I’d like to make a feature request for ST Light Switches.
I have a number of security “switches” set up (or rather, scenarios, as the term “Switch” is overloaded here). It would be good to have a disable switch to turn them off when not needed.
Two areas where this would be immensely helpful:
Backyard security: We had a couple of days of very high wind, and all my motion detectors outside were constantly going off and keeping the perimeter security flood lights on continuously last night.
Traveling: While out of town over the holidays, I had a number of lights programmed to come up at various times. This scenario would be repeated whenever we go out of town, but since we use the lights when home, we don’t want the scenario to play out when we are not traveling.
Both cases require me to delete the scenarios, which is especially annoying for the security lights, as I actually want that scenario all the time to be active- just want to be able to deactivate it during bad weather. I had no choice but to completely delete the switches to stop it. Given that I have 3 motion detectors controlling 4 switches (and there is a bug in ST when I try to apply many motion triggers to may switches- see another post I made), it is a lot of work to re-set it up later.
I know that for the traveling scenario where main area lights are turned on programatically, I could use presence, but I have read that it is sort of dodgy whether presence works reliably, and in any event, it would be a pain to use it the way we have used it, and even my wife frequently leaves her phone at home, so using it for presence isn’t really reliable, anyway. A simple enable/disable on scenarios/recipes/switches- whatever you want to call it, would be really useful.