Hi. New to Smartthings and trying to add a shade with a somfy motor. It seems that whenever I add the shade to ST that the physical remote is removed from the shade. I am able to add the remote back but it disables the shade from ST.
I have followed the manufacturers instructions but the zwave integration in the manual is only for the remote and not for the shade motor.
Hoping someone can help me get both ST and the remote working with the shade.
Should be pretty straightforward, it’s a “portable remote control“ (that’s a zwave device class). It uses 12 different association groups to control four different sets of devices. you should be able to add the shades to smartthings, add the remote to smartThings, and then use the Tweaker to set the associations.
Smartthings won’t know about the button presses on the remote, though.
None of that should require any custom code except the temporary use of the tweaker.
Alternatively, you can probably set it up as a button controller using the method for the minimote for one of the four devices, but that will definitely require custom code. However, I don’t think you can capture The button presses for all four of the groups.
Hi folks. Been away this week. Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the quick responses.
Some more details. The remote model is a somfy VCZ1. The shade just says signature series from budget blinds.
I do agree that adding both should make them work. What seems to be happening is that after programming the shade and then the remote it removes the shade from smartthings. Then when i go back to program the shade it removes the remote. I cannot find a way to do both.
@ZebraBlinds Neal - I know these aren’t Zebra / Graber. (Buy from Zebra next time - their product support team is incredible.) That VZC1 looks like the same one you guys ship with your Graber roller blinds. I think it’s just a specific order thing and making sure you reset the blind but not to full factory reset after it’s added to ST correct?
Reset remote. Press and hold the pinhole button at the back for about 15 seconds. Will cycle through green, amber and red and finally no lights
Add shade to ST (Press and hold button on the motor for 3 seconds while ST is searching for zwave devices)
Add remote to ST (Press and hold the pinhole button at the back for 3 seconds while ST is searching for z-wave devices)
Once remote and shade are both added to ST. Press and release the pinhole button on the remote, it will start flashing
Press and hold the button on the shade for 3 seconds
Now both ST and the Remote will work with the shade. Also, on a future note, signature series is usually way over priced (from horror stories we’ve heard of no support etc, we’ve also learned premiums are extremely high on them).
Those step by step instructions worked perfectly. @ZebraBlinds Neal thank you so much for those. @nathancu thanks for getting Neal involved. @saosinx88 thank you for getting this moving. Being new to ST I am so greatful for this great support system. You guys are awesome.