Will My Honeywell L5100 Work w/ SmartThings?
Yes, your Honeywell L5100 will work with SmartThings. This setup involves setting the L5100 as a secondary controller, while the SmartThings Hub serves as the primary. Any Z-Wave device paired with the L5100 will be automatically pushed over to the SmartThings App for individual control.
To make the Honeywell L5100 Z-Wave compatible, a Honeywell L5100-ZWAVE Card must be installed. Without this module, there will be no way to use your L5100 with Samsung SmartThings. Consider adding this module to be a pre-requisite before trying to join your Honeywell L5100 with SmartThings. You can then complete the pairing process like normal.
If you set your Honeywell L5100 as a secondary controller, all your Z-Wave devices currently paired with the system will also be made available on the SmartThings App. This will make the SmartThings App a convenient spot for controlling all your Z-Wave devices, whether they are paired with the L5100 or the SmartThings Hub. But there are some limitations that you should keep in mind when doing this.
The main rule here is that a Z-Wave device can only be used with smart scenes involving the device that it is primarily paired with. Basically, you will have to choose between pairing any given Z-Wave device with the L5100 and Total Connect 2.0 and pairing it with Samsung SmartThings. If you want to use the device with smart scenes on the L5100 and with TC2, you should pair it with the L5100. If you want to use it with smart scenes on SmartThings, you should pair it with the SmartThings Hub. Unfortunately, you cannot have both.
One important thing to remember is that the SmartThings Hub supports Z-Wave Plus technology, while the L5100 does not. If you have a Z-Wave Plus device, it will need to be paired with the SmartThings Hub if you want to maximize its battery life and signal range. You can still pair a Z-Wave Plus device with the L5100, but it will be behave like a classic Z-Wave device. Of course, if you want to use the Z-Wave Plus device in a smart scene where it responds to a system activity, such as Arming, Disarming or a faulted zone, then it must be paired with the L5100.
If you want to set the L5100 as a secondary controller to Samsung SmartThings, doing so is very simple. Put the L5100 System and the Samsung SmartThings Hub in close physical proximity. Open up the SmartThings App, and select "+ Add a Thing". Next, go to your L5100. From the main screen, choose Automation > down arrow > Tools > Advanced Tools > Master Code or Installer Code (1234 and 4112 by default) > Learn. This will initiate the pairing process. If successful, no further action is needed, and you can return to the main system screen.
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