Device Associations - Device associations is a Z-Wave term that allows devices to be associated with other devices. This is most commonly used to associate sensors with lights and other z-wave devices.
When a sensor or battery operated device is associated with the USB Controller, the USB controller will be notified of changes in the sensor almost immediately. These types of associations are important and required to enable rules and events to trigger when a sensor changes state.
In some cases, extra information such as humidity, light levels and battery reports require associations in order for InControl to receive them.
These instructions will talk specifically about battery powered devices but associations for other devices is much the same except for the steps about waking up a device.
First, you should be prepared with your device manual. You'll need to know how to wake up the device to receive instructions from InControl since without this wakeup, the device will ignore commands being sent to it.