I’m very new to the smartthings community. I recently got my Nest thermostats on ST as well as my Schlage lock. I’ve been playing around with some of the features but in no way am I a programmer.
I have some outside lights that are on a 2 way switch (one switch by my front door, and one switch in my garage) and I want to replace those switches with something that is compatible with ST that I can set it to turn off and on at a certain time.
Thank you in advance for your help.
(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy)
Unless I’m mistaken, that’s actually referred to as a “3-Way Switch” (because there are 3 combinations: up up, up down, down down).
Do a Search of the Forums for “3-Way Switch” and you ought to find a one or two Topics that recommend the best type of Z-Wave / SmartThings wall switches to install. Usually you will require a “neutral wire” in the switch box (not just power + load). But that stuff is discussed in the various 3-Way Topics.
Any of those compatible switches will very easily be controllable by the default SmartThings on/off schedule Dashboard Solution SmartApps or other SmartApps.
I use the leviton DZS15-1LZ for all my non dimmable 3way applications. I also would be remiss if I did not point out that 3way is done a little different in zwave. You DO NOT use 2 DZS15-1LZ you use 1 DZS15-1LZ and also a Leviton VP0SR-1LZ remote at the other location