Do zwave locks perform better with secure neighbor nodes?

After my last OH zwave experiment didn’t work out, I’ve decided to give it another shot. This time, I’ll have a bit more time to devote to overseeing the zwave network. Before I migrate my zwave network again, I’d like to learn more about secure inclusion.

One of the main problems last time around was poor performance of my zwave locks and garage door (non responsive, slow to respond, etc), so I’m trying to troubleshoot there first.

I know barrier items (locks/garage doors) need secure inclusion. However, do their neighbor nodes also need to be securely included? Is there any difference in reliability for locks if more of the mesh is securely included?


No - the data through the network is not secured on a hop by hop basis - it’s end to end security. Nodes in the middle just re-route what they receive.


Good to know, thanks Chris! BTW, really appreciate your work on the binding!

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