Extending network to Garage/Office (UK)

You can solve the switch issue a number of different ways. The easiest is to put a box cover over the original switch and then mount any of the many different battery operated or battery free devices which are available over the top of that.

This can look very nice and keeps people from turning off power to the bulb.

( there are other more complicated methods but those get into various safety codes and the UK codes regarding switches are different than the US so be aware of that as well. But the battery operated options leave the original switch still in place, so that’s not an issue. )

Here’s the FAQ on button options. Some of the devices are for the US, some for the UK, some are battery powered, some are mains powered, so read each description carefully.

The FAQ is intended to have only one or two posts per device. There should be a link to a discussion thread for each of the devices in the main post, so please use that for any follow on questions, or come back here and ask. Thanks! :sunglasses:

FAQ: Full list of buttons and remotes confirmed to work with SmartThings [Not all devices listed work with the 2020 Platform]