstarter in 2017 as a modern replacement for common wired security system panels such as Honeywell, Ademco, DSC, Brinx, and all other hardwired security systems.

Now in its 2nd generation, Konnected has more ways than ever to upgrade any wired alarm system. The Konnected Alarm Panel can connect directly to your home's wired door & window sensors, motion sensors, other sensors and siren and integrates them seamlessly with your other smart home devices. Or, connect in-parallel using Konnected's Interface module to any wired alarm panel and "tap in" to your wired zones without giving up your traditional keypads. In most cases you can even arm/disarm the traditional panel remotely, and get notifications if it's triggered.

Now you can monitor your home from anywhere without any monthly fees and use all of your home's existing wired sensors for home automation.

What do you need to use Konnected?

  • Just the Kit (through the Konnected Cloud + SmartThings)

Or you can use a hub to further integrate with other SmartHome Devices

  • A supported smart home hub.

Konnected now integrates with four different smart home platforms.

The Samsung SmartThings hub (3rd generation) retails for about $70 and comes with a iOS and Android app. The SmartThings Hub (2nd generation) works, too. So does the line of Samsung WiFi products.
Home Assistant
is an open source home automation hub that can be run on a Raspberry Pi 3 model B+ or many other ways.
is an open source home automation hub that can be run on a Raspberry Pi 3 model B+ or many other ways.
is a start-up home automation hub product and platform with an emphasis on local processing. The Hubitat Elevation hub comes with a Z-wave/Zigbee stick and is available worldwide directly from Hubitat or on Amazon

Wired Alarm System Sensors

The Konnected Alarm Panel replaces your old wired alarm system motherboard (if you have one). Check to make sure that your system is wired, you should see a bunch of wires coming out of the wall in your alarm panel cabinet, one for each sensor in your home. Konnected replaces almost all wired alarm systems regardless of the manufacturer or brand!

These are examples of old wired alarm system panels that you'll be replacing with the Konnected Alarm Panel. Look for it in a closet, laundry room, or garage.

Pre-wired but no alarm system installed? That's ok!

If your home is pre-wired for an alarm system but no panel was installed yet, you may see a big bundle of wires sticking out of a wall. This is ok! Konnected connects directly to the wired sensors, so you do not need an existing panel.

Reliable WiFi

Konnected uses your home WiFi network (2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n only) to communicate with your smart home hub. It works in any country!

Tools that may be helpful but not required

 Next Step: Unbox Your Kit

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