Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS: Remove a Z-Wave Device
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In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to remove, or clear, a Z-Wave smart home automation device from a Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS Security System. The Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS and Resideo PROA7PLUSC both include a Honeywell Home PROWIFIZW Module inside, which provides Z-Wave Plus support and functionality. But the other ProSeries Panels, the Honeywell Home PROA7 and Resideo PROA7C, do not have the PROWIFIZW Module installed by default. For those systems, you must add a PROWIFI Module separately. But all four (4) systems follow the same process for the exclusion of Z-Wave devices once a PROWIFIZW is added.
When you remove a Z-Wave device from a Z-Wave controller, you are wiping out all residual Z-Wave network data for the device. This makes it possible to enroll the Z-Wave device with a new Z-Wave controller. Therefore, you will typically perform the exclusion process for any given Z-Wave device before you go and attempt to add it to the network. You can perform the exclusion process for any Z-Wave device at any time, even if it is not paired with a network at all. The Z-Wave controller should still give confirmation that a Z-Wave device was cleared.
Additionally, if the Z-Wave device you excluded from the network was paired with a Z-Wave controller at the time, then it will no longer work with that network. This is true whether the Z-Wave device was paired with the PROA7PLUS or another Z-Wave controller hub entirely. For the PROA7PLUS, the device will no longer show up in the enrolled devices list. For any other Z-Wave controller, the Z-Wave device will still be listed, but it will show trouble, as the controller won't be able to locate the device. If you want to continue using that device, you will need to re-add it to a Z-Wave network.
[AUDIO LOGO] Hi DIYers. This is Michael, from AlarmGrid. And today, I'm going to be showing you how to remove or clear a Z-wave device from your Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS security system. This also applies to the other ProSeries alarm panels. And you will only really be removing a Z-Wave device, if you have a Z-Wave card installed inside the system, which is the PROWIFIZW. That comes by default on the PROA7PLUS and the residual PROA7PLUS C. If you have a PROA7PLUS from Honeywell Home or a residual PROA7PLUS C, then you'll need to add a PROWIFIZW, because those systems, they don't come with that module preinstalled. So just something to keep in mind. But clearing a Z-Wave device-- this is also something you'll do when adding a Z-Wave device, because clearing a Z-Wave device wipes out all of its Z-Wave network data, which helps for enrollment, makes it able to be enrolled. So you will do this before adding a device, but you might also be doing it if you just want to clear out a Z-Wave device, if you no longer want to be using it with that system. You don't want it to show up on the system. You don't want it to show up on Total Connect 2.0, because the devices-- when you enroll the Z-Wave device with this system, if it's monitored with access to a Total Connect 2.0, it gets pushed over to that platform as well. So we're going to be showing you how to clear a Z-Wave device. And we have a couple of Z-Wave devices enrolled with the system already, and we'll be clearing them both. So we're at the main screen of our PROA7PLUS, or Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS. We're going to click the small hamburger button, the three horizontal bars at the bottom. And we're going to choose Devices, and we're going to choose Z-Wave Management. And then, we can use our installer code or our master code. We'll use our installer code this time, which our default of 4112. And then we're at the Z-Wave management menu. So I'm going to show you that we have some devices enrolled right now. We have a couple of lighting modules. We have just an on/off regular lighting module, and then we have a dimmer as well. So we're going to be clearing both of these from the system. We'll do it one at a time. So we're going to go to Exclusion Mode. And then we have our Z-Wave devices down here. Actually, we have a couple of them. And the way that these include or exclude, we just press a button. If you have a different Z-Wave device, maybe a Z-Wave lock, you might have to enter in a specific code or follow a sequence of commands to do inclusion/exclusion. So refer to the manual for your Z-Wave device, if it follows a different process. Just a helpful tip there. But these are pretty simple. So we're just going to press the button on our Leviton device, and you see that we have excluded the device from the network. So now, we're just going to choose Done. And then, let me show the Enrolled Devices screen. We're going to see that now we only have one Z-Wave device in there. We've cleared this one out. So let's go ahead and clear the other. We're just going to go into Exclusion, and we just press the button our Qolsys dimmer module. And you see that it is cleared from the network. And we're going to go back in into enrolled devices and see that everything has been wiped out. It's important to note that we've wiped out the Z-Wave network data for these devices, so they can be readily enrolled with a new Z-Wave controller, or the same Z-Wave controller. In fact, I'll do that just to show you. If we wanted to add the Z-Wave device in, we could go to Inclusion Mode. And now it's listening for a Z-Wave device to enroll. We'll enroll our Leviton module here. We press the button. Seems you have to do it a couple of times to get it to show up. And you see it does say, device found. It's got the device on there. And it's been added to node number 15. It's the Leviton. And it's just a switch. It's non-secured, meaning that this is the low-level, old-style Z-Wave security, S0, so to speak. Like I said, this is a Z-Wave classic device, so it doesn't have a high level of security. It's a low level security, but that's fine for most automation devices. But if we go into our Enrolled Devices, you see we have our device here. Right now, it's on. You see the LED is on. If we were to press the button, then we can control it. If you listen closely, you might hear a slight click. [CLICK] Yep. So we can control the device from there, and we can also control it from Total Connect 2.0. The devices get pushed over to that platform as well. But let's go back out to the main screen. We're pretty much done here. So that is how you remove a Z-Wave device from your Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS security system. If you don't want to have your Z-Wave device on there anymore and you want to use it with a different controller, a different network, then this is something you would do to get it off of your Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS, or other ProSeries alarm panel. So, if you have any questions about Z-Wave devices, about the Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS, or about 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.