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Questions tagged [zwave]

For questions about the Z-Wave protocol and its usage in IoT devices. Use only when Z-Wave is central to your question, not just because an IoT device uses Z-Wave.

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Z-Wave Plus Backwards Compatibility

So, as I understand the Z-Wave Plus backwards compatibility requirements cover communication between Z-Wave Plus and original Z-Wave devices. Personally, I specifically take "devices" as the IoT term ...
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Ultra Low Energy point-to-point protocol choice

I am lost in a forest of IoT protocols and need help. I'm looking for right hardware and protocol for my application. I would like to make a device of my own, but use an existing stack and hopefully ...
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When is Z-Wave S2 Security Mandatory?

When Z-Wave had security problems last year, I was pleased to see it announced that S2 Security would be mandatory for all new certifications as of April and that they didn't back off at that time. ...
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Reducing the number of Hubs in a DIY Smart Home Automation project?

I'm doing some very basic automation - lights, cameras, motion sensors. My key requirement is to be able to turn certain lights on or off based on motion and time of day, with the ability to add more ...
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Can I use a US or UK SmartThings hub in Australia?

In Australia, the SmartThings hub isn't currently on the market: Not yet released in Australia, Samsung’s SmartThings platform promises loads of great home automation. If I have some products in ...
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Z-Wave Hub that works with Google Home in Australia

Does anyone know of any hubs that support Australian Z-Wave and also can be controlled by the Google Assistant. Things such as SmartThings and Wink hub are not available in Australia due to not being ...
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What's the Name for a load control switch that is hidden in the ceiling?

Dumb Question about Smart Switches I have been reading about smart switches, this article mentions load control switches (master, should be one per light) and add-on switches (non-load controlling ...
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Smartthings Hub Keeps Losing track of Deadbolt Status

I have a Schlage Z-Wave deadbolt paired to my v2 Smartthings hub. Recently the lock has been blowing through batteries and it will often show the lock as unavailable even though the lock touchpad ...
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What's the difference between Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus?

What are the technical differences between Z-Wave and its Plus alternative? Is Plus just a stronger signal?
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Z-Wave switches with 2-way switched lights?

I'm looking for a set of Z-Wave (preferably Z-Wave Plus) components to use in order to merge two 2-way light switch circuits and allow control of both lights from all switch positions. I've looked at ...
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Rearrange Z-Wave network

I bought a Z-Wave E27 light bulb to command a lamp from my PC for specific alerts. Obviously I had to plug it into the outlet to include it into the Z-wave network. During a few minutes it worked : I ...
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Z-Wave Device ID changes in Domoticz when battery is changed

When my Z-Wave door sensor's battery ran out, I changed it and checked if it still appeared in my Domoticz interface. The problem is that my device changed its ID and I had to redo all the trigger ...
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How does the Z-Wave certification process guarantee interoperability?

The Z-Wave alliance guarantees interoperability though their certification process on their main site: Z-Wave encompasses a broad ecosystem of smart products and services that work seamlessly ...
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Use cases of the “Release Event” on a smart switch

I have a Nodon Z-Wave remote (user guide). It has 4 buttons which can react to 4 events : Single press Double press Long press Release The three first are pretty straightforward. But the "release" ...
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Difference Between ZigBee and Z-Wave?

I've have installed Z-Wave switches and outlets in a few places around my house. However, I noticed when purchasing the devices that there were a couple of different wireless options available in the ...
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How can I properly test my device's PCB antenna?

I'm in the middle of testing a Z-Wave device I created with a PCB antenna. I want to make sure that the antenna has a good range and the signal strength generated is strong enough and comparable to ...