So I’m very new to HA (and Reddit for that matter!) Have just picked up a Google Home and some sonoff switches to start playing with. We’re about to move into a new home and are having an alarm installed. I would like to keep my options open for bigger and brighter automation in future.
‘The internet’ says the most compatible system is a honeywell or DSC with envisalink, but nobody here installs those (I’ve asked)
The most common setup here seems to be AAP (https://www.aap.co.nz/shop.html) which are feature rich but have no integration with other systems that I can see. What I understand of the system is that it does have outputs that can turn on or off with the alarm. We have this system in our current home and I do like it.
Is there a way, that when I have the alarm installed I can have a ‘thing’ installed that turns on or off when the alarm is armed, and then another system like openhab or homeassistant can read the state of that ‘thing’ in order to trip other events.
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