Up until now I have had mostly Zigbee devices. I do have two Zooz motion detectors which are Zwave they are both outside, but within 30 feet of my Hubitat. I have a Zwave repeater outside, about 15 feet from my hub, 5 feet from one Zooz detector and 25 feet from the other.
All of this has worked fairly solidly for a month at least.
Tonight I added a Zooz 4 in 1 Zwave detector in my bathroom. It is about 20 feet from the hub and 25 feet from the repeater.
All seemed OK for a while. Then , one at a time over the course of an hour or so, all three of the Zooz detectors went active and then stopped activity. It did not all happen at the same time. The hang ups happened over an hour or so.
I tried tripping the detectors but they stayed stuck in active mode.
I finally rebooted Hubitat and once again triggered all three detectors . They all did their thing and when they went inactive (30 seconds) Hubitat saw that.
So, what seems to have happened is that the addition of a new battery powered detector upset the network somehow.
I’ll check logs tomorrow to see if they are still working but my question is can simply adding a battery powered motion detector to a Zwave network mess things up like this?
As far as you can tell did the battery powered motion detector add properly to your mesh? Can you see active/inactive status for the new device on its device page, and does it show up in your Z-Wave Details page looking normal? Normal can include (for battery Z-Wave devices) looking like this - this device works fine for me, reports open/closed, but often shows up like this in my details page.
Crazy im debugging this right now. Im working on upgrading from a C-4 to a C-7. I added all my hardwire zigbee yesterday, all my hardwire Zwave this morning, and battery zwave tonight. All was working fine until i added the battery Zwave items. I have no digital control over my zwave devices still on the C-7 Hub. Glad im not the only one, as i wouldnt believe it otherwise.
The Zooz 4-in-1 devices (ZSE40) pair in S0 security mode on a C7. S0 is chatty and puts stress on both the device and the hub. I found that using them seemed to cause issues with the mesh (though that was a couple of firmware versions in the past). The issues definitely caused the batteries to drain in a couple weeks. The only way to get them to pair without security is to use a secondary Z-Wave controller and the PC Controller software.
FWIW, I do recall that I was not asked for a security key when I installed the 4 in 1, but I WAS asked for the last digits of the security key when I installed both of the regular Zooz motion detectors.
Here is an added bit of info, in case it matters...
When I was setting the ZSE40 up, I played with the settings a few times (time delay to go inactive and also the sensitivity). I did this because they were not "sticking". I now realize that by default it might take up to 12 hours for the device to "wake up" and accept such updates (or I could have stuck a paper clip into the hole if I wanted it to happen immediately). I did see several pending commands on the device's status page. They are no longer there, and the device seems to have accepted the updates. Is there a buffer for such things, and can the buffer get full and overflow, messing all of Z-Wave up?
As near as I can figure by looking at my phone ap, the 4 in 1 went active once again around an hour ago and has stayed that way ever since. There are two other motion detectors (Zigbee) in the same room that register as inactive.
I wanted to use this Zooz motion detector in my bathroom because it has a humidity sensor in it.
I'm done with it for now... too much grief. I just saw that the Iris IL07 (Zigbee) also has a humidity sensor in it, so I just ordered a couple of those.