I’ve recently installed the Smartthings Hub on my network, and I am in the process of getting my household lighting automated. I have successfully installed my GE Link bulbs, and now I am wanting to setup some door sensors to control them for when people enter and exit the room. Problem is, I for the life of me cannot seem to get the sensor that I chose to pair with my Hub. I’ve attempted to follow the directions for the Aeon Door/Window sensor, but the problem is (I think) that the directions that came with the unit and the ones published on the site here are for the Generation 1 sensor, but the one that is now being sold is the Generation 2. Both devices appear to be identical, with the exception that the Gen2 has a Z-Wave button next to the security tamper switch, which on the Gen1 system doubled as the Include button. For whatever reason, none of the steps that I have taken appear to be working.
Here’s what I’ve tried:
I’ll start by using the smartthings app and tapping “+” > Open/Closed Sensors > Aeon Labs Door/Window Sensor > Connect Now.
Then, per the instructions shipped with the sensor, I press the Security Tamper Switch on the back of the unit to include it on the network, yet nothing happens. I have also tried pressing the Z-Wave button hoping that would yield results, but that doesn’t do anything either.
In the instructions it does mention the Aeon Labs Z-Stick and the Aeon Labs Minimote, and I’m curious if I need one of those devices to make this thing work. I cannot see why that would be necessary, but again, I am very new to all of this. If anyone else has a similar setup, and would like to chime in, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.