Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

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Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:49 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

The switch supports it and can be included in the z-wave network with encryption, Indigo has a problem synchronizing it. Homeseer's own software can work with encryption turned on.

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Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:04 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

And so does Indigo but the Z-wave controller also needs to support it. Here is a device I have with encryption enabled with an Aeotec Z-stick as the controller used by Indigo.
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Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:56 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

We haven't tried including the HS-WD200 or HS-WS200 with encryption in Indigo yet. Indigo definitely does support encryption, but there might be issues with a particular module's implementation that causes it to not work. We highly recommend, however, only using encryption for modules when it is really needed. So yes for locks and garage door controllers but not for light switches. The encryption protocol is significantly more complicated and requires several commands to be sent for every action. This increases the odds of collisions/congestion as well as hitting various firmware bugs in the module (and/or Z-Wave protocol stack).

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Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:37 pm
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I did try the HS-WD200+ and did not have much luck with the encryption on. See messages above. Went back to non-encrypted.

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Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:30 am
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Mat, thank you for explaining. I'm ok using the switches without encryption if it causes other issues. Currently, I have only three z-wave devices and about 150 insteon. I'm slowly switching from insteon to z-wave due to stability issues I encountered. So stability and reliability is very important to me. Would you know at what point, would the extra z-wave traffic start being a problem?

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Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:21 pm
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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

peszko wrote:
Mat, thank you for explaining. I'm ok using the switches without encryption if it causes other issues. Currently, I have only three z-wave devices and about 150 insteon. I'm slowly switching from insteon to z-wave due to stability issues I encountered. So stability and reliability is very important to me. Would you know at what point, would the extra z-wave traffic start being a problem?

It is hard to predict because there are so many factors: type of modules, how often they send commands/report (which is often user configurable), complexity of the Z-Wave network (modules might be far apart and more routing is required), etc.

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Re: Recommend Zwave Wall Dimmer Switch?

Any recommendations for the European market?

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