Why not ask aeotec for the technical instructions? Take a look at what fibro provides — makes writing a device driver easy.
Also. Seems to be that the manufacturers should see putting together a solid smartthings/vera/homeseer/etc device driver as an integral part of their business. Try bugging them. They have the financial reward of more customers.
“The Siren is a new product at the moment, you might have to get into contact with smart things, i am unsure how it is suppose to show up in their interface. It is possible they have not fully added compatibility yet, or failed to pass information between the controller and the siren. I suggest re-including the siren a few more time before getting into contact with smartthings hub support team.”
I have 2 LinearLinc BulbZ devices showing up soon, which are also Zwave plus devices. These seemed liked the simplest and most useful to install to increase the range to the far part of the house.
Is it just particular devices that are going to have problems connecting or anything that is Zwave plus? I noticed that the Smarthings Hub isn’t listed as Zwave plus certified, the staples and wink hubs are the only one’s showing on the zwave alliance website.
Mine appears to pair but shows up nowhere. Here was the reply from support the end of November.
It looks like there are going to have to be firmware level changes to support these devices. The good news is that progress on that has already started and we have a variety of these devices to test for our certification processes.
Could ST provide a timeline for supporting Gen5 devices as indicated in Matt’s post? Not knowing Gen5 devices were not supported, I tried installing an Aeotec Gen5 Recessed Door Sensor and could only have the hub recognize it as a Z-Wave device. It could not identify the type of device. Thanks.
Thanks, Greg. This is my first attempt to add a custom device. I’ve added the code and created a “My Device Type”. I then added the device in “My Devices” using the newly created device type. It appears the “Network Device ID” is an arbitrary unique number of my choice. Please correct me if this is incorrect. What I can’t seem to understand is how to pair the physical contact sensor with the configured device within the IDE. Normally you pair the sensor by activating the search function within the ST mobile app. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks again!
Add the device via your phone like you would any device. If you’ve already added it exclude it first. Once you re-add it, it should use the custom device type you’ve created if not you can change it to that device type using the edit option.
Since Gen5 needs a key to encrypt Z-Wave mesh communications, you need to pair near the hub. And when you relocate the device to its final location you need to run a Z-Wave repair. Otherwise, SmartThings support should be able to get you up and running.
@JDRoberts do you have a FAQ on Gen5 and SmartThings?