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How can I control my 3-Way switch setup? Or, why do I have to replace both of my Z-Wave devices if I already have a 3-Way setup (ie: can he/she replace only one)

I used to think this was an interoperability question, but after communication with clients, I found that some people expect Z-Wave devices to behave like 2-way radios; communicating with one another like walkie-talkies. Z-Wave requires some type of controller. A handful of devices can associate with one another using just a minimote (Remotec) for setup, but for the most part, 99% of the time a Z-Wave controller works to communicate in a mesh network of devices. More can be found in the getting started section of

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