Wiring & Connecting the Hardware: Mounting & Positioning

1. Where should I mount it?

When deciding where to mount your Konnected alarm panel, you need to consider the location of your wires, power, and WiFi signal strength. If you’re retrofitting an old alarm system panel, you may want to mount the board inside the panel.

2. Won't a metal enclosure stop the Wifi?

A metal box will dampen the WiFi signal strength but it should still work depending on the distant of your Smart Home Alarms boards from your router and the construction of your house. To prevent WiFi signal loss, you may want to leave the door off of the alarm panel, or consider mounting the Smart Home Alarms board outside of the alarm panel enclosure. Or switch out your metal box for a plastic one.

3. How do I check my WiFi signal strength?

To check the WiFi signal strength (after you’ve added the device)

You should aim for at least 50% WiFi signal strength for reliable function.

 

  • Open the SmartThings app

  • Go to Automation -> SmartApps -> Smart Home Alarms -> scroll down

  • Tap – view device status -> scroll down to view the WiFi signal strength