How to Connect Your Smart Plug to Your Z-Wave System

There are three ways to add your Smart Plug to your Z-Wave system: 

Well, kind of. You can add the Smart Plug to your Z-Wave hub via Auto Inclusion, Manual Inclusion, or Secure Inclusion (inclusion is just another word for pairing or adding a device to your Z-Wave system). Auto and Manual Inclusions apply for all Z-Wave hubs, but Secure Inclusion is only available to hubs that are security-enabled with AES encryption (if you're unsure if your hub supports AES, feel free to ask). Take a look below to see how to add your Smart Plug using the three types of inclusion:

Auto Z-Wave Inclusion

1. Put your Z-Wave controller in inclusion mode (see your controller's device manual, as each brand is different)
2. Plug the smart plug into a grounded receptacle located within 3 feet from your Z-Wave gateway controller
3. LED indicator will flash blue
4. A new on / off device should be recognized by your Z-Wave controller

Manual Z-Wave Inclusion

1. Plug the smart plug into a grounded receptacle located within 3 feet from your Z-Wave gateway controller
2. Put your Z-Wave controller in inclusion mode (see your controller's device manual, as each brand is different)
3. Press and release the Z-Wave button 3 TIMES QUICKLY
4. LED indicator will flash blue
5. A new on / off device should be recognized by your Z-Wave controller

Secure Z-Wave Inclusion

1. Plug the smart plug into a grounded receptacle located within 3 feet from your Z-Wave gateway controller
2. Put your Z-Wave controller in secure inclusion mode (see your controller's device manual, as each brand is different)
3. Press and HOLD the Z-Wave button for at least 3 seconds
4. LED indicator will flash green
5. LED indicator will turn solid green once the inclusion is completed. Please allow 5 minutes for configuration. DO NOT press any buttons or move the device during that time
6. A new secure on / off device should be recognized by your Z-Wave controller

If you've tried the steps above and find that inclusion isn't working for you, here's what to try.

If you have any questions about the above, please let us know! We're always here to help.

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