First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Detector Guide

First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Detector Guide


Abode integrates with the First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Detector to enhance your whole-home protection. Once integrated, smoke and carbon dioxide alarms initiated by the First Alert device can trigger Abode alarms--including dispatching the proper authorities for users on the Pro Plan--and CUE automations.

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Setup Guide

Notice

According to First Alert, you only have 30 seconds (from step #4 below) to pair the sensor once the battery is inserted and the tray is pushed in, so please read the directions and be prepared to move through the steps as swiftly as possible.

  1. In the Abode App on your Apple or Android device, select the Menu (≡).
  2. Tap "Add Device".
  3. Under Other, tap "Third Party Devices".
  4. Insert the Battery into the smoke detector, then press and hold the Test Button for 5 Seconds while you slide the battery tray into the unit.
  5. In a few of seconds you should see the Smoke Detector show up in the Add Devices dialog.
  6. Click "Add" and then follow the Wizard to complete.
  7. As soon as you name the device and hear the Abode hub beep to confirm the device is added, press the First Alert pairing button one time to confirm the addition.
  8. Close the dialog. That's it! Your First Alert Smoke/CO Combo should be integrated with your Abode system now.

Troubleshooting

If you were not able to pair your First Alert during the First Alert Pairing Process (instructions above), you will need to exclude the device and then go through the pairing process again. Learn more about Z-Wave device exclusion here.

  1. Remove the batteries from the First Alert device.
  2. In the Abode App on your Apple or Android device, select the Menu (≡).
  3. Tap "Add Device".
  4. Under Other, tap "Third Party Devices".
  5. Tap "Z-Wave Exclusion Tool", then tap "Continue", then "Done".
  6. Wait for the device to appear in the list, then continue to the step.
  7. Insert the battery into the smoke detector, then press and hold the Test Button for 5 Seconds while you slide the battery tray into the unit.
  8. In a few seconds you should see the Smoke Detector show up the Excluded Z-Wave Devices list.
  9. Click "Close".
  10. Remove the battery from the First Alert device.
  11. Return to Setup Guide above and perform steps 1-8 to add the smoke detector back to your Abode system.

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