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 Posted: Wednesday Feb 24th, 2021 03:23 pm
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I'm trying to avoid running a wire to a door by using a Z-Wave door switch. I cannot understand after many readings of the manual and forum posts how (if it is even possible) how to do this. I can see the switch in the z-wave mapping but then it all gets a bit confusing to me - I'm an amateur at this. If this is possible what do I need to do? thanks in advance

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 Posted: Thursday Feb 25th, 2021 01:13 am
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First you have to Create a Virtual Node in UCM/Zwave so that the zwave door switch can send comands to it.  There is a button to Create viertual Node. Then associate the virtual Node to the door switch which should be a ruting slave. 

Next you can map the virtual Node to a Virtual INput in Comfort. A virtual Input is an unused input in Comfort which acts like a real input but is triggered by an external device like Zwave. 

This allows zwave door switch to act like a real input. Thew releavent sections in the UCM/Zwave manual describe each of these steps



 Posted: Thursday Feb 25th, 2021 07:35 am
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Thanks. All sounds very simple now you have explained it. I’ll give that a try.



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Taken me most of the day but it's working. My first mistake was trying to link the virtual and real nodes in comfort instead of my Fibaro HC2. And I could not get associations to work. However works fine using a scene to link them.



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I'm really struggling with my Virtual inputs and responses. When I try to assign a virtual input on/off in Responses it wont let me select a different zone? It seems fixed on a single zone?



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For virtual zone onoff you should  only be able to select zones that are Virtual, ie mapped to zwave as viertual zones. You are not able to select non-virtual zones



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thanks for the reply, I have the virtual input working perfectly on zone 17 but configurator won't let me create another virtual input with zone 18? 
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First you have to Create a Virtual Node in UCM/Zwave so that the zwave door switch can send comands to it. There is a button to Create viertual Node. Then associate the virtual Node to the door switch which should be a ruting slave.
Next you can map the virtual Node to a Virtual INput in Comfort. A virtual Input is an unused input in Comfort which acts like a real input but is triggered by an external device like Zwave.
Please check that you have followed the above instructions to create a Virtual zone with zone 18



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