To access the Devices page, select Devices from the left-side menu in the hub interface:
This page allows you to:
- See a list of all devices on your hub, along with a summary of key information about them
- Navigate to the device detail page for any device by selecting the link (the label or name for the device in the list)
- Add a new device to your hub by using the Add Device button
The Devices table can be presented in one of two view style, list or grid:
List view shows more information and is the default for desktop/laptop and larger displays. Grid view is the default on mobile displays. To switch between the two, select the appropriate icon in the top right of the Devices page (indicated above).
The Devices table in list view shows a complete list of all of the devices in your system. By default, the table shows the following columns:
- Name (A) - The device label and/or name of the device (the name appears in parentheses and will be smaller than the label if both are present; the label will be used a the display name in apps if both are specified)
- Room (B) - The room the device is assigned to, if any
- Type - (C) The name of the driver assigned to the device
- Source (D) - The type of driver assigned to the device, with "System" referring to built-in drivers provided by the hub and "User" to custom drivers
- Last Activity (E) - The date/time of the last registered activity of the device
The page also provides additional options and features:
- Search box (Q): the device list will be filtered to only those devices that contain the specified text in any column (hint: use this to easily find a device by name or label)
- Clear search (R): select to clear the search text and display all devices again
- DNI toggle (S): select to show or hide the DNI column
- The DNI column displays the device network ID, the purpose of which can vary by device (it is the node ID for Z-Wave devices; the 16-bit/short ID for Zigbee devices; and could be a MAC or IP address for some LAN integrations or a random GUID, user-assigned value, or parent-assigned ID for virtual, other LAN or cloud, or certain child devices)
- Expand/collapse child devices: select to collapse (T) or expand (U) all parent/child listings in the table, alternating between showing only the parent device or the parent device and all children (the same icons can also be selected on any parent device in the list to hide or show all child devices for that device)
- The table can also be used to disable certain devices (see below
Rather than removing a device driver you suspect may be causing a problem with your hub, you can simply disable it. When a device is disabled, no driver code associated with that device will run. This may be useful for troubleshooting.
- Select the X icon at the top right to reveal the Disable column and checkboxes next to each device (if not already visible).
- Select the box next to the device to toggle the disabled/enabled state of the device.
- A checkmark indicates a disabled device.
- A blank box (default) indicates a device that is not disabled.
- The Disable column will remain visible by default as long as any devices are disabled.
- The column can be shown or hidden at any time by using the X icon as described above
- The Disable column is only available in list view, not grid view (grid view does not show the disabled/enabled status of a device)