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Kwikset SmartCode 914 Zigbee?

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If someone purchased one of these from Amazon would it work on Control4? The zigbee model? Was sent to a job where the customer had done that and couldn’t get those two locks to join the zigbee network. Tech support obviously unwilling/unable to help (they helped more than I anticipated they would) and I tested a zigbee extended and it learned in just fine. One of the tech reps said no chance it would work as the radios were different and the other said it should work that C4 just resells them. I’d like to know what’s true so I don’t waste my time in the future.

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17 hours ago, Drake0508 said:

Does this look right?

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Based on the eBay sale of a known good one, linked to in another thread about this (from a few years ago), they look to be identical. But obviously I can't be sure. 

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If the lock is not supported in Control4, then why is there a driver for the 914 AND specific instructions on pairing the driver in the Control4 driver documentation. There seems to be quite a confusion out there. 

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914 is the model of the lock, not the model of the Zigbee module in the lock.

You can have a 914 with a generic Zigbee module, or a 914 with a Control4-specific Zigbee module.

They are not interchangeable.

RyanE

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5 minutes ago, RyanE said:

914 is the model of the lock, not the model of the Zigbee module in the lock.

You can have a 914 with a generic Zigbee module, or a 914 with a Control4-specific Zigbee module.

They are not interchangeable.

RyanE

Who made the half functional Z-Wave driver?

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Just now, RyanE said:

No idea, don't even know what you're talking about.

RyanE

 

There is a Zwave driver for the Zwave version of the lock. Everything works except for what state the lock is in. 

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The Z-Wave driver is fully functional and reports the state of the lock fine.

The dongle is pricey, the range is crap and the performance isn't there. If you had the same lock in C4 Zigbee or the same long in Z-wave with the Dongle the C4 Zigbee one will work much much better.

I hate when people try to back door the door locks to try and save $50/lock. Just buy a proper zigbee one from your dealer and be done with it. Only use Z-wave if you inherited locks from an old alarm system and they are already in place. Buying them yourself on ebay or where ever is just not worth the hassle for the little to no money you will save at the end of the day.

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22 minutes ago, BraydonH said:

The Z-Wave driver is fully functional and reports the state of the lock fine.

The dongle is pricey, the range is crap and the performance isn't there. If you had the same lock in C4 Zigbee or the same long in Z-wave with the Dongle the C4 Zigbee one will work much much better.

I hate when people try to back door the door locks to try and save $50/lock. Just buy a proper zigbee one from your dealer and be done with it. Only use Z-wave if you inherited locks from an old alarm system and they are already in place. Buying them yourself on ebay or where ever is just not worth the hassle for the little to no money you will save at the end of the day.

Already had the locks. 

Did not report lock state fine. It reported the first time it connected after a power cycle but that was it. 

Swapped in a C4 module and it all works now. 

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