Also in the Uk and I have the Veritas R8!! Funnily enough just received my Konnected interface kit and installed today! Also had the problem with weak Potentiometers!!!
I have got motion sensors and key switch all working to set and unset remotely but at the moment trying to figure out monitoring of alarm state and set status.
As I have the R8 not the R8+ I am trying to use the programmable output (SW+ On my panel) for set status and also the bell output for alarm status. Have you had any luck?
Yes pretty much there now. I have all sensors showing in SmartThings, key switch to arm and disarm remotely via the included relay (needs to be set as a switch not momentary switch), I also have alarm status monitoring by using the R8 SW+ pin out set to option 1 (set positive).
My final test is using the R8 Bell pin out to monitor if the alarm triggers or not. I am yet to see if this works properly but will let you know.
Let me know if you have any questions.
That’s correct. Veritas alarm only lets you keyswitch full set
Andy, l desperately need a bit of help here!
Kit all fitted and all sensors showing in SmartThings that’s 3 sensors (which identify movement) and the key switch. But I can’t get the system to act remotely. I think the problem is with the key switch. In your notes you state-
- got the key switch to arm and disarm remotely via the included relay - needs to be set as a switch not momentary switch - What do you mean by this? According to my Veritas remote panel the momentary switch is off.
- I also have alarm status monitoring by using the R8 SW+ pin out set to option 1 (set positive). What’s this?
- also using a normal “switch” instead of a momentary switch. Normal switch?
Andy, thanks, really appreciate you getting back to me. I’d wired everything as per diagram but getting the Veritas keypad and ST app sorted was the challenge. I’ve now got the key switch on the ST app to switch on/off although it’s not ‘working’ the sensors, but I haven’t played with the V keypad yet (getting late!). I look forward to having a play tomorrow. Cheers.
Hi Andy, not to sure if my expectations of the system are too high! I believe I have now successfully set up key switch. But isn’t the Veritas supposed to be set/unset via ST’s app? I can get the sensors to register movement (as per photos), but with the app set to ‘arm’ the Veritas doesn’t go off. What am I missing? Other than the good sense not to have started!
No rush to reply, just grateful you’re getting back to me.
Thanks to Andy I was put in the right direction.
I programmed the key switch as suggested. What I didn’t do was set the Key switch correctly on the Konnected app. In ‘manage zones’ I set the key switch to a zone number, in my case 5 to correspond with the zone on my Veritas. What should have done is set the key switch to the alarm/out zone. Once I’d done this all worked a treat.
I can now set/unset the alarm via the SmartThings app. I travel a lot so I’ve got two internal cameras set to an app. So if the alarm goes off I can verify whether it’s a fault or an intruder, and reset accordingly. Job sorted!!