This is a secure Alarm Sensor for Europe. To run this device please insert fresh 1 * LS14250 batteries. Please make sure the internal battery is fully charged. Please insert the Z-Wave module including the battery into the smoke detector head first. Pressing the "Z-Wave button" includes and excludes the device.

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 Popp 10-Year Smoke Sensor consists of two parts: (1) a stand-alone smoke detector head that does not only fully comply to the European regulation EN15406 but to the much more advanced guideline vfdb 14-01. This means that the device ? among others ? ensures a 10 year battery life of the internal battery, is more resistive against mechanical stress and extreme temperature changes, and it is manufactured according to the advanced manufacturing standard UPC-2. (2) a wireless communication module, that has its own separate and replaceable battery. This module fits into the module bay of the smoke detector head and establishes a communication link to a central Z-Wave gateway reporting its battery status and of course any alarm condition. The module is certified according to the Z-Wave Plus guidelines. Additional functionality of this high end smoke detector includes periodic automated self test, dust compensation and special functions for sleeping rooms (no blinking) and easiness of use (large button for testing to be operated by a simple broom stick). Furthermore the device can be used also as an independent indoor siren within the Z-Wave network. Connected to different sensors via control center it will alarm in case of detected flood or burglary additionally to smoke or fire alarm. Yon don?t need to install another stand-alone siren.

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.

Reset to factory default

This device also allows to be reset without any involvement of a Z-Wave controller. This procedure should only be used when the primary controller is inoperable.

To reset the device keep the button pushed for 10 seconds. After 5 seconds the led starts flashing and after another 5 seconds there is a short beep signaling the successful reset back to factory defaults. Use this procedure only when the network primary controller is missing or otherwise inoperable.

Safety Warning for Batteries

The product contains batteries. Please remove the batteries when the device is not used. Do not mix batteries of different charging level or different brands.


Please refer to the installation guide of the smoke sensor for information about how and where the smoke sensor should be installed. The installation guide complies with the norm DIN EN 14676.

  • The first step is to mount the mounting base on the desired place in the home using screws.
  • Remove the battery isolation strip from the wireless module. The red LED will start blinking.
  • Include the Smoke Sensor into your existing Z-Wave based Smart Home Network using the Z-Wave button.
  • Place the Smoke Detector on the mounting base and turn clockwise. Now the Smoke Detector is armed.
  • Battery Change: The battery of the wireless module will be empty much earlier than the 10 years soldered in battery of the smoke sensor. To replace the battery, remove the Smoke Detector, pull off the wireless module from the smoke sensor. Then you can replace the 1/2 AA battery and replug the wireless module.


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.


1. Remove the ceiling bracket.
2. Remove the Z-Wave board. 
3. Insert the battery.
4. Re-insert the Z-Wave module.
5. Press the button for 3 seconds.


1. Remove the ceiling bracket.
2. Press the button once.

Product Usage

In case smoke is detected by the smoke detector the device will sound and the wireless module will issue a Z-Wave alarm command to the main controller and other associated devices. A low battery of the wireless module will be reported by the wireless module. Please note that the battery level of the main detector is not reported since this battery can?t be replaced anyway. The end-of-life indicator serves the same purpose. Outside Inside 3 Note: All communication of the wireless module is performed with application level security if the device was included securely and all communication partners support secure communication as well. In case a non-secure device is associated for switching on smoke alarm, the smoke detector will detect this and change its communication style with this very device to non-secure. This process happens one time and will take about 20 seconds. This delay will happen on first communication only.

Alarm Messages The device will issue the following (unsolicited) alarm messages:

  • Smoke Detected (this message will also be issued when the test button is pressed)
  • Low Battery Alarm (when the battery of the wireless modules goes low), indicated by yellow LED
  • Tamper Detected (ON, when the smoke detector head is removed from the base; OFF, when the detector head is mounted to the base)
  • End of Life (issued, when the Detector Main Head has reached its end of life after 10+ years.)

Node Information Frame

The Node Information Frame (NIF) is the business card of a Z-Wave device. It contains information about the device type and the technical capabilities. The inclusion and exclusion of the device is confirmed by sending out a Node Information Frame. Beside this it may be needed for certain network operations to send out a Node Information Frame. To issue a NIF execute the following action: A single click on the button will send out a NIF.

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

Firmware-Update over the Air

This device is capable of receiving a new firmware 'over the air'. The update function needs to be supported by the central controller. Once the controller starts the update process, perform the following action to confirm the firmware update: Once the firmware update process has started double click the Z-Wave button to confirm firmware update process.

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 10 Z-Wave Plus Lifeline
2 10 Alarm Reports. All devices in this group will receive Alarm notifications (Smoke , Battery Low, Tamper)
3 10 Switching Command. All devices in this group will receive a BASIC SET command on Smoke Alarms. Configuration parameter 3 and 4 will define the command value sent on alarm and alarm clearance.

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 3: Value of ON-Command

This value is sent as BASIC Set to Association Group 3 when an Smoke Alarm occurs.
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 99

Setting Description
0 - 99 BASIC Set Command
255 BASIC Set Command

Parameter 4: Value of Off-Command

This value is sent as BASIC Set to Association Group 3 when an Smoke Alarm is cleared.
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 99

Setting Description
0 - 99 Basic Set Command
255 Basic Set Command

Technical Data

Dimensions 115x115x47 mm
Weight 202 gr
Hardware Platform ZM5202
EAN 0019962009402
IP Class IP 20
Battery Type 1 * LS14250
Device Type Notification Sensor
Network Operation Listening Sleeping Slave
Firmware Version 1.14
Z-Wave Version 6.51.06
Certification ID ZC10-16015002
Z-Wave Product Id 0x0154.0x0004.0x0004

Supported Command Classes

  • Association Group Information V2
  • Association V2
  • Basic
  • Battery
  • Configuration
  • Device Reset Locally
  • Firmware Update Md V3
  • Manufacturer Specific V2
  • Notification V5
  • Powerlevel
  • Security
  • Sensor Binary V2
  • Switch Binary
  • Version V2
  • Zwaveplus Info V2

Controlled Command Classes

  • Basic

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.

Support and Contact

Should you encounter any problem, please give us an opportunity to address it before returning this product. Most questions regarding Z-Wave wireless communication standard can be answered through the international users community such as www.z-wave.info and others. If your question can’t be answered there, please use our Popp Z-Wave site

While the information in this manual has been compiled with great care, it may not be deemed an assurance of product characteristics. Popp & Co. shall be liable only to the degree specified in the terms of sale and delivery. The reproduction and distribution of the documentation and software supplied with this product and the use of its contents is subject to written authorization from Popp & Co. We reserve the right to make any alterations that arise as the result of technical development.

eMail: support@popp.eu
Web: Popp.eu

Declaration of Conformity

Popp hereby declares this device complies with the essential requirements and other relevant prescriptions of Directive 1999/5/EC R&TTE. The complete CE declaration can be found on: www.popp.eu/ce.

All questions regarding this declaration of conformity can be directed to the following address: Z-Wave Europe GmbH, Antonstraße 3, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany

Disposal Guidelines

Do not dispose of electrical appliances as unsorted municipal waste, use separate collection facilities. Contact your local government for information regarding the collection systems available. If electrical appliances are disposed of in landfills or dumps, hazardous substances can leak into the groundwater and get into the food chain, damaging health and well-being.