Action on 2nd Press of Switch

I’m looking for a way to trigger a smartthings action when a smart light switch (Z-Wave) is pressed a second time (i.e. pressing ON when already ON). Any suggestions?


What smart switch are you using? If it’s scene-capable, you ought to be able to do that with some sort of automation. IF light is ON and switch sends button press X THEN …

Many light switches have “debounce“ built in Specifically to ignore multiple button presses. This is why it’s very difficult to do double tap just with automations.

Instead, there are quite a few model switches which offer double tap and triple tap functionality built into their firmware.

Did you have a specific switch already that you wanted to do this with? If so, what is the brand and model?

If not, what country are you in? The device selection does vary. If you happen to be in North America, Zooz makes switches available now with this feature which will also work with the new smartthings architecture.