Quickstart

This is a secure Alarm Sensor for South Korea. To run this device please connect it to your mains power supply.



Important safety information

Please read this manual carefully. Failure to follow the recommendations in this manual may be dangerous or may violate the law. The manufacturer, importer, distributor and seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from failure to comply with the instructions in this manual or any other material. Use this equipment only for its intended purpose. Follow the disposal instructions. Do not dispose of electronic equipment or batteries in a fire or near open heat sources.

What is Z-Wave?

Z-Wave is the international wireless protocol for communication in the Smart Home. This device is suited for use in the region mentioned in the Quickstart section.

Z-Wave ensures a reliable communication by reconfirming every message (two-way communication) and every mains powered node can act as a repeater for other nodes (meshed network) in case the receiver is not in direct wireless range of the transmitter.

This device and every other certified Z-Wave device can be used together with any other certified Z-Wave device regardless of brand and origin as long as both are suited for the same frequency range.

If a device supports secure communication it will communicate with other devices secure as long as this device provides the same or a higher level of security. Otherwise it will automatically turn into a lower level of security to maintain backward compatibility.

For more information about Z-Wave technology, devices, white papers etc. please refer to www.z-wave.info.

Product Description

The MCOHome A8-9 is a Z-Wave enabled multi-sensor that can completely monitor your environment and assist with all of your smart home needs.The 3.5 inch touch-screen display allows you to see the sensor information that is also reported to your Z-Wave gateway. The A8-9 includes temperature, humidity, motion and light level like many sensors, but goes far beyond by also providing particular matter (pollution), carbon dioxide, and volatile organic compound levels as well. Security and safety is further enhanced with a noise sensor and smoke detection providing an amazing NINE different sensors in one package.

Prepare for Installation / Reset

Please read the user manual before installing the product.

In order to include (add) a Z-Wave device to a network it must be in factory default state. Please make sure to reset the device into factory default. You can do this by performing an Exclusion operation as described below in the manual. Every Z-Wave controller is able to perform this operation however it is recommended to use the primary controller of the previous network to make sure the very device is excluded properly from this network.

Safety Warning for Mains Powered Devices

ATTENTION: only authorized technicians under consideration of the country-specific installation guidelines/norms may do works with mains power. Prior to the assembly of the product, the voltage network has to be switched off and ensured against re-switching.

Inclusion/Exclusion

On factory default the device does not belong to any Z-Wave network. The device needs to be added to an existing wireless network to communicate with the devices of this network. This process is called Inclusion.

Devices can also be removed from a network. This process is called Exclusion. Both processes are initiated by the primary controller of the Z-Wave network. This controller is turned into exclusion respective inclusion mode. Inclusion and Exclusion is then performed doing a special manual action right on the device.

Quick trouble shooting

Here are a few hints for network installation if things dont work as expected.

  1. Make sure a device is in factory reset state before including. In doubt exclude before include.
  2. If inclusion still fails, check if both devices use the same frequency.
  3. Remove all dead devices from associations. Otherwise you will see severe delays.
  4. Never use sleeping battery devices without a central controller.
  5. Dont poll FLIRS devices.
  6. Make sure to have enough mains powered device to benefit from the meshing

Association - one device controls an other device

Z-Wave devices control other Z-Wave devices. The relationship between one device controlling another device is called association. In order to control a different device, the controlling device needs to maintain a list of devices that will receive controlling commands. These lists are called association groups and they are always related to certain events (e.g. button pressed, sensor triggers, ...). In case the event happens all devices stored in the respective association group will receive the same wireless command wireless command, typically a 'Basic Set' Command.

Association Groups:

Group Number Maximum Nodes Description
1 1 Z-Wave Plus Lifeline

Configuration Parameters

Z-Wave products are supposed to work out of the box after inclusion, however certain configuration can adapt the function better to user needs or unlock further enhanced features.

IMPORTANT: Controllers may only allow configuring signed values. In order to set values in the range 128 ... 255 the value sent in the application shall be the desired value minus 256. For example: To set a parameter to 200 it may be needed to set a value of 200 minus 256 = minus 56. In case of a two byte value the same logic applies: Values greater than 32768 may needed to be given as negative values too.

Parameter 1: PM25_Delta_Level

=0Turn off report>=1 Report when change > n * 1ug/m3
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 - 127 =0Turn off report >=1 Report when change >n * 1ug/m3

Parameter 10: Smoke_Timer

=0Turn off report>=35 Report every n*1s interval
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 60

Setting Description
35 - 32767 >=35 Report every n*1s interval

Parameter 11: PIR_Timer

=0Turn off report>=35 Report every n*1s interval
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 60

Setting Description
35 - 32767 >=35 Report every n*1s interval

Parameter 12: PM25_Timer

=0Turn off report>=35Report every n*1s interval
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 120

Setting Description
35 - 32767 >=35Report every n*1s interval

Parameter 13: CO2_Timer

=0Turn off report>=35 Report every n*1s interval
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 120

Setting Description
35 - 32767 >=35 Report every n*1s interval

Parameter 14: Temp_Timer

=0Turn off report>=35 Report every n*1s interval
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 180

Setting Description
35 - 32767 >=35 Report every n*1s interval

Parameter 15: Humidity_Timer

=0Turn off report>=35 Report every n*1s interval
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 180

