Before purchasing make sure to contact your Z-Wave Gateway/Controller manufacturer to determine if this device is compatible, typically most Z-Wave gateways will be generically compatible to Switch and Sensor type devices. The technical specifications of Flood Sensor can be viewed at that link.
Familiarize yourself with your Flood Sensor.
- Internal Button
Getting your Flood Sensor up and running is as simple as installing it and linking it to your Z-Wave network. The following instructions tell you how to add your Flood Sensor to your Z-Wave network using an existing gateway.
Open Flood Sensor:
- Twist the cover counter-clockwise.
- Pull the cover off.
Close Flood Sensor:
- Place the cover back on.
- Twist the units cover clockwise to lock.
- Place your gateway or controller into Z-Wave pair or inclusion mode. (Please refer to your controller/gateway manual on how to do this)
- Tap the Internal Button on Flood Sensor once.
- Your gateway should confirm if Flood Sensor is successfully included into your network.
Installation and mounting of Siren:
The device can be placed on any flat surface in front or below home appliances such as dishwashers or washing machines as long as the opening gap is higher than 25 mm. The recommended way to install the device is to mount the mounting base on the lower part of the wall closed to the point of water leakage control. When mounted on a wall the device can be attached using the double sides tape on the backside of the device. However it is recommended to screw the device holder to the wall as seen above.
The detecting head is then connected to the base using a 90 cm long cable and can be placed even on placed with very limited room. To open the device turn the two parts of the enclosure against each other. The Z-Wave button is inside the enclosure.
Once placed on the desired location the device will alarm wirelessly and locally in case of a detected water leakage. The LED starts blinking and - if configured this way - the buzzer will sound. The sound will stop after 3 minutes even if the reason for the alarm was not removed. The LED will however continue to blink.
Communication to a Sleeping device (Wakeup).
This device is battery operated and turned into deep sleep state most of the time to save battery life time. Communication with the device is limited. In order to communicate with the device, a Z-Wave controller is needed in the network.
This device will wakeup regularly and report a wakeup state by sending out a Wakeup Report. The controller can then empty the queued commands.
If the device was included by a Z-Wave controller, the controller will usually perform all necessary configurations. The wakeup interval is a trade off between maximal battery life time and the desired responses of the device.
Steps to wakeup Flood Sensor:
- Double tap the internal button on Flood Sensor.
- Red LED will light up to confirm it reported a Wakeup Report.
Removing your Flood Sensor from a Z-Wave network.
Flood Sensor can be removed from your Z-Wave network at any time.You’ll need to use a Z-Wave primary controller to do this and the following instructions which will tell you how to do this using your existing Z-Wave Network.
This method can be used with any Primary Z-Wave Controller even if it is not directly paired to Flood Sensor.
Using an existing gateway:
1. Place your gateway or controller into Z-Wave unpair or exclusion mode. (Please refer to your controller/gateway manual on how to do this)
2. Tap the Internal Button on Flood Sensor.
3. Your gateway should confirm if Flood Sensor is successfully excluded from your network.
Manually Factory Flood Sensor.
This method is not fully advised unless your gateway has failed, and you do not yet have another gateway to perform a general unpair.
1. Press and hold the Z-Wave Button for 10 seconds.
2. (@ 5 seconds) the LED will begin flashing
3. (@ 10 seconds) Flood Sensor will sound a short beep to indicate a successful factory reset.
4. Now release the Z-Wave Button.
Group Association is a specific function in Z-Wave that allows you to tell Flood Sensor who it can speak to. Some devices may only have 1 group association meant for the gateway, or multiple group associations that can be used for specific events. This type of function isn't used too often, but when it is available, you may be able to use it to directly communicate to Z-Wave devices instead of controlling a scene within a gateway which can have unforeseen delays.
Some gateways have the ability to set Group Associations to devices that have these special events and functions. Typically this is used to allow your gateway to update the status of Flood Sensor instantly.
By default, your primary gateway should have been associated to Flood Sensor automatically during the pairing of your sensor. For any case you have a Secondary Z-Wave Controller, you'll need to associate it to your Flood Sensor in order for your secondary controller to update its status.
|Group Number||Maximum Nodes||Description|
|2||5||Water is detected|
Parameter 1: Flood Alarm Basic On Value
This BASIC Command Value is sent on flood alarm to all devices in Association Group 2
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 255
|0 - 255||BASIC Command Value|
Parameter 2: Flood Alarm Basic Off Value
This BASIC Command Value is sent on flood alarm clearance to all devices in Association Group 2
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0
|0 - 255||Basic Command Value|
Parameter 3: Enable Buzzer Sound on Alarm
Enable/Disable the Buzzer sound on active alarms. The LED will remain blinking even when the buzzer is deactivated.
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 1