Adding Devices to the Zipato Controller
This application note shows how to add new devices to your home automation network using the
central controller. Zipato
Z-Wave devices need to be 'Included' into the Z-Wave network, the Zipapto
controller enables you to do this easily using the Zipato Control Center that runs in an Internet browser on a PC or Mac. ZipaBox
Log in to the Zipato Control Center at -
Note - you need Internet access to log in to the Zipato Control Center If this is your first time logging in then you will need to create an account and register your ZipaBox - this is all free.
Zipato Control Center Dashboard (first-time login)
Add device' button on left-hand-side In the 'Add new device Wizard' select the device you wish to add from the drop-down list. If your device is not listed select '
Generic Z-Wave Device' When adding a new device it is recommended to 'Reset' the device first. To do this:
Reset' button in the 'Add new device Wizard' This will start the reset process, the dialog will ask you to press the device's 'Include/Exclude' button/li>
On your device press the '
Inclusion/Exclusion' button so that the Zipato controller can find it When successfully reset continue adding the device
The Zipato controller now starts the 'Discovery' process to find the device you wish to add to the network
On your device press the '
Inclusion' button so that the Zipato controller can find it When the new device has been found, Zipato will add it to the network and save its configuration details to the Zipato control center dashboard
If you receive a message - '
Join not successful' the best approach is to 'Remove' the device from the controller.
Close the dialog window
Remove device - click '
Remove Device' button on the left-hand-side In the 'Remove device Wizard' select click '
Start' On your device press the '
Inclusion/Exclusion' button so that the Zipato controller can find it When successfully removed, add the device again using the '
Add device' button When the device is successfully added, you can change the new device's setting by clicking it's setting icon (top-right of device box)
In the settings dialog you can:
Room Name - select from drop-down menu or create your own room name
Type - choose what the new device is - light, socket, sensor...
Suffix - add a suffix (1, 2, a, b...) to distinguish devices that have similar names or functions
Description - give the device a text description Click '
When you have made all of your changes click '
Synchronise' on the left-hand-side. This transfers all of your changes to the ZipaBox and devices. Video
Take a look at the video to see just how quick and easy adding new devices to Zipato is.
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