Setting Description
35 - 32767 >=35 Report every n*1s interval

Parameter 16: VOC_Timer

=0Turn off report>=35 Report every n*1s interval
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 180

Setting Description
35 - 32767 >=35 Report every n*1s interval

Parameter 17: Lux_Timer

=0Turn off report>=35 Report every n*1s interval
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 300

Setting Description
35 - 32767 >=35 Report every n*1s interval

Parameter 18: dB_Timer

=0Turn off report>=35 Report every n*1s interval
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 300

Setting Description
35 - 32767 >=35 Report every n*1s interval

Parameter 2: CO2_Delta_Level

=0Turn off report>=1 Report when change >n * 5ppm
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 - 127 =0Turn off report >=1 Report when change > n * 5ppm

Parameter 3: Temp_Delta_Level

=0Turn off report>=1 Report when change >n*0.5
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 - 127 =0Turn off report >=1 Report when change > n*0.5

Parameter 4: Humidity_Delta_Level

=0Turn off report>=1 Report when change >n%
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 - 127 =0Turn off report >=1 Report when change >n%

Parameter 47: Temp. unit

=0 =1
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 - 1 =0=1

Parameter 5: VOC_Delta_Level

=0Turn off report>=1-127*5ppb Reportchange
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 - 127 =0Turn off report >=1-127*5ppb Reportchange

Parameter 50: T_OffSet

0 ~ 127: ((n-100)/10)=(-10~2.7)-128 ~ -1:((156+n)/10)=(2.8~15.5)
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 100

Setting Description
-128 - 127 0 ~ 127: ((n-100)/10)=(-10~2.7) -128 ~ -1: ((156+n)/10)=(2.8~15.5)

Parameter 51: RH_OffSet

n-20=(-20~20)%
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 20

Setting Description
0 - 40 n-20=(-20~20)%

Parameter 52: CO2_OffSet

(n-500)=(-500~500)ppm
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 500

Setting Description
0 - 1000 (n-500)=(-500~500)ppm

Parameter 53: PM2.5_OffSet

0 ~ 127: n-100=(-100~27)ug/m3-128 ~ -1:156+n=(28~155)ug/m3
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 100

Setting Description
-128 - 127 0 ~ 127:n-100=(-100~27)ug/m3 -128 ~ -1: 156+n=(28~155)ug/m3

Parameter 54: Lux_OffSet

n-5000=(-5000~5000)lux
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 5000

Setting Description
0 - 10000 n-5000=(-5000~5000)lux

Parameter 55: VOC_Correct

0 ~ 127: n-100=(-100~27)ppb-128 ~ -1:156+n=(28~155)ppb
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 100

Setting Description
-128 - 127 0 ~ 127:n-100=(-100~27)ppb -128 ~ -1: 156+n=(28~155)ppb

Parameter 56: dB_Correct

(n-50)=-50~50
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 50

Setting Description
0 - 100 (n-50)=-50~50

Parameter 6: Lux_Delta_Level

=0Turn off report>=1 Report when change > n*1 Lux
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 - 32767 =0Turn off report >=1 Report when change > n*1 Lux

Parameter 7: dB_Delta_Level

=0Turn off report>=1 Report when change >n*1dB
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 - 127 =0Turn off report >=1 Report when change > n*1dB

Parameter 8: PIR_Delta_Level

=0Turn off report=1Report change
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 - 1 =0Turn off report =1Report change

Parameter 9: SMOKE_Delta_Level

=0Turn off report=1 Report change
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 1

Setting Description
0 - 1 =0Turn off report =1 Report change

Technical Data

Hardware Platform ZM5202
Device Type Notification Sensor
Network Operation Always On Slave
Firmware Version HW: 255 FW: 6.00
Z-Wave Version 6.71.03
Certification ID ZC10-19086697
Z-Wave Product Id 0x015F.0xA803.0x135A
Neutral Wire Required ok
Firmware Updatable Updatable by Professional/Technician
Sensors Air TemperatureCarbon DioxideHumidityLoudnessLuminanceMotion/No Motion (Binary)Particulate MatterSmoke DensityVolatile Organic Compound
Security V2 S2_UNAUTHENTICATED
Frequency XXfrequency
Maximum transmission power XXantenna

Supported Command Classes

  • Association Grp Info
  • Association V2
  • Configuration
  • Device Reset Locally
  • Firmware Update Md V4
  • Manufacturer Specific V2
  • Powerlevel
  • Security 2
  • Sensor Multilevel V10
  • Supervision
  • Transport Service V2
  • Version V2
  • Zwaveplus Info V2

Explanation of Z-Wave specific terms

  • Controller — is a Z-Wave device with capabilities to manage the network. Controllers are typically Gateways,Remote Controls or battery operated wall controllers.
  • Slave — is a Z-Wave device without capabilities to manage the network. Slaves can be sensors, actuators and even remote controls.
  • Primary Controller — is the central organizer of the network. It must be a controller. There can be only one primary controller in a Z-Wave network.
  • Inclusion — is the process of adding new Z-Wave devices into a network.
  • Exclusion — is the process of removing Z-Wave devices from the network.
  • Association — is a control relationship between a controlling device and a controlled device.
  • Wakeup Notification — is a special wireless message issued by a Z-Wave device to announces that is able to communicate.
  • Node Information Frame — is a special wireless message issued by a Z-Wave device to announce its capabilities and functions.