Hi and thanks in advance for any counsel that you may want to share.
I would like to add a “smart button” to create an automation trigger - as in to turn on lights or change the states of smart plugs. I have Samsung Smartthings Hubs V3 currently running 2.2.9-3. I am running Smartthings IOS App 1.6.70-549.s A few things to note - we live in a 110-year-old house. The electrical wiring is “interesting” - as in it would be very difficult to add and use a smart light switch as an event trigger. I would prefer to use a smart button that is still in production and available - the Samsung Smartthings Smart Button, for instance, is available on EBay at crazy prices and mostly used.
Sumsung Smartthings Support indicated that they were not aware of any current product that is supported. So question 1, are there currently devices that are functional through the addition of device handlers? I have tried the AQara smart button WXKG11UM, with no success to pair. I’ve read through the Community notes - last entries 2019 and then mentions of will not integrate with new IOS App. Most of these switches are ZigBee devices - with a ZigBee hub that supports the switch, would I be able to integrate into Smartthings.
A bit of background - we have guests that come and stay in our in-law space. The lights are operated on smart plugs, so it looks occupied when no one is there. One regular guest is my 91-year-old mother-in-law. She really needs a single switch/button to turn on/off the lights. She is not receptive to having Alexa turn on/off the lights.
Any solutions/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.