HUB6 offers a unique solution to the problem: Just attach its Safe by HUB6 hub to your existing alarm panel, and convert your old alarm equipment into an up-to-date smart alarm system.
While setting up Safe by HUB6 isn’t as easy as, say, plugging in a SimpliSafe unit, it’s not overly difficult to get up and running. I didn’t have a compatible wired unit to work on, so HUB6 sent us one: an old dinosaur of a system from DSC that’s representative of legacy wired home security systems (you can check compatibility with your own system on the HUB6 website). I set this up in my home, along with two door/window sensors and a motion sensor. In addition to DSC-compatible units, HUB6 is also accepting pre-orders for a unit that supports Honeywell alarm systems.