I’ve purchased 16 switches and have installed 2 so far. They work fine, but the overhead of each switch install is something I’d like to shorten a bit. Wiring takes as long as it takes, but it’s the pairing and then updating of each switch that can take a bunch of time. I have a hubitat hub and each time I’ve had to move the hub very close to the switch inorder to get it to pair. Once it’s paired, I can move the hub back to the original location and everything still works great (due to z-wave repeaters I’m assuming).
I was thinking about creating a very basic jig if you will that will allow me to install the switch into my jig (simple lamp wiring that I can plug into the wall), configure the switch, update the firmware, etc and then reinstall it to the real location. Alternative is to hook up my hub to travel router I have laying around and with a battery I can move it close to the switch that needs to be paired.
Not sure what other folks are doing to make their installs go efficiently.
Thanks in advance