konnected integration lets you connect wired sensors and switches to a Konnected Alarm Panel, or NodeMCU ESP8226 based device running the open source Konnected software. Reuse the wired sensors and siren from an old or pre-wired alarm system installation and integrate them directly into Home Assistant.
Visit the Konnected.io website for more information about the Konnected Alarm Panel board and compatible hardware.
Always ensure your panel is running the latest firmware before connecting it to Home Assistant.
The integration currently supports the following device types in Home Assistant:
- Binary Sensor: Wired door and window sensors, motion detectors, glass-break detectors, leak sensors, smoke & CO detectors or any open/close switch.
- Switch: Actuate a siren, strobe, buzzer or relay module.
- Sensor: Periodic measurements from DHT temperature/humidity sensors and DS18B20 temperature sensors.
This integration uses the SSDP integration, which must be enabled for device discovery to work. If you don’t want to use SSDP you’ll need to manually provide the IP and Port information for each Konnected Panel. The IP/Port info can be found using the Konnected mobile app.
Konnected devices communicate with Home Assistant over your local LAN – there is no cloud component! For best performance we recommend allowing unsecured HTTP API traffic between Konnected devices and Home Assistant on your LAN. This means that you should not use the
http integration to serve SSL/TLS certificates. Instead, use a proxy like NGINX or Caddy to serve SSL/TLS. Read more.
Starting with 0.106.0 Home Assistant requires UI based configuration of Konnected via Settings -> Devices & Services in the Home Assistant (web) frontend. If you have Konnected Alarm Panels on your LAN, or in your configuration.yaml, you will see one or more Konnected.io entries appear in the Discovered integrations list.
Selecting one of these discovered panels will guide you through connecting and configuring the panel. If your panel was discovered via SSDP, you shouldn’t need any information to complete configuration - simply confirm that the information displayed is correct. If the UI prompts you for IP/Port, you’ll need to enter it. IP/Port info can be found using the Konnected mobile app.
If you have an existing
configuration.yaml completing the UI configuration will do a one time import of the settings contained in
configuration.yaml. Once the import creates a Configured integration the Konnected section of the
configuration.yaml is no longer used - it is recommended to remove the
konnected section of
configuration.yaml and after the import occurs. Any future changes to settings should occur via the settings provided in the Home Assistant web interface.
If you want to retain
configuration.yaml and need to re-import any changes or updates you will need to delete the entry in Settings -> Devices & Services -> Configured and repeat the UI configuration for that device.
Once configuration is completed you’ll see a Konnected.io entry in Settings -> Devices & Services -> Configured. If you imported settings from
configuration.yaml you are now done! If you are setting up a new Konnected Alarm Panel or modifying settings, you’ll need to utilize the settings UI to configure zone behavior.
Using Settings UI to Configure Zone Behavior
The settings for each panel can be accessed by selecting the entry in Settings -> Devices & Services -> Configured and then clicking on the gear icon in the upper right corner. You can reconfigure these settings at any time and once completed the settings will be immediately applied.
The settings UI starts by having you configure the general behavior of each zone. You need to specify
Digital Sensor, or
Switchable Output for each zone. After that, you’ll be prompted, for each zone that is not disabled, to configure details of the zones’ behavior. All zones will allow entry of a Name. Additional fields depend on how you configured the general behavior of the zone.
Note some zones do not support all behaviors. The UI will reflect specific options available to each zone.
Binary Sensor Type: The type of sensor connected to the zone.
Name (optional) The friendly name for the entity associated with the zone.
Invert the open/close state: Inverts the open/closed meaning of a binary sensor circuit. Commonly needed for normally open wired smoke alarm circuits.
Sensor Type: The type of sensor connected to the zone - either
Name (optional) The friendly name for the entities associated with the zone.
Poll Interval (optional): How often in minutes to poll the sensor for updates.
Name: (optional) The friendly name for the entity associated with the zone.
Output when on: The state of the switch when activated.
Pulse Duration (optional): The duration in ms to pulse the switch once activated.
Pause between pulses (optional): The duration in ms to wait between pulses when activated.
Times to repeat (optional): The number of times to repeat the pulse each time the switch is activated.
Configure additional states for this zone: Selecting “No” will complete configuration for the zone and proceed to options for the next zone. Select “Yes” if you need to create additional output states for this zone.
Using Settings UI to Configure Additional Panel Behavior
Once all zones are configured you’ll be presented with the configuration for additional panel behaviors.
Blink panel LED on when sending state change: The desired LED behavior for the panel.
Override default Home Assistant API host panel URL: The Konnected Alarm Panel post sensor states back to the Home Assistant API. If this value is unchecked the panel will default postbacks using the URL configured in Home Assistant. By default, the integration will use the internal URL. However, if you check this field and set the Override API host URL to your local IP address and port (e.g.,
http://192.168.1.101:8123), it will be used instead of the internal URL.
Override API host URL (optional): The host info to use if you checked Override default Home Assistant API host panel URL in the step above. This is ignored if Override default Home Assistant API host panel URL is unchecked.
If you prefer you can utilize a
konnected section in the
configuration.yaml file that specifies the Konnected devices on the network and the sensors or actuators attached to them. If using
configuration.yaml the configuration will be one-time imported when going through the Configuration Flow for the panel. Note that you must still complete the UI based setup before the integration will be configured and entities created/accessible.
