Hank Z-Wave Plus Four Button Scene Controller HKZW-SCN04, White, Works with SmartThings (with custom handler) and Vera
|Controller Type||Vera, SmartThings|
|Maximum Range||39.62 Meters|
|Number of Batteries||1 LR44 batteries required.|
- 4-BUTTON CONTROL: NEW version with improved battery holder! Add this controller to your Z-Wave system for quick and intuitive scene control. Single-click or press-and-hold any of the 4 buttons to enable pre-programmed scenes and routines. Compatible with Aeotec ST (custom handler needed, contact seller), Vera, HomeSeer, and Fibaro. Does NOT work with Wink, Vivint, ADT Pulse, and other Z-Wave alarm panels.
- 8 ACTIONS: With each button reacting to a click and a hold, you can choose 8 different triggers to pack into this super small controller. Mount one by the front door to start “hello” or “goodbye” routines at just the right moment.
- SIMPLY HANDY: Keep this remote in every room to control your smart bulbs or motorized blinds with a click. Assign “all lights off” to one of the buttons to shut everything down on your way out, without having to check your phone.
- PORTABLE AND SLIM: Fits in any pocket, blends into any interior, can be easily mounted on any wall or counter. Use it as a personal controller whenever a smart speaker or automation is too much work.
- LOW MAINTENANCE: The controller is powered by a rechargeable battery that will last up to 6 months on a single charge. The battery is replaceable.
Device detailed description
NOTE: Z-Wave hub required. Sold separately.
- Model Number: HKZW-SCN04
- Z-Wave Signal Frequency: 908.42 MHz
- Power: LIR2450 3.6V battery
- Z-Wave Range: Up to 130 feet line of sight
- Operating Temperature: 14-122° F
- Installation and Use: Indoor only
- Dimensions: 2′ x 2′ x 0.6′
- Weight: 2 oz
Do NOT buy if your controller is not listed below. Contact Seller first.
- Fibaro Home Center Lite
- Home Assistant
- Compatible with SmartThings Hub with custom device handler – Contact Seller for Instructions
Features and specification
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
|Color Available colors|
|Item Package Quantity||
|Batteries Type of batteries used|
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Frequently asked question
I have the 1-Button version, and it does work with Hubitat. I am using the controller with a custom driver by @krlaframboise. The driver has fingerprints for both versions. … see more I have the 1-Button version, and it does work with Hubitat. I am using the controller with a custom driver by @krlaframboise. The driver has fingerprints for both versions. it's been awhile since i installed the controller, and with the recent Hubitat firmware updates, it may no longer need custom drivers. I just don't want to touch the system.
Great question. If you still have the opportunity to return it, I would jump on it. This is still the only device I have not gotten to work with SmartThings (that claimed to do so).
Ring alarm doesn't support all types of Z-Wave devices, to our knowledge, it recognizes just the basic switches, plugs, sirens, thermostats, and locks but it doesn't currently offer the software capability to program more complex devices like Z-Wave remote controls. That means this device would probably not be recogniz… see more Ring alarm doesn't support all types of Z-Wave devices, to our knowledge, it recognizes just the basic switches, plugs, sirens, thermostats, and locks but it doesn't currently offer the software capability to program more complex devices like Z-Wave remote controls. That means this device would probably not be recognized correctly by your system at the moment.
Button icons are painted on so they cannot be changed. I used paint pens to write over them.
3 reviews for Hank Z-Wave Plus Four Button Scene Controller HKZW-SCN04, White, Works with SmartThings (with custom handler) and Vera
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The 'Z-button' is the one in the center
This is a really good button for the price. It seems solidly built, but I would not carry in around in my pocket for fear of accidental button presses. The button nomenclature is handled with some obscure symbols and named in the documentation with numbers 1-4 (which is how they are viewed by my Hubitat Hub). The instructions to add it to your hub refer to pressing the Z-button, which is never actually defined as such in the documentation. The Z-button is the center button which has a designation of button 3 (yes, 3 is the center button – go figure). That is the only really quirky thing about this gadget. It added easily to my Hubitat hub as an ‘Aeotec NanoMote’ and seems to have that functionality (although I haven’t done extensive testing). I really only wanted a single button like the SmartThings button, but they don’t seem to make those much anymore, and I did not want to spend the money for a Fibaro ‘The Button’. I am using it to control my Dome Water Shut-off Valve. By writing a quick routine with the Hubitat rule machine, pushing the center button turns the water on if it is off or off if it is on. I don’t use the other buttons at all. That’s what this button does for me and I like it fot that. I also like that it has a rechargeable battery, but wish to all that is holy that the industry would not ever use the USB mini connector that this one does. It is hard to plug in, but I guess if it is only needed once every 6 months (also not tested) it should be ok. Please discover the USB C connector!!! Final conclusion is this is every bit worth the money from my limited experience with it (about a month).08/20/2022Verified Purchase
Poor QA and somewhat strange design decisions, but it functions
I ordered the 4-button version of this controller to use with a Vera Plus and HomeAssistant. I’ll split the review into 2 sections, product design and product functionality:
There are some serious concerns around the design of this scene controller. As others have stated, you must bend the battery contacts in order to get the battery to charge and the device to operate on the battery. My best guess is that the contacts are designed in such a way that having the battery in the device for long periods, along with the shaking that comes with shipping, causes the contacts to bend to the point that they no longer work as intended. This issue was easily fixed with some quick bending of the contacts.
