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Description and features

Description

FIBARO KeyFob is a Z-Wave Plus compatible, battery-powered, compact remote control.

Six buttons allow you to control other devices through the Z-Wave network and run various scenes defined in FIBARO System.

Configure actions for one, two, three clicks, holding the button and button sequences to suit all your needs.

Built-in locking system will ensure that unauthorized person will not take control of your home.

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Features

  • Compatible with any Z-Wave or Z-Wave+ Controller,
  • Supports protected mode (Z-Wave network security mode) with AES-128 encryption,
  • Battery powered,
  • Completely wireless,
  • Pocket size,
  • Equipped with 6 easily recognizable buttons,
  • 30 different actions, single/double/triple click, hold for each button and sequences,
  • Easy to operate menu,
  • Actions are confirmed by the built-in LED diode.

This device may be used with all devices certified with the Z-Wave Plus certificate and should be compatible with such devices produced by other manufacturers.

FIBARO KeyFob is a Security Enabled Z-Wave Plus product and a Security Enabled Z-Wave Controller must be used in order to fully utilize the product.

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Technical data

Power supply: CR2450 3.0V battery (included)
Battery life: est. 2 years (default settings, max. 5 pushes per day and direct range)
Operating temperature: 10 – 40°C
EU standards compliance: R&TTE 1999/5/EC
RoHS 2011/65/EU
Radio protocol: Z-Wave (500 series chip)
Radio frequency: 868.4, 868.42 or 869.8 MHz EU;
908.4, 908.42 or 916.0 MHz US;
921.4, 921.42 or 919.8 MHz ANZ;
869.0 or 869.02 MHz RU;
Range: up to 50m (164 ft) outdoors
up to 40m (131 ft) indoors
(Depending on terrain and building structure)
Dimensions: 70 x 38 x 15 mm

Using batteries other than specified may result in explosion. Dispose of properly, observing environmental protection rules.

Radio frequency of individual device must be same as your Z-Wave controller. Check information on the box or consult your dealer if you are not sure.

Battery life depends on frequency of usage, number of associations/scenes, Z-Wave routing and network load.

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Installation

Basic Activation

  1. Using included keyring or a coin, open the battery cover by turning it counter-clockwise.
  2. Remove the sticker underneath the battery.
  3. Using included keyring or a coin, close the battery cover by turning it clockwise.
  4. Locate the device nearby the main Z-Wave controller.
  5. Set the main Z-Wave controller in (security/non-security) add mode (see the controller’s manual).
  6. Click any button three times.
  7. LED will pulse white during the adding process.
  8. Wait for the device to be added into the system.
  9. Successful adding will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message and green LED colour.

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Z-Wave network

Adding to the network

Adding (Inclusion) – Z-Wave device learning mode, allowing to add the device to existing Z-Wave network.

To add the device to the Z-Wave network:

  1. Set the main Z-Wave controller in (security/non-security) add mode (see the controller’s manual).
  2. Power the device (insert the battery).
  3. Click any button three times.
  4. LED will pulse white during the adding process.
  5. Wait for the adding process to end.
  6. Successful adding will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message and green LED colour.

Adding in security mode must be performed up to 2 meters from the controller.

In case the device is not added, repeat the adding procedure.

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Removing from the network

Removing (Exclusion) – Z-Wave device learning mode, allowing to remove the device from existing Z-Wave network.

Removing the device from the Z-Wave network restores all the default parameters of the device.

To remove the device from the Z-Wave network:

  1. Set the main Z-Wave controller in remove mode (see the controller’s manual).
  2. Click circle and minus simultaneously.
  3. Click triangle or cross until LED glows green.
  4. Click plus.
  5. Wait for the removing process to end.
  6. Successful removing will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message.

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Reset

Reset procedure allows to restore the device back to its factory settings, which means all information about the Z-Wave controller and user configuration will be deleted. There are two ways of resetting the device:

Resetting the device using the menu:

  1. Click circle and minus simultaneously.
  2. Click triangle or cross until LED glows yellow.
  3. Click plus.

Emergency resetting the device on start-up:

  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Hold circle and plus, while inserting the battery.

Successful resetting will be confirmed by smoothly brightening and dimming of the yellow LED colour.

Resetting the device is not the recommended way of removing the device from the Z-Wave network. Use the reset procedure only if the primary controller is missing or inoperable. Certain device removal can be achieved by the procedure of removing.

