This article describes the setup of the Z-Stick Gen5+ in Home Assistant with ZWaveJS to MQTT and form part of the larger Z-Stick Gen5+ user guide.


Hardware Recommendations.

  • Raspberry Pi 3 or later
  • microSD card (at least 32GB and class 2; recommended 128GB SanDisk MAX Endurance for future proof or camera recordings)

Versions used in this guide.

  • Home Assistant OS version 5.12
  • Z-Wave JS to MQTT version 0.8.0
  • Supervisor version stable supervisor-2021.03.6

Starting Remarks.

This guide assumes that you have a fresh install or have already installed Home Assistant, if you already have ZWaveJS Installed, you may need to delete it before you install ZWave JS to MQTT.

  • Delete ZWaveJS integration
  • Delete ZWaveJS addon (from supervisor)


Software Steps
  1. Click Supervisor
  2. Click Add-on Store
  3. Search for "ZWave"
  4. Click Z-Wave JS to MQTT
  5. Click Install, then wait about 2 minutes and 45 seconds for the installation to complete
  6. Click Start, takes about 24 seconds.
  7. Wait 1 minute for HASS to boot up Z-Wave JS to MQTT
  8. Click "Open Web UI"
  9. Click "Gear Icon"
  10. Click Zwave
  11. Click Serial port and select /dev/ttyACM0
  12. Next to Network Key, click the refresh button to add a random security key.
  13. Click Save
  14. Click 4 box icon, and see if the driver boots up properly.
  15. Click Supervisor
  16. Click Z-Wave JS to MQTT
  17. Click Documentation
  18. Copy "ws://a0d7b954-zwavejs2mqtt:3000"
  19. Click Configuration
  20. Click Integrations
  21. Click + Add Integrations
  22. Search ZWave
  23. Click Z-Wave JS
  24. Uncheck "Use the Z-Wave JS Supervisor add-on"
  25. Click Submit
  26. Paste "ws://a0d7b954-zwavejs2mqtt:3000"
  27. Click Submit
  28. Set your devices to the areas they are installed in, then click Finish