How to Connect Your Power Switch to Your Z-Wave System

You can pair your Power Switch with your Z-Wave hub via Auto Inclusion, Manual Inclusion, or Secure Inclusion. 

Your hub's manual may use a different term for it, but 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 for hubs that are security-enabled with AES encryption (if you're unsure if your hub supports AES, feel free to ask). Here are the three inclusion methods for the Power Switch:

Auto Z-Wave Inclusion

1. Put your Z-Wave hub into inclusion mode (see your hub's device manual, as each brand is different)
2. Plug the Power Switch into a grounded receptacle located within direct range of your Z-Wave hub
3. The LED indicator will start flashing blue, then turn blue (on) or pink (off) once included
4. A new on / off device should be recognized by your Z-Wave hub

Manual Z-Wave Inclusion

1. Plug the Power Switch into a grounded receptacle located within 3 feet from your Z-Wave gateway controller
2. Put your Z-Wave hub into 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. The LED indicator will start flashing blue, then turn blue (on) or pink (off) once included
5. A new on / off device should be recognized by your Z-Wave hub

Secure Z-Wave Inclusion

1. Plug the Power Switch into a grounded receptacle located within direct range your Z-Wave hub
2. Put your Z-Wave hub into secure inclusion mode (see your hub's device manual, as each brand is different)
3. Press and HOLD the Z-Wave button for at least 3 seconds
4. The LED indicator will start flashing green, then turn blue (on) or pink (off) once included
5. A new secure on / off device will be recognized by your Z-Wave hub

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

Have any questions about the inclusion process? Please let us know! We're always here to help.

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