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Operating the device

Visual indications

The KeyFob is equipped with a LED diode, signalling pushing the buttons, sequences, menu position and status of the device.

Indications for scenes and associations:
After pressing one of the buttons or using sequence, KeyFob indicates status of action with the LED diode.

What you see What it means
Green blink Receiving command confirmed by the controller and associated devices
Yellow blink every 1s Sending commands in progress
Red blink Receiving at least one command was not confirmed by the controller or associated devices

 

Indications for sequences:

What you see What it means
Blue pulse Entering sequence
3 blue pulses Sequence valid
3 red pulses Sequence not valid

 

Device status indications:

What you see What it means What to do
Learning mode
Red blink Device not added Click any button three times to start adding
Fast white pulsing Device in adding mode Wait for adding process to end
Green blink Device added
Lock Mode
Red blink Device locked Unlock using sequence
3 red pulses Wrong sequence Try unlocking again
Red to green transition Device unlocked Press buttons to activate scenes/associations
Green to red transition Device locked using button hold
Battery
3 magenta pulses Low battery Replace the battery
Configuration
2 white pulses Device woken up

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Menu

Menu allows to perform Z-Wave network actions. In order to use the menu:

  1. Click circle and minus simultaneously.
  2. Click triangle or cross until LED indicates desired menu position with colour:
    • WHITE – wake up the device
    • GREEN – learning mode (adding/removing)
    • CYAN –  check battery level
    • YELLOW – reset the device
  3. Click plus to confirm selection, click minus to exit the menu.
  4. LED will pulse twice with same colour as selected menu position to confirm completing action.

Resetting the device from the menu is not available in Lock Mode.

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Waking up the device

The KeyFob needs to be woken up to receive information about the new configuration from the Z-Wave controller, like parameters and associations.

Use 1st menu position (white) or click circle and plus simultaneously to wake up the device.

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Battery

The KeyFob can be powered with CR2450 (included) battery. Estimated battery life with device added once, default settings, direct range and maximum 5 pushes per day is 2 years.

Using batteries other than specified may result in explosion. Dispose of properly, observing environmental protection rules.
Battery life depends on frequency of usage, number of associations/scenes, Z-Wave routing and network load.

Checking battery level:

KeyFob automatically warns about low battery with 3 magenta blinks.

  1. Click circle and minus simultaneously.
  2. Click triangle or cross until LED glows cyan.
  3. Click cross.
  4. LED indicates battery level with a smoothly transitioning colours, where:
    • Green – 100%
    • Yellow – 50%
    • Red – 1%
  5. Wait 2 second or click any button to exit.

Replacing the battery:

  1. Using included keyring or a coin, open the battery cover by turning it counter-clockwise.
  2. Replace the battery.
  3. Using included keyring or a coin, close the battery cover by turning it clockwise.

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Additional features

Lock mode

The KeyFob can be protected with a sequence of 2 to 5 button clicks.
When unlocking sequence is set, the device will lock itself after:

  • being inactive for time set in parameter 2 (60 seconds by default),
  • pressing and holding selected button (if set in parameter 2).

To enable Lock Mode:

  • set sequence in parameter 1,
  • set time and/or locking button in parameter 2 (60 seconds by default),
  • set PROTECTION Command Class to Local Protection by Sequence (done automatically by Home Center controller).

Lock Mode will be disabled when:

  • parameter 1 and/or parameter 2 is set to 0,
  • PROTECTION Command Class is set to Unprotected.

When device is locked:

  • pushing buttons will not activate any actions,
  • menu is available, but without option of resetting the device.

Setting the unlocking sequence and locking time-out using Home Center configuration interface:

  1. Go to the device options by clicking the wrench icon.
  2. Select the „Advanced” tab.
  3. Click the “Configure” button in “Lock Mode” section.
  4. Select sequence of 2 to 5 buttons, click “Next”.
  5. Select time to lock and locking button, click “Next”.
  6. Click circle and plus simultaneously to wake up the device.
  7. Wait for the device to configure.

Setting the unlocking sequence using advanced parameter:

Value of parameter = Value of first button + 8 * Value of second button + 64 * Value of third button + 512 * Value of fourth button + 4096 * Value of fifth button

Button square circle cross triangle minus plus
Value 1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Calculate value of parameter using table and formula above.
  2. Change the value of parameter 1 [2 bytes] to calculated value.
  3. Click circle and plus simultaneously to wake up the device.
  4. Wait for the device to configure.


