This page contains the firmware update files for Door Window Sensor 7 (ZWA012 Pro Version) and forms part of the larger ZWA012 DWS7 Pro user guide.


  • V2.02
    • Resolves an issue where Wakeup Report is not sent properly.

Download ZWA012 Door Window Sensor 7 .GBL firmware update

Note: This firmware will not work with firmware version V1.01 or under. The hardware differences are indicated by V1.XX and V2.XX

Before you update

Please make sure you download the correct Z-Wave Frequency and begin the update with the Door Window Sensor 7 as close as 10ft / 3m distance to your hub to avoid any possible firmware update issues to avoid bricking your device.

This firmware update is specifically for ZWA012. ZWA011 should not be updated. 

Update with an existing Z-Wave hub

In order to use the GBL update files, your Z-Wave gateway must support OTA firmware updates. If supported, follow the steps from your Z-Wave Gateway/hub/software to firmware update your Door Window Sensor 7.

Update using a Z-Wave USB Adapter

If your software does not support .GBL files yet, you can use PC Controller 5 (connected to any standard Z-Wave USB Adapter) by SiLabs to firmware update with GBL files. This software is a Windows exclusive.

You can find that PC Controller 5 here through Simplicity Studio: SiLabs Simplicity Studio

Following the update below, make sure that you have your Door Window Sensor 7 at most 10ft from your Z-Wave USB Adapter during the update to avoid any failures.

  1. Follow the steps outlined here to get access to Simplicity Studio and PC Controller 5:
  2. Download the correct Z-Wave Frequency firmware update for your Door Window Sensor 7.
  3. Open up Z-Wave PC Controller software through Simplicity Studio
  4. Plugin your Z-Wave USB Adapter
  5. Click on the "Gear" icon and select the COM port your Z-Wave USB Adapter is connected to.
  6. Click on "Network Management"
  7. Click on "Remove", then tap the button on Door Window Sensor 7.
  8. Click on "Add",  then tap the button on Door Window Sensor 7.
  9. Deselect all security options (this will help speed up your firmware update process), then press OK.
  10. Click and highlight your new Door Window Sensor 7 Node.
  11. Click on the Home icon button on the top left corner.
  12. Click on OTA Firmware Update.
  13. Ensure your Door Window Sensor 7 node is highlighted, then press Get.
  14. Tap the TAMPER button on the DWS7 to take in the command.
  15. Under Firmware Update, click on the folder icon.
  16. Then select the firmware update file you downloaded on step 2 of these instructions, then click Open.
  17. Highlight Target 0 (under Firmware Targets:).
  18. Then click on Update.
  19. Tap the TAMPER button on the DWS7 to take in the command.
  20. Wait a few minutes while you wait for the firmware update to finish.