Driver: Generic z-wave water sensor
I happened to notice that one of my Utilitech water leak detectors was flashing it's red light every 30 seconds. According to the manual, this means battery is low. The driver is reporting 100% battery. Perhaps the device only reports on low battery, no %, I don't know. The device is reporting an alarm, as the manual says it would (to Iris).
@bcopeland , or anyone, is it possible to enable this alarm or have it report battery % (if this would indeed be possible).
I have never seen the alarm event. I bought mine in 2017 and replaced the batteries after about 4 years as I was worried they weren't reporting accurately. All of the old batteries tested around 1.5 volts.
This is the only one I've replaced, and as I said, it's been 3 years.
Still reports wet/dry.
But in the interest of making it easy on myself, vis a vis, the vagaries of including and excluding this device, I figure I'd best do it sooner rather than later.
I just finished replacing batteries on 11 of 12. I'm keeping the 12th as a test. It's at 60% battery. I wrote a rule to notify me if battery goes less than 1%. Battery % seems to go to null when it goes into alarm, and that seems to be testable by doing the less than test. Couldn't figure out a way to test it, with the languid reporting characteristics of the sensor, so, going to let it ride to alarm and see if it actually works.
Those little screws are a PITA, but I'm getting better.