2GIG Edge: Removing a Z-Wave Device
In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to remove a Z-Wave device from a 2GIG Edge Security System. This may also be referred to as clearing a Z-Wave device from the network. When you do this, all Z-Wave network data will be cleared from the Z-Wave device, and you will need to enroll it with a new Z-Wave network in order to continue using it. You can clear a Z-Wave device whether it is paired with the 2GIG Edge, paired with a different Z-Wave controller, or not paired with any Z-Wave network at all. You will still get a notification stating that a Z-Wave device has been cleared. A good practice when adding a new Z-Wave device is to clear it from the network first, in order to ensure that all Z-Wave network data is properly wiped out.
The 2GIG Edge has a Z-Wave Plus V2 controller inside. This is also known as a Z-Wave 700-Series controller. It's because of this module that you are able to pair Z-Wave devices with the system. Paired Z-Wave devices can be controlled locally at the panel, as well as remotely through Alarm.com. You can also include the paired Z-Wave devices with smart scenes so that they activate automatically based on a set schedule or with predetermined system events. All sorts of Z-Wave home automation devices can be paired with the system, including lighting modules, door locks, smart thermostats, and more.
Like most Z-Wave hubs, the 2GIG Edge is capable of supporting up to 232 unique Z-Wave devices. Each paired Z-Wave device is assigned its own node on the system. When you clear a Z-Wave device, that node becomes free, allowing you to pair a new Z-Wave device in its place. This may be necessary if you have a very large number of Z-Wave devices set up with the system. In addition to the 2GIG Edge Z-Wave device limit, the system's automation platform of Alarm.com also has its own smaller Z-Wave device limit of 122 Z-Wave devices.
Hi, DIYers. This is Michael from Alarm Grid. And today, I'm going to be showing, you how to remove a Z Wave device from a 2GIG Edge security system. The 2GIG Edge, we have it right here, it supports-- well, it has a built in Z Wave Plus version 2 Z Wave controller. That's Z Wave Plus 700 Series. It's, at the time of this video, the newest, latest and greatest type of Z Wave technology available. So we're really happy that the system has that. Now, it can support a maximum of 232 Z Wave devices, the Edge can. And its automation platform, Alarm.com, which you use for accessing the system remotely, it can only support a maximum of 122 Z Wave of devices. So if you need to free up a Z wave device slot, then you might be deleting a Z Wave device, or if you just simply don't want to use an existing Z Wave device with the system anymore. You also will remove or clear a Z Wave device before adding it to the network. That deletes any residual Z Wave network data. So that way the sensor is fresh, the Z Wave sensor is fresh, and ready to be paired with a new Z Wave network. So that's a reason you might be doing this. But we're going to assume that there's a sensor on the system today and you just don't want it on the system anymore. That's what we're going to be showing you. So just to show you, we're at the main screen of our 2GIG Edge. If I click the Smart Home button here, and then I click Lights, you see that we have a Lighting Device Dimmer number 2 on there. That's the one we'll be deleting today. So I just wanted to show you that there was one enrolled. And when we circle back, we'll show you that it's no longer enrolled with the system. So we're going to back out. And now with the process of actually clearing the device from the Z Wave network, this is actually how you would delete the Z Wave device. You going to choose the Setting icon in the bottom right corner. You're going to enter in the installer code, which ours is at the default of 1561. And then you're going to choose Smart Home Settings, and you're going to choose Remove Device. And then you're going to be in the main screen for removing the device. And you can click the red Remove Device button down here to put the system into a mode where it will be listening for a Z Wave device to remove from the network. Now you don't actually have to have Z Wave device set up with the network. And it doesn't even have to be enrolled with this network, or it could be enrolled with no network. You can still clear it from the network. Like I said, that's good for removing the residual network data for factory testing purposes. It's always good if you have a new Z Wave device to do this. But we have our Z Wave device right here. It's a plugin module. | once I press this button, you're going to see that the Z Wave device was removed. And we can remove another device or we can just press Done, which is what we're going to do. We're going to press Done. And then we're going to back out to the main screen, or we could press the Home button down there. Either way, we're accomplishing the same thing. And we're going into Smart Home and Lights. And you see that the Z Wave light is no longer enrolled with the system. It has been successfully deleted from the 2GIG Edge and it is no longer enrolled. And then if we wanted to enroll it with the network, we could go ahead and do that. But remember, we could also clear the device from the network even if it's brand new, not enrolled with the Z Wave network. That is an option. Just to show you that that is a possibility, if we go back into the Z Wave network settings, we can remove a device again. I'm just showing you that you can do it even if it's not paired with a network. If I press the button, it still detects the device, even though it's clearly not paired with the network. We already deleted earlier. It's clearly not paired with the network, but it still allows us to remove the device. And you see it says it's a foreign node, because it doesn't know what Z Wave device it is exactly. It just knows that it's a Z Wave device, and it has cleared out any residual Z Wave network data. We're can press Done, and then we can press the Home button to go back to the main screen. So that was just to show you that you can clear out a device, even if it's not actively paired with a Z Wave network. It's good to do that just for-- in case it was paired with a network for factory testing purposes. So even if you have a brand new Z Wave device, still a good idea to do that. And then we could go in and enroll it with the system. And you see that option to add a Z Wave device in there. That's where we will do that. But that's a different topic. So that is how you remove a Z Wave device from the 2GIG Edge security system. Remember that the system can support up to 232 Z Wave devices. That is the maximum limit for most Z Wave controllers. And Alarm.com only supports up to 122 Z Wave devices. So if you need to clear it from the system, that's what you'll do. So that is how you remove a Z Wave device from the 2GIG Edge security system. If you have any questions about the 2GIG Edge, or Z Wave home automation, or alarm monitoring services, send an email to email@example.com. If you found this video helpful make sure to give it a thumbs up below to like the video. And remember to subscribe to our channel for updates on future videos. We hope you enjoyed the video. Thank you.