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ZSE08 Z-Wave Plus Contact Sensor

This describes the Z-Wave device ZSE08, manufactured by Zooz with the thing type UID of zooz_zse08_00_000.

The device is in the category of Door, defining Door sensors.

ZSE08 product image

The ZSE08 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 ZSE08 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.

Overview

You have picked the finest solution for your smart home, congratulations! Now it’s time to enjoy these great features of your new Contact Sensor:

  • Reliable open/close detection for doors, windows, cabinets, and drawers
  • Wireless notifications and event triggers (when included to a Z-Wave gateway controller)
  • Scene inclusion for custom automation scenarios when included to a Z-Wave gateway controller
  • Low battery alerts
  • Z-Wave Plus with improved 500 chip for faster and safer wireless communication
  • Discreet compact design

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model Number: ZSE08
  • Z-Wave Signal Frequency: 908.42 MHz
  • Power: 1 CR2 battery (included)
  • Power Consumption: 0.13W
  • Operating Temperature: 32 – 104 F
  • Range: Up to 100 feet line of sight
  • Installation and Use: Indoor only
  • Dimensions: 2 ¾” x ¾”
  • Weight: ½ oz

Z-WAVE COMMAND CLASSES

This device requires the following command classes to be supported and recognized by your Z-Wave controller:

  • COMMAND_CLASS_ZWAVEPLUS_INFO (V2)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_VERSION (V2)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC (V2)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY (V1)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_POWERLEVEL (V1)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_BATTERY (V1)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION (V2)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO (V1)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_WAKE_UP (V2)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_NOTIFICATION (V4)
    • NOTIFICATION_REPORT
    • NOTIFICATION_TYPE_ACCESS_CONTROL
    • NOTIFICATION_EVENT_ACCESS_CONTROL_WINDOW_OR_DOOR_IS_OPENED
    • NOTIFICATION_EVENT_ACCESS_CONTROL_WINDOW_OR_DOOR_IS_CLOSED
  • COMMAND_CLASS_SENSOR_BINARY (V2)
  • COMMAND_CLASS_CONFIGURATION (V1)

FACTORY RESET

When your network’s primary controller is missing or otherwise inoperable, you may need to reset the device to factory settings manually. To complete the process, make sure the Contact Sensor is powered on, then PRESS AND HOLD the Z-Wave button for AT LEAST 10 SECONDS until the LED indicator flashes ONCE. Release the button. NOTE: All previously recorded activity and custom settings will be erased from the device’s memory.

Inclusion Information

  1. Bring the Contact Sensor within direct range of your controller
  2. Carefully remove the cover from your Contact Sensor
  3. Remove the plastic pull-tab from the battery slot. The LED indicator will blink slowly
  4. Put your Z-Wave controller into inclusion mode
  5. Press and release the Z-Wave button on the Contact Sensor 3 TIMES quickly. The LED indicator will flash quickly
  6. A new open/close (door/window) sensor will appear on your controller’s device list Troubleshooting

Tips: If you are unable to include the Z-Wave Contact Sensor to your controller, please try one of the following:

  • Z-Wave button battery orientation marks LED indicator press to open cover
  • Bring the Contact Sensor closer to your Z-Wave controller or use a hand-held secondary controller to perform inclusion
  • Once in inclusion mode, press and release the Z-Wave button quickly 6-7 TIMES to ensure the command has gone through
  • Put your controller into EXCLUSION mode. Press and release the Z-Wave button quickly 3 TIMES, and then try adding it to your network again

Exclusion Information

  1. Make sure the Contact Sensor is powered on and located within direct range of your ZWave gateway controller
  2. Put your Z-Wave controller into exclusion mode
  3. Press and release the Z-Wave button 3 TIMES quickly. The LED indicator will flash quickly
  4. The Contact Sensor should disappear from your controller’s device list

If the first attempt is unsuccessful, please repeat the process following all steps carefully.