Details of the configuration fields and values can be found below.
# Example configuration.yaml entry konnected: access_token: REPLACE_ME_WITH_A_RANDOM_STRING devices: - id: 438a388bcd53 binary_sensors: - zone: 1 type: door switches: - zone: out - id: 8bcd53438a38 binary_sensors: - pin: 2 type: door switches: - pin: 5
Any random string. This is used to ensure that only those devices which you have configured can authenticate to Home Assistant to change a device state.
Override the IP address/host (and port number) of Home Assistant that the Konnected device(s) will use to communicate sensor state updates. If omitted, this is defaulted to the value of internal URL from the Home Assistant configuration is used.
A list of Konnected devices that you have on your network.
The MAC address (Konnected Alarm Panel) or Device ID (Konnected Alarm Panel Pro) of the Konnected device. MAC addresses must be formatted with colons/punctuation removed, for example,
68c63a8bcd53. You can usually find the mac address in your router’s client list. Or, check the
home-assistant.log for log messages from automatically discovered devices. Device ID can be found on the device Status Page which is accessible via the Konnected Mobile App.
A list of binary sensors connected to the device. See Konnected Binary Sensor for configuration variables.
Any binary sensor class, typically
A list of digital sensors (currently supports DHT and DS18B20 sensors) connected to the device
A list of actuators (on/off switches) connected to the device. See Konnected Switch for configuration variables.
high to specify the state when the switch is turned on.
Duration of the momentary pulse in milliseconds. To make a half-second momentary contact using a relay for a garage door opener, set this value to
Time of the pause between pulses in milliseconds when also used with momentary and repeat. To make a door chime “beep” with piezo buzzer, set this value to
55, set momentary to
65, and repeat to
Optionally specify the Konnected device’s IP address or hostname to set up without discovery.
Optionally specify the port number for the Konnected API on the device. Note that the port is different on every device. See help.konnected.io to learn how to determine the port number.
Enable or disable discovery for this device. When
true, the device will respond to discovery requests on your network. When
false, the device will not respond to discovery requests, so it’s important that you set reserved IP for the device and configure the host and port here.
zoneis required for each actuator or sensor. Do not use both in the same definition.
pinrepresents the number corresponding to the IO index of the labeled pin on the NodeMCU dev board. See the NodeMCU GPIO documentation for more details. Valid values are
9. Pin based configuration is only allowed with ESP8266 based devices.
outzone will only work when activation is set to high (the default).
zonerepresents the value corresponding to the labeled zone on the Konnected Alarm Panel boards. Valid zone values are
outfor the Konnected Alarm Panel (
outrepresents the dedicated ALARM/OUT terminal) and
alarm2_out2for the Konnected Alarm Panel Pro.
- The Konnected Alarm Panel Pro does not support configuration via
# Example configuration.yaml entry konnected: access_token: REPLACE_ME_WITH_A_RANDOM_STRING devices: - id: 6001948bcd53 binary_sensors: - zone: 1 type: door name: "Front Door" - zone: 2 type: smoke name: "Bedroom Smoke Detector" inverse: true - zone: 3 type: motion name: "Test Motion" switches: - zone: out name: siren - zone: 5 name: "Beep Beep" momentary: 65 pause: 55 repeat: 4 - zone: 5 name: Warning momentary: 65 pause: 55 repeat: -1 - id: 5ccf7f438a38 binary_sensors: - pin: 1 type: motion name: Office Motion - pin: 2 type: door name: Office Door switches: - pin: 5 name: Garage Door activation: low momentary: 500 - pin: 8 name: LED Light sensors: - pin: 6 name: Kitchen type: dht
Unique IDs and the Entity Registry
Beginning in Home Assistant release 0.90, unique IDs are generated for each sensor or switch entity. This enables end users to modify the entity names and entity IDs through the Home Assistant UI at Settings -> Devices & Services -> Entities.
Unique IDs are internally generated as follows:
* Switches are identified by a unique hash including the pin number,
repeat values. If these values are modified, a new entity will be created and the old entity must be removed manually from the Entity Registry.
Konnected runs on an ESP8266 board with the NodeMCU firmware. It is commonly used with the NodeMCU dev kit Wi-Fi module and optionally Konnected’s Alarm Panel hardware. The following table shows the pin mapping between the Konnected hardware labeled zones, the NodeMCU labeled pins and the ESP8266 GPIO pins.
|Konnected Alarm Panel Zone||NodeMCU pin||IO Index||ESP8266 GPIO|
|ALARM or OUT||D8||8||GPIO15|
konnected binary sensor allows you to monitor wired door sensors, window sensors, motion sensors, smoke detectors, CO detectors, glass-break sensors, water leak sensors or any other simple wired open/close circuit attached to a NodeMCU ESP8266 Wi-Fi module running the open source Konnected software.
This integration supports all of the built-in device classes of the generic Binary Sensor component.
konnected switch platform allows you to actuate an alarm system siren, strobe light, buzzer or any other wired device using a Konnected Alarm Panel board or relay module and a NodeMCU ESP8266 Wi-Fi module running the open source Konnected software.