Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:34 pm
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Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

I’ve come across some great deals on Zwave wall switches that work fine with Indigo control but unfortunately don’t
report their status when operated locally.

Maybe someone could recommend one that definitely does report correctly to Indigo?
A double-tap capability would be a plus.

Thanks,

Carl

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:47 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

I recommend the HomeSeer switches. They have a nice feature set including multiple tap support. Full support for the 100+ line is already in Indigo, and the ability to catch all 5 taps and set the LED color and behavior (among other settings) of the 200+ switches is coming in 7.2 (basic operation is already there). Matt has just installed a bunch of these and seems quite pleased with them. I have several of both the 100 and 200 lines and I like them almost as much as I do the Insteon switches (and I like them better in some respects).

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:52 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

The GE and Honeywell (both made by Jasco) automatically report their status when they are used locally.

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:55 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

Thanks a bunch. The $20 switches have been very reliable but I do need key switches to function as controllers.

Carl

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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

I second the HomeSeer Switches.

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Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:40 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

Agree on Homeseer, I've tried most switch vendors, Homeseer seems the best, feature support and firmware updates. Already have the WD-200 switches and using the colored status lights to monitor door/garage door status on Indigo 7.1. Works great!

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:25 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

Looking for some help. I just installed a HS-WD200+ I did the inclusion with encryption but not sure it worked properly. I didn't get the long message that I think I usually get.
I have no idea how to trigger it to go into exclusion mode to into inclusion mode again. I can pick the node in creating a new device but it won't synch.

Any ideas? 7rdr7 said that he had them installed already. hoping for some help here.

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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

t-star wrote:
Looking for some help. I just installed a HS-WD200+ I did the inclusion with encryption but not sure it worked properly. I didn't get the long message that I think I usually get.
I have no idea how to trigger it to go into exclusion mode to into inclusion mode again. I can pick the node in creating a new device but it won't synch.

Any ideas? 7rdr7 said that he had them installed already. hoping for some help here.


Any reason why you included it with encryption? It doesn't really help anything, and it's likely to make it somewhat slower.

I have a couple and Matt has a lot and we haven't had any issues.

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:37 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

jay (support) wrote:
t-star wrote:
Looking for some help. I just installed a HS-WD200+ I did the inclusion with encryption but not sure it worked properly. I didn't get the long message that I think I usually get.
I have no idea how to trigger it to go into exclusion mode to into inclusion mode again. I can pick the node in creating a new device but it won't synch.

Any ideas? 7rdr7 said that he had them installed already. hoping for some help here.


Any reason why you included it with encryption? It doesn't really help anything, and it's likely to make it somewhat slower.

I have a couple and Matt has a lot and we haven't had any issues.


Habit. The first z-wave devices I got were locks. Any idea how to get it undone and re-include?

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:43 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

Interfaces -> Z-Wave -> Start Controller Exclusion Mode
Then follow the procedures in the manual to exclude the device.
Stop Exclusion
Start NWI inclusion

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:56 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

thanks. I tried that earlier and it didn't work. I guess having been away from it for a little while helped. I tried it again and it seemed to work. I re-included without encryption and synched fine.

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Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:07 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

I tried including with encryption, (no specific reason), it failed. I tried excluding, but what do I press on the switch after I start exclusion in Indigo? Manual for the switch HS-ws200+ has nothing on exclusion. Any help?

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Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:11 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

This is for the HS-WD2000+ but give it a shot:

MANUAL RESET - To be used only in the event that the network primary controller is lost or otherwise inoperable.
(1) Turn dimmer on by tapping the top of the paddle once. (2) Quickly tap top of the paddle 3 times. (3) Quickly tap bottom of paddle
3 times. (4) If light turns off and then on again, dimmer is reset. If not, repeat manual reset.


Then try to include it again into Indigo.

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Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:34 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

I found it. Turn the switch on then off. Why couldn't they put it in the manual. BTW, why does indigo not support encryption for the switches? I'm new to zwave, but wouldn't encryption be safer? If somebody had access to send z-wave signals in to my system, they could do quite a lot of damage.

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Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:43 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

Indigo does, but not all Z-wave devices support it. So your question should be to the manufacturer why they don't support it. Look at the spec sheet for your dimmer and do they even mention encryption?

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