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  • AndroidDev01
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    Recently bought ~45 switches cant install them yet. Hope I don't get any failures.

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  • Kaze
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    Anyone figure out how to issue unpair command without a power reset?

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  • jhearty
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    I finished installing these in my entire house, 25 WD100s, 12 WS100s and some WA100 slaves to go with both WS and WD switches. No issues with the WD100s at all. Three of the WS100s had the same on/off/on local control issue I reported earlier on this thread (25% defect rate). Two are running ceiling fans and the issue is not noticeable so I left them in. The other is for porch lights and Homeseer sent a replacement which is working fine.

    Lots of events written to control these including motion on & delayed off, single & double tap on and off events, all appear to be working as expected. I'm quite happy with the switches overall. They are IMO better than anything else out there and the price points were low enough to convince me to do the whole house. Bye bye X10.

    John

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  • Pete
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    Thank you Rich.

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  • rjh
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    Security is done per device, there is no switch in HS3. We do offer a "non-scure" add option where you can add a device without using security, useful for battery devices.

    Originally posted by Pete View Post
    I was goofing with updating the Z-Wave dot me GPIO device last week using a configured microSD card with Zee wave dot me software on it. Whatever I did to the zwave network with the software made it such that Homeseer could see the network but not talk to the network. That said I loaded up the zwave me software and noticed I enabled encryption. So I disabled it and reloaded up the Zee-2 software and all was well.

    Is there a switch on the HS3 plugin which enables or disabled zwave encryption?

    I do that ramp up thing with the UPB lighting hard setting the ramp up times with Upstart; it is nice option to have.

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  • rjh
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    The switches do not support the Z-Wave security class.

    Originally posted by AutomatedJim View Post
    Are these switches using encryption by default? Or does it need to be enabled?

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  • donstephens
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    I got it. Had to delete and rediscover. Using Z-Troller.

    Really like the new switch. Relatively easy to install also. Not so much marshmellow in piggy bank stuff.

    Originally posted by macromark View Post
    No, just delete the HomeSeer device(s) for it and try an import. I would recommend switching to a Z-NET or SmartStick+ too.

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  • Pete
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    I was goofing with updating the Z-Wave dot me GPIO device last week using a configured microSD card with Zee wave dot me software on it. Whatever I did to the zwave network with the software made it such that Homeseer could see the network but not talk to the network. That said I loaded up the zwave me software and noticed I enabled encryption. So I disabled it and reloaded up the Zee-2 software and all was well.

    Is there a switch on the HS3 plugin which enables or disabled zwave encryption?

    I do that ramp up thing with the UPB lighting hard setting the ramp up times with Upstart; it is nice option to have.

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  • AutomatedJim
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    Originally posted by S-F View Post
    Yes. This too is an extremely important feature for me. I would go so far as to say it would make or break the deal.
    Same here. It is making me think twice. I will buy one to try it and see if I can find my own work around. Would rather it be a built in feature.

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  • S-F
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    Originally posted by AutomatedJim View Post
    +1 on wanting to be able to ramp up remotely when turning switch on. I too do this all the time to save the life of bulbs.

    Yes. This too is an extremely important feature for me. I would go so far as to say it would make or break the deal.

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  • AutomatedJim
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    Encryted?

    Are these switches using encryption by default? Or does it need to be enabled?

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  • AutomatedJim
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    Originally posted by rjh View Post
    We are noting the requests. When we work on an update we will post the features we plan on adding and maybe put up a poll to gauge interest. No need adding a feature that only a couple of users care about. Nice thing about the switches is that they can updated by the user.
    +1 on wanting to be able to ramp up remotely when turning switch on. I too do this all the time to save the life of bulbs.

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  • macromark
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    Originally posted by donstephens View Post
    Done that a couple of times. No child devices are created. The switch is physically maybe 50 feet away from the Z-Troller. Are you suggesting that I delete it from the controller and then reimport?
    No, just delete the HomeSeer device(s) for it and try an import. I would recommend switching to a Z-NET or SmartStick+ too.

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  • donstephens
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    Done that a couple of times. No child devices are created. The switch is physically maybe 50 feet away from the Z-Troller. Are you suggesting that I delete it from the controller and then reimport?

    Originally posted by rjh View Post
    The error looks like a communication error, how far is the switch from the controller? Since it is added, optimize it, then rescan it and see if the error is still there. You might need to delete any HS devices it created, then do an import so they are created properly.

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  • rjh
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    We are noting the requests. When we work on an update we will post the features we plan on adding and maybe put up a poll to gauge interest. No need adding a feature that only a couple of users care about. Nice thing about the switches is that they can updated by the user.

    Originally posted by jhearty View Post
    It's software, so everyone's personal preferences should be able to be met! For these switches and the preferences discussed, I think ideally there should be separate configs for LED behavior (persistence, leave one on while load is off, others?), local tap up ramp rate, local tap down ramp rate, local press/hold up ramp rate, local press/hold down ramp rate, and per-Zwave command ramp rates up and down so it could be different for different events. Not sure if that last one could be done with existing Z-Wave standard, I haven't read up on it yet. Like Rich mentioned, I use motion control for most of these and want them to come on quick in that case so I don't stumble over something, but would also like to see slower ramp in some scenarios for bulb longevity (for those controlling old school bulbs) and professional appearance like Wayne described.

    All that said, I'm also pleased with these switches. When I first looked at Z-Wave switches a few years back the price points were significantly higher and they did less, so I only bought a couple. The double tap and instant status ability sold these Homeseer switches for me when I saw the "Coming Soon" notice about them and I bought 12 to evaluate on the first day they went on sale. Those features let me replicate what I did on my old Switchlincs but even better, faster and more reliable. Happy camper here.

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