This page presents download files and installation instructions to update your Doorbell 6 via OTA software and form part of the larger Doorbell 6 user guide.

Update Doorbell 6 firmware via Z-Stick or Z-Stick Gen5.

As a part of our Gen5 range of products, Doorbell 6 is firmware upgradable. Some gateways will support firmware upgrades over-the-air (OTA) and have Doorbell 6's firmware upgrades packaged as part of their platform. For those that don't yet support such upgrades, Doorbell 6's firmware can be upgraded using Z-Stick from Aeotec (or any other Z-Wave compliant Z-Wave USB Adapters from any manufacturer) and Microsoft Windows.


  • Windows PC (XP and above)
  • Z-Wave USB Adapter (Z-Stick, UZB1, SmartStick+, or other standard Z-Wave USB Adapters can be used)


  • V1.09
    • Optimize Siren 6 internal coding (fixes freeze issue)
    • Compatible to old and new sound chip in pre V1.06 and V1.07 or later.
  • V1.07
    • Changes in sound chip and hardware
  • V1.06
    • Distinguishes S0 and S2 security in NIF
    • Fixes issue where tamper/vibration continuously rings
    • Changes play duration of Parameter 2 from 0 to 5
    • Fixes Association Remove function.

There are 2 ways to upgrade Doorbell/Siren 6 (1) with ZWaveJS or (2) with Windows.

Upgrade using ZWaveJS UI

  1. Download the firmware update files:

    Warning: downloading and activating the wrong firmware will brick your Doorbell and render it broken. Bricking is not covered by warranty.

    --EU OTZ file V1.09 firmware update 

    --US OTZ file V1.09 firmware update

  2. Unzip the .rar or .zip file, and locate the ".EXE" file which can be used as a binary file in ZWaveJS UI. (if its listed as .ex_, change it to .exe)
  3. Open up ZWaveJS UI
  4. Expand the Doorbell 6 or Siren 6 page
  5. Tap on Advanced
  6. Tap "BEGIN" under Firmware update

  7. Input these values:
    1. File = .OTZ file
    2. Target = 0
    3. Click on OK
  8. After the firmware update completes: If your Doorbell 6 is flashing slowly after the update, this indicates that it was factory reset after the firmware update was completed.

    You can re-pair Doorbell/Siren 6 at this point, it is recommended that you use the Replace feature to pair it back if necessary to avoid losing any automations you may have had.
    1. Open ZWaveJS UI
    2. Tap More Options (3 line icon - bottom right)
    3. Select Manage Nodes
    4. Select Replace -> Next
    5. Then select the Node ID that you want to replace

To upgrade your Doorbell 6 using a Z-Stick or any other general Z-Wave USB Adapter on Windows (Series 300/500 only):

  1. If your Doorbell 6 is already part of a Z-Wave network, please remove it from that network. Your Doorbell 6 manual touches on this and your Z-Wave gateway's / hub's user manual will provide more specific information. (skip to step 3 if it is part of a Z-Stick already)

  2. Plug the Z‐Stick controller to the USB port of your PC host. If already connected, make sure to disconnect any software connected to the Z-Stick. 

  3. Download the firmware that corresponds to the version of your Doorbell 6.

    : downloading and activating the wrong firmware will brick your Doorbell and render it broken. Bricking is not covered by warranty.

    European Union version frequency - version 1.09

    United States version frequency - version 1.09 

    NOTE - This article page uses the Siren 6 firmware update, this firmware update will work on either Doorbell 6 or Siren 6. 

  4. Unzip the firmware ZIP file and fine “ZW162_Doorbell_6_***.exe” and then open the EXE file to load the user interface.

  5. Click CATEGORIES and then select SETTINGS.


     7.  A new window will pop up. Click the DETECT button if the USB port is not automatically listed.


      8.  Select the ControllerStatic COM port or UZB, and then click OK.


Firmware Update Doorbell 6

1.  Click ADD NODE. Let the controller into inclusion mode. Short press the Doorbell 6's “Action Button”. At this stage, the Doorbell 6 will be added to the Z-Stick's own Z-Wave network.

     2. Highlight the Doorbell 6 (Should be the last device in the list).

     3. Select FIRMWARE UPDATE and then click START. The over-the-air firmware upgrade of your Doorbell 6 will begin.


4. After about 5 to 10 minutes, the firmware upgrade will be completed. A window will pop up with the status “Successfully” to confirm successful completion.



5. If you find any issues from your device not being able to set configurations properly, please make sure to first unpair your Doorbell from your network to avoid phantom nodes, then run a factory reset by holding the Doorbell 6 action button for 20 seconds.

     6. Now re-include your Doorbell 6 back into your original network.