Pre-Purchase Guides

What do you 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 SmartThingsHome AssistantHubitat and Control4. 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!

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A 24 Zone Konnected Alarm Panel Pro Conversion Kit Installation (two 12-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, Brinks, Interlogix, Napco, 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?

Choose a Smart Home Platform

Konnected integrates with a smart home platform so that you can monitor and control your smart home in one place -- we don't have a standalone app (the Konnected app is used for setup/provisioning only)! To use Konnected, select one of our supported platforms that will be your day-to-day interface for the Konnected system.

Konnected now integrates with four different smart home platforms.

Samsung SmartThings
No hub needed! SmartThings is a FREE service by Samsung and their iOS and Android app works worldwide and has an easy-to-use home monitoring function called SmartThings Home Monitor. Konnected integrates with SmartThings via the Konnected Cloud service.
SmartThings is our most popular integration platform, and is generally the simplest for those new to home automation.
As your smart home grows, you can add a hub later if you want to add Z-wave or Zigbee wireless devices. The Samsung SmartThings hub (3rd generation) retails for about $70.
For the ultimate in flexibility, security, and privacy, the open-source Home Assistant platform is a home automation hub that you run yourself on a Raspberry Pi, spare computer, or many other ways.
Konnected talks to Home Assistant over your local LAN, eliminating any cloud service or internet dependency.

Home Assistant is our choice for hands-on techies who want full control. The platform also has a free companion app for iOS and Android.

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Is ideal for users seeking a professionally installed, high-end smart home solution. Known for its wide compatibility with various devices, Control4 offers a seamless, customized experience through expert third-party installation. This platform is a perfect choice for those prioritizing a sophisticated, full-service smart home system, complementing our other more self-managed options like SmartThings, Home Assistant, and Hubitat.
is a start-up home automation hub product and platform with an emphasis on local processing. The Hubitat Elevation hub comes with built-in Z-wave/Zigbee radios and is available worldwide directly from Hubitat or on Amazon


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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!

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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! (NOTE: WiFi is no longer necessary with our Ethernet capable Alarm Panel Pro options.)


Tools that may be helpful but not required

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