How Do I Connect a Z-Wave Door Lock to My Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
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In this video, Jorge shows users how to pair a Z-Wave door lock with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Alarm System. The panel has a built-in Z-Wave controller for ...
Hey, DIYers. I'm Jorge from Alarm Grid. Today we're going to be going over how to connect a Z-Wave door lock to an IQ2 controller. So the IQ2 two I have right here, and I have my Z-Wave Kwikset door lock. Whoops. Accidentally armed it. Basically what a Z-Wave device is is a home automation device, such as a light, lock, door, thermostat. Today, we're actually working with just a door lock. It is Kwikset. There's a lot of other brands out there-- Schlage, Yale. Kwikset is the one we like to work with. It's easily compatible, causes less problems, so that's usually the one we recommend going with. And I'm just going to go in and get right into showing you guys the quickes, easiest way to learning the Z-Wave door lock to your system. So first thing you want to do, you can either press-- I like to slide down from the top. You slide down, you go to Settings, you then go to Advance Settings. It's going to ask you for a dealer code or the installer code. Mine is defaulted. So I'm either going to use 1111 or 2222. So I'm just going to use 1111. I believe that's the installer code. And then going to go to Installation, Devices, and then Z-Wave Devices. Once you're in that screen, you now have a whole lot of different options. The first thing you're going to want to do, even if you bought a brand new Z-Wave lock, you first need to make sure that you exclude it or you clear the device. Yep. So to do that, you're going to press Clear the Device button. Once you do that, it's going to go into like an exclusion mode. So once it's in that exclusion mode, make sure you take a look at your manual because each lock is different. This one is actually pretty easy. I'm just going to go ahead and take the cover off. And my function button for my Z-Wave door lock is actually the A, alpha-- A as in alpha button. Now it's different for a lot of different door locks. Sometimes you guys have a little green button, sometimes there's stuff that you guys have to do through the actual touchpad. So make sure you guys read your manual and find out what the function button is for your Z-Wave door lock. Mine, again, is just the alpha button, so for me, it's going to be easy today. So I'm going to go ahead and hit Clear Device. As you see, it says, press the Learn button to clear your device. I'm going to hit the A. And then on the pad-- on the actual IQ2, it'll say, Device is cleared from the network successfully. All right. What we're doing there is even though you guys did buy it, you need to remember, these locks are factory-tested. Sometimes they forget-- they're not-- they don't get excluded from everything that they've tested them on. So basically clearing the device wipes out any controller, any Z-Wave hub that this lock is tied into. So you always want to make sure you exclude whatever Z-Wave device you're learning into your system first. So now that it's excluded, I'm all good to include it now-- or to add the device. So I'm going to hit the top left Add Device. Then I'm going to hit Include. It's going to start saying, Searching for device, getting device type, and then message, it'll say the Press the Learn or Include button to add the device. So I press to A button. It says Discovered. An ID node, right? So it discovered my door lock. It's currently-- ID is set to 3. You can-- the type is set to door lock, but the name, you can actually change it-- Custom Name. I'm going to leave it as Front Door, but you guys can name it whatever you want. So if you guys have it on the back door, front door, office door, whatever you guys want to name it as, you guys can go ahead and hit Custom Name and do that. I'm just going to leave it as Front Door. Then I'm going to hit Add. And now my device has been added successfully. You can go ahead and include another one if you guys are still there. I'm just going to go in and hit the little Home button right here the bottom. Takes me to my home screen. Now that I have it added, it should come up in my Z-Wave screen here. See it? Right now says my front door is locked. If you take a look, the lock is out, meaning that it's locked. Now, if I just simply tap on the screen or if I just do Unlock All-- so if you guys have more than one lock, you guys can easily do Unlock All and it'll open up all the doors, or you can do Lock All and it will lock all the doors. If you guys want to do one specifically, mine right now it's set to front door. I'll go ahead and tap on that button. And you should see this starts going in to unlock. And obviously the command went through, but it just takes a couple of seconds for the actual panel to be refreshed on the status of the lock. Same thing if you're doing it through the app. If you guys learn in the Z-Wave lock to your panel and you guys have automation enabled on your alarm.com app, all the Z-Wave devices will show up on the app as well, and you can actually control them from your phone if you don't want to control it from the panel. But again, that does require some level of monitoring. So, this was just a quick video on how to add a Z-Wave door lock to your IQ2. If you guys do have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you guys found the video helpful, make sure you hit Like underneath, subscribe to the YouTube channel, and enable the notification so whenever we upload new content, you guys are notified. My name is Jorge, I'll see you guys next time.