I have a situation I’ve always hated about my house, and I’m just finally starting to poke around to see if there’s a way of ‘fixing’ it.
The house effectively has four levels, and there are lights in the stairways between all of them.
For the lowest stairway from level 1 to level 2, I don’t care. It’s sufficiently physically separated that it makes sense for it to be controlled separately.
However, for the lights/and switches between levels 2 and 3 (separate electrical lines), and the lights/and switches between levels 3 and 4 (separate electrical lines), I’d like to tie them all together, so that, if any one of the four switches turns on, all three lights turn on, etc.
I have two sets of 3-Way-Capable smart switches.
Can they be combined?
I know I could just install the two sets, and connect them via rules in Rule Machine or CoRE.
I’m just wondering if there is a (simple, cheap) way of merging them all together so that no such ‘rules’ are needed.
It’s not a big deal. Just checking to see if it’s possible.
If not, I will just use rules.
I hadn’t even thought about the ‘local’ processing part in this case yet.
On that note, if the devices that are being acted on are NOT qualified for local processing, will SmartLighting still run those related automations locally?
Like @Navat604 suggests you can always swap out to a local version. If you have GE Smart Switches and use the Z-Wave Switch device handler it will qualify for local processing. I just tested it for you on my GE Switch.
Thanks a lot for doing that.
I’m not ready to get on this project 100%, but I will be soon…possibly over the weekend, but for sure in the next week or so. I will check back here if I have questions about any of this.