Setting time to lock and locking button using advanced parameter:

Value of parameter = Time to lock in seconds + 256 * Value of locking button
Time to lock should be 0 or 5-255 (seconds)

Button square circle cross triangle minus plus
Value 1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Calculate value of parameter using table and formula above.
  2. Change the value of parameter 2 [2 bytes] to calculated value.
  3. Click circle and plus simultaneously to wake up the device.
  4. Wait for the device to configure.

You can also use calculator below to calculate value of the parameter:

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Sequences

User can create sequences of two to five button to expand number of possible actions. Every sequence sends corresponding Scene ID to the Z-Wave controller with attribute “Key pressed 1 time” (see “Scene activation” on page 11).

Sequences are saved in advanced parameters (no. 3-8).

Activating sequence introduces delay in single, double and tripple click actions for first button in the sequence.

Rules of creating sequences:

  1. Maximum of six sequences can be created.
  2. Each sequence must be unique.
  3. Sequence can consist of two to five button pushes.
  4. Sequence can contain multiple clicks of the same button.

Setting a new sequence using Home Center configuration interface:

  1. Go to the device options by clicking the wrench icon.
  2. Clicking “Add a new sequence”.
  3. Select sequence of 2 to 5 buttons.
  4. Select reaction to sequence.
  5. Save configuration.
  6. Click circle and plus simultaneously to wake up the device.
  7. Wait for the device to configure.

Setting a new sequence using advanced parameter:  

Value of parameter = Value of first button + 8 * Value of second button + 64 * Value of third button + 512 * Value of fourth button + 4096 * Value of fifth button

Button square circle cross triangle minus plus
Value 1 2 3 4 5 6
  1. Calculate value of parameter using table and formula above.
  2. Change the value of corresponding parameter [2 bytes] (parameters 3 to 8 for slots 1 to 6).
  3. Click circle and plus simultaneously to wake up the device.
  4. Wait for the device to configure.

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Scene activation

The KeyFob can activate scenes in the Z-Wave controller by sending scene ID and attribute of a specific action.

By default scenes are activated after single clicking or pressing and holding any of the buttons and sequences. Other actions can be activated in parameters 21-26.

Activating a double click will introduce delay to a single click reaction and activating a triple click will introduce delay to a double click reaction.

Scene IDs of buttons:  

Button square circle cross triangle minus plus
Scene ID 1 2 3 4 5 6


Scene IDs of sequences:  

Sequence number  1 2 3 4 5 6
Scene ID 7 8 9 10 11 12


Attributes of actions:

Action Attribute
Button clicked once Key Pressed 1 time
Button clicked twice Key Pressed 2 times
Button clicked thrice Key Pressed 3 times
Button held Key Held Down
Button released Key Released
Sequence performed Key Pressed 1 time

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Configuration

Associations

Association (linking devices) – direct control of other devices within the Z-Wave system network e.g. Dimmer, Relay Switch, Wall Plug, Roller Shutter or scene (may be controlled only through a Z-Wave controller).

Association ensures direct transfer of control commands between devices, is performed without participation of the main controller and requires associated device to be in the direct range.

States of the association groups are affected only by buttons. Changing state of associated device by other means will not update remembered state of association group.

2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 association groups use BASIC CC, but device does not repond to GET commands.

The KeyFob provides the association of four groups:

1st association group – “Lifeline” reports the device status and allows for assigning single device only (main controller by default).
2nd association group – “Square – On/Off” is assigned to clicking the square button and is used to turn on/off associated devices.
3rd association group – “Square – Multilevel” is assigned to clicking and holding the square button and is used to turn on/off and change level of associated devices.
4th association group – “Circle – On/Off” is assigned to clicking the circle button and is used to turn on/off associated devices.
5th association group – “Circle – Multilevel” is assigned to clicking and holding the circle button and is used to turn on/off and change level of associated devices.
6th association group – “Cross – On/Off” is assigned to clicking the cross button and is used to turn on/off associated devices.
7th association group – “Cross – Multilevel” is assigned to clicking and holding the cross button and is used to turn on/off and change level of associated devices.
8th association group – “Triangle – On/Off” is assigned to clicking the triangle button and is used to turn on/off associated devices.
9th association group – “Triangle – Multilevel” is assigned to clicking and holding the triangle button and is used to turn on/off and change level of associated devices.
10th association group – “Minus – On/Off” is assigned to clicking the minus button and is used to turn on/off associated devices.
11th association group – “Minus – Multilevel” is assigned to clicking and holding the minus button and is used to turn on/off and change level of associated devices.
12th association group – “Plus – On/Off” is assigned to clicking the plus button and is used to turn on/off associated devices.
13th association group – “Plus – Multilevel” is assigned to clicking and holding the plus button and is used to turn on/off and change level of associated devices.

