You need to have a supported Z-Wave USB stick or module installed.
|Device||Works on Linux||Works on Windows||Works on OSX|
|Aeotec Z-Stick Series 2||✓|
|Aeotec Z-Stick Series 5||✓||✓|
|Pine64 Z-Wave Module||✓|
|Razberry GPIO Module||✓|
|Seluxit ViaSens 100|
|Sigma Designs UZB Stick|
|Vision USB Stick|
If you’re using Hass.io or running HASS in a Docker container, it’s recommended to use a USB stick, not a module. Passing a module through Docker is more complicated than passing a USB stick through.
The alternative to a stick is a hub that supports Z-Wave. Home Assistant supports the following hubs with Z-Wave support:
By default this will turn on “disco lights”, which you can turn off by following the instructions in the device specific page
You need to disable the on-board Bluetooth since the board requires the use of the hardware UART (and there’s only one on the Pi3). You do this by following the instructions in the device specific page