The following instructions have been designed to help you install and get the best performance out of the Aeotec by Aeon Labs Z-Wave Door / Window Sensor. Please note that the instructions are for the 1st Edition of the Door / Window Sensor.
Anatomy of the Door / Window Sensor.
Aeon Labs Door / Window Sensor setup instructions.
Mounting the Door / Window Sensor to a wall, door or window frame.
The main sensor unit and magnet unit should be placed in a manner such that when the door/window is closed, they are within 2cm. from each other. By opening the door or window, these two units should separate in proximity.
Note: The Aeon Labs D/W Sensor should be positioned vertically against the door/window frame. This provides the optimal radio communication distance to other Z-Wave devices in a typical home.
Note: Radio products should not be mounted directly on or near metal framing or other large metallic objects. Large metal objects may weaken the radio signal transmitted.
Note: This product should only be placed indoors and away from sources of water/moisture and other extreme weather conditions.
- Screw the bidirectional mounting plate and the magnet unit into the wall, door or window frame. Use the provided screw anchors if attaching the Aeon Labs D/W Sensor to a soft material (such as drywall).
Peel and attach the double-sided mounting tape to the back of the bidirectional mounting plate and magnet unit to adhere to the wall, door or window frame.
Note: Be sure to wipe clean the surface where the Aeon Labs D/W Sensor will be mounted. Any dust and particles can reduce the adhesion of double-sided mounting tape.
- Hook the sensor into the bidirectional mounting plate by first inserting the hitch of the bidirectional mounting plate into the hitch hole of the sensor. Then press the other end of the sensor into the bidirectional mounting plate until the units firmly click together.
- Ensure that the orientation dimples of the sensor unit and the magnet unit are oriented towards each other. If they are not, simply unhinge the sensor unit by depressing the latch button (on the side) to separate the sensor from its bidirectional mount and reinsert the sensor unit with it’s orientation dimple towards the magnet unit.
Including the Door / Window Sensor into a Z-Wave Network.
The Aeon Labs Door / Window Sensor must first be included into an existing Z-Wave network in order to function. After being included to a Z-Wave network, the Aeon Labs D/W Sensor will then be able to report it’s open/close state to gateway automatically or control other Z-Wave devices such as lamps.
Press the button on the Aeon Labs Z-Stick to begin the Z-Wave inclusion process.
Press the button labeled "Include" on the Aeon Labs Minimote to begin the Z-Wave inclusion process.
Note: To include the Aeon Labs D/W Sensor with other controllers, please consult the operation manual for these controllers on how to include Z-Wave products into an existing network. For instructions on select partner gateways, visit www.aeon-labs.com/support.
- Press the security tamper switch located at the back of the Aeon Labs D/Window Sensor to include it into your Z-Wave network.
The Aeon Labs Door / Window Sensor will now stay awake for 10 minutes to receive any other network instructions from your gateway or controller – The LED on the Aeon D/W Sensor will be blinking while awake.
Note: The Aeon Labs Door / Window Sensor can only be taught to communicate to devices within it’s own network.
Tip: If the Aeon Labs Door / Window Sensor was not included into any Z-Wave network, pressing the security switch will illuminate the LED on the front of the Aeon Labs Door / Window Sensor solid red for 5 seconds. If the Aeon Labs Door / Window Sensor was successfully included to a Z-Wave network, the LED will blink instead of staying solid.
Wake the Door / window Sensor for 10 Minutes.
The Aeon Labs Door / Window Sensor can be made to stay awake for 10 minutes by any of the following methods below. Once the Aeon Labs Door / Window Sensor has been woken, the LED will blink every few seconds indicating that it is now awake and ready to receive Z-Wave network information and instructions.
Firmly tap the security switch on the back of the Aeon Labs D/W Sensor 3 times in quick succession.1Successfully include the Aeon Labs D/W Sensor into any Z-Wave network.