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How to Install SmartThings Edge Drivers For the Dome Siren


Today I am going to give you the steps I took to replace my Dome Siren Custom Device Type Handler (DTH) with the official Dome Edge Driver. To enroll in the Dome Edge Driver, your first step is to remove the installed Dome Custom DTH from your SmartThings Account. However, before deleting the Dome Siren, be sure to review the steps below to preserve your routines that are associated with the device. While in your SmartThings App, click on your Dome Siren device and then click on the word 'Routines' at the bottom of the device screen. Go into every routine that is using the Dome Siren and add a temporary dummy device to hold the place of the current Dome Siren device. Note: Replacing the Dome Siren with a temporary device in your routines ensures that your routines are not erased when you delete your Dome Siren.


Once you taken steps to preserve your Dome routines, click on the ellipsis in the upper right hand corner of your screen and select "Edit" from the dropdown list. You will then click on the word delete at the bottom of the device page to delete the Dome Siren from SmartThings. Since the Dome Siren is a Z-Wave Device, the SmartThings app should begin the Z-Wave Exclusion Utility when you delete your Dome Siren. Once the exclusion process begins, tap the pairing button on the rear of the siren three times and the siren’s lights will begin to flash. You may need to do this a couple of times to exclude the device.


Assuming you previously installed a Custom Device Handler for the Dome Siren then you will need to remove it from your SmartThings Account. If you have not installed a Custom Device Handler then you may skip this step. To remove the Dome Custom Device Handler, log into your SmartThings Account and once in the Groovy IDE, select the “My Device Handlers” tab. Next, find the Dome Custom DTH in the list and then click on the “device properties” button on the far left of the installed handler. Once the properties screen loads, you will scroll down to the bottom and click on the delete button.


Once the Dome Siren Custom Device Handler is deleted you are now ready to install the Custom Dome Edge Driver. To install the driver click on the Dome Channel link provided in the steps below. The link is titled, “Dome Edge Driver Invitation”. Now click on ‘Enroll’ to accept and enroll your hub in the driver channel. Next you need to click on “Available Drivers” and select “Install” to install the Dome Driver.


Note that you are be able to verify all installed drivers by going to your app, click on your Hub icon, select the ellipsis in the upper right-hand corner of your screen and click on the word “Driver” in the dropdown list. You should be able to view your newly enrolled Dome Driver within your installed edge driver list.


With the Dome driver enrolled, you can now reinstall the Dome Siren via your ST App. Just select the "+" sign to Add a device and then Scan for nearby devices. You must tap the button on the back of the device three times to begin device paring. Your app will seek and install the Dome Edge Driver.


Once the ST App discovers your Dome Siren, you may then click on the device to open the device screen. Then click on the ellipsis to confirm that the dropdown list now contains the word "Driver".

You may also confirm that your device is Edge Driver enabled by opening your Groovy IDE. Under the “My Devices” tab, you will see that the Dome Siren’s “Type” is listed a "placeholder". Devices listed with a type of placeholder have already been converted to an Edge Driver within your account.


Steps for Adding Edge Drivers to the Dome Siren

  1. If you are using a custom Groovy handler for the Dome Siren, before you begin to install the Edge Driver you must to remove the Dome Siren 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 Dome Siren custom device handler if the Dome Siren device is installed in your SmartThings App and being used within some of the routines that are contained in your SmartThings App.

  3. Before deleting your Dome Siren from your SmartThings App, you will want to take a few extra steps to preserve the routines that you wrote to control your Dome Siren.

  4. While in your SmartThings App, click on your Dome Siren device and then click on the word 'Routines' at the bottom of the device screen.

  5. Go into every routine that is using the Dome Siren and add a temporary dummy device to hold the place of the current Dome Siren device. Note: Replacing the Dome Siren with a temporary device in your routines ensures that your routines are not erased when you delete your Dome Siren.

  6. Delete your Dome Siren from the SmartThings App.

  7. Once the Dome Siren is deleted you should be directed by SmartThings into the Z-Wave Exclusion Utility so that you may exclude the Dome Siren from your Z-Wave network.

  8. To exclude your Dome from your ST Hub, tap the button on the back of the device three times and the device will begin to flash. (You may need to do this a couple of times to exclude the device).

  9. Once you Dome Siren is confirmed as excluded from the SmartThings App, go back in to your SmartThings Account and click on the My Device Handlers tab. Find your Dome Custom Device Handler and delete it.

  10. If you have difficulty with any of the steps with the removal of the Dome Siren just watch the following video segments:

  • 09:31 Adding the Edge Driver for the Dome Siren

  • 11:03 Using the Z-Wave Exclusion Utility to Exclude the Dome Siren

  • 12:37 Accepting the Dome Siren Edge Driver Channel Invitation

Once the Dome Custom Device Handler is removed, click on the link to join the Dome Edge Driver Channel Invitation

  1. Select 'Enroll'.

  2. Click on “Available Drivers” and select “Install” to install the Dome Driver.

  3. Add your device back into SmartThings selecting the "+" to Add A Device and then click on Scan Nearby Devices.

  4. Tap the pairing button on the back of the Dome three times and the device should begin to flash.

  5. Once the SmartThings App discovers your Dome Siren, click on your device, you can verify the installed driver by going to your app, click on the ellipsis in the upper right-hand corner of your screen and verify that the word “Driver” is contained in the dropdown list.

To finish up, add the Dome Siren back into your routines and remove the “dummy device”

Also remember that if you are using third party apps like SharpTools, you will need to re-add the device and grant permission for the app to use your reinstalled device. And finally, if your device was used in your STHM, you will need to go in and add your device in there as well.


That’s it, you now have the basic steps and the resources to begin to find and install Edge Drivers. If you found this video helpful be sure to give it a like. Doing so greatly helps my site.

And as always, keep automating and God Bless.

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