The other item that I haven’t really seen anyone comment on is the strange decision regarding the button labels. If you are using the scene controller as a loose item, it’s not an issue, but if you want to mount the controller on the wall, it becomes a choice with no good option. The way the controller is designed, the labels on the buttons are only correct if the USB port is facing up. This strikes me as strange, since when you put the back piece on, the text is upright with the USB port facing down. It’s almost as if they couldn’t choose which side should be ‘up’. Unfortunately if you’re mounting it on the wall, you get one of two choices:
1. Mount it with the USB port down, which allows for easy charging and hides the ugly USB port where you don’t see it all the time. This leaves you with the button labels all upside down, which is not an issue for 3 of the 4 buttons, but the label of the two people is now incorrect.
2. Mount it with the USB port up, which is ugly and has a USB cable sticking out of the top of the unit if you have it plugged in. The only advantage here is that all the button labels are right side up, and you don’t have people constantly commenting ‘Hey, do you realize you hung this upside down?’
Overall, the design is a bit strange, and as others have stated, the instructions are par for the course for something that was put together quickly somewhere in Asia.
Once the design issues are overcome, this seems to function exactly as it should. I have the ability to set 8 different actions, based on 4 buttons and 2 actions per button (press, hold). The communication is fast and reliable, and I’ve not really had any problems at all with the functionality. I can’t comment on the battery life of the unit, but this is of minimal concern to me, as my current setup has the controller wall-mounted with permanent USB hookups.
Since the only real issues I’ve found are with the design, and are minimal and easily fixed, I would give this 4 stars.06/11/2022Verified Purchase
They work as exepcted, more than needed, a little under-thought out
I use Vera Edge, these ‘included’ easily and I could assign scenes to each button, no problem.
They come with a sticky pad, I intend to have one in each of a few rooms to trigger room scenes. Attaching it to a wall next to existing switches would be nice.
That’s where quirk #1 comes in. These are rechargeable, and the buttons are labeled such that the USB port is on the top. So I stick it to a wall plate, and the open USB port faces upwards – a) it’s visible, b) it will collect dust c) worst case it will get something in it that stops me recharging it.
The symbols are very specific and limited. So my next comment would be either number the buttons (not intuitive for the assigned scenes) or leave the blank for some form of artwork. Include? Because the options are confusing and counter-intuitive. And upside down.
a) an open circle, middle button – what does that mean? Nothing really, just trigger whatever is most intuitive – turns out that in the family room that’s ‘person in room, lights on’, but in the bedroom I have one each side of the bed that means ‘I’m going to sleep’ and triggers logic that says when one is asleep, very dim, when both are asleep, all lights off.
b) Two people – side button – that might mean ‘multiple people in the room’, kinda similar to the most intuitive middle ‘easy’ button.
c) Moon – clearly means late/night, but does it mean ‘dim the lights in the room’ or ‘it’s night time so turn everything off’?
d) Which leaves the last button, very clearly labeled with an ‘Off’ symbol. Which would be overnight, so the moon doesn’t work as ‘nighttime’.
It’s unfortunate there are almost no wallpad options for Z-Wave. This unit is ok for what it is, but leads to the last point – all I want to do is trigger scenes, not be a direct controller – I’ve got one of those. So it’s a little expensive as a set of 4 buttons to trigger 8 scenes. If only someone would make a simple wall switch or dimmer which has 4 or 8 scene buttons on the front…06/11/2022Verified Purchase