Making window controls smart

Since they are already motorised, then, yes, the safest and easiest thing is just to automate the remote control.

And the easiest way to do that is with a SwitchBot, which is essentially a robot finger that pushes a button. They have an official smartthings integration and they work quite well. I have a number in my own home.

The two downsides are that they are pretty expensive and they look pretty weird. But they work fine. They are available in a number of countries, including the US, the UK, and Japan, all through Amazon.

And here’s a review I did for this forum:

2020 Switchbot Review ( robot button pusher), integration through IFTTT or new V3 app

You didn’t say what country you were in, which does affect device selection somewhat, although again both Switchbot and Sonoff are available in many countries.

So that’s one approach, which has the advantage of not changing any of the existing safety features and not voiding the warranty of the existing motorised system. :sunglasses:

Here’s the UK listing at Amazon. You do need the mini hub as well as the button pusher in order to get the smartthings integration.


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