Manually adding Thing Not Recognized Through PaperUI Discovery

  • Platform information:
    • Hardware: MacMini(2018), 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3, 8 GB RAM
    • OS: Mac OS 10.14.3
    • Java Runtime Environment: jdk-12.0.2.jdk
    • openHAB version: 2.4.0

I’m moving an HA system to OH2, and have a Aeotec Gen 5 Z-Stick. I’m using the Z-Wave Binding (Chris Johnson).

I’m testing the installation using an available Home Manageables HM-LM001 lighting module which apparently is comparable with this binding (

Using Paper UI for discovery, the device shows up as a BASIC_TYPE_SLAVE but otherwise an unknown device.

I’ve noticed that the Z-Wave Binding Supported Things list does NOT include the HM-LM001, so it looks like I need to manually add it in order for this device to be recognized.

Per, it appears I need to create a .thing file in the things directory with a line like this:

Thing <binding_id>:<type_id>:<thing_id> “Label” @ “Location” [ ]

Where can I get the information to complete this line for this device?

Wrong guess. If the device were not already in our Z-Wave database it would need to be added.
The binding for 2.5M2 should have your device included. The entry is here.

The easiest way to update just the binding is to use the update script. ZWave things are entered through device discovery, preferably using HABmin.

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