Using the Lynx Touch with a 3rd Party Z-Wave Controller

Using the Lynx Touch with a 3rd Party Z-Wave Controller


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hi DIYs joy from alarm grid and today we're going to talk about using the Lynx touch panel as a secondary controller in a z-wave Network now there's a few instances where you might want to do this and let's actually go over what it is in the first place so with the using the l7000 as an example the Lynx touch panels many of them can have a z-wave module inside installed inside of them which will allow you to control z-wave devices that you connect to the system these devices are stuff like light switches door locks and other automation devices now there's a whole bunch of things out there right now that do and act as z-wave controllers and you may have one of these in your home now as you may know z-wave devices they can only be directly connected to one z-wave controller so let's say you have something like a Samsung smartthings installed in your house and you have a bunch of lights connected to that and then for whatever reason you get a lynx touch panel and you also have a z-wave controller inside of this when you get this installed if you don't use it as a secondary controller you would have to pick which controller you add a light switch to which can get messy and really annoying for example let's say you have a front door a light they have connected to your Samsung smartthings and it's in scenes and rules so it works based on certain things you'll probably also don't want that connected to the links panel so that based on alarm conditions you can have the light turn on and off in the event where you don't have it as a secondary controller you'd actually have to remove it from the Samsung smartthings and add to the links panel now you're going to be in this situation where you're going around the house and you're figuring out which device you want on which controller which isn't practical and it's going to get really frustrating what the secondary controller function is going to allow you to do is when you enroll the lynx as a secondary controller to the Samsung smartthings or whatever other z-wave control you have it's going to see the same automation of Isis and it will be able to control them the downside is that you're not going to be able to learn zio devices into the secondary directly it's going to pull it from the primary controller so what we're going to do is we're going to go to the Samsung smart thing up just to show that we do have a z-wave device program to the Samsung smartthings so on the tablet I'm going to click on smart things and I'm going to go to my home and as you can see there's a z-wave demo right there under things this isn't currently programmed into our lynx touch panel and when we add the lynx touch panel as a secondary controller it's actually going to pull it over so if we go to our lynx controller or a lynx panel click on automation and I click on switches you can see that there's no switches that are currently enrolled z-wave switches that is what I'm going to do is go back and press the down arrow click on tools and then do advanced tools enter the installer code for one one two and we're going to wait on this screen while we put the smart things into the enrollment mode so on our smart things we're going to click on the add a thing button now it's looking for devices all we have to do on our lynx panel is click on learn now this may take a moment so be patient and as you can see and our smart thing app we can see that the z-wave controller is showing up which is the links panel and when we see that we can click Save I'm going to say confirm paired devices go ahead and click OK and then in our app we see that the COF controller has shown up on the links panel you're going to have to wait until this screen completes its process once it says done you can click are ok and then if we go back and we click on switches again we'll see that that switch that is enrolled to the smartthings hub is now showing up on our links panel now one of the benefits to using a lynx touch as a secondary controller as compared to a van or a tuxedo touch is that when it's acting as a secondary controller you'll still be able to control these zo devices in the z-wave network through Total Connect 2.0 if you have a tuxedo touch or AB am working as a secondary controller z-wave devices that are connected on that z-wave network you won't be able to access those through Total Connect so just to show you this as an example I'm going to log in a Total Connect 2.0 on the iPad and show you that I can still see the switch that we enrolled so I'm going to click on Total Connect 2.0 as you can see I'm already logged in and if I go to automation you'll see that the switch is able to be interact with even though the l7000 is working as the secondary controller with the smartthings hub that's how to add the Lynx touch system as a secondary controller on a z-wave network to an existing hub if you have any questions about this process as it can be kind of confusing feel free to give us a call 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