Water Sensor (WS-15ZW) manual for Z-Wave

The following is an overview of the user manual for the Z-Wave product Water Sensor (WS-15ZW)from Climax Technology. To view other Z-Wave products and manuals from Climax Technology follow that link.

  1. Overview
  2. Security
  3. Features
  4. Installation instructions


Water Sensor
SKU Code
The WS-15ZW is a Z-Wave water sensor designed to detect leaks/floods and to prevent water damage. During a water alarm, the WS-15ZW generates a 95-decibel siren and flashes its red LED, providing audible and visual alerts to prompt a timely response.
Version #
01 was the version certified
Certification #
Z-Wave Version


As a Z-Wave Plus certified product, Water Sensor supports Z-Wave S2 security. The following security modes are directly supported:


    Climax Technology describes Water Sensor as having the following features:

    • FLiRS capable
    • Supports Network Wide Inclusion
    • Supports Z-Wave Explorer Frames
    • Supports Z-Wave SmartStart allowing you to setup the product simply by scanning its QR code via

    Installation instructions

    The Water sensor must be removed from existing Z-wave network before being included into another. There are two methods available to exclude a device:
    Exclusion Mode
    -Put the Z-wave gateway or control panel into Exclusion mode (please refer to the Z-wave gateway or control panel manual).
    -Within 1.5 seconds, press the Test Button 3 times and the Water sensor will be removed from the Z-wave network.

    This product can be included and operated in any Z-Wave network with other Z-Wave certified devices from other manufactures and/or other applications. All non-battery operated nodes within the network will act as repeaters regardless of vendor to increase reliability of the network.
    -Open the cover by removing the bottom fixing screw (using a Philips screwdriver) on the Water Sensor.
    -Insert the battery in the battery compartment
    -Put the Z-wave gateway or control panel into Inclusion or Learning mode (please refer to the Z-wave gateway or control panel manual).
    -Within 1.5 seconds, press the Test Button 3 times.
    -Refer to the operation manual of the Z-wave gateway or control panel to complete the learn-in process.
    -If the sensor has already been included (learnt) into another Z-wave Gateway/Control Panel, or if the sensor is unable to be learnt into the current Z-wave Gateway/Control Panel, please exclude it first (see Exclusion) before attempting to include it into the current Z-wave Gateway/Control Panel.
    -Reattach the cover to the base and tighten the bottom-fixing screw.

    Factory reset Water Sensor

    (Only use factory reset when network Control Panel/Gateway is missing or inoperable).
    -Press and hold the Test Button of the Water sensor for 12 seconds to factory reset.

    This function uses the Z-Wave Wake Up Command Class. The Wake Up Command Class allows the battery-powered Water Sensor to notify the Control Panel/Gateway that it is awake and ready to receive any queued commands. The wake up interval time period is programmed automatically according to Control Panel’s setting when The Water Sensor is included. The recommended setting of the interval time is between 30 to 60 minutes.

    Please note that this is a user manual Water Sensor from Climax Technology is provided as is and without warranty; all information contained herein is provided by the manufacturer or the certifying body. The information provided is for reference only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice. ZWaveProducts.com only warrants and is only able to support products purchased directly from us. If you have Water Sensor and have not purchased it from us, please contact the manufacturer directly with any further questions you may have.