Excluding a Kwikset Z-Wave Lock

Excluding a Kwikset Z-Wave Lock

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In this video, Joe shows how to exclude a Kwikset Z-Wave Lock from a Z-Wave network. This is done by putting the Z-Wave controller or hub into its exclusion mode and then activating the enrollment function for the lock. You should receive notification that a device has been removed from the network.

Most Z-Wave devices follow similar rules when it comes to pairing and excluding. A Z-Wave device can only be paired with one Z-Wave network at any given time. If a user wants to pair their Z-Wave device with a new Z-Wave network, they will have to clear it from the network first. This wipes the existing Z-Wave settings from the device so that it can be properly paired with a new network.

Since you will want the Z-Wave network settings wiped whenever you pair a new Z-Wave device, clearing the device from the network first is always a good idea. The Z-Wave controller or hub will always provide acknowledgement of successful exclusion, even if the device was not already paired with a Z-Wave network. In other words, you can still exclude a device that is not currently enrolled with a network. You will still receive notification of successful exclusion.

Many people wonder why they should bother excluding a Z-Wave device that is brand new. They think that since the device is supposedly free of any network settings, they can just go ahead and include it. The reality is that many Z-Wave devices are included with Z-Wave networks before they leave the factory for testing purposes. By clearing the device from the network you can ensure that it will enroll successfully.

Clearing a Z-Wave device is also necessary if you intend of transferring the Z-Wave device to a different network. Remember, Z-Wave devices can only be paired with one Z-Wave network at a time. You must remove it from the current network before you can successfully pair it with the new one. Remember, you may need to configure various device settings after enrollment.



Hi, DIYers, Joe from Alarm Grid. And today, we're going to talk about how to exclude a Kwikset SmartCode 916 lock from a Z-Wave controller. There's many instances where you may be looking to exclude a Z-Wave lock from the controller. Let's say, you move into a new location to live. And you find that there is an alarm system installed, or a Z-Wave controller installed. And there are Z-Wave locks on the doors that are connected to it. You may not want to use the existing alarm system or Z-Wave controller that's in the house, as you may have your own. And to get them onto your own system, first, you'll need to do an exclude. Also, whenever you do include any Z-Wave device, it's recommended to exclude it first, as the device may have programming still in it from the factory or any tests that were done on it before it was shipped out. And if you don't clear out that programming first, when you go to include the lock, you may run into some issues, as programming that's inside of Z-Wave devices could cause problems when they do try to include to another controller. Doing an exclude first will clear all of the existing programming from the lock and get it ready to be included to any controller. Excluded is different from factory defaulting. Excluding literally just has to do with the connection to a Z-Wave controller. This isn't going to clear any of the code programming or any other information on the lock. So if you are looking to clear the lock out 100% completely, you'll want to do a factory default, which is a different process. Today, we're going to show you how to exclude a lock from an IQ2, as it does have a built-in Z-Wave controller. And it's really easy to do. All the Z-Wave locks that are out there likely have a different exclude function, or a different process to exclude them from the controller, as compared to other ones. It's all a simple process. But before to go ahead and do an exclusion on a lock, you're going to want to go online, find the manual for the lock, and just check to see what the exact process is to make your life easy. This lock, it's really easy to do. So on, all you have to do is press the Learn button, once the system is in exclusion mode. The learn button is right here on the back. This back plate does have two screws that we've removed, so that we can take it off. So if we take the back plate off, you'll see that there is a button right here with A on it. This is the Learn button for Z-Wave. So after we get our controller into exclusion mode, we're going to click this button, and it will exclude from the controller. So now in my IQ2, I'm just going to go to exclusion mode. So I'm going to slide down from the top, click on Settings, do Advanced Settings. (DIGITAL VOICE) Enter user code. And then enter the default 2222 code. I'm going to go to Installation, Devices, Z-Wave devices, and then Clear Device. Now the system is in exclusion mode. So back down on my lock, I'm going to click the A button. (DIGITAL VOICE) Device is cleared from the network successfully. And as you can see, or as you can hear, the device was successfully excluded. Now this Kwikset wasn't included. So what we literally just did was we performed an exclude on the lock. And it cleared out all the Z-Wave programming that's in the lock. Now the lock is 100% ready to be included to another Z-Wave controller. And it should be good to go. If you do have any questions about this process though, about Z-Wave locks in general, Z-Wave compatibility, how to get them to work with your controller-- or really, which one you should get-- feel free to reach out to us. You can reach us on our website at www.alarmgrid.com, give us a call at 888-818-7728, or send us an email to support@alarmgrid.com. Did you enjoy the video? Feel free to subscribe. And if you want to be notified when we post future videos, hit the notification button below, and we'll send you an update when we do so. Thanks for watching, and have a great day.