Interface kit for Hills Reliance R8 - Double Zone alarm

Hi all,

I currently have a Hills Reliance R8 unit (electrical diagram).

The board has 4 zone port; but on the code/dial-pad, it has 8 LEDs.

I suspect I have a 8-zone alarm system?

If yes, would it work if I connect Konnected alarm interface kit with this unit?


I'd also like an answer to this.  Does anyone from Konnected actually monitor this forum?

I reached out to their support last time and the following was their answer.

Hope this helps:

If you want to keep the old board you could use an Interface kit. However, it will be only able to read one the zones on a doubling senario. And I’m not sure that board could be setup for a programmable zone to monitor the status of the alarm or a keyswitch for remote arm/disarm.

In that case, I’d recommend a Conversion kit. It would be simplier and allow you to use all the zones as well as full control. However, you will lose the old keypad.

Anyone help us?