I’m working on cobbling together a “Power Outage Monitor” using an Aeotec Gen 7 Contact Switch.
Basically I’m using the dry contact capabilities, along with a 5v relay, 5v-3.3v power converter and a diode along with a 5v wall wart power supply to do the mechanical bits…
Basically, the 5-3.3 powers the Aeotec (because in dry contact mode it eats batteries), and if the wall power goes away, the relay drops and the Aeotec keeps sending status via Z wave connections. Cool. That all works…
Now I’d like to have a Device in ST that looks more like an outlet than a contact, reflects power status (ON/OFF vs OPEN/CLOSED) and maybe some slight different messaging and UX. I think I need to copy the Aeotec provided handler, tweak some things and good to go?
Change the icons
Change the status types
Change the default outputs a bit
Maybe create a custom ST App, but i could make do with existing “Notify Me When” SmartApp
Looking for insights. I can code a little powershell, but stumbling thru Groovy and the IDE.
Where do I find all the icons available, etc.
Anyone already taken this on?
Any insights as to modding the Aeotec DH?