Z-Wave is a wireless system used by several manufacturers. Either a LAN or USB gateway is required to connect to IP-Symcon.
The following devices are supported by IP-Symcon:
When using the LAN gateway, this can be integrated via the Device Search. For this purpose, "Z-Wave Discovery" must be selected as the system. The Discovery instance then offers to create a Z-Wave configurator. After the configurator has been created, the individual devices can be integrated there as described below.
If a Z-Wave Configurator is to be created manually, "Z-Wave Configurator" can be searched for in the "Add instance" dialog.
After setting up a Z-Wave configurator, the next step is to teach-in devices.
Care must be taken to select the matching gateway, the matching client socket (default port: 5000) or Serial Port is set up and configured
This is done within the configurator by pressing the "Add device" key and then pressing the teach-in key of the device at least three times in quick succession. IP-Symcon automatically finds the device and shows this green in the list. When this is selected and the "Create" button is pressed, IP-Symcon creates an instance of the device, which can then be configured. The configuration window of the instance can be opened via "Configure" in the Z-Wave Configurator or in the object tree by double-clicking on the instance. The properties (Command classes see device list) of the device can be displayed under "Show" after "Loading". Status variables are added automatically and can be checked in the object tree.
To grant IP-Symcon access to certain functions (e.g. Z-Wave device database) from the outside it may be necessary to set them up in the firewall. Further information can be found under Firewall.