Hubitat for AUS - Discussion


News from the ZWave front! I found the culprit for my inability to pair anything in secure mode and it was the Au-zwaveme dongle that came with the unit.

Won't bore you with all the ins and outs but a couple of weeks of frustration was cured when I replaced the dongle with a Zstick and after that have paired my garage door opener, two door locks (KAS600) and Zconnect Garage controller I use on my electric driveway gates. ALL PAIRED FIRST TIME IN SECURE MODE ......meaning they now work!

This may be a stupid question but to be clear, simply replacing the included ZWaveMe dongle with the ZStick and plugging it into the Hubitat just worked without anything else needing to be done ?


Yes, the ZStick will work with the hub as is. Your Z-Wave devices are tied to whatever stick you use, so if you switch sticks, you would have to start over with pairing devices. We have found and fixed the bug concerning secure devices joining. This fix will be in our upcoming 2.1.0 release.


Great to hear. I've just spent a few hours trying to get a Yale Z-Wave Lock to secure pair, and have been unsuccessful. Looking forward to the update!


Just an FYI. RACV have started selling Samsung Smartthings sensors online here in AUS. You can get the Motion Sensor and the MultiSensor. Shop.

Somebody mentioned that the sensors might be different to the standard v3 sensors and may not work, but I haven't seen that accurately reported yet.


Oh cool. Nice pricing too. Just ordered 10 x Iris v2 motions otherwise I would grab one to check them out.
My gut feeling is that I expect them to be just the same as US ones.


Yeah, thought the pricing was alright. Not too much of an OzTax applied there. How much did you get the iris sensors for each?


$10 ea.


Wow, that’s cheap. Where did you get the from?


Ebay seller

Arriving this week :+1:t2:


Qlder here checking in, pretty sure the hubitat is the one for me - just poking around the forums at the moment.
cc First post / have some questions


After afew hours trawling through the forums i've pulled the trigger on this to give it a go.


My ten little beauties arrived today. All with batteries and pull tabs in place. :-):+1:


Silly question, with alexa and hubitat - do I need to ask alexa, to tell hubitat to "X" or can alexa run a routine / scene without the need for the hubitat part ?


Sorry, she's not welcome in my house. :slight_smile:
As general as your question is, I think it'd be better in a more relevant "Alexa" thread such as Interesting Issue with An Alexa Routine


Aye, good point good point.
Ordered my hubitat and just a tad excited. Will research it some more, thanks for the link.



Just wondering if you ever tried to mate a Hue Dimmer to a Clipsal plate?

I Have just ordered my hubitat and switches are the biggest pain. I would have thought somebody would have something that you could have the same looking switch plate for smart lights and normal lights with the ability to switch your normally lights remotely or have a hard active at your smart lights. Guess not so far.


Had to look that one up :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Do you mean something like this?

nano dimmers and modules are for regular lights though. You need to have power on all the time for smart lights, otherwise they are useless. Power cycling smart bulbs via a physical switch all the time can cause the Zigbee radios to fail too. And whatever you do, never dim a regular Zigbee light bulb with a dimmer switch or module. That will kill the Zigbee radio in the bulbs almost immediately.


@SmartHomePrimer I replied to @snickery and I assumed it would have quoted or tagged him in it.

He said he was going to try and mate a hue 4 button dimmer to a 4 gang Clipsal switch plate.

This would kind of make me semi happy with my current complaint about smart lighting. As you say with you never want to turn a smart light off.

So I would have thought somebody would have a module that would allow this and change the mech so it could be used as scene control to turn them on and off. I am sure in a whole house there is a combination of both normal and smart lights.

Knowing what ones have to stay on and ones that don’t and then either need voice or an app to turn them off seems dumb and not very smart.

Any designated scene switches are not in a range that allow nice visual integration with the rest of the house. As in any switch for a normal light would look different to a scene switch.


Yes, its still in the backlog. I got sidetracked on an HA MQTT adventure. Devices and automation on HE and all the wifi enabled things in HA.

Here are the parts! I still need to pull apart the dimmer switch and solder up wires for the momentary switches.


I don’t have a hue switch and never pulled one apart. Is there much to them?

I can not believe there isn’t something out there. Even Clipsal with Nero is still just using types nano switches behind the plate.