GE/Jasco Smart Motion Dimmer Device Handler?


(Eric Brown) #1

I recently discovered and purchased a GE/Jasco Smart Motion Dimmer. This is essentially a z-wave dimmer switch and wired motion sensor in a single device.

When connected to my SmartThings Hub, this device was identified as a “Z-Wave Device Multichannel”. As a result I can programmatically control the dimmer through SmartThings, but I cannot access the motion sensor data. Does anyone know who has developed a device handler for this Smart Motion Switch? I would have thought Jasco would post its own device handlers since it advertises compatibility with SmartThings, but I cannot find that code on their support website.

This seems to be a first of its kind smart dimmer product, and I imagine that there will be others that duplicate the combined functionality since a powered motion sensor could poll more frequently than a battery powered wireless sensor.


#2

Usually the fastest way to find custom device type handlers that have been contributed by the community is to check the quick browse lists in the community – created wiki. In this case, just look in the DTH section on the “lighting” list. I know there’s at least one there for that model. :sunglasses:

http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=How_to_Quick_Browse_the_Community-Created_SmartApps_Forum_Section


#3

@etbrown, have you searched in the Community?


(Eric Brown) #4

I did a search of the community forum, but the results that I got didn’t point to what I was looking for.

@JDRoberts’s link was very helpful in narrowing the search to posts with device type handlers.

The device type handler I was looking for can be found here:

It would be nice if SmartThings had a clear or faster path for developers to get more of these DTH’s adopted by SmartThings so there was official support and devices could operate locally rather than through the cloud. Local device handling was the promise of the v2 Hub, but it seems to still be a dream at this point.

A separate post in the forums discusses the GE/Jasco Z-wave Smart Motion Dimmer (26933) device and the plans for an official DTH, but the threads are a real PITA for sift through to find links to the most current code.


#5

There’s a lot of great stuff in the forums, but the search sucks. :disappointed_relieved: That’s the whole reason the quick browse lists were added to the community – created wiki to begin with.


(Alvaro Pino) #6

Hello,
I was having the same problem. When I try to use them as motion detectors to trigger an alarm, they are not detected as motion sensors.
Did you find a good handler?
Thanks


#7

If you read the thread above there are multiple links to the correct device handler that exposes the motion sensor. I’ll put it here one more time for you (this is a clickable link)

If you have any follow-up questions, ask the people in that thread as they are the ones using this device in that manner.