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(VeraLite) Placement and VeraLite's Range

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2013 11:50AM PST

Since it connects either to a computer or a device that's plugged into your computer, the VeraLite gateway is usually placed nearby to these components.

While Vera's Z-Wave range can travel as far as 100 feet once it's controlling devices (and up to triple that distance outdoors), you need to be much closer than that to make the initial introduction between the devices to include them. There are two ways you can do this:.

 1) If your VeraLite is plugged into the wall and near your computer, you can bring the devices you want to include within 3 feet of your VeraLite and do the inclusion from this distance.  Remember that this is only a one-time process and will only take a few seconds.  Once included, you can move the included device further away in your home or even outside..

 2) If you need to include Z-Wave controllable devices that are not easily moved to your VeraLite's location, like a door lock or a thermostat, or a lighting module that needs to be plugged in, you can put the power the VeraLite with the included batteries and bring it to the needed locations for the inclusion process.



 

To temporarily power VeraLite with the included 4 AA batteries, first disconnect the cables (Ethernet and power) and install the batteries into the battery compartment on the bottom of the unit. 

Now press the battery button at the top of your VeraLite.  You'll see it light up, and you're now ready to bring it around the house to devices for the inclusion process.

Again, the inclusion process for a Z-Wave device only happens once and in most cases  you can pretty much forget about it once it's done. Sometimes you may decide to  remove included devices from your system if you choose, and you can do that too.  Now let's look at a simple and typical pairing example with VeraLite.

 


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