Hey there - I have several Schlage Z-Wave door locks. Due to the nature of our home layout, these devices seem to fall just barely out of the reliable range - resulting in frequent “unable to connect” or “device malfunction” messages on our Alarm.com app. We recently upgraded to an IQ Panel 2, with Z-Wave PLUS, which has helped reduce these errors, but not eliminate them altogether.
I have just purchased a few of the new Schlage connects that use Z-Wave PLUS, in the hopes that this will put an end to our range issues.
We have a huge amount of rules and schedules that involve these locks and I would really HATE to have to remove the old locks and re-add the new ones from scratch. I would LOVE to use the IQ Panel 2’s “Replace Failed Node” function to simply swap out the old models for the new, maintaining all my existing rules and schedules. Is that possible? Any downside to this?
And more importantly, will the “replacement” nodes function as Z-Wave PLUS devices or is that something that requires a fresh install?
Thanks so much!