Leviton Vrcop RF+ and Elk M1XLSZW


I have 33 zwave nodes, 28 are Leviton VIZIA RF serial interfaced to an Elk M1XLSZW.
My question concerns just the switches and dimmers when manually pressed they send status to the VRCOP secondary controller as I have monitored on hyper terminal but Elk does not see the status (just from any switch or dimmer) and as a result my rules do not fire setting an on condition on lights or outputs indicated on eKeypad. The rules do fire when a motion detector activates or a humidity sensor activates.
It appears that the M1 XLSZW does not recognize the switch status when the switch is manually pressed.
Any help would be appreciated.