Make all of the fans and lights usable by a switch for my mom who cannot speak well after a stroke. Be able to automate fans and lights based on motion and temperature.
My Current Setup:
SmartThings v3 hub
5 pull chain ceiling fans with dimmable lights
2 do not have wall switches
- installed RF remotes and linked with Bond
3 have wall switches
- switches are in 4 gang box, 4 gang box ,3 gang box
- smart wifi switches
- not compatible with ST but compatible with Alexa
I’m in the US
Bond does not allow remote control use or it becomes unsynced with actual status.
Mom can not use extended voice commands. She is limited to 1-2 simple word phrases. Alexa will not allow “On” or “Off” as a voice triggers (we tried light and dark which mom could do about half the time).
The upside of bond is it is compatible with ST and I have full automation control.
Mom can use the physical wifi wall switches.
I have limited automation control via Alexa.
I want to turn fans on automatically if temp gets above ‘x’. (I am trying to avoid IFTTT)
Thanks to @Automated_House, I discovered the ERIA smart dimmer remote. As a test I have it linked to one of my bond fans. I have it set as follows:
Button 1 - light on/off
Button 2 - fan Hi
Button 3 - fan Med
Button 4 - fan off
The light control isn’t perfect (it blinks on/off/on or off/on/off with button press) but it stays synced with Bond! I am already in communication with Adurosmart support
I have been looking at fan speed control and light dimming (in 1) switch option and have not found much.
The Homeseer switch was an option until I spoke with their support today and they said the device handlers for ST integration may stop working with no fix date yet.
The Inovelli switch was an option but I haven’t had any good luck with their products and read several reviews on a forum about multiple issues with the fan/light switch.
I am open to separating into 2 smart switches but that seems like it will get expensive quickly for all 3 fans.
Bottom line is that I will do what works best for my mom and sacrifice the automations if I have to but thought someone here might have some ideas I haven’t looked at yet or more in depth product knowledge than I do.
Open to suggestions