How to Exclude Z-Wave devices
Sometimes, a device will not successfully connect to your Vera and your Z-Wave network. As counterintuitive as it may sound, a device needs to be "excluded" first if it does not pair. The "excluding" procedure resets a Z-Wave device even if that device was previously connected to another network.
This guide will teach you how to:
- Exclude/unpair a Z-Wave device
This procedure is helpful in the following situations:
- A brand new device out of the box does not seem to pair: configuration errors sometimes occur during the inclusion or pairing process, or you might have received a device that has been previously associated with a different Z-Wave network. As a result, the device does not get detected by your Vera
- You want to remove an existing device from your Vera: either because it is simply defective or because you are upgrading, you will not want to have an inactive device on your Vera's dashboard
- The device has some communication errors: if a device does not seem to communicate well or has some configuration errors, a re-inclusion may solve the issue
Exclude a device from Vera
If the device is already paired with your Vera:
1. Go to that device's settings
2. Scroll down to the settings page and press delete device.
3. Select unpair if your device is still connected to your network, and delete if the device is no longer connected
Unpair will redirect you through the excluding wizard of the device. You need to have physical access to the device as well.
Delete will simply delete the device from your Vera's dashboard. This is used when the device is no longer present in your network
4. If the unpairing was successful and the device was detected, you will get the following confirmation screen
The unpairing procedure is usually the same one as the pairing procedure but it means that you need to have physical access to that device. For the devices that have a "pairing" button, it usually involves pressing that button a number of times. Check the device manufacturer manual as well. Sometimes the procedure needs to be repeated a number of times if the device is not picked up from the first time.