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  • Thoughts on updating my first home with existing equipment?
    A lot of people prefer wired security systems, and integrate the older-school systems into a modern smart home using an adapter like (or Honeywell-specifc IP bridge). Depending how many sensors you have, this could be cost-effective and perform better than replacing everything with equivalent wireless sensors. - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
  • is it possible to migrate the sensors I got from adt to an open source solution?
    As long as your sensors are wired: - Source: Reddit / 16 days ago
  • Looking for recommendations on upgrading my security panel
    The main reasons I am looking to upgrade is to lower my monthly monitoring bill (currently paying $45/month) and be able to use the sensors to trigger automation's in Home Assistant. Arming the alarm through Home Assistant and viewing the status would be nice, but are not a requirement. I have looked into, but it doesn't look like I can use my existing keypad unless I go with their interface kit,... - Source: Reddit / 23 days ago
  • Tapping into security system sensors for Hubitat/HA
    Look at - I am using it with HA, you don't need Hubitat! - Source: Reddit / 27 days ago
  • YSK - ADT Will Raise Your Rate, But You Can Avoid It!
    A little off subject but you can highjack adt wired sensors and add them to home assistant and drop your bill all together. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Removing old Security System? Push wires back into wall?
    Konnected. It modernizes your existing wired sensors for smart home integration. No monthly subscription. Https:// - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Can I leverage existing wired security system (Honeywell Vista 20p) to work with within a smart home set up?
    Https:// not used yet but have been researching for a while. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Troubleshooting a Home Security Wire
    So in lieu of a security system I'm planning on hooking up these sensors to a device called for use in smart home applications. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Home alarm systems compatible with Home Assistant?
    Also interested in this, was going to look into retrofitting a Konnected system but have seen very mixed reviews. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • I hate the look of racks so I went with metal pegboard
    My major concern during planning was its power efficiency (electricity for me is expensive). Thankfully, it just idles at < 30 watts. All the networking equipment, server, board, and two access points consume < 75 watts. I'm pretty happy with that. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Help please- Konnected Board V1, can NOT upgrade firmware
    Did you contact Konnected Support? They are super helpful, you can get them via - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Discussion Thread
    Never used it myself, but I've heard very good things about Konnected as an open-source, local control system for wired alarms. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Convert/Replace ADT system
    Try looking in to Konnected and see what you think. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • old ADT Panel/ window sensors
    I have all your answers here: - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • DIY Door Sensor?
    If you want an off-the-shelf commercial solution, look at - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Can I reuse contact sensors of an old Risco alarm system?
    I recently picked up an integration system to make an old analog security system “smart”. This may or may not work for you depending on if the existing system and sensors are functional or not, but it’s worth knowing this kind of product exists! - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • House Alarm - UK
    Is the ADT wired or wireless sensors? If wired have a look at - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Can anyone help identify what is it? It's part of an ancient security system which now I'm taking a part to integrate to my Home assistant.
    I used for something similar to hook into my current 2 wire alarm system and my old siren is similar to yours. Might be something to look into as they should be 12v and it may list something on the top where the wires go in. It took 20 minutes to test and setup, an hour to label the wires and then open each window and door to identify them in Home Assistant. Works great now. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Old Alarm System, do I need to do anything to remove this or can I just rip it out?
    Another point: there are now products like that allow you to tie new smart home systems into old alarm systems. I just did exactly this in the house I recently bought that had an existing alarm system. I couldn't use the keypad because it was dealer locked and I refused to pay them to come out and punch in a 6 digit code for me. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Convince Me Not to Cut Back all this Coaxial and Low Voltage Alarm Wire
    Alarm wiring can be used for home automation. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • New build help?
    There are options for using these with your smart home hub. These dumb sensors use to be much cheaper, but admittedly the price of zigbee stuff has gone down a lot. I still prefer it over having to change batteries. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago

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