26 Apr How to Fix Your ADT Pulse Z-Wave Device
If you’ve pulled up your ADT Pulse Mobile App and notice one of your Z-Wave devices isn’t reacting to your command or is listed as “offline,” you’ll need to either restore power to the device or restore communication to the device.
But don’t worry, getting these devices back online is easy, and we’re going to run through what you need to check and do, step-by-step.
Restoring Connection to Your Z-Wave Device
These devices operate due to Z-Wave, wireless technology.
Because these devices operate on Z-Wave technology, there may be 2 ways to get your troubled device up and running:
- Restore Power to the Device
- Then, Restore Communication to Device
Restore Power to the Device
Getting your device running again may be as simple as checking to see if the device is currently powered on.
Depending on the device you’re trying to get back online (like light modules and on/off appliances), you’ll want to check and see if the module is properly plugged into the outlet.
It’s also a good idea to verify that the outlet itself is working. To check and see if the outlet is working, unplug your current device and plug in another appliance to the outlet to see if the device works. (Your outlet could have lost power due to a tripped circuit breaker, or if it is connected to a wall switch.)
Once you’ve successfully restored power, give the on/off module 5 minutes to properly connect.
For lighting modules: Double check to make sure that the lightbulbs are securely screwed in.
With lamps, look to see that it is plugged into the Z-Wave control side of the module.
If you’ve run through these steps above and the device still isn’t working, your next step will be to restore communication to the device.
Restore Communication to the Device
To refresh the system (also known as a Z-Wave Mesh), move the device closer to the gateway and simply:
- Go to the ADT Portal
- Navigate to the Systems Tab
- Press Manage Devices
- Click on the bottom bar for thermostat, lighting, and locks.
- Select “Refresh Mesh” on the bottom of the box
- If that does not work, locate the device in question on the list, and click the refresh button.
- As a last resort you can delete and re-add the device, but you will need to reset it before re-adding.
That’s it! You’ve refreshed the connection. After doing these steps, give it about 10 minutes and the device should be back online!
If for some reason the device is not showing back online, the issue may be interference from devices like baby monitors 900MHz Phones. The best thing to do if you are having issues with connection in your mesh network is to buy a few more Lamp Modules or Z-Wave Extenders. Each one you add with strengthen the network and help you reach other areas in the house.
Have any other questions about your Z-Wave device? Leave a comment below!