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Smoke sensor without gateway -> stand-alone





I read in the FAQ that the FGSD-002 can be used stand-alone: "it does not need to be added to any Z-Wave controller at all. It can just detect the smoke and signal alarm with siren."


I have some additional questions when using the smoke sensor in this mode (so without ever being connected to a Z-Wave controller):

  1. What are the installation steps in this mode, is this correct:
    1. Turn the cover counter-clockwise and open it
    2. Remove the battery blocker
    3. Install the sensor’s cover in desired location
    4. Screw the FIBARO Smoke Sensor into the cover
    5. Add the device (see 

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    6. Test FIBARO Smoke Sensor’s operation by performing a self-test – press & hold the B-button
  2. What are the battery replacement instructions, the third steps indicates a Z-Wave inclusion status check, how do I correctly deal with this (will the LED just go off after a while?)?
    1. Detach the sensor from its cover by turning the device counter-clockwise.
    2. Remove the flat battery from the device. Then press and hold the B-button for 3 seconds.
    3. Insert a new CR123A battery observing the polarities shown inside.
      Visual indicator will signal Z-Wave network inclusion status (green - device included, red - device not included).
    4. Test Fibaro Smoke Sensor’s operation by performing a self-test (see p. VI). 5) Attach the device into the cover by turning clockwise.
  3. Is there any (positive or negative) impact on the battery life?
  4. How will almost empty battery status be notified?
  5. If somehow smoke is detected and the sound alarm is triggered, how can the alarm be stopped (manually)?



Thank you for your support.


Best regards,


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