The KeyFob in 2nd to 13th group allows to control 5 devices (regular or multichannel) per an association group.
“LifeLine” group is reserved solely for the controller and hence only 1 node can be assigned.

It is not recommended to associate more than 10 devices in general, as the response time to control commands depends on the number of associated devices. In extreme cases, system response may be delayed.

To add an association (using the Home Center controller):

  1. Go to the device options by clicking the wrench icon.
  2. Select the „Advanced” tab.
  3. Click the “Setting Association” button.
  4. Specify to which group and what devices are to be associated.
  5. Save the changes.
  6. Click circle and plus simultaneously to wake up the device.

Paired buttons associations

After pairing buttons, horizontal pairs of buttons (square and circle, cross and triangle, minus and plus) work as one button and send associations to left buttons groups only.

Left buttons (square, cross, minus) turn on associated devices and right buttons (circle, triangle, plus) turn them off.

In multilevel association groups (3, 7, 11) left buttons increase level while holding and right buttons decrease it.

To pair buttons:

  1. Change settings of parameters:
    • square and circle – set parameter 6 to value 1
    • cross and triangle – set parameter 7 to value 1
    • minus and plus – set parameter 8 to value 1
  2. Save the changes.
  3. Click circle and plus simultaneously to wake up the device.

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Advanced parameters

The KeyFob allows to customize its operation to user’s needs. The settings are available in the FIBARO interface as simple options that may be chosen by selecting the appropriate box.
In order to configure the KeyFob (using the Home Center controller):

  1. Go to the device options by clicking the wrench icon.
  2. Select the „Advanced” tab.
  3. Modify values of chosen parameters.
  4. Save the changes.
  5. Click circle and plus simultaneously to wake up the device.

This parameter allows to activate Lock Mode and set up unlocking sequence. Device will lock after time set in parameter 2 or after pressing and holding selected button. See “Lock Mode” article for more information.

Available settings:
0 – Lock Mode disabled
9-28086 – unlocking sequence
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set time that must elapse from the last press of the button to lock the device and locking button.
Setting locking button will deactivate associations and scenes for pressing and holding the selected button.
This parameter is irrelevant if parameter 1 is set to 0 (Lock Mode
disable).
See “Lock Mode” article for more information.

Available settings:
0 – Lock Mode disabled
5-1791 – calculated value
Default setting: 60 (60s)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set up sequence that activates scene
with ID 7. See “Sequences” article for more information.

Available settings:
0 – 1st sequence disabled
9-28086 – value of sequence
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set up sequence that activates scene
with ID 8. See “Sequences” article for more information.

Available settings:
0 – 2nd sequence disabled
9-28086 – value of sequence
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set up sequence that activates scene
with ID 9. See “Sequences” article for more information.

Available settings:
0 – 3rd sequence disabled
9-28086 – value of sequence
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set up sequence that activates scene
with ID 10. See “Sequences” article for more information.

Available settings:
0 – 4th sequence disabled
9-28086 – value of sequence
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set up sequence that activates scene
with ID 11. See “Sequences” article for more information.

Available settings:
0 – 5th sequence disabled
9-28086 – value of sequence
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set up sequence that activates scene
with ID 12. See “Sequences” article for more information.

Available settings:
0 – 6th sequence disabled
9-28086 – value of sequence
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to set time that must elapse from the last press of the button to check if the sequence is valid.

Available settings: 5-30 (0.5-3s, 0.1s step) – time to lock
Default setting: 10 (1s)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter allows to choose operating mode for single button associations.

Available settings:
0 – single click switches state to opposite
1 – single click switches state to opposite, double press sets to maximum level
2 – single click turns on, double click turns off
Default setting: (switch)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter allows to set value sent to devices in association group. It will result in turning multilevel devices on with set or last level. Value is irrelevant for simple on/off devices.