Wakeup Information

If you change settings and parameters for the sensor, you may need to wake it up manually for the changes to be recorded. Press and release the Z-Wave button ONCE to wake the device up. The LED indicator will flash ONCE. The sensor’s wake-up interval is set to 12 hours by default to save battery life. Though not recommended, you can change the wake-up interval using your controller’s advanced settings if available. Minimum value: 300s (5 minutes), maximum value: 16,777,200s (around 194 days). Accepted values need to match minute intervals, so 300, 360, 420, etc.

Channels

The following table summarises the channels available for the ZSE08 -:

Channel Channel Id Category Item Type
Door / Window Status sensor_door Door Contact
Alarm (access) alarm_access Door Switch
Battery Level battery-level Battery Number

Door / Window Status

Indicates if the door/window is open or closed.

The sensor_door channel supports the Contact 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 Contact item type -:

Value Label
OPEN Open
CLOSED Closed

Alarm (access)

Indicates if the access control alarm is triggered.

The alarm_access 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
OFF Ok
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 2 configuration parameters available in the ZSE08. Detailed information on each parameter can be found in the sections below.

Param Name Description
1 Close Delay Delay (in seconds) before close signal will be sent
2 Trigger Value The value that will be set when the sensor is triggered
  Wakeup Interval Sets the interval at which the device will accept commands from the controller
  Wakeup Node Sets the node ID of the device to receive the wakeup notifications

Parameter 1: Close Delay

Delay (in seconds) before close signal will be sent Set the delay time for turning associated devices OFF based on status change of your Contact Sensor. The number entered as the value corresponds to the number of seconds. So if 0 is entered by default, the Contact Sensor will report status change and trigger an associated device to turn off instantly, without any delay. If you change this setting to 10, the sensor will only trigger the associated device after 10 seconds the status change is reported - if your door or window is closed, the light will not go off for another 10 seconds. Values in the range 0 to 65535 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 0.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_1_2 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 2: Trigger Value

The value that will be set when the sensor is triggered You can choose if your Contact Sensor turns an associated device on or off when sending the basic set command. Use value 0 to turn the associated device OFF and value 255 to turn it ON. Adjust brightness level for a Z-Wave dimmer (Multilevel switch) by putting in any value between 1 and 99.

Values: 0 – OFF; 1 – 99 (% of light); 255 – ON (default). Values in the range 0 to 255 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 255.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_2_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Wakeup Interval

The wakeup interval sets the period at which the device will listen for messages from the controller. This is required for battery devices that sleep most of the time in order to conserve battery life. The device will wake up at this interval and send a message to the controller to tell it that it can accept messages - after a few seconds, it will go back to sleep if there is no further communications.

This setting is defined in seconds. It is advisable not to set this interval too short or it could impact battery life. A period of 1 hour (3600 seconds) is suitable in most instances.

Note that this setting does not affect the devices ability to send sensor data, or notification events.

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

Wakeup Node

When sleeping devices wake up, they send a notification to a listening device. Normally, this device is the network controller, and normally the controller will set this automatically to its own address. In the event that the network contains multiple controllers, it may be necessary to configure this to a node that is not the main controller. This is an advanced setting and should not be changed without a full understanding of the impact.

This parameter has the configuration ID wakeup_node 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 ZSE08 supports 4 association groups.

Group 1: Status

Open/Close Status of sensor This group supports 5 nodes.

Group 2: Control

Control a device based on the sensor’s value This group supports 5 nodes.

Group 3: Notification

Notification Report for the status of the sensor This group supports 5 nodes.

Group 4: Binary Report

Sensor Binary Report for the status of the sensor This group supports 5 nodes.

Technical Information

Endpoints

Endpoint 0

Command Class Comment
COMMAND_CLASS_NO_OPERATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_BASIC_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_SENSOR_BINARY_V2 Linked to BASIC
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_CONFIGURATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_ALARM_V4  
COMMAND_CLASS_MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_POWERLEVEL_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_BATTERY_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_WAKE_UP_V2  
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_V2  
COMMAND_CLASS_VERSION_V2  

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