What is Z-Wave SmartStart and how it works?

Modified on Thu, 17 Aug 2023 at 11:55 AM

Z-Wave SmartStart is a feature of the Z-Wave designed to simplify and speed up the process of adding new devices to a smart home network. It allows users to add Z-Wave devices to their network quickly and easily, without the need for complex configuration or setup.

The SmartStart feature works by pre-configuring new Z-Wave devices with all the information they need to join a network. This information includes the network ID, encryption key, and other relevant settings. 

To add a new device to the network using SmartStart, the user simply needs to scan a QR code on the device using a compatible smart home hub or mobile app. The hub or app will then automatically detect the device and  add it to the device list, once the device is connected to the power it will initiate the pairing process. The device will then be added to the network, without the need for any further configuration.

Any device added with SmartStart is added with the S2 secure encryption.