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ZSMOKE Smoke Alarm

This describes the Z-Wave device ZSMOKE, manufactured by BRK Brands, Inc. with the thing type UID of brk_zsmoke_00_000.

The device is in the category of Smoke Detector, defining Smoke detectors.

The ZSMOKE supports routing. This allows the device to communicate using other routing enabled devices as intermediate routers. This device is unable to participate in the routing of data from other devices.

The ZSMOKE does not permanently listen for messages sent from the controller - it will periodically wake up automatically to check if the controller has messages to send, but will sleep most of the time to conserve battery life. The wakeup period can be configured in the user interface - it is advisable not to make this too short as it will impact battery life - a reasonable compromise is 1 hour. The wakeup period does not impact the devices ability to report events or sensor data. The device can be manually woken with a button press on the device as described below - note that triggering a device to send an event is not the same as a wakeup notification, and this will not allow the controller to communicate with the device.


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The following table summarises the channels available for the ZSMOKE -:

Channel Channel Id Category Item Type
Alarm alarm_general Door Switch
Battery Level battery-level Battery Number


Indicates if an alarm is triggered.

The alarm_general channel supports the Switch item and is in the Door category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

The following state translation is provided for this channel to the Switch item type -:

Value Label
ON Alarm

Battery Level

Represents the battery level as a percentage (0-100%). Bindings for things supporting battery level in a different format (e.g. 4 levels) should convert to a percentage to provide a consistent battery level reading.

The battery-level channel supports the Number item and is in the Battery category.

Device Configuration

The following table provides a summary of the 1 configuration parameters available in the ZSMOKE. Detailed information on each parameter can be found in the sections below.

Param Name Description
1 Send double alarms Causes the device to send double alarm messages

Parameter 1: Send double alarms

Causes the device to send double alarm messages

The following option values may be configured -:

Value Description
0 Single Alarm
1 Double Alarm

The manufacturer defined default value is 0 (Single Alarm).

This parameter has the configuration ID config_1_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Association Groups

Association groups allow the device to send unsolicited reports to the controller, or other devices in the network. Using association groups can allow you to eliminate polling, providing instant feedback of a device state change without unnecessary network traffic.

The ZSMOKE supports 1 association group.

Group 1: Group 1

This group supports 5 nodes.

Technical Information


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