As does likely everyone, I have multiple devices in the house that are acted upon based on other devices or conditions, like closing garage if its been open too long or turning off a light if there’s no motion. We are, more and more, finding that we need a way to disable the automation. For example, mowing the yard and want to leave the garage open. For each of these circumstances I have made a Virtual Switch and added conditional statements to check if the Virtual Switch is on before action. This Virtual Switch is essentially a Auto/Manual switch for each switch. This has become cumbersome, and 2 devices for every one.
I would like to build a Device Handler for each device with a separate switch capability or some other way to toggle auto/manual for that device. I’m envisioning a second toggle tile under the device to toggle Auto/Manual. Then I could just check status of that second switch capability in my apps, rather than needing a seperate device.
Is that possible? I’m doing okay at cobbling together custom smart apps, but device handles appear quite vexing. Any help would be appreciated.