I just downloaded oH for my Raspberry Pi and set it up on my Pi4, went through the configuration, installed several add-ons, including Z Wave, and took it to my barn to set it up. (I’m still using Home Assistant in the house, but hoping to change to two oH systems, one in the house one, in the barn. I’ll switchover in the house once I’m sure I have things going well with the one in the barn.)
I was using ZWaveJS2MQTT on a Pi3 in the barn. I’ve replaced it with the oH Pi4 system and I took the USB Z Wave stick out of the old system and plugged it into the new. I recently did that in the house, moving from one HA system to another and all the devices that had been paired to the stick showed up in the new HA system. I was hoping it’d be the same in oH: When I put the Z-Stick in the USB socket, even if it took time I was hoping all the devices would show up on it. I have 3 Schlage Z-Wave touchscreen deadbolts in the barn (and paired to the Z-stick, an Aeotec Z-Stick 7 Plus) and 14 (rough count) Z Wave light dimmer switches and fan controllers, and a Z Wave power strip. All these were on the ZWaveJS2MQTT system, so they were paired with the Z-Stick.
I put the Z-Stick in and, within the next 30 minutes, when I got back to my house, I saw 4 devices show up in oH, including the Z-stick. The three other devices are given as not in the database. Since I have 3 locks and 3 devices (other than the Z-Stick) show up in the system, my guess would be that it’s the 3 deadbolts. They’re Schlage and when I check, it has an entry in the DB Listing.
Also, the locks needed to be added securely. The ZWaveJS2MQTT software had S0 and S2 keys specified. (And in S2, there were two types of keys.) I have all the keys I used in the ZWaveJS2MQTT system, so if changing to a different key would make a difference, I can do that. (I do not remember the switches/dimmers/fan controllers needing any authentication.)
I am looking for the manuals on the dimmer switches and fan controllers so I can get the model number. I have had all these devices working on the ZWaveJS2MQTT controller and I was controlling all of them through Home Assistant. (So if it helps to go through the config files for the HA install, I can do that - except for the switches/controllers. They were still on the old HA setup and that one is in bad shape, so I’d have to find what files their info is in. But finding them in the files in the MQTT system should be possible.)
- Why are only 3 devices showing up when I have something like 15 more (give or take, not sure of the exact count) paired to the Z-stick?
- Why are the three devices showing up as unknown instead of including any ID info? (Could it be they’re the locks and I’m not using the right key for them?)
Since this is close to 20 devices, yes, if I have to, I can re-add all of them. But, let’s face it, it’s a lot easier to fix them all by figuring out what to do than to re-add that many devices, especially since, if I remember properly, I have to pull the switch covers to reset them. I’m also not sure what will happen if I try to add them to the Z-stick again if they’re still stored in it’s DB.