Installing some of the Z-Wave system components can sometimes be a challenge. With our tips, you'll be ready to install components of Z-Wave system and make installation process easier.
At first you have to think about choosing the Z-Wave control unit, which is the basis of the whole intelligent home. When choosing the control unit, you can help with the article on our blog pages, which lists the criteria that you need to think about when selecting a control unit. (link to the article)
If you already have a selected control unit, there is a time when you need to think about how much you want to automate your home. Na systéme Big advantage of Z-Wave system is the feature that there is no need to automate the entire house at once (in one investment), but it is possible to gradually expand the system. For example, you can start with the control of heating and gradually add the components to control lighting, blinds, air conditioning, multimedia or sensory and safety elements.
Within the Z-Wave technology and home automation system built on this technology, there are components that we can divide from the point of view of installation into:
Modules that are installed on the surface – various kinds of sensors (motion, temperature, smoke, flood, door), LED bulbs, smart sockets. Such components are Plug & Play Plug-and-Play and only when the user inserts the battery and some screws or screws. Inserts directly into the el. plug.
Modules that are installed in an electrical box under existing power switches/sockets – light control relay, light dimmer, RGBW module, shutter driver, etc.
Before installing such modules, keep in mind:
Most of these modules are powered by battery, so there is no need to pull cables to such elements. The battery life of a Z-Wave device is conditioned by the wake-up interval configuration and the intensity of use (for example volume of motion detected by the motion sensor). The battery-powered Z-Wave devices are most of the time in sleep mode and only send signals to the control unit when for example detected motion and in periodic wake-up intervals. However, the battery life is normally 2 years. In addition, it is possible to monitor the battery level of the device in the Z-Wave interface. In case of a critical level of battery, Z-Wave control unit send a notification to the user.
After physically mounting the Z-Wave device to make full use of its functionality, it is necessary to add these devices to the Z-Wave control unit. This process is done with slight variations for each device as follows:
Note: Sometimes it is necessary to exclude/remove the device from the Z-Wave network before including/adding the Z-Wave device to the control unit network.