It’s a long story I won’t bore you with too long a story, but I must use both Wink and Smartthings because my Changerlain garage door opener won’t work on Smartthings, and my custom air exchanger must use Smartthings becuase Wink won’t support a temperature differential on/off (and a Smartthings app does the job perfectly). So, I must use Wink and Smartthings at same time. Based on a third need I have, I need to have an event fire on the Smartthings hub when an event fires on Wink, and likewise have a wink fire on Smartthings when an event fires on it, both based on the same device. Bottom line: How to make a custom Smartthings app fire when the garage door is opened or closed where no solution exists on Wink alone.
So, my problem is, how to force an event to pass back and forth between the Wink and Smartthings hub when I need it. Searched and searched but found no answer.
So, I tried to think of my own solution, and this is what I cam up with … I would welcome your thoughts about how viable the idea is before I try it, or ask if you have any other ideas to accomplish the same result.
I thought is to get a set of z-wave 3 way switches that can work on wither Wink or Smartthings. Then, connect one of the 3-way switches to Wink, and the other to Smartthings and then wire the two 3-way switches together like normal. My thinking is that when I have the Wink or Smartthings turn the 3-way switch on or off that belongs to it, the 3-way switch will change the status of the second 3-way switch on to off (or off to on) causing an event to be sent via the opposite switch to the other hub thus providing a method to send an event from the Wink hub to the Smartthings hub (or vice versa) as my application requires. So, all I have to do in order to trigger an event on from one hub to the other is to turn the appropriate 3-way switch on or off from either hub.
I should admit I don’t really know how 3-way z-wave switches work, so my idea may not work all, just not sure, but looking for an answer to the problem. Perhaps I might have to use 2 primary 3-way switches to make sure both switches will fire the others event.
I would hate to throw away money on 2 3-way switches to accomplish this especially since my application would not even use them (I would probably tuck them away somewhere (no load attached to them) as they would never be used except for sending event trigger back and forth). But, this application is important to me and I am willing to spend/waste the money.
Will this work? Will it not work? Are there any other ways I can trigger an event to fire on demand between the Wink and Smartthings hub?
Thanks for any help!!!