So I had a generic Zigbee Switch (I think it was an eWeLink) in my Master Bathroom. I set an automation for when the switch was turned on, to also turn on my Philips Hue Light Strip under the cabinets. It was working great and was very quick. I almost never noticed any significant delay.
The switch failed and I had to replace it. I didn’t have time to run to the store, so I grabbed a Leviton Dimmer Z-Wave switch I had in a hallway in the front of the house and moved it the Master Bathroom to replace the zigbee switch.
I setup my automation again and also repaired my z-wave network since the z-wave switch was moved to a new part of the home.
Now, when I turn on the switch, the automation runs, but there is a significant delay. Sometimes as along as 10 seconds. Any idea what would be causing this and how I can fix it? Should I reboot my v2 hub?
Probably. How old is the switch? If it’s 5+ years old then it might not send instant status due to the patent issue.
Since you moved the switch, you may want to log into the IDE and check its routing to see if it’s reasonable or if you need to try another network repair.
You can also pull up live logging in the IDE. If the DTH is set up to log the incoming z-wave commands, you can watch for how long it takes between toggling the switch and the hub receiving a z-wave command from the switch indicating on/off. If there’s a significant delay there, it’s likely slow reporting from the switch, and the only fix would be to replace it.
Then I’d have to agree with @philh30 : it sounds like the platform may be using polling for status changes. Leviton did license the Lutron patent for some models, but that was using the zwave Hail command, and ST didn’t always recognize those as status updates. Particularly in the generic DTH.
I believe you guys are correct. I have 4 of these switches. I’ve never had them automated with other devices in the 4+ years I’ve had them. I linked a different switch in a different room to a different bulb in a different room and I am having the same issue. I really like the switch, I just wish it worked better with ST. Oh well.