Excluding a Schlage Z-Wave Lock

Excluding a Schlage Z-Wave Lock

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In this video, Joe shows users how to exclude a Schlage Z-Wave Lock from a Z-Wave network. Excluding a lock is an important step before attempting to include it into a network. Excluding the lock will clear its Z-Wave settings and allow the device to be paired successfully with a new Z-Wave network.

If you get a new Z-Wave device, then one of the first things you will do is exclude it from the network. This is something you should always do before attempting to add a new Z-Wave device. Many Z-Wave devices, including Schlage Z-Wave Locks are paired with Z-Wave networks before they even leave the factory as part of quality assurance purposes. By taking the time to exclude the lock, you can be sure that the lock will pair successfully.

Excluding a lock is also something to do if you plan on getting rid of the lock or if you are planning to pair it with a new Z-Wave controller. Users who plan to get rid of their Z-Wave locks should clear them from the Z-Wave network before giving them away. This way, their lock will no longer be grouped in with their Z-Wave network. They may want to take the extra step and perform a factory default for their Z-Wave locks. This will clear any codes that have been established with the lock.

Clearing a Schlage Z-Wave Lock follows a relatively simple process. Each lock has a programming code that is used for inclusion and exclusion. In both cases, you will put the lock into its "learn mode". For clearing the lock, you will put the Z-Wave controller into its exclusion mode. Then activate the learn mode function. The lock should clear from the network.

Likewise, the process is very similar for including the lock. Put the Z-Wave hub into its inclusion mode. Then enter the programming code in the lock, and press the [0] key to put the lock into its learn mode. The Z-Wave controller should provide some indication that a new device has been included into the network.



Hi, DIYers. Joe from Alarm Grid. And today we're going to talk about how to exclude a Schlage Z-Wave Lock from an alarm system that has a Z-Wave controller inside of it.

Today we're going to be working with the QOLSYS IQ2 as we already do have the lock included to a Z-Wave controller ready be excluded.

Excluding is a process that is useful not only for Z-Wave locks, but really any Z-Wave device. It serves two purposes. One is that if you have it programmed into your Z-Wave controller, excluding it is going to remove it from that controller. So that connection that is between the lock and the Z-Wave controller, it's basically finished, and the lock is ready to be included into another Z-Wave controller, or any Z-Wave device that you're working with.

The other thing that excluding does is it will actually clear out all the Z-Wave programming inside of the Z-Wave device. This is useful because sometimes Z-Wave devices, when you purchase them from the store, they'll still have some programming in them from the factory from testing. And if you go to include that device to a Z-Wave controller and there's still programming inside of it, it may not include properly, and it could give you a bit of a headache.

A good practice before including any Z-Wave device to an Z-Wave controller is to perform an exclude function on them first, and then do an include function. What this is going to do, it's going to wipe all that Z-Wave programming from the device, and it's going to get it fully ready to be included into a controller.

So if you do have a Z-Wave device and it's giving you some trouble, try excluding it first, and then including it. And you may find that it actually does work.

But this lock, we already have into our IQ2. So let's jump into the menu that shows where it is, and then let's remove it from the system.

So I'm going to slide to the right. We're on the main menu on our IQ2. I'm going to slide down from the top. Click on Settings. I'll do Advanced Settings.

Enter the code.

Enter the 2222 default code. Go to Installation, Devices, and Z-Wave devices.

Now, if I go to Edit Device, this Door Lock Side Door, this is our Schlage lock right here. So when we exclude it, it should drop from this menu. So I'm going to click Back. I'm going to click on Clear Device. Now the system is waiting for me to perform the function on the lock to exclude it.

Before you do include or exclude any Z-Wave device, like especially locks, just check the documentation for your lock, as each manufacturer has a bit of a different process, but if you don't know exactly what to do and you miss a button press, it's likely not going to work. So to save yourself the time and trouble, just check the instructions before you perform this function to make it easier for you.

So on our Schlage lock, to do the exclude function, I'm going to click on the Schlage button. And I'm going to enter the programming code, which you can find in the back of your installation manual that came with the lock. Ours is 925979.

Then I'm going to click on the 0 button. And as you can hear, it was dropped from our QOLSYS system successfully.

Just to show that this is the case, if I click on Edit Device, you'll see that that Side Door that the lock was is not there anymore. So it shows that we have successfully removed it from our IQ2.

If you do have any questions though Z-Wave devices, Z-Wave locks, including or excluding, QOLSYS systems, or alarm questions in general, feel free to head over to our website, www.alarmgrid.com, send us an email to support@alarmgrid.com, or give us a call at 888-818-7728.

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