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Edge Driver Installation Steps for the Zooz ZEN16 MultiRelay

The following is step by step instructions for installing the Zooz Edge Driver for the ZEN16 MultiRelay. I previously published instructions on my website to explain how to use the ZEN16 MultiRelay to remotely control any garage door. The relay was made functional by installing a Groovy Custom Device Type Handler (DTH) in the SmartThings IDE.

With the pending elimination of the SmartThings Groovy IDE, a Zooz Edge Driver has been developed to enable the use of the ZEN16 MultiRelay in the new SmartThings Lua based Edge environment. So assuming that you have this device and you would like to continue to use it following the elimination of the Groovy IDE, (scheduled for the end of 2022), you should carry out the following steps to reinstall the device with the new Edge Driver.

  1. If you are using a custom Groovy handler for the ZEN16, before you begin to install the Edge Driver you must to remove the Zooz Custom Device Handler (CDH) to prevent SmartThings from assigning it to the device instead of the driver.

  2. You will be unable to remove the Zooz custom device handler if the Zooz Zen16 device is still in use within some of the routines that are contained in your SmartThings App.

  3. However before deleting your Zooz ZEN16 device from your SmartThings App, you will want to take a few extra steps to preserve the routines that you wrote to control your ZEN16.

  4. While in your SmartThings App, click on your Zooz ZEN16 device and then click on the word 'Routines' at the bottom of the device screen. Go into every routine that is using the ZEN16 and add a dummy device to temporarily hold the place of the current Zooz ZEN16 device. Note: Replacing the ZEN16 with a temporary device in your routines ensures that your routines are not erased when you delete your Zooz ZEN16 device.

  5. Once you have substituted a temporary holder device in place of the ZEN16 device you may then delete the Zooz ZEN16 Multichannel device from your SmartThings App.

  6. After you delete the Zooz ZEN16 you must then use the SmartThings Z-Wave Exclusion utility to exclude your Zooz ZEN16 from your ST Hub. To exclude the device, go into the exclusion utility and begin the exclusion process. (Learn more about how to use the Z-Wave Exclusion process in the SmartThings App).

  7. Once exclusion starts, click the Z-Wave button on the ZEN16 MultiRelay device 3 times very quickly to complete Zooz ZEN16 device exclusion.

  8. If exclusion is unsuccessful, try the exclusion process once more. It is possible that the commands were not executed the first time.

  9. Note: You may source more instruction on how to exclude your ZEN16 MultiRelay from your Z-Wave System on the Zooz support page

  10. After the deletion and exclusion of your Zooz Zen16 device, you may now delete the Zooz Custom Device Handler from your Groovy IDE. If installed, the Custom Device Handler can be found under "My Device Handlers" in your Samsung SmartThings Account.

  11. With the deletion of the Zooz Custom Device Handler, you may now join the Official Zooz Edge Driver Channel for Zooz Products

  12. After clicking the driver channel link you will be required to sign into your Samsung SmartThings Account.

  13. Next you must then select ‘Accept’ to confirm your acceptance of the Channel invitation.

  14. After accepting the channel invitation, choose your target hub and select 'Enroll'. Note: Sometimes you must to click the button multiple times

  15. Next, click on “Available Drivers” and select “Install” to install the “Zooz Multichannel Switch”

  16. Note: Be careful to verify support for the appropriate Zooz device in the description. The Zooz Multichannel Switch supports the following devices: ZEN14, ZEN16, ZEN17, ZEN20, ZEN25, ZEN52

  17. You can verify the installed driver by going to your SmartThings App, find your SmartThings Hub in the 'Devices' tab and then click on your Hub and in the device screen that follows, select the ellipsis in the upper right-hand corner and click on the word “Driver” in the dropdown list. You will then be able to view a list of your installed Edge Channels and Edge Drivers.

  18. After confirming the installation of the new Zooz Edge Driver you may now add your device back into SmartThings App by scanning for nearby devices within your SmartThings App

  19. While in paring mode, click on the Z-Wave button on the device 3 times very quickly:

  20. Note: The LED indicator will start flashing to confirm that the device is in paring mode.

  21. You may source more instruction on how to pair your ZEN16 MultiRelay to your Z-Wave System on the Zooz support page.

  22. Once the SmartThings App discovers your Zooz ZEN16, click on your device and then click on the ellipsis to confirm that the dropdown list now contains the word "Driver".

  23. All that remains to do is to remove the “substitution device” from each of your ZEN16 routines and add the Zooz ZEN16 device back into your routines.

If you would like to see my video that explains the steps for setting up the Zooz ZEN16 MultiRelay for automating your garage door, just check out the following video Control Any Garage Door Opener in SmartThings - Including Chamberlain Openers


You may also source additional information about installing Edge Drivers for other Zooz Devices on the SmartThings community website.


Finally, you may visit the support page of for the ZEN16 MultiRelay in order to find advanced settings for setting up your Zooz MultiRelay


Remember to visit Bud's Smart Home Amazon Store for smart home devices which are compatible with the new Samsung SmartThings Lua architecture.


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