I have several of these bad boys that work with SmartThings but they don’t run locally (Execution Location: Cloud) so there is sometimes a delay in using them to turn on lights.
Has anyone found a way to get them to run locally? I don’t know much about device handlers, I tried just changing the “Type” from Ikea Button to Zigbee Button but that didn’t work (see what I mean about not knowing much).
If you set them up with a direct connection to a Zigbee Device in the same room, which I believe some people have done, then that would be local. But I also know some people were having problems doing that.
But the DTH definitely does not run locally.
And, no, you can’t just randomly change to some other DTH. Think of a DTH like a printer driver. Its whole purpose in life is to Create a message in the exact format that that specific device is expecting to receive. If you’re just talking about a basic function, like an on/off switch, then you might be able to change to a different driver. But any of these multi button devices have quite complex functionality and unlikely to be able to work with a different DTH. Even different firmware on the same model may require a different DTH.
I understand the printer driver analagy, I didn’t know if a multiple switch might still work with a generic driver so it’s good to now have that understanding. I’ll read through the suggested group and see what they have to say. Many thanks again, have a great weekend!