I’m looking ahead to when I might have a lot more zwave switches in the house. Currently, I have them grouped in room groups in the Things view. However, as we know, the groups are not controllable as a whole. This makes it more difficult when setting up something like the Hello Goodnight action.
So, the request is to have the ability to create “actionable groups of the same device type” that can be called in a hello mode. For example, in he Goodnight action, I would want to turn off lights in all the downstairs rooms and the upstairs hallway. If I were to swap out all my switches downstairs for zwaves, that would be a lot to choose in the action. Being able to say “all devices in the kitchen, dining room, living room, etc groups” need to turn off would be simpler and also more logical from a UI point of view. Giving the ability to control individual items and groups would give a use more options, including a shortcut (groups) to more quickly setup the task.
Now, I know I could do this by creating virtual switches. But creating a virtual switch is not an “elegant process” at the moment. I think that most people (or maybe it’s just me) thought that if I grouped them together on the Things page I could press the button to turn them all on or off.
Does anyone thing this makes sense or am I just being crazy here? (And feel free to say crazy, I’m not insulted very easily!)