Which Z-Wave hubs will work with my ZAC36 Valve Actuator?
The Valve Actuator was verified as compatible with the following Z-Wave systems:
- Z-Box Hub (recommended for all Zooz products)
- Home Assistant (Z-Wave JS)
- Hubitat (2.2.9 or higher)
- Ring (partial integration only, displays temperature and on/off capability instead of open/close)
- SmartThings (install driver here)
If you've tried the ZAC36 on a Z-Wave system other than those listed above, and confirmed it works well for you, please reach out and let us know! We'll be happy to add it to the compatibility list.
Will the device work with my alarm panel?
Possibly. It may display as a light switch with on/off capabilities. No access to advanced settings. This device will be recognized by Alarm.com for basic operation (but no access to advanced settings).
Alarm panels will typically only support single switches, door locks, select thermostats, and any authorized items on their list. We would recommend reaching out to your alarm panel company to verify compatibility and to get the latest on any device integrations they may be working on.
It would be up to your alarm panel to integrate the device, as it follows Z-Wave protocol and has been Z-Wave certified. There is nothing we can change on our end to have the device be recognized fully. Read more about alarm panel compatibility here.
Can I connect the device directly to my Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or other smart speaker?
No. Smart speakers like Alexa or Google are not equipped with a Z-Wave chip and are not Z-Wave gateway controllers.
Smart speakers are integrated with certain Z-Wave hubs, like SmartThings or Hubitat, which is how you can have voice control of your Z-Wave devices from your smart speakers.
Without a compatible Z-Wave hub, no Z-Wave products will function correctly with Alexa or Google alone.
Still not sure? Get in touch!