Available settings:
1-99 – forcing level of associated devices
255 – setting associated devices to the last remembered state or turning them on
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter allows to activate paired buttons association mode for square and circle buttons. Paired buttons are dependent and association are sent only to square groups. circle turns devices on and increases value, square turns them off and decreases value.

Available settings:
0 – paired buttons association inactive
1 – paired buttons association active
Default setting: 0 (inactive)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter allows to activate paired buttons association mode for cross and triangle buttons. Paired buttons are dependent and association are sent only to cross groups. triangle turns devices on and increases value, cross turns them off and decreases value.

Available settings:
0 – paired buttons association inactive
1 – paired buttons association active
Default setting: 0 (inactive)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter allows to activate paired buttons association mode for minus and plus buttons. Paired buttons are dependent and association are sent only to minus groups. plus turns devices on and increases value, minus turns them off and decreases value.

Available settings:
0 – paired buttons association inactive
1 – paired buttons association active
Default setting: 0 (inactive)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter determines which actions result in sending assigned scene IDs and attributes to the controller.

Available settings:
1 – Key Pressed 1 time
2 – Key Pressed 2 times
4 – Key Pressed 3 times
8 – Key Held Down & Released
Default setting: (1x & hold)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameters 21 to 26 values may be combined, e.g. 1+2=3 means that pressing button once or twice will result in sending assigned scene ID.

Parameter defines how commands are sent in specified association groups: as secure or non-secure. Parameter is active only in Z-Wave network security mode. It does not apply to 1st “Lifeline” association group.

Available settings:
1 – 2nd group sent as secure
2 – 3rd group sent as secure
4 – 4th group sent as secure
8 – 5th group sent as secure
16 – 6th group sent as secure
32 – 7th group sent as secure
64 – 8th group sent as secure
128 – 9th group sent as secure
256 – 10th group sent as secure
512 – 11th group sent as secure
1024 – 12th group sent as secure
2048 – 13th group sent as secure
Default setting: 4095
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

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Support

FAQ


FIBARO KeyFob is a Z-Wave Plus compatible, battery-powered, compact remote control designed to control other Z-Wave devices and run various scenes defined in FIBARO System. The KeyFob is equipped with 6 buttons.

With FIBARO KeyFob you can perform 30 different actions, single/double/triple click, hold for each button and sequences.

KeyFob can be powered with CR2450 battery. Battery is included with the device.

Estimated battery life with device added once, default settings, direct range and maximum 5 pushes per day is 2 years.

Click circle and plus simulta­neously to wake up the device. The KeyFob needs to be woken up to receive information about the new configuration from the Z-Wave controller, like parameters and associations.

You can control as many devices as you want using scenes, which can be assigned to 30 different KeyFob’s actions.

With FIBARO KeyFob you can control most devices using scenes and associations (only Z-Wave devices).

You can set a sequence of 2 to 5 button clicks to protect the KeyFob. Device can lock itself either after a set time or after holding selected button.

Set unlocking sequence (via HC interface or parameter 1) and set time and/or locking button (via HC interface or parameter 2).

You can disable Lock Mode via HC interface or by setting parameter 1 and/or parameter 2 to 0.

To auto-lock the device, it has to be inactive for set time (60 seconds by default), if Lock Mode is enabled.

Parameters can be changed after logging to your Home Center interface in Devices section. Find your KeyFob on the list and click the Advanced tab.

Sequence is a combination of two to five button which expands number of possible actions by activating scenes.

There are a few rules of creating sequences:
– Maximum of six sequences can be created.
– Each sequence must be unique.
– Sequence can consist of two to five button pushes.
– Sequence can contain multiple clicks of the same button.
Sequences cannot be used to activate associations

The range of FIBARO KeyFob is highly dependent on terrain and building structure and is up to 50m outdoors and up to 40m indoors.

There a two ways of resetting the device.

You can do it through the menu:

  1. Click circle and minus simultaneously.
  2. Click triangle or cross until LED glows yellow.
  3. Click plus.

You can also perform emergency reset on start-up:

  1. Remove the battery.
  2. Hold circle and plus, while inserting the battery.

Open the battery cover by turning it counter-clockwise. You can use included keyring or a coin to do it.

Gate can be controlled via scene if devices are in range of the network or via Z-Wave association in direct range.

Make sure you tear off the stickers from battery and it is properly polarized (+ on the top).

Make sure the device is powered and in range of the gateway. You can also reset the device before the next try.

It means battery is low, we recommend replacing it.

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