I want to create TWO different devices which are physically the same device. The device is z wave. Is that possible? Below is the why. There’s a very concrete why.
The device is an Aeotec siren 6. It uses a custom DTH. Which means it cannot be executed locally. I use it to notify if an exterior door is opened. If the automation doesn’t run locally it sometimes takes 2-4 seconds for it to trigger. That’s annoying and a giant head start for a toddler who thinks he’s hilarious.
So I don’t have it set as the aeotec and instead I have the type set to generic z wave switch. The author of the DTH told me what lines to edit so that I get the correct sound and settings I want and because it’s a local device that way, it executes locally and there is virtually no lag. So perfect door Chimes.
However, as I build more automation around the house, I would like the ability to choose which one of the 30 sounds are played. To do that, I need the custom DTH. So you see why I’m wanting a duplicate entry for the same physical device. Instance A would identify as a generic switch and continue to execute locally. Instance B I would set as the DTH’S device type so that I could employ all its features.
That at all possible?