Disappearing Z-Wave entities

I’ve now determined that if I reboot my system BEFORE HA has properly connected to all of my battery powered Z-Wave devices, they will either disappear completely or duplicate. What this means is that when I’m configuring a new device or testing a new configuration, I now have to wait 24-48 hours between reboots until those battery powered devices go into “sleeping” mode.

REALLY looking forward to Lovelace becoming default UI as this will streamline some of the issues I’m now facing.

Is there anything else I can do to speed up the time to get these devices back into “sleeping” mode so I can reboot sooner if needed?

This also means that HomeKit takes 24-48 hours to start working since I have an automation set to not trigger until my Z-Wave network has been restored.

I’ve never had that problem. If I did then I’d never be able to reboot because most of my battery powered devices never enter “sleeping” mode. They are almost always in “Initializing (CacheLoad)”.


Not that it helps you specifically aside from suggesting that are you sure that’s the problem? Are you sure that it is waiting for “sleeping”?

What zwave controller are you using? Mine is the Aeotec Z-Stick Gen 5.

I’ve just found if I do a reboot before the devices are fully initialized, I risk them not showing up after reboot. So far, if I wait until they no longer show initializing (so Sleeping usually), they come back 100% of the time.

I’ve got 4 battery powered devices on my network (2x Everspring Z-Wave ST814 temperature sensors and 2x Zooz Z-Wave Plus 4-in-1 sensors). They’re all now set for wakeup at 43200 (which I assume delays the wakeup portion after reboot), auto-report temperature every 15 minutes, and/or if temperature changes 1 degree.

I’m using the HUSBZB-1 Z-wave and ZigBee adapter. Although, I haven’t even begun to mess with the ZigBee side of it…

Does anyone else with a HUSBZB-1 Z-wave Adapter (shows up as Sigma Designs in HA) experience battery powered Z-wave nodes losing entities if not fully initialized before reboot?

I’m getting to the point where I’m ready to try replacing the adapter, but I believe this will require me to completely rebuild my Z-wave network.

@ziptbm I only have one battery powered sensor but I have never had this problem.

I just switched over to the HUSBZB-1. I was using the Aeotec’s Z-Stick Gen5 but I wanted to add some Zigbee devices so I made the switch. It was kind of a pain switching hubs. You’ll have to remove all your devices from the HUSBZB-1 or factory reset each one before you can add them to a new hub.