Device Discovery v1

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Discovering Your Devices

Discovering Devices is the process for pairing your Zigbee and Z-Wave mesh devices. Other devices, such as Lutron and Hue, are connected using integration apps which can be found in the Apps section of your Web Interface. Remember as you connect Zigbee and Z-Wave devices that they have a limited range and if they are too far from your hub you may need to add repeating devices (devices that plug in to the wall) to make the connection.

Here's how to Discover your devices:

  1. Put your device in pairing mode (See the manufacturer’s instructions, but it probably involves pressing a small, inconvenient button a couple times).
  2. Click on the Discover Devices link in your Hubitat Web Interface. Within a few seconds your Hubitat Elevation™ should discover your device.
  3. Rename your device and click save.
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Your device is now added to your hub. Now you can manage your device, automate it or add it to your dashboard.

TROUBLE SHOOTING If your device does not pair, here are some potential culprits:

  1. Is your device compatible? Hubitat Elevation™ includes Z-Wave and Zigbee radios that work with a wide variety of Zigbee and Z-Wave devices. Check this list of known compatible devices. Devices running on different protocols, such as Lutron and Hue, require a bridge that must be paired using an integration app.
  2. Is your device out of range? Z-wave and Zigbee radios have a limited range that is further reduced by obstructions, included metal, wood and drywall. It is important to build out a mesh network that includes plugged-in devices that act as repeaters and boost the range and signal strength of your hub.
  3. Is it a Z-Wave device from another hub? Unless it is a new device, Z-Wave devices must be excluded from their previous hub before they can be paired with a new hub. To do this you will need to open up your old hub UI and follow the Z-Wave exclude procedure. Anytime you want to unplug or remove a Z-Wave device it is important run run a Z-Wave exclude first.
  4. Is your device in pairing mode? All devices are different. Check the device manual to make you have followed the proper procedure to put it in pairing mode.
  5. Did your Z-Wave device fail to be included properly? Run a general Z-Wave exclusion, then try pairing again.
  6. Is the device battery dead? Try pairing with a fresh battery.