Slow on/off Response

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usgvince posted this 03 September 2014

. I have a light in a closet and I'm using a micro smart switch in the electrical box and a door/window sensor 2nd edition to control the light. The door sensor works and the micro sensor works from the computer. When I open the door it takes about 17 sec before the light goes on or off. Can I pair the micro switch to the door sensor for better performance. Some times the micro switch changes from a toggle to moment switch. The red light on the micro switch is blinking. I held down the button on the micro switch for about 15 sec to change the switch type, but that doesn't seem to help.

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scottpet1973 posted this 03 September 2014

I have a nearly identical scenario. I, too, experience a very long delay for this to come on. I haven't tried - but am curious if "associating the sensor with the micro switch (and vice versa)" provides any improvement. Thanks in advance to whoever has insight.

ftsikogi posted this 03 September 2014

Have you tried to associate the door sensor with the USB controller?

usgvince posted this 03 September 2014

I have the door sensor and the micro switch associated with the controller. I tried mirroring with the same time issue. I will try associating the sensor to the mico switch.
Thanks

Ryan-Scott posted this 03 September 2014

. I have a light in a closet and I'm using a micro smart switch in the electrical box and a door/window sensor 2nd edition to control the light. The door sensor works and the micro sensor works from the computer. When I open the door it takes about 17 sec before the light goes on or off. Can I pair the micro switch to the door sensor for better performance. Some times the micro switch changes from a toggle to moment switch. The red light on the micro switch is blinking. I held down the button on the micro switch for about 15 sec to change the switch type, but that doesn't seem to help.

Thanks


How is your current setup working?

As others have suggested, if you association the door/window sensor with the switch, it'll send on/off commands based on it's state. I'd also make sure you keep the association with the USB stick as well so that InControl knows the state of the sensor.

Also, if you are using scenes to watch the sensor then trigger the light and seeing a 17 second delay, it probably means you've got another device that isn't behaving properly on your z-wave network. Normally when we see this, it's because you are polling a battery operated device or a switch that is out of range or non-functional; because the USB stick is waiting for a response that will never come, you'll end up with a considerable delay before it can send out a command to operate your light.

jschiesser posted this 11 September 2014

. I have a light in a closet and I'm using a micro smart switch in the electrical box and a door/window sensor 2nd edition to control the light. The door sensor works and the micro sensor works from the computer. When I open the door it takes about 17 sec before the light goes on or off. Can I pair the micro switch to the door sensor for better performance. Some times the micro switch changes from a toggle to moment switch. The red light on the micro switch is blinking. I held down the button on the micro switch for about 15 sec to change the switch type, but that doesn't seem to help.

Thanks

How is your current setup working?

As others have suggested, if you association the door/window sensor with the switch, it'll send on/off commands based on it's state. I'd also make sure you keep the association with the USB stick as well so that InControl knows the state of the sensor.

Also, if you are using scenes to watch the sensor then trigger the light and seeing a 17 second delay, it probably means you've got another device that isn't behaving properly on your z-wave network. Normally when we see this, it's because you are polling a battery operated device or a switch that is out of range or non-functional; because the USB stick is waiting for a response that will never come, you'll end up with a considerable delay before it can send out a command to operate your light.


What's the best way to identify these misbehaving devices?

usgvince posted this 12 September 2014

I'm getting error messages from a 4-1 multisensory and the door/window sensor. I believe what is occurring is exactly what Ryan wrote about a battery devices misbehaving. I'm not sure how to correct it except remove it and then include it back using the controller. Is there anything else I can do?

Ryan-Scott posted this 12 September 2014

What's the best way to identify these misbehaving devices?


The best way is to look at your logs for messages saying a device failed.

If you have any battery powered devices, like a motion sensor, make sure it is NOT being polled. To get status updates from them, wake it up and associate it with the USB stick.

jschiesser posted this 12 September 2014

I went through all my devices and checked this, it seems to be a little better. I did notice with my motion sensors the only way I can check the associations is to pop the cover off so the device active light is solid red, simply activating it with motion doesn't seem to let me connect to the device. Same thing with running autoconfig... Needs to be on solid. Does that sound right?

Ryan-Scott posted this 12 September 2014

I went through all my devices and checked this, it seems to be a little better. I did notice with my motion sensors the only way I can check the associations is to pop the cover off so the device active light is solid red, simply activating it with motion doesn't seem to let me connect to the device. Same thing with running autoconfig... Needs to be on solid. Does that sound right?


Yes, that sounds exactly right. Battery powered devices won't respond to commands unless you wake it up by pushing that button under the cover.

jschiesser posted this 22 September 2014

So I'm still having a 10-15 sec delay from the time a motion sensor triggers and a light turns on. I have about 40 devices, I can turn the light off and on instantly from the GUI but the motion sensor triggers and I see a delay before the light come on.

Ryan-Scott posted this 27 September 2014

So I'm still having a 10-15 sec delay from the time a motion sensor triggers and a light turns on. I have about 40 devices, I can turn the light off and on instantly from the GUI but the motion sensor triggers and I see a delay before the light come on.


Could you do this:
- Enable extra scene data (tools/options)
- enable audit for all devices in question (motion sensor, light that turns on, etc.)
- restart InControl

When you notice the delay, grab your log file and add it to a Gist, then give us the gist URL.

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