How Do I Include Schlage Z-Wave Door Locks on an L7000?
The Honeywell LYNX Touch L7000 will support up to six Z-Wave door locks. You will need the L5100-ZWAVE module installed in the L7000 in order to do any Z-Wave integration. Z-Wave is a technology that uses 908.4 MHz RF frequencies to control third party devices from a single source.
Once Z-Wave devices have been enrolled with the system, you can then you can join them into scenes, rules and schedules that are triggered automatically. The world of z-wave is ever-changing. Although all units that "speak Z-wave" should be compatible, this is unfortunately not always the case.
For example, the Schlage BE468 and BE469 z-wave deadbolts do not work reliably with the L7000. However the Schlage FE469 deadbolt (newer firmware) seems to work better. The first step on including any z-wave device with your L7000 is entering inclusion mode: Home button (beneath touchscreen) > Automation icon > down key > Tools > Include Devices. Give the system a minute to enter inclusion mode. You will get a message saying, "Ready to include device. Press the function button on device."
The function button is not always a button. In most cases, it is a sequence of buttons. For example, on page 13 of the FE469 user guide you will see the enrolling process is: Press the "Schlage" button > Enter your 6-digit installer code > Enter 0. At this point you should see a green check mark on the door lock. If you are not within 6 feet of the door lock. Remove the L7000 from AC power and bring the panel within 6 feet of the door lock and try again.
Once you get the green check mark on the lock, you should see a message pop up on the L7000 screen saying, "Device Found: Please Wait." This means the device is being included. You should see the device show up on the list in the background behind pop messages. The system will go back into inclusion mode for you to add other devices. Now here comes the tricky part.
Although the system may allow you to add several devices at a time we recommend to only add one device at a time. The inclusion mode message will pop again and seemingly the inclusion of the device did not work. However you may see a device listed behind the pop up message. If not try to include again. If so, click the "Abort" button and return to the "Locks" icon on the previous page. You should now see the door lock there. The key is to be patient.
Z-wave uses a mesh network and takes anywhere from 3-5 minutes to fully connect to the controller. This may seem like eternity but it will be the difference between a functional lock and failed lock. Give it a time. Step away if you have to. Then after 5 minutes, the lock should respond to commands from the panel as well as update status on manual open/closes on the lock itself.
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- Frank Longo