Z-Wave/Zigbee Devices Guide

Z-Wave/Zigbee Devices Guide


We’ve integrated the most popular smart home products into Abode to allow you to fully connect and control your smart home all through one app — the Abode App. With either a Iota Kit or Security Kit you will be able to unlock the advanced integrations Abode has with leading smart home products on the market. Paired with the Standard Plan for access to CUE Automations, using Abode as a Z-Wave and Zigbee hub can enable powerful use-cases for convenience and security in your home.

In the Contents menu we've compiled detailed guides (see Integrations) for select product integrations. The guide below serves as a general guide to walk you through pairing a Z-Wave or Zigbee device with your Abode hub.

Compatible Devices

Setup Guide

  1. Power up the device you would like to pair.
  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. Each device has a specific process for placing it into its pairing mode. Most devices have a button that needs to be pressed a few times to enter learn mode. Refer to the instructions that came with the device to understand exactly how to place it into pairing mode.
  6. When the device transmits its paring signal to the Abode hub, the device will be listed on the Abode paring screen.
  7. Add a name for the device to complete the process.

Excluding a Z-Wave device with the Abode hub

When pairing a Z-Wave device has already been paired to another hub you may find that the device is not being accepted by the Abode hub during the pairing process. In this case, it’s likely that the device needs to be reset before it can be added. This resetting is called "exclusion". Follow these steps to exclude a Z-Wave device.

  1. Power up the device you would like to pair.
  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" and follow the guide to put your hub into exclusion mode.
  6. Once your device appears in the list, follow the guide to exclude the device.
  7. Once the device has been excluded, re-start the process above under Setup Guide to pair the Z-Wave device to your Abode system.

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