I have set to Never poll nodes under z-wave settings. And i have set Poll node to 0 seconds on every unit. But my Vera still polls my nodes, and usually gets “cannot detect device” all tho they work fine. And when a fully working node gets that irritating red field of text im unable to control it with Google home… Any fix for this irretating problem?!
Setting polling to 0 does normally stop it polling.
How do you know its still polling?
Perhaps the Can’t detect device is appearing for another reason?
I was getting that Can’t detect message on one of my battery operated motion sensors and I’d been ignoring it for ages.
Last week I disabled polling for that device and touch wood the message hasn’t come back again.
Maybe try setting Automatically Configure to NO as well.
You’ll need to probably manually poll / wake up the device to set that.
Its only happening to AC powered devices. I have also set Automatically Configure to NO.
I know they poll becous i se it in the interface. Polling nodes…
Can’t say I’ve ever seen the GUI say that.
How many devices have this problem with Can’t detect device?
Is your Z-Wave mesh network good?
Do the problem devices have neighbour nodes listed?
Its mabye 3-5 devices … Yes they all have neighbors. If where would be a good way to check the status of the z-wave network i could tell you, but as far i know its not possible…
But i guess it doesnt matter any more. Just ordered a Athom Homey, im so sick of this Vera garbage. Only thing im really gonna miss is the totaly AWSOME plugin Reactor.
Marked as solved then LOL.
I’m also tired by Vera’s poor reliability and slow service. Completely agree on REACTOR… Do they (Homey) have a similar depth of solution for regular users as myself or it requires scripting experience?
Maybe you’ll like my multi-platform Reactor when it’s done. I’ve never heard of Homey before, but I’ll go study up…
My experiences so far with the Homey - I have added ~30 z-wave devices so far, it takes around 30 seconds to add and configure a device. So far they have ALL been a success on the first try when adding(!!!). Wifi and USB powered with powerbank makes it so easy to walk around the house when including. With Vera i could be struggling one whole evening trying to include one single device.
I haven’t made any complicated scenes yet, but as far as i can tell its no way as good as Reactor. Its super easy to make basic scenes, but i haven’t figured it out yet how to make complicated once. But it should be possible accordingly to the Homey community.
Ohh, you made me very curious … Really love your work with Reactor, and sure hope you could make something “cross platform”.
Any exiting news on this?
My (admittedly limited) knowledge on the subject of Polling – and, yes, it has been a perennial problem for users since at least 2011! – is that there are TWO parallel mechanisms by which Z-Wave devices get polled.
One is by the Z-Wave chip itself, at the protocol level, a function which cannot be disabled.
The other is by the Vera controller, at the OS level, a function which can be disabled by setting ‘PollSettings’ to 0 (recommended, esp. for battery-operated devices). Disabling this feature does not stop the Z-Wave chip from doing its thing, nor from those dratted red flags appearing.