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Z-Wave / Zigbee Device Pairing Guide

This guide will show you how to pair a device with the abode gateway. It includes info for the First Alert Smoke/CO, the Linear Garage door controller, GE Link LED Bulb, door locks, and other devices.
 

Pairing a device with the gateway

When adding a device to your gateway, you will need to use the abode web app. Log into your account at www.my.goabode.com and follow the three steps below.

1. Click on “add device” 


2. Click on “other devices.” This will open the paring screen and the gateway will search for the new device.


3. Follow the steps below to complete the pairing of the device with the gateway. 
  1. Power up the device
  2. Each device has a specific way to force it into the pairing mode. Most devices have a button that can be pressed a few times. (Read the instructions that came with the device to understand exactly how to place it in the paring mode.)
  3. When the device transmits its paring signal to the gateway, the device will be listed on the abode web paring screen. Add a name for the device and complete the process.


Excluding a Z-Wave device with the Gateway
When adding a Z-Wave device into a system like the abode gateway, you may find that the device is not being accepted by the gateway. In this case, it’s likely that the device needs to be reset before it can be added. This resetting of the device is called exclusion.

When excluding a Z-Wave device, you will need to use the abode web app. Log into your account at www.my.goabode.com and follow the three steps below.

1. Click on “add device”


2. Click on “other devices.” This will open the Paring/Exclusion screen. Press on the Z-Wave exclusion tool and the system will jump to the Exclusion Mode Active screen.


Exclusion Mode Active screen.


3. Power up the Z-Wave device
  1. Each Z-Wave device has a specific way to force it into the pairing mode. Most devices have a button that can be pressed a few times. (Read the instructions that came with the device to understand exactly how to place it in the paring mode) and proceed to send a signal to the gateway.
  2. When the device transmits its pairing signal to the gateway, the gateway will send it a reset signal and the device will be excluded. Once the process is complete, click on “return to other devices.” The screen will jump back to the pairing mode screen, and you can then pair the new device to the gateway. Refer to page 1, step B, to pair the device.


Pairing & Excluding Specific Devices

Pairing and excluding the Linear Garage Door Opener
To pair the device with the gateway, follow the instructions above to place the gateway in to the pairing mode, then place the Linear controller into the pairing mode.

Power up the device and press the function button on the controller one time and release. The controller will send the gateway the pairing signal and beep three times to indicate that it has sent the gateway a signal. After 10 seconds, the gateway should list the controller in the screen. Then you are able to complete the process and name the device. If the device is not accepted by the gateway, it may need to be excluded first.

To exclude the device, follow the instructions above to place the gateway in to the exclusion mode, then place the Linear controller into the pairing mode by following these steps:
  1. Power up the controller and press the function button in one time (do not hold this button in).
  2. The controller will beep one time when it sends the gateway the signal. The gateway will exclude the device with 10 seconds. 

Pairing and excluding the First Alert Smoke/CO detector (COMBO) Z-Wave device

To pair the device with the gateway, follow the instructions above to place the gateway into the pairing mode. Then, place the smoke detector into pairing mode by following these steps:
  • Press and hold the test button on the smoke detector as you slide the battery drawer close, then release the test button.
  • Within 10 seconds the smoke detector will send the pairing signal to the gateway and it should appear on the “add device” list. Name the device and complete the process. If the device is not accepted by the gateway, it may need to be excluded first.
To exclude the device, follow the instructions above to place the gateway in to the exclusion mode, then place the First Alert device into the pairing mode by following these steps:
  • Press and hold down the test button on the smoke detector as you  slide the battery drawer closed, then release the test button.
  • Within 10 seconds the smoke detector will send the pairing signal to the gateway and the gateway should list the device as excluded.
  • You can now attempt to pair the smoke detector with the gateway by following the process above.
NOTE: Testing the Smoke / CO detector by pressing the test button for 10 seconds will test its internal circuitry and built-in sounder, but it does not test the Z-Wave signal to the abode gateway. The only way to test the smoke/CO detector and the abode gateway is to use test smoke and test CO in a can. This canned smoke and CO tester is available for purchase online. Search for canned smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Test Gas.

Pairing and Excluding the GE Link LED Bulb with the abode gateway

To connect the GE Link LED Bulb with the abode gateway, follow the instructions to place the gateway into the pairing mode. Then:
  • Install the bulb in a light socket, with the light switch turned OFF.
  • While the gateway is in the pairing mode, turn ON the bulb
  • Wait up to 2 minutes for the device to be discovered by the gateway and then it should appear on the “add device” list. Name the device and complete the process.
If the device is not accepted by the gateway, it may need to be excluded first.

To exclude the GE Link bulb, follow the instructions on excluding devices to place the gateway in to the exclusion mode, then follow the steps below:
  • Turn OFF the light for 3 seconds
  • Turn ON the light for 3 seconds
  • Repeat this process 5 times (OFF for 3 seconds + ON for 3 seconds = 1 time)
  • The bulb will then flash once if successfully reset
  • After the bulb is reset, follow the first set of instructions above to connect the GE Link LED Bulb to the gateway (starting with the light switched OFF)

Once you have paired a device to your abode gateway, be sure to re-initialize the gateway:
Use the web app to re-initialize the gateway to the web and mobile app to ensure the devices and controls for the new device is listed in the web and mobile app device list.

Using the web app and re-initializing the gateway:
  • Log into your abode account and click on the account tab on the left of the screen
  • From the dropdown, choose “system settings”
  • When the system settings page opens, you will find the blue tab marked “re-initialize gateway”
  • Click on the tab “re-initialize gateway” and wait for the confirmation that the re-initializing of gateway was successful.




Make sure your new device has synced up with the gateway so that the gateway will know what the correct status of the device is. Regardless of what the device is, it’s important that the device sends a signal to the gateway so the gateway will accurately display the status of the device. Manually controlling the device, (switch on & off, lock and unlock, open and close), should send the current status of the device to the gateway. This is especially important if the gateway has been rebooted or has just updated its firmware. Although each of the abode devices send a supervision (sync) signal to the gateway each hour, other non-abode devices may not send a supervision signal, so the gateway will not know what the status is until you manually control the device.



















 

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