First of all … awesome job to the developers of the King Of Fans Zigbee Fan Controller. Thank you!
The Home Depot wink universal remote control/receiver is working great to control my ceiling fan/light with ST in the “old ST app.” I can also control the ceiling fan/light using Alexa via ST. So, on to my next goal to get the overall project to work.
I have a ecobee temperature sensor located in each room which has a ceiling fan. They report to ST just fine and I don’t want to spend more money in each room for temperature sensors. I would like to create some automations in ST to control my ceiling fans based on the reported temperature from the sensors. As an example, one automation would turn the fan on to one of the 4 speeds, or comfort setting when the reported temperature exceeds a threshold, and then another automation will turn off the fan when the temperature drops below the threshold.
Here is what I am up against:
In the old ST app, the ecobee temperature sensors do not show up as a device to use as a trigger. They show up as a motion sensor device to use as a trigger. Because of this, I can’t figure out how to use the old ST app to create an automation which will use the ecobee temperature sensors as a trigger.
In the new ST app, the remote control for the fan only shows up as a on/off device. I’m assuming this has to do with the app being developed under the old ST app. The good thing is that the ecobee sensors can be used as a temperature trigger. The bad thing is, I can’t use all of the awesome settings which are available to me in the old ST app. So, I can correctly automate turning on the fan when the temperature exceeds a threshold, but it will only turn the fan on to the last speed in memory.
I don’t know a lot about programming, so I don’t know how much work is involved … but does anyone know how to port the existing DH handler so that the new ST app can recognize all of the awesome features and benefits it has to offer?
Thanks for your help!